High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell

Tue, 05/26/2020 (All day) - Wed, 03/31/2021 (All day)

Dir. Jon Alpert, Maryann DeLeo, Rich Farrell / 1995 / 60 min

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Jon Alpert and Maryann De Leo teamed with former drug addict Rich Farell, a resident of Lowell, Massachusetts, for this harrowing chronicle of addiction in the economically depressed blue-collar town. Filmed over a year and a half, Brenda, Dicky and Boo-Boo are followed in and out of crackhouses, rehab and jail, seeking an escape from the despair of their surroundings. Their lives later served as the inspiration for David O. Russell’s The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, which received seven 2011 Academy Award nominations – Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actor and Actress.

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