Join the Greater Portsmouth Recovery Coalition for the Seacoast Premiere of Our American Family and live discussion panel with the family!
Addiction is an all-encompassing force, in not only of the lives of the afflicted, but also those around them. OUR AMERICAN FAMILY provides an honest, unfiltered look at a close-knit Philadelphia family dealing with generational substance abuse. Captured at a pivotal “nothing to lose” moment, for over the course of a year, five family members tired of life with addiction on center stage, each struggle to transcend their crippling histories.
What will it take to shift this entrenched, wrenching pattern in their lives? Will they be able to make significant shifts to help their next generation? The members of OUR AMERICAN FAMILY invite us into their lives to find hope and to explore what’s possible. Though they often falter, their familial loyalty is powerful, demonstrating how through love and dedication people can rise out of the deepest depths. For a touching, eye-opening look into one of America’s most pressing crises, look no further.
Members the film will be participating in a live discussion panel immediately following the film. Pinetree Institute and the Greater Portsmouth Recovery Coalition aims to raise awareness for substance use disorders, recovery, and support to individuals and families in our community.
Mental health professionals for community members will be available onsite during and after the screening of this film. We thank the teams of Peer Support Counselors from Safe Harbor Recovery Center and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors from Seacoast Mental Health Center for their service.