July 2, 2020 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

North Hollywood film festival takes on Sobriety

For those film buffs who have a special interest in the field of recovery, the REEL Recovery Film Festival begins this weekend in North Hollywood. 

Presented by Writers In Treatment, it’s a multi-day event showcasing filmmakers who make honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery. 

Now in its seventh year, the REEL Festival takes place in nine cities across the U.S., and features a number of new titles as well as classics that focus on these issues. 

This year the highlights include:

Amy
The much-lauded 2015 documentary profiling the late recording artist, Amy Winehouse.

Under the Volcano
The late-career John Huston classic starring Albert Finney as an alcoholic British diplomat whose life is imploding in a small Mexican town.

How I Got Over
A documentary about 15 formerly homeless and/or incarcerated women in New York, following the process of their crafting of a play based on their own true stories.

Archie’s Final Project
A musical autobiography by director Issa Ibrahim, who spent 18 years in a mental asylum.

Big Sur
Michael Polish’s film about three dramatic weeks in the life of Beat Generation icon, Jack Kerouac.

Bill W.
A documentary about the life of Alcoholics Anonymous founder, Bill Wilson.

Numerous other films are being screened, as well as daily collections of shorts, and the festival will conclude with “Say Everything,” an evening of free-form conversation between Dr. Gabor Maté and actress Ione Skye, which includes a reception and buffet after the event.

REEL Recovery Film Festival
October 23 – October 29,
Laemmle Noho 7 Theatres
5240 Lankershim Blvd.,
North Hollywood, CA 91601.

All screenings are $10, the closing night event is $25 or $65 for reserved seating and participation in the reception/buffet. 

For more information you can visit http://reelrecoveryfilmfestival.org/los-angeles/ or call 818-762-0461.

Related Posts

Los Angeles Premiere of Latinx LGBTQ Film at Outfest Fusion

February 26, 2020

February 26, 2020

“Acuitzeramo” screening March 9 By Staff Writer Outfest Fusion presents the Los Angeles premiere of Cabaldana Alchemy’s short film “Acuitzeramo”...

USC One Archives to Host Screening of Film on Black Trans Woman to Honor Black History Month

February 1, 2020

February 1, 2020

Meet Mary Jones, a black transgender woman born in New York in 1803. Described as a “man-monster” in the press. ...

HRC to Honor Dan Levy, Janelle Monáe at Award Ceremony in DTLA

January 27, 2020

January 27, 2020

Award Season is upon us, and the LGBTQ+ Community is not immune. HRC announced today that actor Dan Levy will...

LGBTQ+ Ally Taylor Swift to Receive GLAAD’s Vanguard Award

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

GLAAD announced Tuesday, Jan. 7 that Taylor Swift with receive the Vanguard Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. ...

5 Holiday Movies and TV Episodes Featuring Happy Queer Plot Lines

December 22, 2019

December 22, 2019

Christmas is just around the corner and yet, you’re still searching for more holiday cheer? Flip on Lifetime or Hallmark...

Hallmark Apologizes, Reinstates Commercials Featuring Same-Sex Couple

December 16, 2019

December 16, 2019

Hallmark Channel faced a wave of social backlash after its parent company – Crown Media Family Networks – quietly removed...

‘Tis the “Season of Love” in Queer Holiday Rom-Com

November 30, 2019

November 30, 2019

Every holiday season traditional and streaming networks create a ton of holiday romantic comedies but they consistently fail to create...

Documentary Honors Los Angeles’ LGBTQ+ Vets for Veterans Day

November 11, 2019

November 11, 2019

In honor of Veterans Day, some LGBT Senior Veterans at the Los Angeles LGBT Center shared their stories and experiences...

GAY LA: Judy Never Really Left Los Angeles

November 2, 2019

November 2, 2019

How the queer Icon has shaped L.A. There’s no doubt about it: 2019 is the year of Judy Garland. In...

More Than Just Another Gay Character

October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

In Hollywood, LGBTQ+ characters that are more than just — well, LGBTQ+ — can be hard to come by. Most...

LGBTQ Youth Encouraged to Create Video Shorts for The Trevor Project

September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019

OUR PRIDE Video Fest announced a Call for Entries for videos about metal health, suicide prevention Calling all LGBTQ+ youth...

“Killer Unicorn” Film Slays in LA

June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019

Danny is your average Brooklyn party boy. This year, he and his friends couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming...

Going Bak in Time with a Photographer

May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

Spying a thirteen-year-old Sunny Bak, amongst a crowd of New York paparazzi, Elizabeth Taylor showed concern that the young photographer...

The Revolution Will Be Televised

May 27, 2019

May 27, 2019

For the first time ever, the L.A. Pride parade will air on live television.  When the first Los Angeles Pride...

Getting in Synch with “Synchronicity”

May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019

To celebrate the completion of an all-female cast LGBTQ+ short film, The Abbey is hosting a wrap party for “Synchronicity.” ...