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Brescia Shows Independent Film: To Save a Life

In early 2010, TO SAVE A LIFE was released in theaters nationwide. This independent film about teens and the choices they make in their daily lives quickly struck a chord with young adults and families. Overnight, the film received a #1 Fandango Fan rating and maintained it for over a month.

Brescia University’s Counseling Center Director, Eva Atkinson, along with the Director of Campus Ministry, Sr. Pam Mueller, have organized a special screening of TO SAVE A LIFE on March 18, 2011 at noon in Brescia University’s Cat’s Den. This event is open to the community. There will be an opportunity after the movie to discuss the various issues and social concerns presented. Lunch will be provided.

Eva Atkinson, Brescia University counselor, sought to bring this movie to Brescia students in light of recent events. “We are concerned about the pressures that young adults experience in their everyday lives. This concern was heightened with the recent suicide of a much-loved young adult in our community.”

TO SAVE A LIFE is the story of all-American teen Jake Taylor, who seems to have it all. But after a childhood friend’s death, Jake’s world turns upside down, and he is forced to make a decision that could change his life forever. TO SAVE A LIFE is about making unexpected choices and sacrifices, while having the courage and determination to persevere against all odds.

For more information about the event, contact Eva at 270-686-4282 or [email protected] or Sr. Pam at 270-686-4319 or [email protected]. This movie is made possible also by the following student clubs: KEA/CEC, Psych Club, Social Work Club, and St. Angela’s Messengers.

More information about TO SAVE A LIFE can be found at