LOST ANGELS, a documentary about life in Skid Row, will be premiering at the ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles this Friday, December 7.
The SAHMSA award-winning documentary LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals–people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness.
“The idea right from the beginning was to let the people of Skid Row speak for themselves. We were blown away by their dignity, their resilience, their honesty and their stories about life dealing with mental illness and addiction on Skid Row,” says Napper, the film’s director. “We set out to show the poetry in the person with schizophrenia and the wisdom in the heart of a person trying to break a crack addiction.”
With the support of a vast array of advocates and organizers devoted to protecting the rights of society’s castaways, many residents of Skid Row have found a way to stick together and fight back. Narrated by actress Catherine Keener, and featuring the Lamp Community, LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME demonstrates how proactive approaches to homelessness–most specifically providing housing–are helping many to recover from mental illness and substance abuse and find stability.
**The main evening shows on Friday 12/7 and Saturday 12/8 will have a Q&A with the filmmakers and some of the individuals featured in the film.