The House I Live In (2012 film)
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|The House I Live In|
|Directed by||Eugene Jarecki|
|Produced by||Eugene Jarecki
|Written by||Eugene Jarecki|
|Music by||Robert Miller|
|Running time||108 minutes|
- Michelle Alexander (civil rights litigator and the author of "The New Jim Crow")
- Shanequa Benitez (resident of Cromwell Towers housing project, Yonkers, New York)
- The Honorable Mark W. Bennett (U.S. District Court Judge. Sioux City, Iowa)
- Charles Bowden (journalist covering drug war-caused violence on the U.S.-Mexico border)
- Mike Carpenter (Chief of Security, Lexington Corrections Center, Lexington, Oklahoma)
- Marshal Larry Cearley (Police Department, Magdalena, New Mexico)
- Eric Franklin (Warden, Lexington Corrections Center, Lexington, Oklahoma)
- Maurice Haltiwanger (sentenced to 20 years for crack cocaine distribution)
- Dr. Carl Hart (Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York)
- Nannie Jeter (resident of New Haven, Connecticut)
- Anthony Johnson (former, small-time drug dealer, Yonkers, New York)
- Dr. Gabor Maté (Hungarian-born physician specializing in the treatment of addiction - has been working in Vancouver, Canada for several decades)
- Mark Mauer (Director, The Sentencing Project)
- Richard Lawrence Miller (American historian and expert on the history of U.S. drug laws)
- Charles Ogletree (Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and a former academic advisor to Barack and Michelle Obama)
- Kevin Ott (serving life without parole on drug charges, Lexington Correctional Center, Lexington, Oklahoma)
- Susan Randall (Private investigator in Vermont - formerly a journalist/producer for National Public Radio, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Vermont Public Radio, and a researcher and associate producer for the A&E series Biography)
- David Simon (creator of The Wire on HBO)
- Julie Stewart (President and founder of Families Against Mandatory Minimums aka FAMM)
- Dennis Whidbee (former drug dealer, and the father of Anthony Johnson)
- Officer Fabio Zuena (Providence Police Department, Rhode Island)
- David Kennedy (Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC)
The documentary has been well received. Among the review aggregators, Rotten Tomatoes gave it 95% based on 55 reviews and Metacritic gave it 77/100 based on 24 reviews. Roger Ebert says The House I Live In "makes a shattering case against the War on Drugs." Peter Bradshaw reviewed the film for The Guardian and summed it up as an "angry and personal attack on America's war on drugs [that] contends it is a grotesquely wasteful public-works scheme".
- January 2012: Won the Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.
- April 2014: Won a Peabody Award.
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- "Susan Randall – Founder & Director". VTPrivateeye.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
- The House I Live In at Rotten Tomatoes
- The House I Live In at Metacritic
- Ebert, Roger (October 10, 2012). "The House I Live In :: roberbert.com :: Reviews". Sun Times. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
- Bradshaw, Peter (November 22, 2012). "The House I Live In – review". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
- Official website
- The House I Live In at the Internet Movie Database
- National Public Radio Interview with Eugene Jarecki
- National Public Radio Article
- Appelo, Tim (January 29, 2012). "Sundance 2012: Grand Jury Prizewinner Eugene Jarecki on Drug War Doc, 'The House I Live In' (Q&A)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- Higgins, Bill (October 12, 2012). "Brad Pitt Promotes 'The House I Live In' at Los Angeles Screening". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- Barnes, Henry (November 22, 2012). "The House I Live In director Eugene Jarecki on the war on drugs: 'Everybody is a victim' - video". The Guardian. Retrieved January 14, 2013.