Powerful Documentary, ‘Defining Hope’ Coming to Theaters Nationwide

Defining Hope, a new documentary following eight patients with life-threatening illnesses and the nurses who care for them, will be released in select theaters nationwide for special screenings on November 1st, in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Theater information and tickets are available at www.hope.film.

This powerful documentary explores what makes life worth living and what to do for ourselves and our loved ones as we get closer to the end of life. It is about optimism and works to define what 'quality of life' really means. Through the stories of patients, families, nurses, and healthcare professionals, Defining Hope brings the conversation around quality end-of-life care to the forefront of our minds.

"We are honored to partner with KAOS Connect and Carolyn Jones Productions to bring Defining Hope and its important message to theaters," said Bernadette McCabe, Senior Vice President of Business Strategy at Screenvision Media. "This documentary sparks a dynamic conversation that is important to have during these fragile times in life, despite the difficult subject."

"Defining Hope will give local communities the opportunity to connect and gain perspective with nurses and treatment professionals in an effort to help each other through life's most challenging moments," said Shelly Maxwell, Managing Partner at KAOS Connect.

"Carolyn Jones Productions is eager to bring this film to communities across the country. We're grateful for the partnership with KAOS Connect and Screenvision Media: an extraordinary group of like-minded people who care deeply about content and getting the message out." Carolyn Jones, Director and Executive Producer.

Defining Hope is produced by Carolyn Jones Productions, the same team that created The American Nurse Project, an award-winning photography book and documentary film celebrating nurses. Defining Hope is made possible through the generous support of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the American Nurses Foundation, Jeannie Patz Blaustein, The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and Walden University. Nurses will receive 1.25 free contact hours (CNEs) for watching the film and completing the evaluation.

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