October 29, 2019
7:00 pm Chatham Capitol Theatre
Free- General admission- All welcome
At a time when we are in the midst of both a housing and substance use crisis, looking at homelessness and addiction through a compassionate lens has never been more relevant.
US AND THEM was written and directed by Krista Loughton and award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Abbott.
Us and Them is a deeply visceral film about transformation through human connection. It all begins when filmmaker Krista Loughton is questioned by addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté about her need to relieve pain in the world. This takes her back in time when she befriended four chronically homeless people in an effort to help them heal their lives.
In the beginning, there is connection and hope, but unfortunately, none are able to conquer their addictions or significantly change their lives. And then tragically, one dies.
This film spans ten years with a display of extraordinary empathy and wisdom no one could have anticipated.