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Drugs, violence subjects of Sag Harbor talk

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The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor will hold a film screening and panel discussion next week on the connection between drug abuse and violence toward women.

The discussion will feature author Steven Gaines, an East End native, and Charlie Robbins, vice provost of undergraduate education for Stony Brook University. It will follow a screening  of a 2008 documentary on former boxing champion Mike Tyson. 

“Tyson,” directed by James Toback, will be shown at 7 p.m. March 15 at the theater. The film focuses on Tyson’s life, his boxing career and his downfall, which included substance abuse as well as physical and sexual violence.

The film and discussion are sponsored by Southampton Hospital, The Retreat and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

 

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