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Faith-based drama opens at Nitro theater Friday

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In "Home Run," Scott Elrod (right) stars as a pro baseball player who is forced into substance abuse program in his hometown.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The faith-based drama "Home Run" opens Friday at Regal Cinemas in Nitro. Local support group Celebrate Recovery is sponsoring its run here, which will be through at least April 25, and is also giving away tickets to those who cannot afford them. The film's synopsis on the Internet Movie Database states, "A pro ball player with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team."It stars Scott Elrod ("Argo") and Dorian Brown (TV's "Wilfred") and Vivica A. Fox ("Kill Bill") and is rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material.
The rehab program featured in the film is Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step program founded by Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in 1991. The local chapter is run through River Ridge Church. According to Shelley Coleman, one of the group's contacts, it is "a group that offers help and support to those struggling with any life issue: hurt, hang-up or habit." It is not just for drug and alcohol addicts. Other issues that bring people to the group, she said, are depression, eating disorders, codependency and a variety of other addictions (food, sex, pornography, etc.)The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays at 118 Poplar Fork Road, Scott Depot. For more information, contact Coleman at 304-881-9343 or or her husband, Patrick, at 304-521-7566 or
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