Opening June 8
BILL W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine's "100 Persons of the 20th Century." Interviews, recreations and rare archival material reveal how Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death due to his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow. With Wilson as its driving force, AA grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over 2 million men and women – a success that made Wilson an icon within AA, but also an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created. A reluctant hero, Wilson lived a life of sacrifice and service, and left a legacy that continues every day, all around the world.
DIR/SCR/PROD Dan Carracino; DIR/SCR Kevin Hanlon; PROD Patrick Gambuti, Jr. U/Canada, 2012, color and b&w, 104 min. NOT RATED