Wet House offers an unflinching look at life on the fringe for residents in America’s largest harm reduction facility for chronic alcoholics. Inherently controversial, “wet houses” provide residents stipends and the ability to drink on-premises, while aiming to save taxpayer dollars by keeping alcoholics out of detox, shelters, emergency rooms and jails. By observing humanity amid harrowing reality, the film makes the case for a highly accommodating care model for a disease with complex, individual manifestations.
Date: Friday, August 27
Location: Robison Hall
Director: Benjamin May [Attending MNFF7]
Producers: Jessalyn Maguire, Daniel B. Levin, Michael Forstein, Annemarie Lawless
Location: United States