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ReadingFilm Announces Screening in Support of Suicide Awareness Month

Aug 24, 2022

ReadingFilm is proud to collaborate with Berks Area Mental Health Organizations during Suicide Prevention Month in presenting Hell or High Seas, Thursday, September 15th, 6:30 pm at Boscov Theatre, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601.

Everyday in the U.S. over 20 veterans die of suicide. The film examines one man’s journey back to himself with a message for all.

HELL OR HIGH SEAS follows U.S. Navy veteran Taylor Grieger and writer Stephen O’Shea as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime — sailing around Cape Horn, the world’s most treacherous ocean waters. The documentary is a moving portrait of a veteran using his own painful journey with PTSD to find healing for himself, and pave a smoother path for veterans returning to civilian life. From director Glenn Holsten, producer Chayne Gregg, and executive producer Robert Irvine, HELL OR HIGH SEAS is an adventure film with a deep, universal message about perseverance and hope.

Post-film panel discussion featuring:

  • Stacy Ayres – Mission 22 Ambassador
  • Noreen Krymski – Navy Veteran, Mission 22 State Representative
  • John J. Lucas , MSW – Suicide Prevention Coordinator Lebanon VA Medical Center

This event is being presented with support from Berks County MHDD, Berks County’s Etchberg Veteran’s Center, Mission 22, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, and ReadingFilm Office.

This event is free but registration is required and seating is limited. REGISTER HERE.

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