Denver, CO — Executive Producers Danny Glover, John Legend, Brad Pitt, and Russell Simmons present a free community screening of the Sundance award-winning documentary “The House I Live In” at the Denver Film Center on Monday October 15. Organizers of the event have also secured a high school screening at Manual. The community screenings in Denver is part of a coordinated effort by the filmmakers to partner with a vast array of advocacy groups, legislators and law enforcement to spread the film’s message about the disastrous consequences of the failed war on drugs.
Since the 1970’s the war on drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests and has cost more than $1 trillion. As a result, the United States has become the world’s largest jailer, and the high volume of drug arrests have destroyed low-income communities, creating a vicious cycle that must be stopped.
Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki “The House I Live In” offers a poignant look inside US drug policy and its far reaching impact. Executive Producers include Danny Glover, John Legend, Brad Pitt, Russell Simmons, and Joslyn Barnes. The film will open in Denver on October 26, and other cities around the country through October and November. Jarecki has partnered with criminal justice reform groups around the country to host free screenings. In Denver, groups attending the event include the Drug Policy Alliance, Chinook Fund, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Public Defender, NAACP Area Conference and Padres y Jovenes Unidos.
What: Two Screenings of THE HOUSE I LIVE IN When: Monday, October 15 Where: Manual High School, 1700 E 28th Ave.; film starts at 3pm. Where: Denver Film Center, 2510 E Colfax, Ave.; film starts at 6:30pm.
THE HOUSE I LIVE IN Official Website: http://www.thehouseilivein.org
Executive Producers Danny Glover, John Legend, Brad Pitt, and Russell Simmons Present a Free Screening of THE HOUSE I LIVE IN at The Denver Film Center, with an In-person Appearance by Lead Film Producer, Melinda Shopsin and State Public Defender, Doug Wilson.
The Documentary, Winner of Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, Offers Penetrating Look at Devastating Impact of War on Drugs on Families and Communities
Filmmakers Teaming Up with Victims of Drug War, Advocacy Groups, Law Enforcement, Elected Officials across Country to Educate and Mobilize to End Disastrous War on Drugs