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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Academy-Award Winning Director to Discuss HBO Documentary, “The Crime of the Century”

The City of Rockville will host an exclusive virtual conversation with contributors to the HBO documentary, “The Crime of the Century,” as part of Rockville Goes Purple, the city's monthlong September campaign to bring awareness to the national impact of opioid addiction and signal hope for recovery.

The discussion, featuring a Q&A, will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 via WebEx, with Emmy- and Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, and guest and documentary participant Jonathan Novak, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency attorney.

To Join the Event: Click here. This launches WebEx.
Password: RGPHBO2021
To Join by Phone: Call 1-408-418-9388 and use password 74742620.  

The event is free to and open to the public. 

A two-part documentary, “The Crime of the Century” explores the origins, extent and fallout of one of the most devastating public health tragedies of our time, with half a million deaths from overdoses this century alone. The film reveals that America’s opioid epidemic is not a public health crisis that emerged from nowhere.

Learn more about “The Crime of the Century” at

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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