Movie Screening: The Anonymous People

Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford

On Saturday April 13th, Turnbridge residents of all phases came together at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford to attend the premier of The Anonymous People. The independent film, written by Greg Williams, is billed as a “grassroots social justice movement” aimed “at changing the conversation from problems to solutions for America’s top health problem.” MovieScreening The Anonymous People revolves around the emerging “Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement.” Through widespread exposure, the film hopes to alter the general public’s perception of addiction, which has been created through ignorance and sensationalist media coverage. According to the film’s producers, “the unrelenting media fascination with the problem side of addiction” has led to its solutions being ignored, creating a sense of hopelessness for many who suffer. The filmmakers’ main objectives are to spread awareness, highlighting the movement and showing people that there is hope. The Anonymous People provides audiences with a window into the recovery community, featuring high-profile people in recovery from organizations in 17 different states.   MV5BMTc4MTU4MTQ0MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTY5NjUzOQ@@._V1_SX214_ “The Anonymous People shines a light on the personal and societal value of recovery through the moving stories of people who have gone public with their recovery…The moving story of The Anonymous People will be told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them.” By putting a face and a voice on recovery, the filmmakers hope to bring addiction and recovery out of the shadows and into public spotlight.