A panel discussion following the screening will examine issues raised in the film.

A subtly shocking film about the effects of drug addiction on people of all ages. The stand-out performance of Ellyn Burstyn in this film opened eyes about drug abuse and the elderly in the United States.

The film depicts different forms of addiction, which lead to the characters’imprisonment in a world of delusion and reckless desperation that is subsequently overtaken by reality.

Based on the novel by Hubert Selby Jr., this gritty drama concerns four people trapped by their addictions. Harry (Jared Leto), and his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, NY, while Harry’s girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father.

Requiem for a Dream was directed by Darren Aronofsky, who also co-wrotethe screenplay with Selby; it was Aronofsky’s second feature.