A still from ‘Overdosed.’
County Waterford-born filmmaker Mary Sue Connolly presented her 75-minute documentary “Overdosed” at Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, last evening with a Q & A session. The program is viewable through Thursday night, 10.30 p.m., here.
Connolly’s first feature-length work is an investigation into the opioid epidemic and an indictment of the pharmaceutical industry told through personal discussions with key figures in the small town of Petersburg, W.Va., including among others a prescribing physician and a former teenage drug dealer, both of whom spent years in prison just prior to the shooting of the film.
Connolly, who lives in Brooklyn with her young daughter, has worked as an Editor/Producer for CNN’s New York bureau and as an Editor at CBS Television Distribution. During her time at CBS, she edited numerous award-winning investigative reports, including the Exceptional Merit in Media Awards, the National Headliner Award, the Clarion Award and the National Press Club Award.