A Revolving Door
Premieres on HBO2 Sunday, March 18 at 10pm (ET/PT)
A Revolving Door chronicles 33-year-old Tommy Lennon's decade long struggle with the dual challenge of drug addiction and mental illness, conditions possibly triggered by a head injury he suffered while surfing at age 17. Lennon, a gregarious and fun- loving Southern Californian who gets stuck in a cycle of drug abuse, homelessness, mental institutions and jails, turns to methamphetamine and other drugs to ease his psychological pain. Lennon's suffering engulfs his loving and supportive family members, who leave no stone unturned in their hard work to help him. Yet, their efforts ultimately fall short in large part due to the limitations of the social system intended to assist people like Lennon. This wrenching film includes interviews with Lennon's parents, brother and others.