Sister Helen

DVDs of SISTER HELEN are now available to the public through DOCURAMA. The dvd contains many great extras including; never-seen-before footage, interviews and the filmmakers' commentary.

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Documentary Directing Award,
Sundance Film Festival, 2002
Gold Hugo Award,
Best Documentary Film,
Chicago International Film Festival
, 2002
Jury Prize for Best Documentary Film, Newport Film Festival, 2002
Best Documentary Film Award,
Nashville Film Festival, 2002
Best Documentary Film Award,
Westchester Film Festival
, 2002
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"Entertaining movie on a bighearted, tough-as-beef-jerky nun.”
- Elvis Mitchell, New York Times
"Ms. Cammisa and Mr. Fruchtman vividly capture the dynamic of tenderness and rage that characterizes Sister Helen's relationship with the 21 men who live under her roof."
- Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Breathtaking... every frame glows."
- TimeOut New York
"A memorable portrait of a true New York character..."
- New York Daily News
"Transfixing documentary..."
- New York Newsday

Sister Helen founded the John Thomas Travis Center, a not-for-profit 501-C3 shelter for male recovering addicts. The Center relies solely on private donations, so if you would like to make a contribution, or get more information, please feel free to contact its executive director, Dorothy Madden at: 401 East 142nd Street - PO Box 336 The Bronx, NY 10454 718.993.5901 or by e-mail