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RELEASE: CAP’s Reel Progress Series Signs On as a Sponsor to DC/DOX Documentary Film Festival 2024
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RELEASE: CAP’s Reel Progress Series Signs On as a Sponsor to DC/DOX Documentary Film Festival 2024

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress series is proud to be a sponsor of the 2024 DC/DOX Documentary Film Festival. DC/DOX, a documentary film festival based in the nation’s capital, is dedicated to promoting nonfiction storytelling paired with moderated discussions with leading subject matter experts and filmmakers. 

As a festival sponsor, CAP’s Reel Progress will host a screening of “The Bitter Pill” on June 14. The film follows plaintiff attorney Paul Farrell Jr., whose hometown, Huntington, West Virginia, was ravaged by the opioid epidemic. The documentary centers on his actions to take on giant pharmaceutical companies and their role in the opioid epidemic, in hopes of recovering enough money to support recovery efforts in the area. As lawyers across the country learn about his legal strategy, the film uncovers how Paul’s actions to hold these pharmaceutical companies accountable turned into the biggest civil litigation against the pharmaceutical industry in U.S. history. 

CAP will host a screening of “The Bitter Pill” at our event space on Friday, June 14, at 6:00 p.m., as part of the DC/DOX Documentary Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and subjects of the film. 

Reel Progress is the progressive film series sponsored by the Center for American Progress. Since 2005, CAP has hosted free screenings open to the public in Washington, D.C., and around the country. These screenings are followed by provocative panel discussions with leading policy experts, actors, and filmmakers. Reel Progress aims to advance a progressive agenda through innovative films that connect the arts to campaigns for social change and progressive public policy.

To attend in person, please RSVP at this link. 

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For more information, please contact Sarah Nadeau at [email protected].  

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