Join JCADA and Film Director Adam Joel for a special movie screening of The Last Drop, a sci-fi film about relationship abuse. The Last Drop was created to show audiences the early signs relationship abuse which are often ignored in media. After the film, enjoy a brief talk back and Q & A session with Film Director Adam Joel and JCADA's Executive Director, Amanda Katz. Don't miss this unique opportunity to support JCADA's clients and educate our commnunity about the early signs of relationship abuse.
Director's Statement by Adam Joel
Nobody told me what “emotional abuse” was until after I had already experienced it for four years straight. My girlfriend at the time was a very loving person, but she also manipulated me, gaslit me, and pressured me into ending every female friendship that I had. Hollywood movies teach us that abuse only “counts” if you see blood or bruises— but the first act of abuse is rarely violent. Most of us don’t learn about coercive control before we experience it firsthand, which is a big reason why many survivors only recognize the early signs in hindsight. Although we can’t change the past, we can do so much more to support survivors and prepare the next generation of young people entering their first relationships right now.
**All sponsorships and ticket sales support JCADA's FREE direct services for clients, provide free event tickets to teens, and allow us to share this important film with the community at a reduced cost.**