Anonymous Sister

Friday, June 2 - Thursday, June 8, 2023

Director Jamie Boyle in person for Q&As at the following screenings: Friday, June 2 at 7:15 PM; Saturday, June 3 at 2:50 PM and 7:15 PM; Sunday, June 4 at 2:50 PM; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:15 PM.  Dr. Andrew Kolodny will join Boyle for the Tuesday, June 6 7:15 PM Q&A.

When a young woman turns to the camera for refuge, she ends up with a firsthand account of what will become the deadliest man-made epidemic in United States history. Thirty years in the making, ANONYMOUS SISTER is Emmy Award®-winning director Jamie Boyle’s chronicle of her family’s collision with the opioid epidemic.

Official Selection: DOC NYC

Additional Q&A information:
Friday June 2 at 7:15 p.m.
Director Jamie Boyle and NYC Communities for Health Program Manager Janelle Robinson, moderated by Julie Stampler, Executive Producer and Board Member National Harm Reduction Coalition.

Saturday June 3 at 2:50 p.m.
Director Jamie Boyle and Rev. Erica Poellot, first nationally-recognized minister of harm reduction, and director of Faith in Harm Reduction, moderated by Julie Stampler.

Saturday June 3 at 7:15 p.m.
Director Jamie Boyle and Sheila P Vakharia, PhD, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement Drug Policy Alliance, moderated by Julie Stampler.



  • Country USA
  • Year 2021
  • Running Time 94 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Long Shot Factory
  • Director Jamie Boyle
  • Cast Jamie Boyle, Jordan Boyle, Julie Boyle, Dr. Andrew Kolodny
  • Accessibility Closed Captioning

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