Washington DC, June 15, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Washington DC – Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn and Congressman Gene Green proudly present a free sneak preview screening of the documentary GENERATION FOUND on Wednesday, June 15 on Capitol Hill.
GENERATION FOUND CAPITOL HILL SCREENING
Date: Wednesday, June 15
Location: Van Scoyoc - 101 Constitution Ave. NW Suite 600 WEST
Time: 5pm - 7:30 PM
The event is free but requires RVSP.
*Screening will include special remarks from Members of Congress, individuals featured in the film, and other public figures
A reception sponsored by Facing Addiction (www.facingaddiction.org) will begin at 5:00 p.m. before the screening.
After the film, take action! Ask your Senator or Representative to support the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016 passed the Senate 94-1 and is now entering the conference process with this House of Representatives.
In the U.S. alone, addiction to alcohol and other drugs is the most pressing health issue of our time directly impacting 45 million Americans, and claiming more than 135,000 lives every year. For 9 out of 10 people addiction begins in adolescence. This film highlights a massive missing piece to the puzzle – the lack of youth recovery supports in nearly every community around the country, but Houston.
GENERATION FOUND is a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. And so in one of the largest cities in America, visionary counselors, law school dropouts, aspiring rock musicians, retired football players, oil industry executives, and church leaders came together to build the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community.
Independently filmed over the course of two years, GENERATION FOUND takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist in concert to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative to the “War on Drugs.” It is not only a deeply personal story, but one with real-world utility for communities struggling with addiction worldwide.
Screenings of GENERATION FOUND are now available for this fall through Gathr Films Theatrical On Demand® (TOD) release.
GATHR FILMS is a technology-based specialty theatrical distributor focusing on documentaries and issues-oriented films. Gathr pioneered Theatrical On Demand® in 2011. TOD screenings harness organic demand—screenings occur when a minimum number of people reserve tickets in advance. The company works with more than 3,000 theaters across all the major theater chains including Regal, AMC, Carmike, Cinemark, Marcus, and Wehrenberg. Gathr uses political-style grassroots coalition-building to target decentralized communities to galvanize their supporters and communities around social impact and political action. Gathr also works with some of the largest and most prestigious brands and organizations to build national coalitions with our films, including UNICEF, UN Foundation, Just Label It, Facing Addiction, and National Association of Social Workers. Films distributed through TOD include Girl Rising (4th highest grossing documentary of 2013), Awake: The Life of Yogananda ($1.4 million in revenue), Beyond the Mask (700+ screenings), The Square (2014 Oscar® nominee), The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2015 Oscar® nominee), The Anonymous People (200+ screenings) and When Marnie Was There (2016 Oscar® nominee). Current films include Minimalism: A Documentary about the Important Things, Can You Dig This, Consumed, Finding Jenn’s Voice, Life in A Walk, Milk, Imba Means Sing, and The Prophet. Gathr Films is located in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. http://www.gathr.us/
# # #
Source: Gathr Films