Michael Leonardi Foundation Hosts Screening of “Come Back Home” to Address Fentanyl Crisis

The Michael Leonardi Foundation is proud to announce the screening of “Come Back Home”, a compelling half-hour film that sheds light on the devastating impact of fentanyl on young individuals and their families. Following the success of the previous film, “Dead on Arrival,” this new production, created by filmmakers Dominic Tierno and Christine Wood in partnership with the Alexander Neville Foundation and the O’Connell Family Foundation, offers an intimate look into the lives of those who have survived the loss of loved ones to fentanyl.

In the midst of an ever-growing illicit fentanyl crisis reshaping American life, “Come Back Home” serves as a poignant reminder of the urgent need for awareness and action. Through personal narratives and raw emotions, the film navigates the complex terrain of grief, addiction, and resilience, providing valuable insights into the challenges faced by younger generations in the wake of this epidemic.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the screening alongside their teens and young adults, as the film offers an opportunity for intergenerational dialogue and understanding. By fostering open conversations within families, we hope to empower individuals to recognize the signs of substance misuse and seek help when needed.

The screening will take place at Hatt Hall, located at the Napa River Inn (500 Main Street, downtown Napa) on Thursday, April 4th, starting at 6:00 PM. Admission to the event is free, and a question-and-answer session will follow the screening, providing attendees with the chance to delve deeper into the issues raised by the film and engage in meaningful discussion.

“We believe that ‘Come Back Home’ has the power to spark meaningful conversations with young people and inspire positive change in our community,” says Mark Leonardi, co-founder of the Michael Leonardi Foundation. “By coming together to confront the realities of the fentanyl crisis, we can work towards building a safer and more supportive environment for everyone.”

Join us for an evening of reflection, education, and solidarity as we confront the challenges posed by the fentanyl epidemic and honor the memories of those we have lost.

For more information about the Michael Leonardi Foundation and its initiatives, please visit www.michaelleonardifoundation.org


Media Contact: Mark Leonardi, Co-Founder
Michael Leonardi Foundation


[email protected]

Event Details:


What: Screening of “Come Back Home”
When: Thursday, April 4th, 2024, at 6:00 PM

Where: Hatt Hall, Napa River Inn, 500 Main Street, downtown Napa
Admission: Free / Q&A: Following the screening