Friday, September 2, 2005

Award Winning Documentary to Screen at Somerville Theatre November 4th-10

Award Winning Documentary to Screen at Somerville Theatre November 4th-10

Independent filmmaker Curtis Elliott plans to visit the Boston area November 4th-10th with his It’s Tough To Get Off Drugs anti-drug campaign.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 9, 2005

Independent filmmaker Curtis Elliott plans to visit the Boston area November 4th-10th with his It’s Tough To Get Off Drugs anti-drug campaign.

The basis of the campaign is the award winning documentary HairKutt. The film will screen at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville during regular business hours (M-F 3 p. m.-1 a. m. and Sat. & Sun. 1 p. m.-1 a. m.) In addition, Mr. Elliott will host free morning screenings for area school and youth groups throughout the film’s run.

To date, HairKutt has been booked to screen at not only Somerville, but the Post Theatre in Salt Lake City October 21st, the Roxy Theatre in LaSalle, Illinois on Sunday, October 23rd, and in select public school districts throughout the country during Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31).

HairKutt is a sixty minute, award winning documentary about four friends from St. Louis, MO who travel to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee in the hopes of curing one of them from the throes of heroin addiction.

The Reel Life story evolves around Bryant “HairKutt” Johnson, a heroin addict of more than 15 years. The documentary takes many twists and turns as “HairKutt” becomes so debilitated from the withdrawal of the poisonous drug that he walks away from the rented cabin used as a drug rehab facility to return to the streets of St. Louis (more than a ten hour drive away) and the source of his addiction: heroin.

Coaxed back to the cabin by his friends, “HairKutt” is eventually rushed to a rural Tennessee hospital after severe life-threatening vomiting episodes. Is the hospital trip a death bed for “HairKutt” or a springboard for a new life free from the drug that has dominated his teen and adult years? The story climaxes more than a year and a half later with a tell-all truth about the fateful trip and “HairKutt’s” final condition.

The film won Best Social Documentary at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles in March 2005 and Best Documentary Feature at Cinema St. Louis' Independent Filmmakers Showcase in July. The film also screened at the Missouri Black Expo in August and at the Father Support Center’s Fifth Annual Fatherhood Initiative Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in June.

HairKutt made its’ St. Louis debut in front of a crowd of 700 at the famed Tivoli Theater in the University City, (MO) Loop on May 12th, 2005.

For more info or the view movie trailer, please visit www. itstoughtogetoffdrugs. com or Google Search keyword: HairKutt or contact Curtis Elliott at 314.324.5435 or 314.395.2342.

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