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Join the screening of Our American Family on October 3rd, 2023!

Essex CHIPS is hosting a film screening of Our American Family at Essex Experience on October 3. Essex CHIPS has its roots in prevention work and we are bringing a powerful documentary and discussion with Linda Geraghty, the matriarch of the family featured in Our American Family as part of the film's educational screening tour. We hope that by bringing Our American Family to Chittenden County, we will spark healthy, honest conversations that raise awareness, promote understanding and destigmatize addiction and recovery. The film humanizes the disease of addition and opens a safe space for honest conversation and reflection.

Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00pm T-Rex Theatre at the Essex Experience, 21 Essex Way #300, Essex VT
Tickets are FREE, please preregister at

Screening followed by in-person discussion with Linda Geraghty. Film recommended for ages 16 and up due to language and thematic elements about substance use. More about the film may be found at
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Anonymous, Division of Substance Use Programs, Vermont Department of Health, Essex Experience, and United Way of Northwest Vermont.
Addiction is an all-encompassing force not only in the lives of the afflicted, but also those around them. Captured at a pivotal "nothing to lose" moment over the course of a year, OUR AMERICAN FAMILY is a radically honest portrait of five family members grappling with the legacy of generational addiction as they fight to heal resentments and pull each other out of the deepest depths.

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