Saturday, Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m.
The Historic Milford Theatre
114 East Catharine St, Milford, PA
The Black Bear Film Fest will present “An American Epidemic” at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 8 at the Milford Theatre, at 114 E Catharine St. A question and answer session with the film’s director, Michael DeLeon, will follow the presentation.
The documentary tells the story of how heroin and opioid addiction has become one of our nation’s biggest health crises. It also exposes the drug’s rapid suburban proliferation and its devastating effects on youths, adults, and families across the country.
“We wanted to share this documentary due to its relevance as one of the most concerning issues for our young generation: the staggering escalation of drug use and subsequent addiction in our country, with Pike County having its own share,” said Gabriela Arizan, a founding member of the Black Bear Film Fest.
In recent years, overdose-related deaths and arrests have risen dramatically throughout the tri-state area, according to law enforcement officials—a troubling fact that Mrs. Arizan and others are hoping to bring awareness to.
“It’s important for our community to realize that heroin and prescription drug addiction are very real problems here,” said Jerry Beaver, president of the Black Bear Film Fest. “From a close relative to the family down the block, anyone can be affected by addiction. This is an opportunity for the community to become aware and get involved.”
The screening of “An American Epidemic” will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 8 at the Milford Theatre, followed by a question and answer session. Admission is free to the public. Reserve seating begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Black Bear Film Fest at (570) 409-0909.
Artful Bear Film Fundraiser at The Milford Theatre
Celebrate incredible local talent all weekend long at The Milford Theatre. From directors and actors, to writers and producers, each of the selected films includes the work of industry professionals living in Pike County. Stick around after the show for Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.
Robert Bogue | Mandy Bruno | James Furino
Bradley Rust Gray | David Gropman | Karen Schulz Gropman
So Yong Kim | Dennis Lee | Richard C. Morais