Four men attempt to reinvent their lives in the heart of America’s opioid crisis in the new Netflix original documentary Recovery Boys directed by Academy Award-Nominee Elaine McMillion Sheldon.
Recovery Boys which had its World Premiere as an Official Selection of the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, will launch globally on Netflix June 29, 2018 and in NY at the Metrograph and in LA at Laemmle Music Hall.
In the heart of America’s opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and reenter society after years of drug abuse. Academy Award-nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Heroin(e)), returns to her native West Virginia for her feature film debut. Recovery Boys is an intimate look at the strength, brotherhood, and courage it takes to overcome addiction and lays bare the internal conflict of recovery. In an effort to break the cycle of generational addiction and trauma, four young men let go of painful pasts as they live in the present and build a new community in a farming-based rehab. After rehab, they experience life’s trials and tribulations sober but struggle to find their place and purpose in an often-unforgiving society. In today’s world, where shocking statistics about the opioid crisis make headlines daily, Recovery Boys offers a deeply personal look into the unseen lives of those working toward transformation.