SACRAMENTO – 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.
Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell and Mayor Kevin Johnson will be hosting the film’s Sacramento Premiere at the Historic Crest Theatre on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Joining them will be Film producer Agi Orsi (“Dogtown and Z-Boys” “Riding Giants”), along with 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist Danny Harris, and Terri “Detroit” Hughes; both formerly homeless and featured in the film
LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME 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.
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: