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'Ben Is Back' Director Peter Hedges: "Many People Still Don't See Addiction As A Disease"

Dec 28, 2018


Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings close out Sunday with the film "Ben Is Back." It tells the story of a teenage heroin addict who leaves rehab to spend Christmas with his wary family.

 

 


Christin Kay spoke with the film’s writer and director Peter Hedges about capturing the painful reality for many caught in the opioid crisis.

"Ben Is Back"will be screened at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Wheeler Opera House.