Screening of "Life with Layla"

Screening of "Life with Layla"
Photo: Picture of "Layla" from the documentary film "Life with Layla"

The Smoke Signal, Pascack Valley High School’s official student news site, is hosting a screening of "Life With Layla," a documentary co-directed and co-produced by 2008 PV graduate Ken Spooner. The film will be shown on November 5 at 7 p.m. in the PV auditorium. 

The documentary tells the story of a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who is surrounded by a drug-addicted family. After losing her aunt to opioid addiction, Layla and her family attempt to prevent her uncle from going down that same path. 

 Photo: A picture of "Layla" from the documentary film "Life with Layla"
Photo: "Layla" from the documentary film "Life with Layla"
Photo contributed by Ken Spooner

ReelAbilities Film Festival NJ co-presented “Life with Layla” with the Montclair Film Festival and NJTV on May 4. The documentary went on to win the New Jersey Films Award which honors a select group of films made by New Jersey artists, according to Baristanet. 

Entry is $5, and Spooner, who co-directed and co-produced the film, will be on hand with his associates for a Q & A following the screening. Money raised at the screening will be used to fund a national screening of the movie.

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