Director: Rob Fruchtman
One of the most unanimously acclaimed documentaries in recent years and winner of the coveted Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, this emotionally compelling film is an inspirational and uplifting portrait of a truly colorful and most unusual New York character. Brash, foul-mouthed, and no-nonsense, Sister Helen Travis is not your typical saintly soul. A recovering alcoholic who lost her husband and sons to substance abuse, she single-handedly fights her own war on drugs as the director of a halfway house for recovering addicts in NYC's South Bronx. Filmmakers Rob Fruchtman and Rebecca Cammisa vividly capture the complex love/hate relationship between this tough-as-nails nun and the men who both fear her and rely on her to help them battle their own inner demons. Inspired by Sinatra's "my-way-or-the-highway" mantra, Sister Helen runs a tight ship in which everyone must obey her rules the hand that writes them. for the residents who wish to permanently kick the habit, this sobering dose of tough love may be their last and only hope.
Filmmaker Commentary By Rob Fruchtman & Rebecca Cammisa, Deleted Scenes, Additional Interviews, Sundance Awards Live, Resources, Filmmaker Biographies, Interactive Menus, Scene Selection.
|Studio Name:||Team Marketing|
|DVD Release Date:||12/28/2004|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||88 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Stereo|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.26|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.5 x 5.5 x 7.44|
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