Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) | Gisèle Tanasse, Film and Media Services Librarian, University of California Berkeley
"Guest House is highly recommended for college and general adults and would seem a valuable addition to high school classrooms focused on issues of incarceration and addiction. Above and beyond being a highly informative program, the filmmakers compellingly capture the full human experience of these incredible women, with laughter, heartaches, fears and hopes in a way that leaves me rooting for each individual and marveling at where they might be today."
Recommended "The film forthrightly captures the struggles, successes, and setbacks of a group of women who seem eager to embrace sobriety and professional treatment."
Spirituality & Practice
"In a time when the United States’ opioid crisis is demanding more media and political attention, Guest House, sensitively directed by Hannah Dweck and Yael Luttwak, is necessary filmmaking [...] Guest House’s gentle but unflinching approach to its subjects’ journeys feels honest and real. [...]
Guest House is not just a personal story. It’s a societal one. It’s a quiet but firm reminder that those who use drugs are members of our human community and that funding, space, and societal solidarity, while scarce now, can make a world of difference for individuals and for us all, if we will only pay attention to how many doors we open for those most in need of some co-creative hope."
"A candid portrait of the opioid crisis and the work it takes to survive addiction."