The Cape Town Recovery Film Festival

The inaugural Cape Town Recovery Film Festival takes place at the Labia Theatre on Orange Street from the 7th to the 10th of November 2013.

The festival marks the start of an annual event at the heart of an initiative to celebrate and encourage a recovery culture and lifestyle in the city.

Book your tickets now by calling the Labia: 021 424 5927.

Free the Mind

Thursday 7th November
6.15pm
The Labia Theatre, Orange Street, Cape Town

This stunning documentary film is all about change. The case studies of two US war veterans and one little boy recovering from very different traumas have a poignant relevance for all those in recovery as well as anyone working in the field of treatment and therapeutic process. South African premiere.

Followed by Q&A facilitated by Dr Simon Whitesman, South African Institute For Mindfulness.

Presented by the Momentum Foundation.

The Anonymous People

Friday 8th November
6.15pm
The Labia Theatre, Orange Street, Cape Town

The crowd funding phenomenon that is kick-starting the recovery movement across America. The Anonymous People is a feature documentary about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. South African premiere.

Presented by Tharagay Addiction Services.

Love Addict

Saturday 9th November
6.15pm
The Labia Theatre, Orange Street, Cape Town

How does it feel to be addicted to love? To rush from zero to velcro at first sight? Love Addict is a film about the all-consuming obsession to obtain and arrest the love of others. The give and take between trust and neglect, dreams and delusions, pleasure and pain, sanity and insanity and the inescapable fact that in the end we all just want to love and be loved in return. According to Rachel Resnick, this award winning film offers “an inspired blend of documentary and performed narrative which reflects the blurry line between reality and fantasy that afflicts those who suffer”. South African premiere.

Bill W.

Sunday 10th November
4.15pm
The Labia Theatre, Orange Street, Cape Town

Bill W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine’s “100 Persons of the 20th Century.” Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow. With Bill as its driving force, A.A. grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over 2 million men and women – a success that made him an icon within A.A., but also an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created. Variety magazine called it “a sensational story”, this moving, sometimes humorous, but always uplifting film is a must see!

All films screen at the Labia Theatre, Orange Street, Cape Town.

Book your tickets now by calling: 021 424 5927

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