A documentary produced last year about Talbot Goes Purple premieres next week at 6:30 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre in Easton.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 45-minute film. The event is free, with seats available on a first-come basis, and is part of the kick-off events for year three of Talbot Goes Purple.
Set amidst the tragic repercussions of the opioid epidemic, ‘The American Opioid Crisis:Talbot Goes Purple’ explores the partnership between law enforcement, civic leaders and the recovery community in Talbot County, Maryland, as they battle the devastating effects of addiction.
The film is a production of Colorado-based Ferrari Films, with producers Denise Ferrari and Tricia Springer and their crew. The team spent several days filming in Easton last fall.
“I hope that the program will be a small step in removing the stigma surrounding drug use,” said Ferrari, the film’s executive producer. “Talbot Goes Purple is not about pointing fingers — it’s about communities working together to find solutions to a problem that MUST be addressed.
“One way or another, everyone has been touched by addiction, whether directly or indirectly.”
Ferrari has worked in the film, video, and multimedia production field since 1982 with credits including national commercials, television series and feature films. In 1996, she founded Ferrari Films with her husband, Ted Ferrari. Over the past 20 years, Ferrari Films has created award-winning educational and marketing videos and websites for a wide variety of corporate clients and the Department of Defense.
In 2017, Denise and her management team opted to begin the production of several self-originated programs that could educate, entertain, and potentially make a difference in American society. The American Opioid Crisis: Talbot Goes Purple is one of the first of those programs.
Everyone is invited to the Talbot County Court House directly after the film for the ceremonial lighting at 7:30 p.m. The kick-off concludes with the second annual Walk of Solidarity with Recovery for Shore and Mariah’s Mission Fund is set for 8 p.m. Please wear purple, signs and photos welcomed.
The film is in memory of Mariah Albee and all those lost to the American opioid crisis.
An initiative from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary, in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Talbot Goes Purple empowers our youth and our community to ‘Go Purple’ as a sign of taking a stand against substance abuse.
Talbot Goes Purple again this year is collecting stories on how substance use disorder affects our community. If you have a story to share (anonymously is fine) – please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about Talbot Goes Purple is available at www.talbotgoespurple.org. Find us on Facebook @TalbotGoesPurple or contact us at email@example.com. Anyone wearing purple is encouraged to post pictures and tag us on Facebook.
Talbot Goes Purple is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.