Oakville Cinema Hosts Free Screening Tonight Of New Documentary About Drug Addiction


By Gene Pereira

Published on May 25, 2022 at 3:48 p.m.

Oakville North-Burlington MPP Pam Damoff Youth Council presents a new film featuring Ontario entrepreneur Emily O’Brien. FACEBOOK PICTURE

Oakville Cinema Hosts Free Screening Tonight Of New Documentary About Drug Addiction

Oakville residents will have the opportunity to see a free screening of Sleepers tonight (May 25).

The new documentary series on substance abuse, presented by the Oakville North-Burlington MLA Pam Damoff Youth Council, premieres tonight at Film.Ca Cinemas in Oakville beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Sleepers tells the story of three addiction survivors, including Ontario entrepreneur Emily O’Brien. O’Brien made a name for herself after serving time in federal prison for attempted drug trafficking as the founder of Canadian popcorn brand Comeback Snacks.

Stewart Pollock juggled his career as a band manager and art teacher while suffering from a heroin addiction. Tom Wilson is an Indigenous musician and author who fell victim to the drug culture surrounding his successful music career.

The documentary, told through in-depth interviews, chronicles the darkest times and unlikely comebacks of three drug addiction survivors.

After the screening, Damoff will host a panel discussion and conversation with O’Brien and Maria Estrada, youth coordinator of the Just Be You Peer program.
Film.Ca theaters are located at 171 Speers Road in Oakville.

Tickets are free with pre-registration and can be secured here.

Sleepers is created, produced, written and directed by Ryan Furlong. Executive producers are Ryan Furlong, Erica Lamont and O’Brien.

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