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Anonymous Sister (2023)

Opens on September 1

Director: Jamie Boyle Run Time: 94 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Country: United States
Language: English

Join us for an introduction and post screening Q&A with filmmaker Jamie Boyle on Friday, September 1 at 7:00 PM. The reception in The Festival Lounge begins at 6:00 PM.

About the film:

World Premiere, 2021 DOC NYC
Official Selection, 2022 Cleveland International Film Festival

An eye-opening look at what it means to suffer, to survive, and to experience life in all of its pain and beauty. Two-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jamie Boyle turns the camera on her own family when her mother and sister become dependent on opioids. Drawing upon footage shot for over 30 years, Boyle creates a poignant and timely study of the deadliest man-made epidemic in United States history.

“The most powerful documentaries often make the world’s largest crises feel emotionally personal… this film is unrelenting and shouldn’t be missed.”

—Noah Ramer, Silver Linings Reviews

About the filmmaker:

Jamie Boyle is a two-time Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at Sundance, Full Frame, Hot Docs, LA Film Fest, True/False, and other festivals. In 2021, she premiered her feature directorial debut Anonymous Sister (2023) at DOC NYC.

Among other projects, she was the editor, producer, and cinematographer for Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning Jackson (2016), which won over a dozen Grand Jury Awards for Best Documentary. In 2018, she edited Trans In America (2018), a three-part docu-series that premiered at SXSW, with Texas Strong winning an Emmy Award for outstanding short documentary. Boyle was also the Associate Editor on Netflix’s E–TEAM, winner of the 2014 Sundance Cinematography Award. Most recently, she wrote and edited the feature documentary Breaking the News (2023), which premiered at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival.

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