May 25, 2017
Directed by Jenny Mackenzie
Rated Not Rated, 71 min.
Part of the Reel Community Series
Presented in partnership with CONNECT as part of the Brainstorm Film Festival and the Park City School District, with additional support from Park City Rotary.
Dying in Vein is deeply personal exploration of opiate and heroin addiction through a cinéma vérité style that drops you directly into the lives of an addict in recovery, a lesbian couple trying to get clean, and a family grieving the loss of their son. Through these stories, the film explores the contemporary belief of 'living life pain free', the shame and blame that exists around addiction, co-dependence, and the impact of socioeconomic class on our broken treatment system.
Film followed by panel discussion with Director Jenny Mackenzie, Dr. Beth Howell of the University of Utah, and Sam Plumb of Utah Naloxone.
The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local cinema. Our mission is to create community through film.