Fri, Jun 18|
EXCLUSIVE Members Only Event - "Kensington in Crisis" Film Screening
"Kensington in Crisis," the award-winning film that documents the opioid overdose epidemic, will screen exclusively for members of the Press Club.
Time & Location
Jun 18, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Vinyl Revival, 35-37 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050, USA
About the Event
Rescheduled from April 2020 - Members Only, Limited Seating Event!
"Kensington in Crisis," the award-winning film that documents the opioid overdose epidemic, will screen exclusively for members of the Press Club on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at The Vault at Vinyl Revival, 35-37 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050. The event begins with a one-hour wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. followed by the 55-minute film and Q and A.
Directed and produced by Press Club Member John Ricciutti and Jill Frechie, edited by Isaac Mell, and featuring music director David Uosikkinen (The Hooters), the film documents the opioid epidemic in Kensington and follows the police, city officials, and residents who struggle to find answers among the perils of the epidemic.
According to a New York Times article in October 2018, “Philadelphia County has the highest overdose rate of any of the 10 most populous counties in America. The city’s Department of Health estimates that 75,000 residents are addicted to heroin and other opioids, and each day, many of them commute to Kensington to buy drugs.”
The documentary hopes to shed light on the issues, problems, and solutions in Kensington as all of America looks to Philadelphia to quickly find answers.
Film contains some graphic images of drug use.
Admission is $20 and a portion of proceeds will go to Lower Merion & Narberth PA TV.
Jill Frechie and John Ricciutti will be available for questions immediately following the screening.
Watch the film trailer here.
Join us for an EXCLUSIVE screening event:
Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 6 p.m.
Vinyl Revival 35-37 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050
The "Kensington in Crisis" screening is open to Press Club members and their guests. Seating is limited to 30! Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
All attendees are required to have a mask or face covering.
Member - Kensington in Crisis
EXCLUSIVE Members Only Event - "Kensington in Crisis" Screening and Filmmaker Reception