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Impact Hub Boston is proud to present our latest Movies That Matter event in partnership with NOVA and STAT.
Join us as we watch extended clips from two films that explore opioid addiction - an epidemic gripping the nation. Following the film clips there will be a deeper discussion with a panel of experts who are working at the forefront of the battle against addiction and the stigma that surrounds it.
Film Synopsis: "Runnin’"
Sean Curtis. Alex Foster. Kevin Sullivan. They grew up together in Somerville, Mass., at the same time OxyContin first hit the streets. They each became addicted to the new prescription drug before switching to heroin and overdosing. "Runnin'" takes an intimate look at a group of friends who came of age as an epidemic took hold and morphed into a national nightmare. The film goes inside a tight-knit community just outside Boston grappling with the crisis. It retraces the lives of friends lost, and one last member of the group struggling to avoid the fate of his boyhood pals.
Film Synopsis: "Addiction"
Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a chronic, treatable medical condition. Easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an epidemic of addiction—the deadliest in U.S. history. Now, science is revealing how addiction affects the brain, and top experts are gathering evidence about how we should address our drug problem, from embracing evidence-based treatments, to rethinking public policies.