ON BEHALF OF
CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER
HOLLY J. MITCHELL,
CHAIR OF THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS
For the Sacramento Premiere of
The SAMHSA award-winning documentary
LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME
At the Historic Crest Theatre
Assemblymember Mitchell and Mayor Johnson
will be joined by:
Film producer Agi Orsi (“Dogtown and Z-Boys” “Riding Giants”)
And Danny Harris, 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist and former homeless person
& other special guests.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Reception starts at 6:00pm
Film with discussion to follow starts at 7:30pm
WHERE: Crest Theatre - 1013 K Street Sacramento, CA 95814
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE - $10:
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. The film shows how their descent into society’s basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here.
With the support of a vast array of advocates, especially the services of Lamp Community, the mission featured in the Jamie Foxx/ Robert Downey Jr. film, THE SOLOIST, many residents of Skid Row have found a way to stick together and fight back.
Narrated by actress Catherine Keener, LOST ANGELS demonstrates how proactive approaches to homelessness–most specifically that of providing housing–are helping many to recover from mental illness and substance abuse and to find stability. For many, Skid Row is, improbably, the last place to find refuge and build a life of meaning…proving that sometimes home is where the help is.
The film just finished a theatrical release in Southern California and is the recipient of a SAMSHA VOICE Award. Directed by Thomas Napper, and produced by Agi Orsi, Gary Foster, Joe Wright & Susan Klos, the film features Lamp Community clients Terri “Detroit” Hughes, Linda Harris, Steve ‘General Dogon’ Richardson, Albert ‘Bam Bam’ Olson and others.
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