Reality Check Film Series

Showings

King Auditorium Mon, Sep 19 6:00 PM
King Auditorium Mon, Oct 10 6:00 PM
King Auditorium Mon, Nov 14 6:00 PM
King Auditorium Mon, Dec 12 6:00 PM
King Auditorium Mon, Jan 9, 2023 6:00 PM
King Auditorium Mon, Jan 23, 2023 6:00 PM
King Auditorium Mon, Feb 13, 2023 6:00 PM
King Auditorium Mon, Feb 20, 2023 6:00 PM
King Auditorium Mon, Feb 27, 2023 6:00 PM
King Auditorium Mon, Mar 20, 2023 6:00 PM
King Auditorium Mon, Mar 27, 2023 6:00 PM

Description

Reality Check & The Park Theatre present a free series on addiction, recovery, and mental health to help raise awareness around issues impacting our communities.

SHOWINGS:

September 19, 2022: Recovery Boys

October 10, 2022: Bully

November 14, 2022: Heroin(e) Chasing the Dragon

In the wake of such a devastating national crisis and all the horrific news reports about overdose
deaths and opioid addiction, “Heroin(e)” offers a real but optimistic outlook on the situation. In
just 39 minutes of film, this documentary leaves you feeling hopeful, like the daily actions of one
(or three) people could actually make a difference. And that you could even do something to
make a difference too.

CHASING THE DRAGON
In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and
DEA have released Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict, a documentary aimed
at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.

December 12, 2022: Depression

The National Institute of Mental Health reports that approximately 18.8 million American adults
have a depressive disorder. The disease is not discriminating, seeping into all age, race, gender,
and socioeconomic groups. Depression stalls careers, strains relationships, and sometimes ends
lives. So if this many people are living with the disease, why the silence? DEPRESSION: Out of
the Shadows is a multi-dimensional PBS project that explores the disease's complex terrain,
offering a comprehensive and timely examination of this devastating disorder.

January 9, 2023 & January 23, 2023: The Pharmacist (2 Parts)

Dan Schneider (activist), a small-town pharmacist in Poydras, Louisiana, works to identify his
son's killer and how this led to his gathering evidence against a prolific "pill mill" doctor in New
Orleans. After his son's tragic death, his mission was to expose the rampant corruption behind
the opioid addiction crisis. When his son is murdered in New Orleans, Dan launches a relentless
and lonely search for the killer. As hope fades, he uncovers a miraculous lead.

February 13,2023, February 20, 2023 & February 27, 2023: My Emotional Life (3 Parts)

This movie shows a window into real lives, exploring ways to improve our social relationships,
cope with emotional issues, and become more positive, resilient individuals. Each episode
weaves together the compelling personal stories of ordinary people and the latest in brain science
research, along with revealing comments from celebrities such as Chevy Chase, Larry David,
Elizabeth Gilbert, Alanis Morissette, Katie Couric and Richard Gere.Hosted by Daniel Gilbert,
Harvard psychologist and best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness.

March 20, 2023 & March 27, 2023: Hidden in Plain Sight (2 Parts)

Features first-person accounts from more than 20 young people, ranging in age from 11 to 27,
who live with mental health conditions, as well as parents, teachers, friends, healthcare providers
in their lives, and independent mental health experts.