The Paramount Arts Center will host a free screening of the Golden-Globe nominated film “Beautiful Boy” on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. A panel discussion concerning the impacts of substance abuse will follow the movie. The free screening is sponsored by the Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities coalition, the Tri-County KY-ASAP Local Board, the Paramount Arts Center and the Joshua Reliford Memorial Foundation.
The 2018 film stars Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan. The movie is based on the best-selling books “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction” by David Sheff and “Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines” by Nic Sheff. “Beautiful Boy” chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring journey of addiction and survival experienced by the Sheff family. For his work playing son Nic Sheff, Chalamet earned nominations at the Golden Globes, Screen Actor Guild, BAFTA Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards, among others.
“For the many member organizations with Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities, we feel this special film is important and should be seen and discussed,” said coalition member Joseph Mazzawi. “Substance abuse is an issue all-too relevant to our community. Beautiful Boy demonstrates that it is not just the individual but entire families and communities that are affected by substance abuse. We are proud to be part of bringing the portrayal of this true story to the Ashland community for free and we hope everyone joins us for the movie and the important discussion on how we can support one another to create a more resilient community.”