LOVE IN THE TIME OF FENTANYL

LOVE IN THE TIME OF FENTANYL

Colin Askey’s Debut Doc Feature is an Intimate and Compassionate Look at the Frontlines of the Overdose Crisis

Executive Produced by Sean Baker

Opens Fri February 3, 2023 at DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema in NYC

A group of misfits, artists, and drug users operates a renegade safe injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. LOVE IN THE TIME OF FENTANYL is an intimate portrait of a community fighting to save lives and keep hope alive in a neighborhood ravaged by the overdose crisis.

"About the power of community [and] Askey gets at the heart of it... you see [hope] through the actions of those he follows amidst a tragic situation."
—Stephen Saito, The Moveable Fest

"A humane, loving, and sorrowfully impassioned portrait [with] an organic fly-on-the-wall style."
—Chris Barsanti, The Playlist

"Finds compassion and tenderness in hell."
—John Fink, The Film Stage

"Vancouver, Canada is ground zero of the opioid crisis in Canada with fentanyl overdose deaths at an all-time high. To save lives and support their marginalized community, a group of current and former drug users volunteer at the Overdose Prevention Society (OPS), a safe injection site. Through intimate observation, Colin Askey’s debut feature documentary looks beyond the stigmatization of injection drug users and offers hope and empathic ways to approach the crisis ravaging too many communities."
– Kim Garcia, DOC NYC

WHO

Director: Colin Askey
Executive Producers: Sean Baker and Sally Jo Fifer
Producers: Monika Navarro, Marc Serpa Francoeur, and Robinder Uppal
Cinematographer: Eric D. Sanderson and Colin Askey
Composer: Eli Cohn

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February 3, 2023
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