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Meridian Hill Pictures is thrilled to announce the launch of an 18+ state film festival tour this fall. In big cities, small towns, both coasts, the Midwest, the South, and Southwest, THE FIRST STEP will begin to reach new communities and audiences across the country through the power of film festivals.

The tour begins at the Bozeman Film Festival (closing night), then continues to the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (closing night), Detroit Free Press “FREEP” Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Berkeley Springs Film Festival, Chesapeake Film Festival, and Tallgrass Film Festival. Confirmed screening dates are here. We can’t announce all the others quite yet, but stay tuned for the full list very soon!

Each festival will feature discussions with the film team and protagonists, helping to launch conversations around the divisions in our country and what it takes to come together on critical issues like criminal justice reform and addiction.

Most festivals will be in-person and virtual, offering many ways for people to engage meaningfully and safely. Here’s how you can be a part of the tour:
– Tell friends + family to watch the film in-person or virtually at one of the festivals;
– Follow, post and tag @firststepmovie on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter;
– Review and rate the film on IMDB (10 stars are welcome!)

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