6 Balloons

Over the course of one night, a woman drives across Los Angeles with her brother, who is addicted to heroin, in search of a detox center.

It is incredibly difficult to love an addict. Not only does their addiction continuously define the dynamic of your relationship, but they are like a drowning man, able to take you down with them as they flail their arms and fight for air. Rarely has a film captured this better than Marja-Lewis Ryan’s “6 Balloons,”