Special Movie Screening: “Patriot’s Day” with author Casey Sherman hosting

RECOVERING CHAMPIONS TO HOST SPECIAL SCREENING OF PATRIOTS DAY WITH NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR CASEY SHERMAN   

SPECIAL SCREENING PLANNED FOR FALMOUTH MUSEUMS ON THE GREEN

Recovering Champions, a substance abuse treatment center with locations in Falmouth and Sandwich, will host a special screening and discussion of the acclaimed film “Patriots Day” with celebrated author Casey Sherman on Thursday, August 3 2017 at beginning at 6 p.m. at the Falmouth Museums on the Green.

“Patriots Day” starring Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Bacon, is based on Sherman’s bestselling book “Boston Strong” (with Dave Wedge) and recounts both the terrifying and inspirational moments and days following the Boston Marathon Bombings in 2013.

“Patriots Day” was named one of the year’s best films by the National Board of Review. Boston Strong has been honored by the National Crime Museum as the definitive book on the marathon bombings. Sherman will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A session following the screening.

“We are very excited to present this important film here on Cape Cod,” said Ken Weber, CEO, Recovering Champions. “The marathon survivors continue to inspire us and show us that like people battling addiction, recovery is a journey, a marathon.”

“Addiction impacts all of us,” said author Casey Sherman. “Recovering Champions does amazing work giving people the treatment and long term tools needed to lead healthy and productive lives. I’m proud to support this worthy organization.”

Casey Sherman is international bestselling author of ten books including “The Finest Hours”, which was also adapted into a feature film for Disney starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck.

 

Doors open at 6 pm. Screening will begin at 6:30 pm

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased below:


Patriots Day Movie Screening August 3 6:00 pm



 

About Recovering Champions:

 Recovering Champions is a substance abuse treatment facility with locations in Falmouth and Sandwich, Massachusetts. They tailor their treatment plans to fit the unique physiological, psychological and spiritual makeup of each client. Recovering Champions teaches and reinforces the life-changing principles and practices of the 12 steps to recovery. More information is available online at recoveringchampions.com or by calling (844) 888-5391

May 20: Casey Sherman and David Wedge: “Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy”

  • Wednesday, May 20, 7 pm: Casey Sherman and David Wedge, “Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy” (To Be Held at St. Barnabas Church, 91 Main Street, Falmouth)

Veteran journalists Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge have written the definitive inside look at the Boston Marathon bombings with a unique, Boston-based account of the events that riveted the world. From the Tsarnaev brothers’ years leading up to the act of terror to the bomb scene itself (which both authors witnessed first-hand within minutes of the blast), from the terrifying police shootout with the suspects to the ultimate capture of the younger brother, Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy reports all the facts—and so much more. Based on months of intensive interviews, this is the first book to tell the entire story through the eyes of those who experienced it. From the cop first on the scene, to the detectives assigned to the manhunt, the authors provide a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation. More than a true-crime book, Boston Strong also tells the tragic but ultimately life-affirming story of the victims and their recoveries and gives voice to those who lost loved ones.

June 20th: Casey Sherman, author of “Animal”

Thursday, June 20th, 7:00 pm

  • Lecture: Casey Sherman, author of “Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin”

Joe Barboza knew that there were two requirements for getting inducted into the Mafia. You had to be Sicilian. And you had to commit a contract killing. The New Bedford-born mobster was a proud Portuguese, not Sicilian, but his dream to be part of La Cosa Nostra proved so strong that he thought he could create a loophole. If he killed enough men, if he did enough of the Mafia’s dirtiest biddings, then they would have no choice but to make him a Made Man. Barboza’s brutal rise during one of the deadliest mob wars in U.S. history became the stuff of legend, both on the bloodied streets of Boston and in the offices of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney General. He took sick joy in his crimes, and it became increasingly difficult for the mob to keep the Animal on his leash. But soon the hunter became the hunted. Betrayed by the mob and now on the run, Boston’s most notorious contract killer forged a Faustian bargain with two unscrupulous FBI agents–a pact that would transform the U.S. criminal justice system. From false testimony and manipulated evidence that sent mob leaders to death row, to the creation of the Witness Protection Program so the feds could protect their prized, cold-blooded witness, this was the horrific, dramatic first act in a story of murder and FBI corruption still being played out today in the news and the courtroom with the capture and trial of Whitey Bulger. Barboza’s legacy, buried for years thanks to the murders or deaths of its participants, is finally coming to light and being told in its unvarnished brutality by one of America’s most respected true crime writers.