Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE, 9/26
The Anonymous People is the groundbreaking independent film about the emerging Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement released last year. This feature documentary looks for solutions to the problems of addiction. About 23.5 million Americans live in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Filmmaker/director Greg Williams, along with special guests, will be on hand to show his film and share his own addiction experiences with the audience as he participates in a Q&A at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, September 26. The enlightening evening starts at 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. with a Silent Auction;?7:30 p.m. Live Spoken World Performance from Kinetic Effect of Michigan;?8:00 p.m., Film Screening,?9:00 p.m. Q&A with filmmaker. This event is underwritten by The Ridgefield Prevention Council Family University to benefit the non-profit Mission of Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families and is part of HamletHub's "A Whole New You Series".
Film producer/director Greg Williams is a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drugs since age seventeen. He is a health policy advocate and award-winning documentary filmmaker who specializes in the creation of compelling and purposeful content.
The Anonymous People has already received widespread critical acclaim and a variety of industry awards. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates are starting to come out of the shadows to tell their true stories. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices? of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives and celebrities who are laying it all on the line ?to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.
For tickets ($25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students), please call the box office at 203-438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. Visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.