12th Annual Tom Tom Festival Presents: A Bridge to Life Documentary Screening

12th Annual Tom Tom Festival Presents: A Bridge to Life Documentary Screening

Live Events | 04/18/2024 | 7:00PM

This film screening is a fundraiser for the Bridge Ministry, as well as the distribution of the film to a larger audience. Tickets are offered on a sliding-scale basis (Suggested $15.00 – $35.00).


From celebrated director Chris Farina comes a documentary about the power of overcoming hardship, building community, and remaining resilient. A Bridge to Life is a portrait of an organization that for years has been working to change and save the lives of men dealing with life-threatening addiction issues. The men receive intensive job-training skills along with psychological and spiritual mentoring to give them a chance to return to society as successful community and family members. 

Interwoven throughout this film is the inspiring story of William Washington, the founder and Executive Director of the Bridge Ministry. Having suffered serious trauma as a child, this led to him becoming a homeless teenager on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, as both a user and seller of deadly drugs. He was incarcerated more than once, and while eventually facing a long-term prison sentence, he was given a chance by a compassionate judge to enter a program that positively altered his life. Uplifted by this experience, he dedicated his own life to helping others who faced the same troubled path that he had been on. This led to his creation of the Bridge Ministry, in 1996, which is a much better alternative than incarceration to deal with our country’s serious crisis of drug addiction.

Following the film, a discussion and Q&A will occur with William Washington and individuals who have been impacted by the ministry.


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! The Paramount Theater is pleased to bring diverse programming to the stage and screen. The Theater does not provide advisories about subject matter for events, as sensitivities vary. Not all events may appeal to, or be appropriate for, every person. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows offered in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.

In addition to show synopses, trailers, and reviews on our web events, other resources about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense MediaIMDb, and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches. For further questions, please contact the Box Office at 434.979.1333 or at boxoffice@theparamount.net, 10AM-2PM Monday-Friday + 1 hour before events.

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Showtimes: 7:00PM
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Ticket Prices

  • Sliding-Scale (Suggested $15.00 - $35.00)

Schedule of Events

  • April 18, 2024 | 7:00PM
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