Indie Lens Pop-Up: Love in the Time of Fentanyl
Event Date and Time: February 8, 2023 7:30 pm
Tickets and Reservations
As deaths in Vancouver, Canada reach an all-time high, the Overdose Prevention Society opens its doors—a renegade supervised drug consumption site that employs active and former drug users. Its staff and volunteers do whatever it takes to save lives and give hope to a marginalized community in this intimate documentary that looks beyond the stigma of people who use fentanyl and other drugs. Directed edited, and produced by Colin Askey.
Stay for a post screening talkback hosted by the Teaneck International Film Festival featuring Colin Askey (Director/Editor/Producer); Rayce Samuelson, Supervisor of ON POINT – NYC’s drug overdose prevention center; and Dinah Ortiz – Urban Survivor’s Union. Anthony Torres – founder of BCLA Bergen County LGBTQ+ Alliance will be moderating the conversation and able to provide his insight on the necessities for resources right here in Bergen County.
In 2023 we have partnered with NJ-PBS to feature a short film before the screening. The shorts are part of the 21 film series. The film featured a this event is Mercer County.
About Mercer County: Following a lifelong battle with addiction, Stacey Ross became sober at age 44 and is committed to helping others do the same as a certified peer recovery specialist providing resources for treatment and mentorship to young women.
Free streaming on OVEE
Watch the trailer: loveinthetimeoffentanyl.com
About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Our 2023 series of films are presented this winter and spring through the continued partnership between Teaneck International Film Festival, The Puffin Foundation Ltd., PBS, and Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Film screenings are free but registration is required.
About the Panel
Main photo caption: Ronnie Grigg, Trey Helton and Shawn Hefele take in the mural they’ve created in the alley behind OPS