Film Screening: Lost in Woonsocket

Thursday, October 19, 11:10 AM-12:35 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Barn Theatre

A group of filmmakers conducting a unique humanitarian experiment attempt to help two homeless alcoholics get their lives back on track in a documentary from filmmaker John Chester. In 2005 filmmakers Chester and Andre Miller gassed up their RV, set out across the United States to locate strangers whose lives had fallen into disarray, and attempted to help them get back on their feet for a series that was set to be aired on A&E. Though the series is quickly cancelled, Chester and Miller found themselves incredibly moved by the plight of two homeless alcoholics from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Later, when the filmmakers return to Woonsocket to find out what has become of Mark and Normand, the discoveries they make prove raise the question whether or not a simple television show can change the lives of ordinary people. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Office of Student Life.

For more information, contact Susan Gebren at sgebren@ccbcmd.edu.