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United Way to host film screening March and April

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United Way of Weld County will host screenings of "American Winter," a movie about homelessness and housing instability, starting March 30 in four cities across Weld.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the showings begin at 7 p.m. Screenings will be held in Frederick, Windsor, Fort Lupton and Greeley. The Greeley screening will be April 11 at the Kress Cinema & Lounge, 817 8th Ave. Light snacks will be available at the screenings. A 30-minute panel discussion will follow the movie after each screening.

"American Winter" tells the story of eight Portland, Ore., families who call 2-1-1 on the brink of homelessness. A grant from the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County enabled United Way to host the screenings. AmeriCorps community impact volunteer Cassy Westmoreland said she hopes the films change people's perspectives about homelessness.

"Through showings of 'American Winter,' we want to change who people think of when they hear the word 'homeless.' Locally and nationally, the fastest growing numbers of homeless are single women and families with children," Westmoreland said in a press release.

For more information and to register to watch the movie, go to http://www.weldswayhome.org/toolbox or contact Smith Graybeal at lyle@unitedway-weld.org or call (970) 353-4300. Registration includes entrance into a drawing for a $25 gift card to a restaurant of your choice.

“American Winter” screening locations

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Showings begin at 7 p.m.

March 30 at St. Brigit Episcopal Church, 110 Johnson St., Frederick

April 4 at Vineyard of the Rockies Church, 1450 Westwood Dr., Windsor

April 6 at First United Methodist Church, 917 10th Ave., Fort Lupton

April 11 at Kress Cinema & Lounge, 817 8th Ave., Greeley

A 30-minute panel discussion will follow each screening.

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