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Clean Slate directed by Jared Callahan official trailer and release date
Clean Slate directed by Jared Callahan

The award-winning documentary Clean Slate, the latest from Emmy-Nominated filmmaker Jared Callahan (Janey Makes A Play), tells of two friends in a Southern drug recovery program struggling to come to terms with their addiction and mental illness by making a short film about the pain they’ve caused their families.

Clean Slate will have a limited theatrical release beginning November 21, and available on digital platforms on December 2.

“Clean Slate is a feature-length documentary that provides an immersive, verité look into the world of recovery amid the biggest drug epidemic in American history”, says Callahan, whose work has been released through PBS, The New York Times, GQ Magazine, The Atlantic, Sundance, Tribeca, and other world-class festivals. “Everyone knows someone who’s in recovery, or someone who should be. In following Cassidy and Josh as they attempt to make a short film, our goals are to give viewers a space to empathize with those who struggle and to show how the creative process can be a lifeline to those in crisisMany well-meaning people fail to understand the complex imprisonment that comes with the disease of addiction. Rather than preaching statistics, Clean Slate gives viewers an intimate window into the lives of two filmmakers and the relationship between creativity and recovery.”

Watch the official trailer for Clean Slate.

CLEAN SLATE will also screen at the following theaters during November :

  • 11/21 @ 7pm CT — Oklahoma City, OK — The Rodeo (Stockyards) — JP in attendance.
  • 11/30 @ 6:30pm PT — Redwood City, CA — Canada College — JC in attendance.
  • 11/25 (multi-day run) — Atlanta, GA — The Plaza — Josh Litton (the subject) in attendance.
  • 11/30 through 12/4 — Castro Valley, CA — The Chabot — JC in attendance.
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