SAVE THE DATE: 2015 REEL Recovery Film Festival, San Francisco Bay Area

March 31, 2015

The 2nd Annual REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium - San Francisco Bay Area Edition is coming June 11-14, 2015, to the New People Cinema in San Francisco, and the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael.

Some of this year's expected highlights:
  • Screening of Patch Adams and special tribute to Robin Williams
  • An intimate conversation about Women in Recovery between Kitty Dukakis and Jan Wahl
  • The Northern CA premiere of Girl on the Edge, staring Peter Coyote
  • The Northern CA premiere of Kids Are Dying, which looks at prescription drug misuse by youth
  • Comedians on Recovery - local, well-known comedians doing stand-up on very important issues
  • Chasing the Muse - Stone Cold Sober - a candid panel discussion about creativity and recovery
  • A special screening of How I Got Over with film director Nicole Boxer joined by Dr. Sushma Taylor for Q&A
  • Book release event for Scott Steven's Adding Fire to the Fuel at Book Passage - Ferry Building, SF 

Save the dates June 11 -14, 2015, and check the festival website ( for updates.

Tickets will be available mid-May. Sponsorship opportunities are available now - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with inquiries.



Alcopops are heavily flavored, heavily sugared, often high-ABV alcoholic beverages. They are among the most popular first drink for many youth. The Alcopop-Free Zone project used youth representatives to engage the San Rafael Canal community, educate retailers, and get alcopops off of store shelves.

]Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder includes bupernorphine among other medications. It offers the best opportunity for people who use opioids to live long, healthy lives, but only if they have access to it. Geographic, economic, and language barriers further complicate individuals' efforts to obtain this life-saving treatment. The MAT Access Project/Proyecto Latino TAM works to educate the Latinx community of Marin on the dangers of opioids, and promote culturally competent MAT services for those who needs it.


Within liquor, grocery, and drug stores, good retail practices can not only make it harder for youth to obtain alcohol, but make youth less interested in drinking. Youth Action for Safe Stores (YASS) develops youth leaders who can evaluate stores' retail practices, engage with business owners, and promote best retail practices throughout San Rafael.


Alcopops 2020



Don Carney, Director, Marin Youth Court
SRADC President

Nick Moorhatch, Producer, Comcast Cable Access
SRADC Vice President

Adolfo Aguilar, member, Youth For Justice

Marcianna Nosek
, PhD, MPH, MS, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco.
Larry Merideth, PhD, Director, Marin Health and Human Services

Michael Watenpaugh
, EdD, Superindent, San Rafael City Schools

Kevin Lynch, Director of Juvenile Services Division, County of Marin Probation Department

Elia Manzo, leader, Consejo Restaurativo

Wilibaldo Pulido, owner, La Plaza Market.

Douglas Mundo, Executive Director, Canal Welcome Center.

Mary Joe Williams, CAO, Bay Area Community Resources

Sam Alexander, Pastro, First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael

Eric Bejarano, student, Sonoma State University