Behind the Orange Curtain, the award-winning documentary about an alarming rise in drug overdoses among South County's young, is going directly to its intended audience tonight.
It screens at 7 p.m. at San Juan Hills High School, 29211 Vista Montana, San Juan Capistrano, where admission is free.
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The Capistrano Unified School District presents the 55-minute film, and while admission is free you should print out tickets to guarantee a seat. Visit http://orangecurtainsjhhs.eventbrite.com.
Behind the Orange Curtain sold out multiple screenings at last April's Newport Beach Film Festival, where it made its world premiere and wound up winning an Orange County Filmmaker Award. It was later named the Best Documentary Feature at the Metropolitan Film Festival in New York City.
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Directed by Brent Huff, written by Huff and producer Zac Titus and inspired by South County mothers who lost children to drugs, the documentary shows Orange County coroner officials, first responders, psychologists, drug counselors, a Drug Enforcement Agency agent, several parents and current and former addicts delivering what executive producer Natalie Costa calls "a call to action." That is manifested into policy proposed by Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs), whose family has been touched by addiction.
More film info: behindtheorangecurtain.net.
The trailer: http://youtu.be/p2smM91lIkg.