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Sister Helen

Author: Lee LessnerCarlos AntonettiArmstrong, MajorJonathan OppenheimJuliet WeberAll authors
Publisher: New York, New York : Distributed by New Video, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... [T]his emotionally compelling film is an inspirational and uplifting portrait of a truly colorful and most unusual New York character. Brash, foul-mouthed and no-nonsense, Sister Helen Travis is not your usual saintly soul. A recovering alcoholic who lost her husband and sons to substance abuse, she single-handedly fights her own war on drugs as director of a halfway house for recovering addicts in NYC's South  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Made-for-TV movies
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Documentary
Named Person: Helen Travis, Sister
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Lessner; Carlos Antonetti; Armstrong, Major; Jonathan Oppenheim; Juliet Weber; Simon Gentry; Rebecca Cammisa; Rob Fruchtman; Helen Travis, Sister; R & R Films, Inc.; New Video Group,
ISBN: 076706660X 9780767066600
OCLC Number: 56795865
Notes: Originally broadcast on HBO in 2001.
Special features: filmmaker commentary by Rob Fruchtman & Rebecca Cammisa; additional scenes; additional interviews; Sundance Awards live; resources; filmmaker biographies.
Credits: Editors, Jonathan Oppenheim, Juliet Weber ; original music, Simon Gentry ; directors of photography, Rebecca Cammisa & Rob Fruchtman.
Performer(s): Featuring: Helen Travis, Lee Lessner, Carlos Antonetti, Major Armstrong, Orlando Barrera, Richie Cruz, Gerry Cusack, Carilito Fuentes, Fernando Gonzales, Robert Harvie, Richie Hubschmitt, Gus Johns, Ashley LeStyne, Larry Lingard, Artie Martinez, Raymond McCleary, Manny Mercado, Tony Olivo, Ashish Patel, John Schramm, Steve Sorge, Jeffrey Taylor, Mel Wallman.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival, 2002: Director's Award - Documentary (Rob Fruchtman, Rebecca Cammisa).
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Responsibility: produced and directed by Rebecca Cammisa & Rob Fruchtman ; R & R Films, Inc.

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" ... [T]his emotionally compelling film is an inspirational and uplifting portrait of a truly colorful and most unusual New York character. Brash, foul-mouthed and no-nonsense, Sister Helen Travis is not your usual saintly soul. A recovering alcoholic who lost her husband and sons to substance abuse, she single-handedly fights her own war on drugs as director of a halfway house for recovering addicts in NYC's South Bronx. Filmmakers Rob Fruchtman and Rebecca Cammisa vividly capture the complex love/hate relationsip between this tough-as-nails nun and the men who both fear her and rely on her to help them battle their own inner demons ... Sister Helen runs a tight ship in which everyone must obey her rules and the hand that writes them"--Container.

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