7pm screening at Geary Auditorium at University of Charleston - Director Sheldon to lead talkback with cast.
Please join us for a free public screening of Oscar-nominated documentary, Heroin(e), directed and produced by West Virginia native, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, to be held on February 15, 2018.
The documentary follows the efforts of three women—a fire chief, a judge and a street missionary— as they battle West Virginia's devastating opioid epidemic. The film features the inspirational stories of Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader, Cabell County Judge Patricia Keller, and Necia Freeman of Brown Bag Ministry. The cast will participate in a panel discussion following the screening of the documentary that will be moderated by Sheldon.
The 39-minute documentary, Heroin(e), has received an Oscar nomination for the category of Documentary Short, and Sheldon is currently working on another film about four men in recovery from opioid addiction. Sheldon grew up in Logan County, West Virginia and went to South Charleston High School before pursuing a career as an independent filmmaker.
These screenings of Heroin(e) are in conjunction with WV Public Broadcasting and Stop WV Overdoses.
Thursday, February 15 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
University of Charleston, Geary Auditorium 2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25304