Free screening of ‘JACINTA’ on June 11 with panel discussion to follow

STONINGTON – Points North Institute presents a free screening of the film “JACINTA”. Jacinta, the subject of the film, will be present and will participate in a round table after the screening. Join us on Saturday June 11. Doors open at 6 p.m., the film starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. Proof of COVID vaccination required. For more information, visit operahousearts.org.

Directed by Jessica Earnshaw, this is a hopeful and powerful award-winning documentary film about a Maine resident who battled generational adversity and substance abuse and defied the odds. A deeply intimate portrait of mothers and daughters and the effects of trauma, “JACINTA” follows a young woman in and out of prison as she tries to break free from an inherited cycle of addiction, incarceration and crime. . Please note that “JACINTA” contains graphic images of active drug use. Viewer discretion recommended.

Presented by Points North Institute in partnership with the State of Maine and AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Opiate Free Island Partnership and Opera House Arts with additional support from Camden National Bank. This event is a pre-summit activity associated with Governor Janet Mills’ fourth annual Opioid Response Summit to be held in Bangor on Monday, July 11.

Established in 2018, Points North’s Recovery in Maine program is a series of statewide documentary film screenings that spark public discussion about addiction, recovery, and our collective response to the epidemic of related disorders. to substance use. If you choose to register for this free event on the Points North Institute webpage, you will be notified of future Recovery in Maine events: pointsnorthinstitute.org.

The Opiate-Free Island partnership connects the Deer Isle-Stonington community to the best available harm reduction, treatment and recovery support programs and services to address the rapidly evolving opioid epidemic – identifying, by developing, managing, promoting and funding them so that they become more easily accessible and widely adopted in this community. For more information about NARCAN and free NARCAN training, fentanyl test strips, crisis support and other services, visit facebook.com/opiatefreeisland/.

Opera House Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1999 to restore the 1912 Stonington Opera House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to its original role as a performance hall and community gathering space. We offer a year-round professional program of theatre, music, film, dance, educational programs, community events, and more. Performances take place at several venues, including the Stonington Opera House, the restored Burnt Cove Church Community Center, and specific venues in Deer Isle and Stonington, Maine. Opera House Arts programs are open to all winter and summer residents and visitors to Hancock County, with a particular focus on residents of Deer Isle and the Blue Hill Peninsula.

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