Liz McCormick Published

Free Screening of 'Recovery Boys' Documentary to Be Held at Shepherd

Screenshot from the "Recovery Boys" trailer.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is partnering with Shepherd University next week to co-host a free screening of “Recovery Boys” – a feature documentary film directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon.

The screening at Shepherd will be the fifth public showing of the documentary co-hosted by West Virginia Public Broadcasting since its launch on Netflix at the end of June.

The film follows four men as they try to reinvent their lives after years struggling with substance use disorder. The men enter an addiction treatment program in Aurora, West Virginia called Jacob’s Ladder.

The post-film discussion at Shepherd will be led by West Virginia Public Broadcasting Executive Producer Suzanne Higgins. Panelists will include members from the local community who have seen addiction, treatment and recovery first-hand.

The screening will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 20 on the third floor of the Student Center in the Storer Ballroom on Shepherd’s campus.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Geography, Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, and Shepherd University Lifelong Learning Program.

*Editor’s Note: The location of the screening was adjusted for clarity on Sept. 13 at 3:19 p.m.