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Wilmington Library Invites Tewksbury Residents to Program on Social Isolation

On Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. the Wilmington Memorial Library will screen All The Lonely People, a documentary film that places a human face on the hidden epidemic of chronic loneliness and social isolation. The screening will be followed by an audience discussion with the filmmakers, which will take place virtually. The library has invited Tewksbury residents to attend; registration is required.

The film shares the latest research and interventions for individuals and communities where residents may be feeling lonely or isolated. It won a New York International Film Award in 2021.

After the screening, attendees can stay for a discussion with director Stu Maddux and producer Joseph Applebaum.

Maddux is an award-winning producer and director of non-fiction media with international credits including PBS, Showtime, TLC, VH1, Spike, Logo, CMT and BBC. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, VICE, and NPR’s Morning Edition and exhibited at film festivals around the world. His honors include seven regional Emmy Awards. as well as awards from film festivals on five continents.

Applebaum is a television broadcast producer and documentary filmmaker with over 30 years of experience in the national entertainment industry covering all formats of nonfiction media. Clients include NBC, CBS, and FOX networks, Disney, Merv Griffin Entertainment, Comedy Central, MTV, LOGO, BET Entertainment, FX Network, Lifetime Entertainment, Pluto TV, Here TV, as well as many independent production companies.

The goal of the presentation is to leave audiences feeling “empowered and reconnected.” The program is sponsored by Wilmington Family Counseling.

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