Updated: 7:35 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 | Posted: 10:19 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014

Xenia man’s “Animal” film to be screened in Beavercreek



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Former Xenia councilman Eric Winston is an associate producer of the film “Animal.” The film will be screened in Beavercreek Monday, May 19.
Xenia man’s “Animal” film to be screened in Beavercreek photo
Former Xenia councilman Eric Winston is an associate producer of the film “Animal.” The film will be screened in Beavercreek Monday, May 19.

By Amelia Robinson

Staff Writer

An acclaimed film produced by a former Xenia councilman will be screened as part of a fundraiser for Day-Mont Behavioral Health Care Inc. 7 p.m. Monday, May 19.

The movie, “Animals,” will be shown at Regal Hollywood 20, 2651 Fairfield Commons Boulevard in Beavercreek, said Eric Winston, an associate producer and president of AMMAK Productions.

“It talks about the perils of drug use, the lengths people will go through,” Winston said.

He is a former Wilberforce University vice president and a member of the Xenia City Council from 1991 to 2006.

A $50 donation to Day-Mont, a non-profit that provides mental health and substance abuse services, is requested.

Those wishing to attend should send an email to ammak@icloud.com.

Wilnston helped raise money for the film that cost $300,000 to make.

He said “Animal” is also about the power of redemption.

The film was shown at the South by Southwest Festival. It was written by David Dastmalchian, who co-stars in the film with Kim Shaw.

He based the story partly on his own life.

“Animal” tells the story of a young drug-addicted couple that lives a broken-down car parked alongside Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.

Dastmalchian and director Collin Schiffli will attend the Beavercreek screening and speak with the audience.

 
 

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