17 September 2014

Cape Town Recovery Film Festival 2014

The Cape Town Recovery Film Festival 2014 features locally produced feature films, short films and international productions like Russell Brand’s film 'From Addiction To Recovery'.

This year’s event will include Q&A sessions with film makers and facilitated audience discussions around addiction and recovery issues.
The Cape Town Recovery Film Festival sets out to entertain as well as inform and educate, which is why we are delighted to add some live music, poetry readings and DJ’s to this year’s mix.
The Festival opening night (Thursday 25 September) will see the SA premiere of Russell Brand’s inspiring film From Addiction To Recovery. Brand is internationally recognised as a positive voice for addiction treatment and recovery, and this film aims to carry that positive message to as wide an audience as possible.

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Festival highlights include:
'How To Make Money Selling Drugs', an exposé of the failed “War on Drugs” featuring Susan Sarandon, Russell Sims and David Simon.
'Bob and The Monster', which charts the fall (to addiction) and the rise (in recovery) of rock musician Bob Forrest through interviews with rock ’n roll royalty Guns & Roses, Flea, Courtney Love, Anthony Kiedis and more.
'A special tribute screening of 'Owning Mahowny' starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as a gambling addict.
'Super Duper Alice Cooper', a highly acclaimed new film which documents the tortured and tumultuous relationship between Detroit performer Vincent Furnier and his alter-ego, Alice Cooper, an association that encompassed alcoholism, sobriety, success and failure, cocaine, crack, heartbreak… and finally resolution, acceptance and recovery.
'Addiction Incorporated', which reveals just how far the big tobacco companies have gone to push their wares on millions of addicted consumers.
'Sober Indian / Dangerous Indian', which explores the harmful effects of alcohol abuse on US tribal reservations.
The world premiere of three short films – 'Through The Smoke', 'From The Basement' and 'Umdovolo' (The Gamble) –produced by young Cape Town filmmakers who have grappled with various forms of addiction and recovery in their own lives.

Watch: The trailer from Russell Brand's film: From Addiction to Recovery

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The complete programme is available on the official Festival website.
Tickets for the Cape Town screenings can be reserved by calling the Labia box office (021 424 5927) or purchased online at Webtickets.
Tickets for the Johannesburg screenings are available from The Bioscope online, or contact 011 039 7306.

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