Amazon Studios Explores Complex Human Connection With ‘Beautiful Boy’ & ‘Cold War’ – The Contenders LA

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Beautiful Boy and Cold War, the films Amazon Studios brought to Deadline’s The Contenders LA on Saturday at the DGA Theater, both dig deep into troubled and tortured relationships. Based on not one but two memoirs – those of father and son David and Nic Sheff – Beautiful Boy looks at the impact of addiction and its toll on family connection. “I saw a very epic story about a father and son trying to come to terms with addiction,” said writer-director Felix Van Groeningen (B…