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In this emotionally compelling documentary, Sister Helen opens a private home for recovering addicts... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Paul La Greca ... Guest Interview
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Directed by
Rebecca Cammisa 
Rob Fruchtman 
 
Produced by
Rebecca Cammisa .... co-producer
Rob Fruchtman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Gentry 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Aurichio 
Rebecca Cammisa 
Rob Fruchtman 
Andrew Holbrooke 
Peter Pearce 
Scott Sinkler 
 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Oppenheim 
Juliet Weber 
 
Sound Department
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Editorial Department
Geof Bartz .... consulting editor
 
Other crew
Winston Emano .... publicist
David Magdael .... publicist
 

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A documentary that slowly involves you with its subjects, 3 June 2002
Author: Walt Gilmore from Los Angeles, CA

This is truly a documentary of love about a fascinating character, her outlook on life and her extended family. The filmmakers spent three years taping Sister Helen at her halfway house and managed to capture so much wonderful material that you can not help but feel you know Sister Helen and her "boys." The house holds 21 recovering addicts each with a story almost as involving as Sister Helen's. The ending scenes are particularly involving and emotional.

Sister Helen's story of marriage, addiction and loss reveals a very complex character who's tough love is at all times funny, touching and endearing.

The film is a amazing in the way it tells its story in wonderful slice of life sequences which develop into a story that is almost as clear as if each scene were scripted and acted by the best. The honesty (and obvious dishonesty) of the "clients" is very involving as you learn of their fears and watch their attempts to grow.

You will never forget Sister Helen, Robert, Moe or poor Ashish(spelling?).

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