Paradigm Treatment Centers is pleased to announce its official sponsorship of the Reel Recovery Film Festival, opening Friday October 11th, 2019 and running through Thursday October 17th, 2019 at the Laemmle NoHo Cinema in Los Angeles California. Presented by Writers in Treatment, the 11th Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival features a variety of films both old and new that shine a spotlight on the multi-faceted, highly individualized journey that is recovery, through the lenses of a diverse array of filmmakers. Festival goers will be treated to a robust, thought-provoking selection of films including shorts, documentaries and narrative features. “This year we received more than 160 films from around the world and programmed 88 films over a 7-day period,” said Ahbra Shiff, the Festival Co-Producer & Curator.
“I am always awed and inspired by the quality, ingenuity, and imagination of the films submitted, and by the dedication of the filmmakers who come from across the country and around the world to appear with their films,” she stated. The Festival opens Friday evening with director Dexter Fletcher’s recently released, celebrated, star-studded film Rocketman, which follows the incredible story of iconic Elton John as he is catapulted to fame and must grapple with the destructive forces of addiction. Other films being shown throughout the festival include Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story, Is Your Story Making You Sick? featuring global addiction expert Gabor Maté, and the Blake Edwards classic Days of Wine and Roses.
“Events like the Reel Recovery Film Festival are so important when it comes to bringing the complex issues of addiction and recovery into focus. In addition to deepening the conversation surrounding addiction, the Festival is also a time to celebrate the vibrant communities that are built on the foundations of recovery. We are truly thrilled to be part of this wonderful, cinematic event,” said Cole Rucker, Co-Founder of Paradigm Treatment Centers.
The Reel Recovery Film Festival is programmed first and foremost with the intention of entertaining and inspiring audiences with stories that explore recovery from multiple angles. It is also meant to celebrate recovery and work towards diminishing the stigmas associated with the medical, social, biological and psychological aspects of dependence and addiction. Creativity, success and recovery are all themes that will be explored throughout the festival, giving festival-goers a chance to delve deeper into the complexities of addiction, and the many pathways one can take towards successful, lasting recovery.