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The Last Fix: An Addict's Passage from Hell to Hope
Cinema Arts Centre
Huntington, NY
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The Last Fix: An Addict's Passage from Hell to Hope
International Women's Film Festival
The Last Fix: An Addict's Passage from Hell to Hope

Tuesday, March 27 Reception at 6pm / Film at 7pm / Discussion at 8pm

and Program Participant JACQUIE GETTLING

A compelling journey with convicted drug offenders who opt for a tough and pioneering
drug court on the East End of Long Island rather than prison. Three stories tell of drugravaged
addicts thrown a lifeline out of crime and jail into treatment and recovery. The film
reveals an intimate look into wrecked lives and the staggering costs that lead to crimes of
prostitution, robbery, and theft to pay street dealers. The documentary captures the drama of
Dave, a 54-year old master plumber and father who lost his child & business and plummeted into a $3000 a week habit; Jacquie, a 45-
year old world-class martial arts champion and mother whose career and family are torn apart; Matt, an 18-year old high school
student with a promising art career who took to the streets and a life of crime. The Last Fix is a passage from hell to hope, the struggle
to stay clean in drug court and the joyous victory celebrations at graduation. The Last Fix shines a spotlight on alternative
sentencing, a seismic shift in the criminal justice system that embraces treatment over punishment. USA, 2011, 60 min., color, Blu-ray

Join us for an evening celebrating two powerful women involved in the Drug Treatment
Court for East End non-violent drug offenders, including Judge Deborah Kooperstein,
who organized the Court, and Jacquie Gettling, who was recently honored by the
Women's Fund of Long Island as one of their 2011 Women Achievers Against the Odds



Cinema Arts Centre (View)
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
United States

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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