Sister Helen (2003)

Sister Helen
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords drugs, New York
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter Pearce Cinematographer n/a 402 6000005
Andrew Holbrooke Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Rob Fruchtman Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Scott Sinkler Cinematographer n/a 402 6000006
Jonathan Oppenheim Editor n/a 172 7000001
Simon Gentry Music n/a 120781 8000001
Juliet Weber Editor n/a 172 7000002
Rebecca Cammisa Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Alex Aurichio Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Rebecca Cammisa Producer n/a 3 3000001
Rob Fruchtman Director Co-Director 2 2000002
Julie Anderson Supervising Producer (Cinemax Reel Life) 1275 3000002
Rob Fruchtman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer (Cinemax Reel Life) 174 3000003
Lisa Heller Supervising Producer (Cinemax Reel Life) 1275 3000003
Rebecca Cammisa Director Co-Director 2 2000001
Sister Helen is not your average nun. In fact, there is nothing average about this story. After the death of her husband and two sons, Helen got herself sober and joined the Benedictine order of nuns. Though in her late sixties, she opened a private home for recovering addicts and alcoholics in the South Bronx, where she lives, along with twenty-one men. To live there, they must obey her rules, including on-demand urine samples, adhere to strict curfews, participate in community service, and attend house meetings at her discretion--no "ifs," "ands," or "buts." Call it tough love. The men respect and fear her--for she is one tough lady. Documentarians Rob Fruchtman & Rebecca Cammisa lived at the Center for months to get the most in-depth possible account of life there.