- A pair of VIP reserved seats at an advance movie screening of Gimme Shelter
- Starring Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones and Rosario Dawson
- Tuesday, January 21st at 7PM at Regal Meridian 16
Based on a true story that centers on 16-year-old Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens), GIMME SHELTER uncovers the struggle for survival and the hope of redemption through the harsh realities of life on the streets. As a pregnant teenager, Apple’s journey plummets her into a perilous struggle until finding salvation in a suburban shelter for homeless teens. With provisions of unprecedented comfort, a collective sisterhood connection and female empowerment, the shelter elevates Apple to break the shackles of her past and inspires her to embrace the future with clarity, maturity and hope not only for herself but her unborn child.
The film is inspired by a David and Goliath true story of Kathy DiFiore and her founding of Several Sources Shelters. Kathy has been lauded by Presidents and worked hand-in-hand with Mother Teresa to change shelter laws in New Jersey.
Based on the lives of actual homeless, pregnant young women, writer-director Ronald Krauss lived in the primary shelter one year prior to production writing the GIMME SHELTER screenplay. Hudgens similarly prepared for her transformative role by living in the actual shelter for three weeks during pre-production. Real shelter mothers, their babies and the shelter’s founder are featured in the film.
For more information, visit GimmeShelterTheMovie.com.