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Recovery in Maine

Using documentary film to bring communities together and confront the opioid crisis


Using documentary film and community discussion to confront the opioid crisis

About the Program

Maine is one of the states hardest hit by the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis, but people across the state are working on the frontlines of this epidemic, saving lives, raising awareness, and developing new solutions.

Recovery in Maine is a statewide series of documentary film screenings that spark public discussions about addiction, recovery, and our collective response to the epidemic of substance use disorder. After each screening, we invite community members to lead a conversation about their experiences, local resources and the ways in which we can all be part of solutions. 

The series kicked off in July 2018 and will continue through 2019-20.

Are you interested in hosting or organizing a screening with us? Please get in touch at [email protected].

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Recovery in Maine was developed in partnership with MaineHealth and Maine Behavioral Healthcare, with major support from Camden National Bank and The Fledgling Fund. The program is part of the Points North Institute’s ongoing Points North Impact initiative, which kicked off in 2013 with the Aging in Maine series.

Upcoming Events

All screenings are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5:30pm (Facebook event)
Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00pm (Facebook event)
Smitty’s Cinema, 420 Alfred St, Biddeford

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:00pm* (Facebook event)
Frontier Cinema, 14 Maine St, Brunswick

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 6:30pm* (Facebook event)
Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St, Sanford

*filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon in attendance!

2019 Locations (dates & venues TBD)
Lewiston, Damariscotta, Norway, Farmington, Augusta, North Conway

About our featured film, RECOVERY BOYS
In the heart of America’s opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and mend broken relationships after years of drug abuse. RECOVERY BOYS, from Academy Award nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon, is an intimate look at the strength, brotherhood, and courage that it takes to overcome addiction, laying bare the internal conflict of recovery.

Past Events

Sunday, July 8, 2018
The Strand Theater, Rockland

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Islesboro Community Center
*double-feature of HEROIN(E) and RECOVERY BOYS w/ community potluck

Monday, July 9, 2018
Smith Hokanson Memorial Hall, Vinalhaven

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The Colonial Theatre, Belfast

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Camden Opera House

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