Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Gimme Shelter, a new pro-life, pro-family movie inspired by dramatic real-life stories, opens in theaters across the country on Jan. 24 (GimmeSheltertheMovie.com).
Based on the inspiring true events, GIMME SHELTER centers on the courageous story of Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless teenager. Forced to flee her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson), and turned away by her Wall Street father (Brendan Fraser), Apple finds herself on a desperate and isolated journey of survival. In the depths of despair, she meets a compassionate stranger (James Earl Jones), who ultimately leads her to salvation and unprecedented support in a suburban shelter for homeless teenagers. With gained confidence, and the warmth of her new home, Apple breaks from her inhibiting past, embracing the future with clarity and hope.
"Gimme Shelter is a moving film with an uplifting message of hope and the dignity of human life – and the fact that it is based on real people and events makes it all the more compelling. A first-rate cast – Vanessa Hudgens, Ann Dowd, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser – brings the story to life, and I was particularly proud of the portrayal by James Earl Jones of a good, kind, hardworking priest. I hope that this film finds a wide audience -- particularly among teens and young adults!”
~Timothy Cardinal Dolan
You can read reviews here:
True Stories Inspire New Pro-Life Movie by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
‘Gimme Shelter’ brings pro-life message to the silver screen by Melissa Quinn
Gimme Shelter review by the Dove Foundation
Gimme Shelter on Facebook