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Friday, June 14
6:00 PM - 7:40 PM

Center for American Progress

1333 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Sunday, June 16
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

The Bitter Pill


Clay Tweel

Executive Producers

Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Nina Fialkow, David Fialkow, Barbara & Eric Dobkin, Debbie L. McLeod, Jim & Susan Swartz


Tim Grant, Shannon E. Riggs, Mary Rohlich


Giacomo Ambrosini, Clay Tweel


Ben Joyner

With his hometown ravaged by the opioid epidemic, plaintiff attorney Paul Farrell Jr. sets out to take on giant pharmaceutical companies to recover enough money to make a lasting impact on recovery efforts in the area. When his legal strategy catches the attention of lawyers across the country, all of the cases get rolled into the biggest civil litigation in US history. Will the case become too big for this small-town lawyer, or will he rise to the occasion and effect change not just for his hometown but for the entire nation?

Director, The Bitter Pill

Clay is a director/producer/editor with a passion for telling poignant and complicated character-based stories. His works include Finders Keepers, The Innocent Man, Heaven’s Gate: Cult of Cults, Out of Omaha, and Gleason – the last of which was shortlisted for an Academy Award and named one of the five best documentaries of 2016 by the National Board of Review. Showtime, Netflix, HBO MAX, STARZ, and Amazon Studios have distributed his projects, and he has worked closely with companies including Open Road, Campfire Studios, and A24. The Bitter Pill is Clay’s latest film, and he is currently directing two other feature films – one about the comedian Andy Kaufman and another about Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin and his incredible comeback story to play in the NFL.