The first step

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If you know the Serenity Prayer, you’ve encountered Bill W. — Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and, perhaps, all the 12-step programs that followed. The documentary Bill W. by first-time filmmakers Kevin Hanlon and Dan Carracino explores the man who has helped countless addicts beat their demons — and keep them beaten — since 1935. The documentary was screened in Denton during Thin Line Film Fest last February, and now, Rave Motion Pictures at Hickory Creek will screen the documentary at 1:55 p.m. and 7 p.m. today. Bill W. makes no bones about the founding father of AA relying on God to stick to the 12 steps to sobriety. The directors use an exhaustive amount of archival material in the movie, but present-day AA adherents drive home Wilson’s essential message: that a person alone is powerless to overcome addiction and to stay clean. They need something beyond themselves and a community of recovering addicts. The theater is located at 8380 S. Stemmons Freeway. Not rated, 104 minutes. Tickets cost $5 for the matinee, and $7 for twilight. No online ticket purchasing available.

 


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