Having had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, Sean Dunne’s “Oxyana” will be taking the self-distribution route and will be made available for digital rental or download on oxyana.com starting July 1st. The documentary is the feature-length debut from the “American Juggalo” filmmaker, who won the prize for Best New Documentary Director at Tribeca.
The film looks at the coal mining town of Oceana, West Virginia, which is currently being ravaged by Oxycontin addiction, exploring the prescription pill epidemic through interviews with the residents. “I was thinking a lot about ‘Harlan County, USA’ by Barbra Koppel and ‘Vernon, Florida’ by Errol Morris when we decided to make this film,” Dunne told Indiewire ahead of the film’s Tribeca debut. Take a look at the trailer below: