LOVE IN THE TIME OF FENTANYL
Monday, January 30, 2023| 6:30pm
Little Theatre 5 (240 East Ave.)
As deaths in Vancouver, Canada reach an all-time high, the Overdose Prevention Society opens its doors—a renegade supervised drug consumption site that employs active and former drug users. Its staff and volunteers do whatever it takes to save lives and give hope to a marginalized community in this intimate documentary that looks beyond the stigma of people who use fentanyl and other drugs.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Racquel Stephen, WXXI News Health Reporter
- Ronnie Griggs, featured in the documentary, is a manager at the Overdose Protection Society
- Kelly Quinn, Community Outreach Specialist for Strong Recovery at the University of Rochester.
- Joy Bergfalk, executive director of Coffee Connection, an organization that empowers women in recovery from addiction, trauma, and incarceration.
- Erica Abbott, staff member at Coffee Connection
- Amanda Harris, staff member at Coffee Connection
Directed by Colin Askey
About the series
WXXI is proud to host a neighborhood screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series. Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up. Held at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY), these free screenings will be followed by lively panel discussions to encourage dialogue on social issues. Seats are first come, first served.