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"The best doc on addiction you'll ever see. It's thrilling, stunning, terrifying, heartbreaking & ultimately, simply staggering."
- Kristen Johnston

New York, NY - February 10, 2014 - Alive Mind Cinema is proud to announce the New York theatrical release of The Anonymous People, a feature-length documentary about the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.


Set to open in New York City on March 14, at Quad Cinemas, the film will continue playing in other national markets where it already grossed over $210,000 since its premiere late last year.


Directed by Greg Williams, The Anonymous People features prominent people who are living publicly in long-term recovery, like former NBA star Chris Herren, award-winning actress Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock From the Sun, The Exes), Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, best-selling author William Cope Moyers, former congressmen Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad - and many others.  Their brave testimonies dispel long-standing clich�s about addiction and recovery.


The film explores in depth how deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades.  The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational media depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.


However, just like women with breast cancer or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction a new movement has emerged - and The Anonymous People showcases the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are leading this movement and publicly sharing their stories of recovery from addiction to save the lives of others just like them.


The addiction recovery advocacy movement questions the approach the U.S. has taken in regards to addiction: criminalizing a health condition, marginalizing those impacted, and giving superficial treatment to the chronic illness of addiction. This failure has resulted in an annual price tag of over $350 billion, lost lives and disrupted families and communities.


The Anonymous People is fueling a changing conversation and community activism that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.


For additional information on The Anonymous People, or to book an interview with the film's director, Greg Williams, please email Rodrigo Brand�o at


Please, RSVP to the following press screening also by emailing Rodrigo Brand�o at the email address above.


The Anonymous People


Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Time: 6pm

Location: Magno Screening Room, Review II

Address: 729 Seventh Ave, NY, NY 10019

Running time: 88 minutes

Contact Information:

Rodrigo Brand�o / VP of Marketing and Publicity
Kino Lorber
333 West 39 St., Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-629-6880
About Kino Lorber:

With a library of 800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including four Academy Award� nominated films in the last six years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its 5 house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon and others.