Roadside Attractions & Day 28 Films hosted a charity screening last Tuesday for the film "Gimme Shelter" which premiered nationwide today.
Story by Karen Ostlund
Photography by Alcazark
& Day 28 Films hosted a special charity screening to benefit Several
Sources Shelters of their latest feature film "Gimme Shelter"
last Tuesday, January 14th at Hollywood's famous Egyptian Theater.
Photography by Alcazark
|left, Vanessa Hudgens with cast of "Gimmi Shelter"|
The film is starring Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson & Brendan Fraser and Ann Dowd, and is based on the inspiring true events centering on the courageous story of "Apple" Bailey (Hudgens)and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless teenager.
The movie is written and directed by Ronald Krauss (AMEXIA).
"Gimme Shelter" highlights the hardships faced by youth and women in America struggling to find homes, medical care, and support for themselves and their children.
The film was inspired by the true story of
Kathy DiFiore's Several Sources Shelters, a non-profit organization
providing support, education, care, and housing for women and families in
need. Funds raised at the event were benefiting Several Sources Shelters, and Director Ron Krauss will be matching all
donations made on that night.
|Cupcakes by Real Food Daily at the after-reception at Egyptian theatre|
A reception followed the screening which allowed guests the opportunity to meet some of the cast and learn about the important work of this incredible charity.
Guests enjoyed specialty drinks and appetizers provided by the evening's sponsors:
Nespresso, Whole Foods Market Sherman Oaks West, Real Food Daily, Speck Products, Prive, Magnolia Bakery, Uber, the LA Brewing Company,Vina Sympatica and specialty cocktails by Tatratea tea liqueur.
The story behind the movie:
|Sponsor Whole Food Market served cold cuts|
Inspired by the real-life, David-and-Goliath story of Several Sources Shelters founder Kathy DiFiore. Award-winning writer and director Ronald Krauss wrote his original screenplay while spending a year in a shelter for pregnant teens, and based his poignant screenplay on the lives of several of the shelter mothers:
A pregnant teenager flees life with her drug-addicted mother and ends up living on the street before being welcomed into her first real home in Gimme Shelter, an extraordinary tale of survival and redemption inspired by actual events.
For 16-year-old Agnes "Apple" Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens), life has been a constant struggle to overcome the harsh reality of a subsistence existence with her abusive mother, June (Rosario Dawson), and June's string of lowlife boyfriends.
|Vina Sympatica was the sparkling grape wine|
When she finds herself pregnant and alone, Apple temporarily takes shelter with her biological father, Tom (Brendan Fraser), a wealthy Wall Streeter living in a New Jersey mansion with his wife Joanna (Stephanie Szostak) and two young
But Apple's inability to adjust to her new circumstances, and her refusal to terminate her pregnancy
soon force her back onto the streets.
|Nespresso coffee drinks|
|Tatratea tea liquor|
Desperate to find a haven for herself and her unborn child, Apple reluctantly agrees to move into a suburban shelter that houses other pregnant teens.