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REEL Recovery Film Festival - SF Bay Area Launches With Sold-Out Opening Night April 24TH

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The REEL Recovery Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area Edition, produced by Alcohol Justice and Writers In Treatment, kicks-off at a sold-out event Thursday night, April 24, 2014 at the Delancey Street Theater, in San Francisco. Opening night features a live music performance by Reckless in Vegas, three short films, and a unique symposium entitled Chasing the Muse – Stone Cold Sober, moderated by Jan Wahl. The four-day long festival features 33 films at two locations, includes two world premiers, and offers CEUs to various mental health and substance abuse treatment professionals.

 

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What: 

A multi-day event celebrating film, the arts, writing and creativity about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery.

When:

Thursday, April 24, 2014 through April 27, 2014

Where:

Delancey Street Theater, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco (SF) with two special sessions at The Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael April 26, 27, 2014.

Films Include:

  • The Price of Life
  • Serenity Prayer
  • Challenging Alcohol Marketing to Youth
  • Alcohol Ads + Sports = Bad ROI for Public Health & Safety
  • Free The Bowl® / Free Our Sports® 
  • Lower Illegal BAC Limit to .05
  • Bill W.
  • Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery
  • Last Fast Ride
  • Trip the Movie
  • May I Be Frank
  • Brightwood
  • Conversation with Lucifer
  • Dear Daddy
  • Hiding Games
  • Sober
  • Sober Since
  • Within
  • Successful Alcoholics
  • The Honour of All: The Story of Alkali Lake
  • World Premiere - Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian
  • Perseverance: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor
  • World Premiere - On Life's Terms: Mothers in Recovery
  • Shut Yer Dirty Little Mouth
  • Without a Home
  • Rock Bottom: Gay Men and Meth
  • Drunk in Public
  • The Anonymous People
  • Crooked Beauty
  • For Shadows
  • Light, In!
  • Flight
  • Behind the Orange Curtain

Why: 

  • To more publicly and effectively bring alcoholism and addiction out of the closet
  • To reduce the stigma, and raise public awareness that it is not a moral failing but a devastating disease that, like other potentially fatal diseases, requires specialized treatment
  • To offer hope and courage in these stories of individuals, families and even communities who have found a solution
  • To encourage public policy advocacy for the prevention of alcohol and other drug-related harm by showing their impact, especially on youth
  • To begin to engage and activate the recovery community as a powerful advocacy constituency

The ticket price for most of the sessions is just $5, but if there are seats available anyone will be allowed admittance regardless of their ability to pay. Tickets are available exclusively through BrownPaperTickets.com

Sponsors of the REEL Recovery Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area Edition currently include:

  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Duffy's Napa Valley Rehab
  • Center Point Inc.
  • Kaiser Permanente Marin/Sonoma Area
  • Reflections
  • Recovery Station TV Series
  • Salesforce.com Foundation
  • KRON-TV
  • The Michael Basso Foundation
  • Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services
  • The Newport Academy
  • ConocoPhillips
  • San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798
  • County of Marin Division of Mental Health and Substance Use Services
  • Caron Treatment Centers
  • SF Weekly/Bay Guardian
  • The Pacific Sun
  • Numerous individuals.

For more information go to: www.FilmFestSFBay.org  

To view the festival PSA featuring Michael Pritchard go to: http://youtu.be/nY8X-LuPelg

To purchase tickets go to: BrownPaperTickets.com

CONTACT:

Michael Scippa 415 548-0492 


Jorge Castillo 213 840-3336

 

New Film Event Scheduled for San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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