Leonard Buschel, chair of the nonprofit Writer In Treatment, shared some images of Ben Stiller from his appearance at last month’s REEL Recovery Film Series.
On April 7, Ben helped kick off the series with his friend, Jerry Stahl, in whose 1998 film Permanent Midnight Stiller portrayed the writer as he falls deeper into drug addiction. Based on Stahl’s memoir, the film was lauded for Stiller’s realist depiction of substance abuse. The movie featured Owen Wilson as Stahl’s friend and Janeane Garofalo as his agent.
Writers In Treatment is an independent California non-profit public benefit corporation started by writers and substance abuse counselors in 2008. The program is funded by individual contributions, grants and fundraising events and projects.
For more information on the organization, see: www.writersintreatment.org