Building Bridges: Addict's Wake film showing at the Artcraft Theatre

Join us at The Historic Artcraft Theatre as we view the documentary "The Addict's Wake." The film will be followed by a panel discussion on opioid addiction and recovery.

"The Addict's Wake"
A Story of Addiction in Brown County
Film & Panel Discussion
NEW DATE: Thu • May 25 • 6 p.m.
The Historic Artcraft Theatre, Franklin

No admission charge and no ticket needed. Coupons for a small popcorn and drink provided by CASA. Available April 1 at any JCPL Branch while supplies last.

About the film:

The charming small towns and picturesque landscapes of Brown County, Indiana attract artists and seasonal tourists, but behind the scenes the community grapples with most widespread public health issue of our time. Nearly every family, classroom, and workplace in Brown County feels the devastating ripple effects of heroin, meth, and opioid addiction. From the second-by-second panic of overdose to the slower deaths of despair, the ramifications of addiction run deep in America. In "The Addict’s Wake", one small, tight-knit community delivers piercing insight and critical perspective to an issue that impacts the nation.

Winner of the Indiana Spotlight Award at the 30th Anniversary Heartland International Film Festival in Indianapolis, "The Addict's Wake" has been featured at several other notable film festivals across the country.

Special thanks to our partners: Upstream Prevention, CASA, Drug Free Johnson County for funding the screening through a grant and for the Artcraft Theatre for hosting us.

About the panel:

  • Lisa Hall, Producer/Executive Producer: With a background in non-profit leadership, long experience working with women in incarceration, and deep personal connections in Brown County, Lisa Hall believes deeply in the message of The Addict’s Wake. She created the concept for the film and opened doors in the community to give voice to the struggle she has witnessed first-hand.
  • Shannon Chambers: CIT Deputy and the Court Services Training Coordinator for the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center.
  • Justin Phillips: Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Overdose Lifeline, a a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of substance use disorder.
  • Kaleb Lane: Peer Recovery Coach with Upstream Prevention. He has a passion for recovery and wants to use his lived experience to benefit others on their road to recovery.
  • John Cunningham: President of Recover Out Loud, a non-profit that inspires individuals to reach their full potential and achieve long-term recovery.