As part of our observance of National Recovery Month, the City of Boston is hosting a premiere screening of this feature documentary film about the addiction crisis in America reaching a new boiling point and the courageous people — at all levels, from all backgrounds — answering the call to help their communities.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmakers and some featured cast members. This program highlighting community organizations working to change the trajectory of the addiction crisis in Boston is presented in partnership with Young People in Recovery, the Mayor's Office of Recovery Services, and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.
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"Tipping the Pain Scale" follows individuals grappling with the current systemic failures of how we have dealt with addiction in communities and their journey to develop and employ new, innovative, and often controversial solutions to the problem. It is a quasi-anthology, weaving characters through their own stories as they connect to the issues plaguing all communities and the country in an urgent fight to save lives.
"Tipping the Pain Scale" is a Vivifi Films production from award-winning producers of "The Anonymous People" and "Generation Found", Greg Williams and two-time Emmy award-winner Jeff Reilly, featuring Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh; NFL Pro Bowl Player, Darren Waller; Spoken Word Artist and Educator, Joseph Green; WA State Representative, Lauren Davis; Community Outreach Volunteer, Roz Pichardo; Boston Police Officer, Josh De La Rosa; and founding Policy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services, Brendan Little; with music from nine-time Grammy nominated Sia.
For more information, visit the documentary's website.