In David O. Russell's THE FIGHTER, we learned about the lives of boxers "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother Dicky Eklund. The film charts Micky's rise back to professional boxing, while simultaneously covering a drug-addicted Dicky's tumble into further illness. The film highlights Dicky's issues by including the filming of the HBO documentary, HIGH ON CRACK STREET: LOST LIVES IN LOWELL, a doc that featured Dicky and his addictions. The slow build of the doc's filming, Dicky's resistance to understanding its meaning, and the implications after its premiere on television added a hefty layer of emotional verisimilitude to THE FIGHTER, forming one of my favorite parts of the film (hard as it was to watch).
Now, Snag Films has the full documentary available to watch. The film is "a harrowing documentary chronicling 18 months in the lives of three crackhouse friends whose addiction has let them to crime and despair." It follows Dicky and two other addicts. For fans of the film, it's really an absolute must-see. You can see the entire film at Snag Films HERE, and you can watch an embedded preview after the break.
Huge thanks to Snag Films for alerting us of the film's availability!
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