High On Crack Street: Lost Lives In Lowell



Brattle Theatre Mon, May 2, 2016 7:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:60 minutes
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Maryann DeLeo & Richard Farrell


Special 20th Anniversary Screening Co-Presented with The DocYard

Twenty years ago, Jon Alpert and Maryann De Leo teamed with former drug addict Rich Farrell, a resident of Lowell, MA, to create this harrowing chronicle of addiction in the economically depressed, blue-collar town. Filmed over a year and a half, HIGH ON CRACK STREET follows Brenda, Dicky, and Boo-Boo in and out of crackhouses, rehab, and jail as they seek an escape from the despair of their surroundings. Their lives later served as the inspiration for THE FIGHTER, for which Christian Bale, portraying Dicky, won an Oscar.

Followed by a panel discussion moderated by Deb Becker of WBUR

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Presented by:
The DocYard