A24 held a special screening of their Oscar nominated documentary “Amy” Saturday at the London Hotel in Hollywood for Los Angeles area rehabilitation centers, including The Betty Ford Clinic, The Friendly House, and The Clare Foundation, among others.
Following the screening, the Q&A with Nick Shymansky, Amy Winehouse’s former manager and friend, was moderated by Dr. Drew Pinsky (Celebrity Rehab, Loveline) and offered an up close, in-depth look at addiction. With most of the audience consisting of current and former patients of addiction treatment, the informal Q&A served as a forum of discussion about the pitfalls of addiction and the steps toward action to help those afflicted with the chronic, relapsing condition. Shymansky was forthcoming about his personal experiences in trying to help Amy, and the institutional and interpersonal failures that led to Amy’s death.
Check out out these pictures from the Q&A.