Film Screening

Film Screening

Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the overdose and addiction crisis has reached a new boiling point in Washington and nationally. The Washington Recovery Alliance is hosting an important conversation and film screening of “Tipping the Pain Scale”, highlighting innovative solutions and change agents in the addiction and recovery world making a difference across the country.

Tipping The Pain Scale follows individuals grappling with the current systemic failures of how we have dealt with addiction in communities and their journey to develop and employ new, innovative, and often controversial solutions to the problem. It is a quasi-anthology, weaving characters through their own stories as they connect to the issues plaguing all communities and the country in an urgent fight to save lives. It is a positive and uplifting, yet gritty and real, story of redemption and hope in cinema verité style.

The film features Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, NFL Pro Bowl Player Darren Waller, Spoken Word Artist and Educator Joseph Green, Washington State Representative Lauren Davis, Community Outreach Volunteer Roz Pichardo, Boston Police Officer Josh De La Rosa, and an original score from Grammy award-winner, Brendan Berry, as well as featuring music from Sia.

We are thrilled to hold the screening at Seattle’s historic Egyptian Theater in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, close to many restaurants, coffee shops, bus lines, and the light rail.

The event will include community resource tables, local dignitaries (Rep. Lauren Davis, Ricky Garcia and Ricky’s mother, from Ricky’s Law) who are featured in the film joining us for a Panel Discussion/Q&A directly following the screening, and the opportunity to connect with your recovery community.

Doors open: 11:00am

Film screens: 12:00pm

Panel Discussion directly following the film.

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Oct 09 2022


11:00 am - 3:00 pm


SIFF Cinema Egyptian Theater
805 E. Pine St Seattle, WA 98122
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