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The Resource Sister Helen, produced and directed by Rebecca Cammisa & Rob Fruchtman ; R & R Films, Inc, (videorecording)

Sister Helen, produced and directed by Rebecca Cammisa & Rob Fruchtman ; R & R Films, Inc, (videorecording)

Label
Sister Helen
Title
Sister Helen
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Rebecca Cammisa & Rob Fruchtman ; R & R Films, Inc
Contributor
Composer
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" ... [T]his emotionally compelling film is an inspirational and uplifting portrait of a truly colorful and most unusual New York character. Brash, foul-mouthed and no-nonsense, Sister Helen Travis is not your usual saintly soul. A recovering alcoholic who lost her husband and sons to substance abuse, she single-handedly fights her own war on drugs as director of a halfway house for recovering addicts in NYC's South Bronx. Filmmakers Rob Fruchtman and Rebecca Cammisa vividly capture the complex love/hate relationsip between this tough-as-nails nun and the men who both fear her and rely on her to help them battle their own inner demons ... Sister Helen runs a tight ship in which everyone must obey her rules and the hand that writes them"--Container
Awards note
Sundance Film Festival, 2002: Director's Award - Documentary (Rob Fruchtman, Rebecca Cammisa).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editors, Jonathan Oppenheim, Juliet Weber ; original music, Simon Gentry ; directors of photography, Rebecca Cammisa & Rob Fruchtman
Dewey number
362.17/86
Intended audience
Not rated
LC call number
HV4999.4.N5
LC item number
S57 2004
PerformerNote
Featuring: Helen Travis, Lee Lessner, Carlos Antonetti, Major Armstrong, Orlando Barrera, Richie Cruz, Gerry Cusack, Carilito Fuentes, Fernando Gonzales, Robert Harvie, Richie Hubschmitt, Gus Johns, Ashley LeStyne, Larry Lingard, Artie Martinez, Raymond McCleary, Manny Mercado, Tony Olivo, Ashish Patel, John Schramm, Steve Sorge, Jeffrey Taylor, Mel Wallman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-2000
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lessner, Lee
  • Antonetti, Carlos
  • Armstrong, Major
  • Oppenheim, Jonathan
  • Weber, Juliet
  • Gentry, Simon
  • Cammisa, Rebecca
  • Fruchtman, Rob
  • Travis, Helen
  • R & R Films, Inc
  • New Video Group
Runtime
88
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travis, Helen
  • Halfway houses
  • Benedictine nuns
  • Recovering addicts
  • DVD videodisc
Technique
live action
Label
Sister Helen, produced and directed by Rebecca Cammisa & Rob Fruchtman ; R & R Films, Inc, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast on HBO in 2001
  • Special features: filmmaker commentary by Rob Fruchtman & Rebecca Cammisa; additional scenes; additional interviews; Sundance Awards live; resources; filmmaker biographies
Bar code
  • 31223125843715
  • 31223125843707
  • 31223125843673
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (88 min.)
Isbn
9780767066600
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
767685964736
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NVG-9647
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56795865
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Sister Helen, produced and directed by Rebecca Cammisa & Rob Fruchtman ; R & R Films, Inc, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast on HBO in 2001
  • Special features: filmmaker commentary by Rob Fruchtman & Rebecca Cammisa; additional scenes; additional interviews; Sundance Awards live; resources; filmmaker biographies
Bar code
  • 31223125843715
  • 31223125843707
  • 31223125843673
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (88 min.)
Isbn
9780767066600
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
767685964736
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NVG-9647
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56795865
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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