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Brenden Theater

1985 Willow Pass Road

Concord, CA 94520

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Hosted by the Contra Costa County MEDS Coalition and NCAPDA

Join us for the screening of short films focused on America's prescription drug/opioid addiction and overdose death epidemic. A panel discussion and Q&A session with youth, producers and cast members of our featured short films will immediately follow the screening.

Why Attend?

Prescription drug and illegal opioid abuse has become a national epidemic and our local communities are feeling the impact. Education is empowering and key to turning this health crisis around. You'll learn what action YOU can take to protect those you care about from developing a substance use disorder or from succumbing to an accidental drug overdose.

IMPORTANT: Lifesaving FREE Naloxone Training and Overdose Rescue Kit Distribution Following Film Screening


Featured Short Films

Circle of Addiction - A Different Kind of Tears

Addiction is the central character in this film. It illustrates the challenges that those grappling with this disease face but also highlights that there is hope in recovery. Directed by James Wahlberg, produced by Wahl St. Productions. Featuring actors Kevin Chapman, Steven Bauer and Bob Wahlberg, among others.

Only The Good

A glimpse into the life of everyday college student, Jason. Late for class following a rowdy night, he's confronted by his girlfriend over his increasingly reckless behavior just as his younger sister arrives expecting Jason to help celebrate her 18th birthday in his college setting. Production and acting by students in Louisiana State University's Screen Arts Program.

Additional VERY Short Films:

PSA's by Contra Costa County CourAGE Youth Coalition

Contra Costa County Community TV Educational Film Clips

Panel Discussion & Q&A Following Film Screening

  • Moderator: April Rovero, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse and Chairperson of the Contra Costa County MEDS Coalition

  • Contra Costa County Public Health: Dan Peddycord, Public Health Director

  • Circle of Addiction: Tony LaGreca - Wahl St. Producer and Cast Member

  • Only The Good: Symmes Culbertson - Louisiana State University, Producer, Script Writer and Cast Member

  • CourAGE Coalition Members


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID is required. This event is appropriate for adults of all ages and for youth 13+ who are accompanied by an adult.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available right behind the theater:

City of Concord
Brenden Theatre Garage
Adobe St / Salvio St
Concord, CA 94520

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drinks allowed but are available for purchase inside Brenden Theater.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact April Rovero at 925-980-5490 or e-mail at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you'll need to show it to the Brenden Theater ticket taker to enter the theater. If you've forgotten it, let him/her know that you are attending the Dose of Action Film Festival and they will let you in.

Is there reserved seating?

No, best to arrive early to secure your choice of seating.

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Brenden Theater

1985 Willow Pass Road

Concord, CA 94520

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