County to sponsor showing of ‘Written Off,’ about one man’s journey

The public is invited to join Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services for a free movie in an effort to help people understand the opioid epidemic that is affecting so many families locally and across the country.

The movie, “Written Off,” will be shown at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Geneva Theater, 244 Broad St. in downtown Lake Geneva.

“Written Off” chronicles the life of Matthew Edwards, whose addiction to opioids began at the age of 15 after being prescribed pain medicine following a minor surgery.

Edwards’ grippingly honest writing chronicles his own descent and addiction in spiral notebooks, meticulously noting every milligram he took, every dollar he spent, and every attempt he made to quit.

Shown around the country, “Written Off” and has won numerous awards at independent film festivals. Find the official trailer and more information about the film at

Admission to the movie is free but limited to the 218-seat capacity. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is encouraged by visiting

For more information, call 262-741-3140, email or visit


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