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Mon, May 6 at 7:00pm (Doors at 6:45pm)

Rental Screening: THIS IS WHERE I LEARNED NOT TO SLEEP Film Premiere and Nashville Community Impact Event

Presented by Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence, The Metro Nashville-Davidson County Office of Family Safety, and The Mary Parrish Center

Rental Screening: THIS IS WHERE I LEARNED NOT TO SLEEP Film Premiere and Nashville Community Impact Event

General Admission: $20 (+Belcourt Preservation Fee)
*Tickets go on sale Fri, March 29 at 10:00am


Join us for the special Nashville premiere of THIS IS WHERE I LEARNED NOT TO SLEEP, the award-winning documentary highlighting the story of Nashville Police Officer and childhood family violence survivor, Lt. Mark Wynn (ret.). The film examines the complex relationship between police and family violence and features some of the inspiring work being done by Nashville’s own Mary Parrish Center and Nashville Family Justice Center. In addition to the film screening, the event will also feature live music by indie country music artist, William Tyler, and will end with a thought-provoking panel discussion with Lt. Mark Wynn, the filmmakers, and Nashville community leaders to further explore the film and the history and future of addressing domestic and family violence in Nashville. Join us in helping to make our community safer for women and children survivors of violence.

Proceeds to benefit The Mary Parrish Center, providing life-saving housing services for domestic violence survivors and their children.

Film Description / Synopsis (38min short documentary)

Part quest for justice – part journey towards healing. Decorated Nashville cop Mark Wynn wrestles with his own violent childhood while working to reform decades of domestic violence mishandling, cover-ups, and abuse from deep within law enforcement.

“I lived with a monster. I know how this works.” Lt. Mark Wynn challenges fellow police officers to end generations of disregard and systemic failures around domestic violence. While training officers in rural Texas, Mark revisits his childhood home and wrestles with his family’s traumatic past. How was he able to break the cycle of violence that traps so many men?

See the Official Website