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Winner: MFF19 New Jersey Films Competition
The opioid epidemic has destroyed lives and ravaged communities across America. Growing up in New Jersey, seven-year-old Layla is well aware of her family’s history of drug and alcohol addiction. After losing her Aunt Melissa to a fatal overdose, Layla’s family struggles to cope with their loss. With her Uncle Greg’s heroin addiction escalating toward the same fate as his sister Melissa, Layla and her mom attempt to bring him home safely to keep their family from losing another loved one.
Q&A with co-directors Ken Spooner and Mike Mee, and producer Steve McCarthy to follow.
This screening is co-presented by NJTV.
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New Jersey Films Competition
Ken Spooner, Mike Mee
Ken Spooner, Mike Mee, Steve McCarthy