The Stairs

The Stairs

A film by Hugh Gibson | 2016 | 95 minutes

Shot over the course of five years, Hugh Gibson’s award-winning documentary, THE STAIRS, follows the triumphs and heartbreaks of three resilient people, who perform social work while struggling with their own addictions.


“One of the best documentaries of the year. THE STAIRS has an intelligence and humanism reminiscent of Allan King, paying attention to people, their behavior and self-articulation, without trying to fit the material into some convenient message-driven box.”
– Filmmaker Magazine

“A fascinating documentary… gets us far deeper into the complicated reality of drug dependence and recovery than standard television-style docs can reach.”
– Cinema Scope