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Recovery in Maine2019-07-17T13:00:48-04:00

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.

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Upcoming Events

All screenings are FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited, so please register for your spot today!

Are you interested in hosting or organizing a screening with us? Please click the link below and fill out our Screening Request form.

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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.

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

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Portland Museum of Art

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Smitty’s Cinema, Biddeford

Sunday, December 2, 2018*
Frontier, Brunswick

Sunday, December 2, 2018*
Nasson Community Center, Springvale

Monday, December 3, 2018*
Sanford Regional Technical Center, Sanford

Monday, December 3, 2018*
Portland High School

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 
Weather Discovery Center, North Conway, New Hampshire

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Boothbay Region High School, Boothbay Harbor

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville

Thursday, April 18, 2019 
University of Maine at Farmington

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 
Pittsfield Community Theatre, Pittsfield

*filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon in attendance!

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