Two Netflix upcoming originals – Heroin(e) and Long Shot – are all set to premiere at Telluride Film Festival.
Heroin(e) is set in Huntington, West Virginia which has become the epicenter of America’s modern opioid epidemic, with an overdose rate 10 times the national average. This flood of heroin now threatens this Appalachian city with a cycle of generational addiction, lawlessness, and poverty. But within this distressed landscape, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Hollow) highlights three women working to change the town’s narrative and break the devastating cycle of drug abuse one person at a time. Heroin(e) streams on Netflix on September 12.
Long Shot is a story of an innocent man accused of murder, leading his dedicated attorney on a wild chase to confirm his alibi among thousands of people in a baseball stadium. On the night in question, television cameras happened to be positioned throughout the stadium, and captured a story of remarkable circumstance. Directed by Jacob LaMendola (Anosmia), Long Shot launches September 29.