From the people who brought you "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple":
7th Art Releasing presents: "Over the GW", a film by Nick Gaglia Opening June 27th in NYC at the Pioneer Theater (155 East 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B, NYC).
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Click here to view the trailer and website.
New York Times
Seventh Art Releasing presents "Over the GW" at the Pioneer Theatre starting on June 27th, 2007, special press screening June 3rd at the Pioneer. Based on a true story, the film is described as a terrifying look into the world of corrupt drug rehabilitation clinics that prey upon teen addicts and their parents in order to build a cult." The film stars newcomer George Gallagher with Kether Donohue and Justin Swain. Seventh Art's Udy Epstein, Senior VP of Acquisitions Matt Henderson and VP of Production Lauren Cooper negotiated the deal late Thursday night in Park City at the Slamdance film festival with filmmakers Nick Gaglia and Kether Donohue. In a statement, Epstein said, "With the success of our documentary 'Jonestown' under our belt, we feel confident uncovering the next chapter in the history of cult phenomena in America." He is planning to launch a New York theatrical release this Spring.[Eugene Hernandez , Indiewire]
ABOUT "Over the GW"
"Over the GW," written and directed by Nick Gaglia, is a poignant story based on his real life experience in a cult-like rehab. This film exposes corrupt rehabilitation centers which prey upon vulnerable teens and their parents and are still widespread throughout the world.
Tony (George Gallagher) and Sofia (Kether Donohue) are two troubled teenage siblings from the Bronx. Out of options, their mother brings them over the GW Bridge to a rehab in Jersey. What is meant to be a 30 day stay turns into a traumatic two and a half years in which Tony and Sofia experience abuse, brainwashing, and false imprisonment. The director of the program, Dr. Hiller (Albert Insinnia) leads Tony and Sofia to believe this is the only institution that will keep them sober and if they leave they will die...Instead, the siblings enter into a psychological and physical struggle for their lives!