"KUDOS for a well organized, very successful movie event!! We so appreciate your effort & all the partner organizations putting it on. I had heard good things about the movie, & especially the amazing acting of Julie Roberts, & they were so right! It was a fantastic movie - really powerful! I learned several things about addictions just by watching it, & I look forward to future discussions to understand the disease further. In addition, it certainly gave me more empathy for the trauma & frustration that families experience if a loved one has an addiction."
"Ben Is Back"
A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family's home on Christmas Eve.
Follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben's wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son's return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm's way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family's downfall.
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.