08/09 Thursday

Bill W - Special Screening

The documentary Bill W., tells the story of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder William G. Wilson, who is included in TIME Magazine's "100 Persons of the 20th Century." Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow.

With Bill as its driving force, Alcoholics Anonymous grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over two million men and women--a success that made him an icon within Alcoholics Anonymous, but also an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created. A reluctant hero, Bill Wilson lived a life of sacrifice and service, and left a legacy that continues every day, all around the world.

Santa Clara County Library
Camera 3
288 S 2nd Street
San Jose 95113
$10

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