23 movies

Sherrybaby

September 8, 2006

After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a good mother, and Sherry finds her resolve to stay clean slowly weakening.

Bird

September 30, 1988

Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

Jesus' Son

September 5, 1999

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.

In Vanda's Room

March 2, 2001

With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, In Vanda’s Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.

I Dreamt Under the Water

August 8, 2008

Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having some familial, financial difficulties. But the girl is a junkie too.

El pico 2

November 9, 1984

Paco, son of the commander of the Guardia Civil Evaristo Torrecuadrada, has been involved in Bilbao in the murder of a drug dealer couple. His fathers' efforts in suppressing evidence have nothing to do when the crime appears in the press. Paco is arrested and goes to prisson, where he return to do drugs.

Cisco Pike

January 14, 1972

Cisco is an ex-rock star who has become a drug dealer. A corrupt cop blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.

Heroína

May 4, 2005

In the 1980's, Pilar, an ordinary woman, married, about forty years, discovers that one of their three children are addicted to heroin. After an initial period of uncertainty, Pilar contact with other parents in similar situations who come to a precarious Civic Center helps the addict, but soon realizes that many things have to change in and out of home so your child can be saved. Thus was born the desire to do more than complain and starts along with other parents, but especially mothers, an arduous journey of withdrawal of drug trafficking in Galicia.

Don't Look Back

July 13, 1996

Los Angeles heroin addict Jesse endangers the lives of his childhood friends after he discovers a briefcase full of money from a drug deal gone bad, and returns home with it to Texas. Hoping to turn his life around with his newfound wealth, Jessie endures detox with the support of his friends. However, the gang leader behind the drug deal, along with his cronies, trace Jesse's footsteps to Texas to exact revenge and take back their money.

Strange Forest

January 1, 2014

After sending their son to rehab from drug abuse, they find out that he has run away from the rehab center and that he has a dept to a local drug boss, which may be the reason he is on the run. His parents start blaming each other for their son's mistakes, and the father decides to leave their family home. In the next few days they both are trying to find their son, and they both face the brutal reality of life in Serbia on their own way.

Facing the Habit

December 16, 2007

Dave is a stockbroker with an expensive heroin habit. Even though he earns thousands of dollars per week, it never seems to be enough for him and his girlfriend. His mother is emotionally exhausted. Dave learns that ibogaine, the extract of a West African tree root, has the power to stop addiction without withdrawal symptoms. He knows that the heroin is killing him. He's miserable and he wants to stop. Is this what he needs to kick the habit?

Ibogaine: Rite of Passage

September 27, 2004

Ibogaine is a plant extract that stops drug addiction. In this documentary, a 34-year-old heroin addict undergoes ibogaine therapy with Dr Martin Polanco at the Ibogaine Association, a clinic in Rosarito, Mexico. In Gabon, where use of the iboga root is traditional, a Babongo woman's tribe uses the plant to help her recover from a depressive malaise. Director Benjamin De Loenen interviews people formerly addicted to heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, who share their perspectives about ibogaine treatment.

Stella Does Tricks

January 28, 2000

A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.

The Unraveling

October 15, 2015

Michael is a basically decent guy with a pregnant girlfriend, great friends - and one massive drug problem. Because he missed his own Las Vegas bachelor party being too stoned, his four besties decide to kidnap him for a weekend of roughing it in the California wilderness. Caught off guard by this surprise camping trip and his nose candy supply dwindling, Michael is shocked when his buddies start being ritually murdered one by one. Suspecting it’s the vicious drug dealer he cheated getting bloody revenge, Michael’s life swirls out of all control as the real truth is revealed.

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Landscapes in the Mist

January 10, 1984

Naturalistic and almost documentary account of the heroin addicts in Belgrade, in the form of a sad life story of young girl and her wasted life.

A portrait of a strung-out heroin addict scrambling through New York City trying to score cash for his next fix.

Masters of Darkness: Aleister Crowley - The Wickedest Man in the World

Bar Girls

January 1, 2003

Gai Nhay ("Bar Girls") is the story of how the other half lives, with a twist. Southeast Asia being known for the multitude of bar girls ready to be "borrowed" for a (usually quite cheap) price, the life these girls live--and the motivations and tribulations that lead them to it--are usually hidden to their oblivious clientéle.

Iboga Nights

February 26, 2014

Once again, David Graham Scott examines how some addicts use the plant medicine iboga to detox rapidly—and how, sometimes, the conditions in which they detox put them at risk.

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