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VIP @ Los Angeles REEL Recovery Film Festival
Laemmle's NOHO Cinema & The Federal Grill
North Hollywood, CA
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VIP @ Los Angeles REEL Recovery Film Festival
7 Day Pass - anytime/ any film / any panel, Oct. 11-17. Attendance for OPENING RECEPTION at The Federal Restaurant for the Sponsor/Filmmaker/Networking  party presented by New Directions for Women and Writers In Treatment.

The Longest Recovery Event In America Saves Lives And Spreads Hope Through Movies

LOS ANGELES, CA - The 11th Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival & Symposium
presented by 12 South Recovery, Paradigm Malibu and Writers In Treatment returns,
October 11th-17th to the iconic Laemmle NoHo 7.  

The seven-day event is a celebration of film, the arts and sobriety.  It showcases honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, and mental illness from veteran to first-time filmmakers.

The festival has earned praise for addressing the critical issues facing one in six Americans today, either those in recovery, the sober curious or the still suffering. As the opioid and addiction makes headlines across the nation, the festival is more relevant than ever.  

Co-founded in 2008 by addiction specialist Leonard Lee Buschel and Robert Downey, Sr., the Reel Recovery Film Festival has grown to entertain, inform and inspire 30,000+ attendees, showing between 50-65 films over each 7-day period. This years films come from as far away as Spain, Ukraine, Qatar and France, and as close as Northridge and Studio City.

Friday October 11th- Opening Night rocks out with a filmmaker/sponsor reception.
5pm The No Matter What Club, Q&A with director, performance artist and New Yorker, Susan Campanaro.
6pm  The Federal North Hollywood hosts the festivities sponsored by New Directions for Women
7:45 New Directions For Women presents Through The Eyes of Our Children
8pm Rocketman Q&A with bassist Paul ILLs (Juliette Lewis, Pink, Michael Des Barres) and friends.

Saturday night at 8pm Live from North Hollywood its  Cracked Up a raw and unflinching look at SNL star Darrell Hammond (with Lorne Michaels, Whoopi Goldberg and SNL cast) Q&A with director Michelle Esrick.

Sunday, October 13th NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and REEL Recovery team up for a day of films, shorts and docs that smash the stigma of mental illness.
8pm - Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story, is sure to be a slam dunk. Q&A with director Johnny Sweet. Ron Artest, aka Metta World Peace invited guest.

Thursday, October 17th - Closing Night is trippin with an eye-opening showing of DOSED about healing addiction and trauma through the controversial use of psychedelics.  Panel with Tara Rodriquez (PsychedeliaIntegration.org), Ash Booth (AwareProject.org), Ryan Munevar (Decrimca.org), and Brad Adams (lapss.org).

Founder Leonard Buschel, shared The festival is for people who love film and have an interest in the human drama and comedy of people dealing with issues of dependence, mental illness, addiction and recovery. He added, None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors and the filmmakers who seek to share their work with the world.

Our generous sponsors include: Brandis Wish, Betty Ford, The Law Offices of Nadine Lewis, Social Model, Gratitude Recovery, KPFK, Keys to Recovery newspaper, LAGPA, Simple DCP

Leonard Buschel and filmmakers are available for phone interviews.

For more information
Ahbra Kay Schiff

Twitter: @ReelRecoveryUS
Instagram: reel_recovery_film_festival


Laemmle's NOHO Cinema & The Federal Grill (View)
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
United States


Arts > Literary
Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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