Finding Normal at NW Film Festival

Brian Lindstrom’s work (FROM THE GROUND UP, KICKING, HEART OF HARLEM) reflects an ongoing concern for social issues and for people who engage the challenges. His new film takes an unflinching look at the daunting difficulties faced by those overcoming addiction, and examines the dynamic within Portland’s Central City Concern’s recovery mentor program. With a 70% success rate, the program’s strength lies in its ability to promote a strong sense of community and connectedness with peers and mentors, all former addicts committed to helping others as they help themselves. “The film is raw and real, filled with undeniable moments of pain and elation and human personality. It’s impossible to imagine a more honest look at this all-too-common world.”—Shawn Levy, THE OREGONIAN. (77 min)

Portland, OR
Director: Brian Lindstrom
Tue Nov 13 8:00 PM Whitsell Auditorium