Directed by Pamela Romanowsky
FEATURE NARRATIVE 87 Minutes World Premiere
Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the story of an author (James Franco) paralyzed by writer's block and an escalating drug dependency who is sucked down the rabbit hole of a high-profile murder case. As Elliott becomes increasingly obsessed with the trial his own nightmarish childhood memories resurface, particularly of his cruel and distant father (Ed Harris). But when his estranged father returns with his own story to tell, fact and fiction become blurred in an amphetamine-induced haze.

Featuring supporting performances by Amber Heard, Cynthia Nixon, and Christian Slater, Pamela Romanowsky's first feature is an unflinchingly honest drama about fathers and sons, what it means to tell the truth, and the way we choose to write our own story.

—Cara Cusumano
Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
About the Director(s)
Pamela Romanowsky studied behavioral psychology at Macalester College, verité documentary filmmaking with Barbara Kopple, and narrative filmmaking at New York University’s MFA program. The Adderall Diaries is Romanowsky’s first feature film.
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Film Info
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    World Narrative Competition
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    87 minutes
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Cast & Credits
  • Executive Producer:
    Robert Redford, Ryan Dorff, Bill Kiely, Leo Kiely
  • Screenwriter:
    Pamela Romanowsky
  • Producer:
    James Reach, Joseph McKelheer, Vincent Jolivette, James Franco
  • Cinematographer:
    Bruce Thierry Cheung
  • Composer:
    Michael Andrews
  • Director:
    Pamela Romanowsky
  • Cast:
    James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard, Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon
  • Editor:
    Myron Kerstein, Marc Vives

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