“It is directed with a firm hand and compassion by Rodrigo Garcia [with cinematography by Igor Jadue-Lillo, production design by Brandon Mendez, and edited by Lauren Connelly] who previously helmed Close in Nine Lives as well as an Oscar-nominated turn in Albert Nobbs. He also co-wrote the screenplay with Eli Saslow, a Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winner who wrote the article that inspired this story. Although fictionalized, it is based on mother Libby Alexander and daughter Amanda Wendler, who fought their own decade-long battle with Amanda’s heroin use, and perhaps that is a reason all of this feels so authentic. Still, at its heart, this is really a story about familial connection and the magnet that draws parent and child together even in the most difficult of circumstances.”

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