WINTER PRE-SEASON SPECIAL
STF kicks off its new season with this December sneak preview, leading up to the official Winter Season that will run Jan. 12 – March 16.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THE ONLY WAY TO ATTEND “I’M DANGEROUS WITH LOVE” IS WITH A STF WINTER PASS.
ALL INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.
Michel Negroponte has a distinguished career of capturing intimate portraits of characters living on the edge – from his profile of a homeless woman living in Central Park in JUPITER’S WIFE (1995) to his sensitive portrayal of heroine addicts in METHODONIA that premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2005. His latest work I’M DANGEROUS WITH LOVE follows a recovered-addict-turned-healer who resorts to outlaw behavior in order to save others.
“I’M DANGEROUS WITH LOVE is like a boxer. It’s a powerhouse. Brutally honest, hilarious, incisive, heroic. To capture a character who lives against the odds is one thing. Negroponte doesn’t just go the extra mile to capture story and character &”8211; he goes an extra light year and takes the audience with him.” -Sheffield Doc/Fest
I’M DANGEROUS WITH LOVE is about addiction and rehabilitation, activism and shamanism. Dimitri Mugianis who starts out as the heavily addicted front man for the band Leisure Class ends his long drug and alcohol addiction with an experimental treatment that uses the hallucinogen ibogaine. African shamans have used ibogaine in their rituals for centuries, but in the U.S. it is a Schedule 1 controlled substance. No longer a drug user, Dimitri illegally takes addicts through the same detox that he says saved his life.
I’M DANGEROUS WITH LOVE is an underground adventure that traces Dimitri’s risky journey as he treats desperate drug users. He is a man of edgy energy going from one addict to the next without stopping to catch his breath. But then one session goes bad in a remote snowed-in Canadian home, and a quiet young man almost dies. Dimitri must decide whether or not to continue his mission. Is it serving the addicts or simply releasing his own demons? Dimitri travels to Gabon, West Africa, to consult with Bwiti shamans, and puts himself through a punishing iboga initiation in search of guidance.