Hell or High Seas

ReadingFilm is pleased to partner with RUOKBerks, Mission 22 and Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs to present the film HELL OR HIGH SEAS on September 15, 6:30 pm at Boscov Theatre, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601. The screening is free, but seating is limited. Pre-register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hell-or-high-seas-film-screening-and-discussion-tickets-396867059057

Every day in the U.S. over 20 veterans die of suicide. HELL OR HIGH SEAS is a documentary film that follows U.S. Navy veteran Taylor Grieger and writer Stephen O’Shea as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime — sailing around Cape Horn, the world’s most treacherous ocean waters.  A moving portrait of a veteran using his own painful journey with PTSD to find healing for himself, and pave a smoother path for veterans returning to civilian life.
There will be a post-film panel discussion with Mission 22 Ambassador Stacy Ayres, U.S. Navy Veteran and Mission 22 Statewide Representative Noreen Krymski, and Lebanon VA Medical Center’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator John J. Lucas.
About Mission 22:

Mission 22 is a national community supporting active service members, Veterans, and their family members, through three areas of focus:

  • Support and Treatment Programs— for active service members, Veterans, and their family members, addressing Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, suicide risk and other challenges.
  • Social Impact— uniting civilians and the military community to raise awareness of issues active service members, veterans, and their family members face.
  • Memorials— remembering and honoring service members and Veterans through large scale installations and digital initiatives, while raising awareness for issues faced on home soil.
About ReadingFilm:

The mission of ReadingFilm is to promote the region as a location destination for film and media production, enrich the community through events and programming, and cultivate a regional film industry. We are committed to lifting-up voices of the under-represented and providing content and services that reflect and meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve.



Sep 15 2022


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


GoggleWorks Boscov Theatre
201 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601


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