2019 Recovery Film Festival

20 & 21 November 2019   Recovery Film Festival at Eldon Building rm. 1.10

Portsmouth film society is aiming to bring awareness to all forms of recovery. A celebration of those who have turned their lives around.Please come and join us for the two great films and a panel.

The film screenings will be free to UoP students and ANA Treatment residence. 

Wednesday 20 November Beautiful Boy   112min 7pm        

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell delivering showcase work that’s often powerful enough to make up for the story’s muted emotional impact.  Beautiful Boy has rare cinematic artifact, a film that purports to be about one thing which is addiction.

9pm Portsmouth Panel Session and Q&A“Challenges faced on the road of Recovery'’

Chair and Q&A Leader: Simon Knight (PFS Director/trustee)   Panel speakers are Toni Mason from ANA, Dr Lorenzo Stafford, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth and Danielle Sutton-Johnson from Southsea Sangha.

Daniel Sutton-Johanson is the founder and Community Dharma Leader of Southsea Sangha, a vibrant and burgeoning open access, all inclusive, urban dharma meditation community on the island city of Portsmouth.

Thursday 21 November

One Note at a Time    (US) 95min 2016

It is a beautifully crafted, feature documentary, rich with colorful characters. In this mesmerizing setting it shows the tragic effects of a failing USA healthcare system. It’s set in the iconic musical backdrop of New Orleans, where the music stopped in 2005…when one of the most deadly and destructive hurricanes in American history struck.

The flood defenses failed, flooding the Crescent City for weeks. Lives were lost and lives were shattered. Many displaced musicians felt compelled to return to the chaos and bleak confusion to play again.

This is the story of some who made it back, told in their own words, with those who fought alongside to resuscitate the music scene; In particular the founders of The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation, a unique medical facility with the motto… ‘Keeping the music ALIVE’.

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