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REEL RECOVERY FILM FESTIVAL Opens Friday September 26th |

Writers In Treatment is proud to present The REEL Recovery Film Festival. This multi-day event is a celebration of film, the arts, writing and creativity. We showcase filmmakers who make honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery. Slated for screening is an eclectic lineup of contemporary and classic films, documentaries and shorts from American and international, first-time filmmakers and industry veterans.
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PRINT THE LEGEND Opens Friday September 26th | NR

1:00 3:00 5:20 7:20 9:35
Print the Legend is a time capsule of the birth of the desktop 3D printing market, while also examining the ethical and logistical challenges of growing a business. The American dream is still alive, but at what personal cost to those who pursue it.

Running time: 1:40
Language: English
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ADVANCED STYLE Opens Friday September 26th | NR

1:05 3:05 4:40 6:15 7:50 9:55
Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western’s culture’s increasing obsession with youth.

Running time: 1:12
Language: English
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THE SUPREME PRICE Opens Friday October 3rd | NR

In 1993 Nigeria elected M.K.O. Abiola as president in a historic vote that promised to end years of military dictatorship. Shortly after, the election was annulled and a military coup brought General Sani Abacha into power. M.K.O Abiola was imprisoned and his wife, Kudirat, took over the leadership of the pro-democracy movement. She organized rallies and the longest oil workers strike in Nigerian history, winning international attention for the Nigerian struggle against human rights violations perpetrated by the military dictatorship. Because of this work, she too became a target and was assassinated in 1996.

Director Joanna Lipper elegantly dovetails past and present as she tells this story through the eyes of their eldest daughter, Hafsat Abiola, who was about to graduate from Harvard when her mother was murdered. Her father died in prison two years later. Determined not to let her parents’ ideals die with them, Hafsat has dedicated her adult life to continuing their fight for democracy. Returning to Nigeria after years abroad, she is at the forefront of a progressive movement to empower women and dismantle the patriarchal structure of Nigerian society. A startlingly intimate rendering of the epic and tragic inter - generational Abiola family saga, THE SUPREME PRICE provides a unprecedented look inside of Africa’s most populous nation from the perspective of women, exposing a deep history of political corruption and a culture where a tiny circle of political elites monopolize billions of dollars worth of oil revenue while the vast majority of 165 million Nigerian people remain impoverished.

Running time: 1:28
Language: English
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THE RISE AND RISE OF BITCOIN Opens Friday October 3rd |

Daniel is a 35 year old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Daniel spends much of his time actively involved in all things Bitcoin. After discovering Bitcoin in 2011, his love and obsession for the crypto-currency was born, revealing an uncharted world of new possibilities for him to explore. Join us as we take a journey through the rapidly growing world of Bitcoin. Along the way, we’ll follow the stories of entrepreneurs and startups that are helping shape the new financial frontier. We’ll look at the competitive mining market and the various subcultures within the Bitcoin community. You’ll encounter a variety of characters and opinions as we examine the social and political impact of an open-source digital currency. Will the rise of Bitcoin bring a monetary paradigm shift that will forever change the world?
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LAST HIJACK Opens Friday October 3rd |

Mohamed is your average middle-aged man trying to make ends meet in his homeland: the failed state Somalia. He is one of Somalia's most experienced pirates and engaged to a beautiful girl. However her parents are not happy with his profession and demand he quits piracy. Mohamed's parents are also dissaproving and pressure to quit his job is growing from all sides. Far from the romantic figures of movies and literature, piracy is coming under increasing scrutiny from global forces and communities within Somalia. At the same time his family depends on his income from piracy. Mohamed, sensing the end of an era, must decide if he should risk everything and do one last hijack. Through his eyes a dramatic tale about survival in Somalia unfolds; how did Mohamed come to live this brutal and dangerous existence? The Last Hijack is both a feature-length film, combining documentary footage and animation, as well as an online transmedia experience, allowing viewers a unique and original way to explore the story of Somali piracy from different perspectives.

Running Time: 1:23
Language: English and Somali
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WAITING FOR AUGUST Opens Friday October 10th | NR

Georgiana Halmac, eldest daughter of her family, is turning fifteen this winter. She lives with her six siblings in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau (Romania). Their mother Liliana, an economic migrant in Torino, will not be back till the summer. During mother’s absence, Georgiana is catapulted to the role of new head of the family. Her adolescence is brutally cut short, when she becomes responsible for her brothers and sisters. Caught between puberty and responsibilities, she moves ahead improvising. Phone conversations with her mom are her only guidelines. Intimate scenes from the daily life of Georgiana and her siblings will show us—uncensored, in fly-on-the-wall style— how real events are experienced and interpreted with great imagination by these children. One is bound to be amazed by their great ingenuity, while also realizing how fragile their daily balance is.

Running time: 1:28
Language: Romanian with English Subtitles
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BOTSO Opens Friday October 10th | NR

Sometimes a story is so inspiring that it must be told. Such is the astonishing life of Wachtang “Botso” Korisheli—musician, sculptor, and beloved teacher to generations. Born in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, young Botso was affectionately held by Josef Stalin not long before Stalin’s brutal regime ordered the execution of Botso’s father, popular actor Platon Korisheli. Remarkably, Botso was allowed 20 minutes to see his father one last time. Here, inside a dark prison, Platon communicated to his son what was most important about living your life, words that still inspire him at the age of 91. This powerful moment helped Botso not only endure years of suffering at the hands of both the Soviet army and Nazis during World War II, but also gave him the determination to maintain an infectious passion for humanity, the arts, and life itself. Eventually arriving in America with nothing but hope, Botso furthered his musical training and became a beloved educator of children. He went on to touch generations of students, inspiring some of the world’s premier musical artists, including five-time Grammy Award winner Kent Nagano. Filmed partly in the Republic of Georgia, this feature-length documentary also captures the rich culture of an ancient country that has shaped Botso’s unique way of teaching.

Running time: 1:22
Language: English
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YOU'RE NOT YOU Opens Friday October 10th | R

Academy Award (R) winner Hilary Swank (Conviction, Million Dollar Baby) and rapidly rising star Emmy Rossum ("Shameless")intertwine in You're Not You, a surprisingly funny, defiantly unsentimental and starkly moving portrait of a high-stakes friendship between two women - one literally in need of a voice, the other discovering the full power of hers.

Running time: 1:43
Language: English
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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 3 Opens Friday October 10th | NR

The third installment of America the Beautiful explores America’s controversial and shameless sexualization of our youth. Theories and observations merely scratch the surface of a culture centered on the objectification of women. Beneath the glossy, perfect images presented in pop culture there are more desperate stakes at hand. Who is at fault for perpetuating such a harmful culture? Is it corporate greed in advertising? Is it the media that projects these images? Could it even be the parents?

Award-winning director Darryl Roberts along with industry experts Jean Kilbourn, Carolyn Costin, Steven Genarro and Gail Dines tackle the complicated answers to these questions, revealing the treacherous effects this has on not just children, but society as a whole. The assault of images portraying the perfect sexy body is inescapable and inappropriate, contributing to a national physical and mental health crisis. According to the American Psychological Association, the impact of this on girls and women of all ages range from eating disorders to low self-esteem and body image insecurities.

Running time: 1:40
Language: English
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A REQUIEM FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES Opens Friday October 17th | NR

2:00 4:00 6:00 8:30 10:10
Scored to Gabriel Fauré's well-known Requiem in D-Minor and shot in stark black and white with a crew of refugees who felt the urgency to convey their situation to the world, A REQUIEM FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES is a wrenching portrait of survival, resilience and empowerment in the camps of Northern Iraq. An intimate perspective on the daily lives and emotions of their fellow refugees, REQUIEM is also a poignant reminder of the civilian toll and trauma of 21st Century wars and an alarm sounded against indifference to the suffering and courage of millions, a non-partisan call for humanity and compassion.

Running time: 1:11
Language: Kurdish with English Subtitles
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PRIVATE VIOLENCE Opens Friday October 17th |

Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the US, at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. The knee-jerk response is to ask: “why doesn’t she just leave?” Private Violence shatters the brutality of this logic. Through the eyes of two survivors – Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women – we bear witness to the complicated and complex realities of intimate partner violence. Their experiences challenge entrenched and misleading assumptions, providing a lens into a world that is largely invisible; a world we have locked behind closed doors with our silence, our laws, and our lack of understanding. Kit’s work immerses us in the lives of several other women as they attempt to leave their abusers, setting them on a collision course with institutions that continuously and systematically fail them, often blaming victims for the violence they hope to flee. The same society that encourages women to seek true love shows them no mercy when that love turns dangerous. As Deanna transforms from victim to survivor, Private Violence begins to shape powerful, new questions that hold the potential to change our society: “Why does he abuse?” “Why do we turn away?” “How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?"
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DEFAULT Opens Friday October 17th |

IT'S COMPLICATED Opens Friday October 17th | NR

Ben, aged 30, is about to marry Juliette. But his quiet little life will be turned on its head when he runs into the person whom he secretly wanted to see more than anyone: Vanessa, the high-school sex bomb who never gave him a second glance. She’s back in Paris now, and he’s the only person she knows...
Running time: 1:40
Language: French With English Subtitles

1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT Opens Friday October 24th | N/R

Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.

Running time: 1:51
Language: English
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RED DOT ON THE OCEAN Opens Friday October 24th | NR

Matt Rutherford spent much of his teens on the streets doing drugs and committing crimes, earning the label "youth-at-risk." Discovering a passion for sailing saved him from a life in prison, or worse. Red Dot on the Ocean is the inspiring story of Matt's journey from troubled youth to sailing legend. He is the first person to attempt sailing single-handed, non-stop around the American continent. No one thought he would survive...

Running time: 1:15
Language: English
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TIGER LILY ROAD Opens Friday October 24th |

IN THIS SEXY, DARK COMEDY ​two women, ​Annie and Louise share a secluded cottage in the woods with Annie’s semi-invalid mother. Annie, a small town vet is also a compulsive empathizer, according to Louise. That’s why the casualty rate on her relationships has been so high. But Louise, ​​the “class slut,” hasn’t done any better. After a demeaning encounter with Annie’s old boyfriend, Annie and Louise drink tequila and swear a blood oath to give up men for a year. Later that night, as heavy snow begins to fall, a young man breaks into their house trying to escape the snowstorm and the law. Then the phones and power go out. Annie is convinced she can help him understand the forces that rule his life. But can she understand her own?

Frank Cipolla of the Wall St. Journal calls it, “really imaginative...original...the direction was superb.” New York Times best selling author, Caroline Leavitt ​says​, “Outrageous, smart...breathtakingly great.” And Janyce Denise Glasper, FemFilmRogue, “Magical touches of irresisti​ble sweetness...a twisted little gem.”

Running Time: 1:29
Language: English
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ALGORITHMS Opens Friday October 24th | NR

1:00 4:00 6:30 9:15
In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Grandmasters. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary that transports us into the little known world of Blind Chess.

Chess is an ancient and universal game with origins in India. Filmed over three years in different parts of India, Algorithms follows three boys and an adult champion who not only aspires to bring global recognition to India's blind chess players, but also wants to encourage all blind children to play chess.

The filmmakers travel with the players to competitive tournaments, including the World Junior Blind Chess Championship. They also film them in their home milieu where they reveal their struggles, anxieties and hopes. Moving through the algorithms of the blind chess world, the film is a tactile and mindful journey that challenges the notion of what it means to "see".

Running time: 1:40
Language: English, Hindi, Tamil, Odiya with English Subtitles
SPECIAL TREAT! DIRECTOR IAN McDONALD & SPECIAL GUESTS at SELECT WEEKEND SHOWS!
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HIT BY LIGHTNING Opens Friday October 31st | NR

When Ricky Miller, a single, quiet 40-year old aspiring writer and manager of Debbie's (think Denny's) and probably the last person you'd notice in a crowd is 'hit by lightning' and meets the love of his life, the beautiful Danita on E-Happily.com, he is catapulted into a relationship online but it's a lot more than what he bargained for - this includes being asked to kill! Hounded by his best friend Seth who thinks no "10" would even go out with a guy like Ricky unless she had ulterior motives (or needed glasses), Ricky starts to get skeptical himself. Turns out, Danita confesses she's actually married to a handsome affable crime novelist and former Rabbi, Ben Jacobs. Is Danita telling Ricky the truth when she says wants to leave her husband but fears for her life if she does? Will Ricky go through with the plan to kill him so he and Danita can live happily ever after?

Running time: 1:29
Language: English
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THE HADZA: LAST OF THE FIRST Opens Friday October 31st | NR

1:00 2:35 4:10 5:45 7:30 9:30
The Hadza, East Africa’s last remaining true hunter-gatherers and perhaps the original “indigenous people,” have lived sustainably on their land near the Rift Valley birthplace of humanity for over 50,000 years. They have occupied one place probably longer than any other group on the planet, and their foraging lifestyle characterizes most of human history. Due to modern-day encroachments, the Hadza’s land and way of life are currently under attack -- and a vital tie to our evolutionary roots may be lost forever. In addition to the remarkable Hadza themselves, the film features Jane Goodall, Wangari Maathai and a host of internationally renowned experts in anthropology, evolutionary biology, genetics, linguistics and nutrition who outline how important the Hadza are in understanding our origins. Like other indigenous peoples around the globe, the Hadza now face grave challenges. While the film celebrates their unique history and cultural cohesiveness, it is also a call to action to help establish a protective land corridor for their survival as a living and vibrant community.

Running time: 1:11
Language: English

SPECIAL TREAT: Q&A's TBA
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THE ONLY REAL GAME Opens Friday November 7th | NR

1:05 3:10 5:20 7:30 9:40
THE ONLY REAL GAME explores the power of baseball for people in a remote and troubled place. The once princely state of Manipur, in volatile northeast India, defies gun violence, drug rafficking, and HIV/AIDS through a surprising passion for America’s national pastime. Manipur entered the Indian Union under protest in 1949, triggering a corrosive separatist conflict. For decades baseball has delivered release from daily struggles and a dream for healing a wounded society. This dream moves toward reality when First Pitch - a band of baseball-loving New Yorkers - and two Major League Baseball Envoy coaches join Manipuri men, women and children to “Play Ball.” With gifted women and girls among the best players, as well as leaders of peace and justice initiatives, this Manipuri story brings us to the heart of the Great American Game, or as Babe Ruth called it, “the only real game in the world.”

Running time: 1:22
Language: English and Manipuri With English Subtitles
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THE RULE Opens Friday November 28th | NR

1:00 3:10 5:30 7:35 9:55
See how Benedictine monks in the heart of one of America's most dangerous cities are able to achieve amazing success with the most vulnerable population: inner city African American and Latino teenage males. While Newark, NJ, with a high poverty rate of 32%, has an abysmal high school graduation rate, St. Benedict's Prep has a near 100% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE rate. The film details how their "recipe for success" follows the 6th century Rule of Saint Benedict and how this rule can serve as a model for whole cities nationwide.

Running time: 1:30
Language: English
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A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD Opens Friday November 28th | NR

A Small Section of the World is an inspirational story about a group of women from a remote farming region of Costa Rica whose ideas sparked a revolution in the coffee growing world. After the men of the village left in search of work, the women came together to imagine a different future for themselves, their families and their community. The film follows the impact of this remarkable story of perseverance as it touches lives around the globe. The movie features the original song, “The Morning” by Alanis Morrisette and Carlos Tapado Vargas.

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NIGHT WILL FALL Opens Friday December 5th |

In the spring of 1945, Allied forces liberating Europe found evidence of atrocities which have tortured the world’s conscience ever since. As the troops entered the German concentration camps, they made a systematic film record of what they saw. Work began on a documentary to show the horror they witnessed to the German population. Sidney Bernstein, chief of the Psychological Warfare Film Section of SHAEF commissioned the film. Those involved in the production included Alfred Hitchcock and renowned editor Stewart McAllister; they produced perhaps the most remarkable testament of the 20th Century. “No German can say he didn’t know” insists the commentary, co-written by Richard Crossman, the future cabinet minister. These sentiments were judged by the British Government to be unsuitable to the bridge-building mood towards Germany. The film was never shown. 40 years later an American researcher found a rusty can marked “F3080” in the vaults of London’s Imperial War Museum. It was in very poor condition and the last roll was missing, but in 1985 a scratched and blurry copy was shown on PBS in America. Now after three years of work by Dr Toby Haggith of the IWM, the entire film has been fully restored and piece by piece, frame by frame, the lost last reel has been put together from the original shot lists. For the first time in history the completed “F3080” is ready to be shown.

TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER Opens Friday December 26th |

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Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.

Running time: 1:45
Language: English
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