Getting Over

In 1997, filmmaker Jason Charnick's father, a lifelong heroin addict named Ray, recorded 17 hours of interviews with his brother, noted New York City artist Arnie Charnick. The topics covered his entire life, from his childhood growing up in the Bronx, up until a few months before his death. When Jason was finally ready to watch the tapes well over a decade later, what he saw would redefine many of the childhood memories he held so dear. It would also take him on an unexpected emotional journey, not only back home to New York, but into the past as well.

Come along with Jason as he gets to know his dad again, accepts the man he was, and confronts the addiction that took his life.

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Jason Charnick




Director: Jason Charnick
Executive Producer: Jason Charnick, Arnie Charnick, Nathan Oliver, Christopher W. Jones
Producer: Jason Charnick, Nathan Oliver
Screenwriter: Jason Charnick
Cinematographer: N/A
Editor: Sharon Rutter
Production Designer: N/A
Sound Designer: Stephen Selvaggio
Music: Jason David White
Principal Cast: Jason Charnick, Arnie Charnick, Raymond Charnick, Denny McLain, Stuart Birnbaum, Dave Shapiro
Additional Credits: Sound Mixer: Juan Campos, Colorist: Sam Dlugach


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Year: 2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 79:00 mins