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Movies

NON-STOP MOVIES RELATED TO ALCOHOLISM

(EXCEPT DURING SPEAKER MEETING)

LOCATION : BRANDON I

Friday, September 1, 2017

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Steps and Stories Featuring Sandy B

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Did you know that Dr. Bob's sponsee eloped with his daughter? Did you know that during the first Canadian convention in Montreal the nearby Seagram’s Distillery flew its flags at half-mast, or how the Serenity Prayer came into use with AA? You will discover answers to these questions and other stories in Steps & Stories. 
Sandy’s perspective on the Steps makes clear that from Step One that you are beginning a spiritual journey. His “slide projector” provides wonderful imagery and clarity to Steps 4 through 12. Sandy offers a message of hope in a way which makes the steps accessible to all and spirituality a desirable goal.
Sandy's twelve week speaker series given in Tampa in 2007 is now available in print for the first time, was introduced at the International Convention in Atlanta. We are sure it will help you towards Sandy's goal "to be undisturbed".
Steps & Stories is the most important book since "A New Pair of Glasses"

10:00PM - 11:00PM

Bill and Lois Tell Their Story

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Bill and Lois tell their story at their home. 

 

 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

NOON - 1:45PM

When Love Is Not Enough:

The Lois Wilson Story

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Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

DIRECTOR:

John Kent Harrison

WRITERS:William G. BorchertCamille Thomasson 

STARS:Winona RyderBarry PepperJohn Bourgeois  

3:30PM - 5:00PM

Smashed

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A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober.

DIRECTOR:

James Ponsoldt

WRITERS:

Susan BurkeJames Ponsoldt

STARS:

Mary Elizabeth WinsteadAaron PaulNick Offerman

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Father Martins Chalk on Alcoholism

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Father Martin first became widely known through a talk he gave on the 12 steps of recovery propounded by Alcoholics Anonymous. He sometimes began with a preface similar to the one every alcoholic uses to address meetings of the organization, changing it to give his full name: “My name is Joe Martin, and I'm an alcoholic.” With no preaching or moralizing, he spoke plainly of alcoholism as a sickness, not an evil. He used a blackboard and chalk, and in 1972, the Navy filmed the speech to use for mandatory addiction training, titling the movie “The Blackboard Talk.” The speech came to be known as “the chalk talk,” and subsequent videos of it and more than 40 more talks that Father Martin made were used in other branches of the military and throughout the federal government as well as in hospitals, corporations and treatment centers around the world. He wrote three books. N .Y. Times, Father Martin's Obituary March 15, 2009‚Äč

10:00PM - 11:00PM

Steps and Stories Featuring Sandy B

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Did you know that Dr. Bob's sponsee eloped with his daughter? Did you know that during the first Canadian convention in Montreal the nearby Seagram’s Distillery flew its flags at half-mast, or how the Serenity Prayer came into use with AA? You will discover answers to these questions and other stories in Steps & Stories. 
Sandy’s perspective on the Steps makes clear that from Step One that you are beginning a spiritual journey. His “slide projector” provides wonderful imagery and clarity to Steps 4 through 12. Sandy offers a message of hope in a way which makes the steps accessible to all and spirituality a desirable goal.
Sandy's twelve week speaker series given in Tampa in 2007 is now available in print for the first time, was introduced at the International Convention in Atlanta. We are sure it will help you towards Sandy's goal "to be undisturbed".
Steps & Stories is the most important book since "A New Pair of Glasses"

 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

NOON - 2:00PM

Leaving Las Vegas

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Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

DIRECTOR:

Mike Figgis

WRITERS:

John O'Brien (novel), Mike Figgis (screenplay)

STARS:

Nicolas CageElisabeth ShueJulian Sands

3:30PM - 5:45PM

The Shack

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A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."

DIRECTOR:

Stuart Hazeldine

WRITERS:

John Fusco (screenplay), Andrew Lanham (screenplay)

STARS:

Sam WorthingtonOctavia SpencerTim McGraw

6:00PM - 7:45PM

My Name is Bill W

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This film reconstructs the true story of stockbroker William Griffith Wilson, a World War I veteran whose small drinking problem becomes a serious addiction after he loses his fortune in ...See full summary »

DIRECTOR:

Daniel Petrie

WRITER:

William G. Borchert

STARS:

James WoodsJoBeth WilliamsJames Garner

10:00PM - 11:45PM

Barfly

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Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

DIRECTOR:

Barbet Schroeder
WRITER:

Charles Bukowski
STARS:

Mickey RourkeFaye DunawayAlice Krige

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAMPLE MOVIE LIST

 (COMPLETE LIST WITH TIMES AND LOCATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON YOUR PROGRAM SCHEDULE) 

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The Anonymous People

2013 | NR | 88m

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE IS A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.

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My Name Is Joe

1998 | R | 1h 45m

Actor Peter Mullan won the 1998 Cannes Film Festival "Best Actor" award with this film, directed by Ken Loach (Carla's Song, Ladybird, Ladybird). The drama is set in Possilpark, one of Glasgow's poorest neighborhoods, a rough section where half the population is out of work. Unemployed reformed alcoholic Joe Kavanagh (Mullan) does odd jobs and manages a stumbling soccer team. One of the players is Liam (David McKay), in debt to hood McGowan (David Hayman). Liam and junkie Sabine (Annemarie Kennedy) are raising a small son. After Joe meets social worker Sarah (Louise Goodall), he and his pal Shanks show up to help in the wallpapering of Sarah's apartment. This job creates a problem for Joe with the local unemployment office, until Sarah steps in to cover. 

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Bill W

2012 | NR | 1h 44m

Bill W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine's "100 Persons of the 20th Century." Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow. With Bill as its driving force, A.A. grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over 2 million men and women – a success that made him an icon within A.A., but also an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created. A reluctant hero, Bill Wilson lived a life of sacrifice and service, and left a legacy that continues every day, all around the world.

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The Watershed

2004 | NR | 1h 19m

This film takes you to the heart of a family crisis in 1973. Jack Trunk moves his wife and seven kids from the east coast traditions of Long Island to the celebrated freedoms of west coast Santa Barbara. In short order he loses his job and disappears from his family. Overwhelmed by her husband's desertion, Paula retreats into an impenetrable alcoholic fugue. Now abandoned by both parents and a continent away from their tight-knit Catholic clan, the kids must fend for themselves. And they do, bonding together tighter than ever to save each other and themselves.

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Lipstick & Liquor

2013 | NR | 1h 18m

Lipstick & Liquor explores the secret in the suburbs. A growing number of women are abusing alcohol and becoming alcohol dependent. Excessive alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death among women between the ages of 35 and 55. It is a contributing factor in one-third of suicides, one-fourth of accidental deaths and one-half of traffic deaths.

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Days of Wine and Roses

1962 | UR | 117m

In this addiction melodrama, Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon), a promising adman, meet his future wife Kirsten (Lee Remick) at a party. Once married, the pressures of his business lead Joe to seek solace in liquor. Kirsten joins him in his nocturnal drinking sessions, and before long both are confirmed alcoholics. After several frightening episodes, Joe is able to shake the habit thanks to AA, but Kirsten finds it impossible to get through the day without liquor.

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American Loser

2007 | R | 94m

A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to try to get it together.

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When Love Is Not Enough, The Lois Wilson Story

2010 | NR | 1h 35m

This movie depicts an accurate history of how the program of Alcoholics Anonymous began and the emotional pain and unrest Bill Wilson's wife, Lois, faced living with an intelligent and successful businessman whose career was damaged by his alcohol dependence. I have always been impressed with Hallmark's ability to present life past and present with tenderness and reality in its movies.

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Affliction

1997 | R | 114m

Wade Whitehouse is a sheriff of a small New Hampshire town who achieved nothing in life in the opinion of his ex-wife Lillian and daughter Jill and is a heavy drinker. His girlfriend Margie accepts him the way he is. On the first day of the hunting season, Wade's friend Jack takes a wealthy businessman to hunt - and only Jack returns alive. Wade decides to play detective and starts investigating the case despite the fact Jack insists it was an accidental self-inflicted shot.

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Pay It Forward

2000 | PG-13 | 2h 3m

A school social studies assignment leads to social changes that spread from city-to-city. Assigned to come up with some idea that will improve mankind, a young boy decides that if he can do three good deeds for someone and they in turn can "pay it forward" and so forth, positive changes can occur. What appears to initially be a failure, is indeed a success that is not immediately known but is traced backwards by a reporter who is a benefactor. The initial recipients of the boy are a drug addict, his badly scarred school teacher, and a classmate who is constantly bullied by his peers. While physically and mentally scarred by past events, the teacher is not the only one bearing scars. The young boy fears his mother's fate, particularly at his brutal, alcoholic father's hands. The mother also bears scars from her childhood with a homeless, alcoholic mother.

 

 

 

 



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