Saturday, January 25 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Council on Alcoholism and Addictions has announced it is hosting the Fr. Martin Recovery Film Festival on Saturday, January 25th, from 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street in Geneva. There is a $10 donation requested, but no one will be declined admission for inability to pay.
The first film is “Chalk Talk on Alcoholism: Revised”. “My name is Joe Martin, and I'm an alcoholic.” Father Martin first uttered this statement in 1958, when he was in treatment for alcoholism. His personal journey in recovery prompted a celebrated career in which his only aim was to ease the suffering of individuals and families around the world, affected by addiction. Although he passed in 2009, Father Martin's message is no less relevant today. He continues to inspire love, service, helpfulness to others, and recovery through the use of his films, audio lectures, and books. In his last year, he shared his vision that he can be remembered so that individuals who still suffer from addiction might benefit from his message of hope.
The second film is “Anonymous People.” Recovery is now 20 million strong. Recovery is about celebration, but recovery is also about moms and dads, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters - all bringing the power and proof of recovery to our communities. Together we will change public perception, and ultimately the public response to the addiction crisis forever. The Anonymous People is an inspirational movie that highlights the power of recovery and the need to get involved.
The Fr. Martin Recovery Film Festival is sponsored by the Council on Alcoholism and Addictions Foundation with support from United Professional Advisors and area businesses. For more information about the event, call 315-789-0310.