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Films about addiction and recovery

The Austin Film Festival which is starting tomorrow (Oct 21st) will be screening films about Addiction and Recovery.

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story.

We have not pre-screened these films but we hope that they prove useful if only to be more knowledgeable and provide support to loved ones who are suffering through addiction and looking for recovery.

If you find you need extra help for yourself or a loved one please feel free to reach out to us or browse our directory for practitioners who specialize in addiction recovery.

Addiction and Recovery Films starting Saturday:

“Clean Slate”

Saturday – Oct 23 @ 12pm

CLEAN SLATE follows two friends in a drug recovery program in the American South struggling to come to terms with their addiction and mental illness by making a short film about the pain they’ve caused their families.

“Addict Named Hal”

Saturday – Oct 23 @ 4:15pm

When Amy is sent unwillingly to a halfway house by her mom, she thinks she is different from everyone else – until Hal, a heroin addict returning to the house from jail, convinces her to give recovery a try. But Amy soon learns that her drinking won’t just disappear, and she may have a bigger problem than she thought. This film explores the everyday struggles, joys, and horrors of getting clean.

“Rehab Cabin”

Saturday – Oct 23 @ 6:30pm

Two best friends kidnap an alcoholic former child star in a well-intentioned, though poorly planned, attempt to save her and their friendship.

“I Can Feel You Walking”

Sunday – Oct 24 @ 6:30pm

Two neighbors form an unlikely bond despite their vulnerable meeting after one of them overdoses on their shared porch.