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Unfolding across a sundrenched Florida landscape of strip malls, strip clubs, and garbage bags full of cash, Darren Foster’s AMERICAN PAIN is the story of the destructive power of greed to destroy lives. As identical twin brothers Jeff and Chris George expand their steroid business into the bigger bucks of opioid pain clinics, hiring rogue physicians to prescribe alarming quantities of opioid painkillers to up to 500 patients per day, Foster’s mix of cinema verité, undercover footage, wiretaps, and interviews with key players reveal how the brothers gamed the American healthcare system to build a local empire of addiction.
Q&A with director Darren Foster to follow.
This Screening is Co-Presented by
Diane Becker, Christopher Clements, Darren Foster, Julie Goldman, Carolyn Hepburn