March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Run Time: 92 minutes
"Nothing stops a bullet like a job" is the motto of unlikely gang expert Father Greg Boyle, a jovial Jesuit priest also known as G-Dog, who works with youth in East Los Angeles. Boyle has saved many lives with his Homeboy Industries, a working model for the transformation of young criminals into productive citizens. His forthright, take-no-B.S. manner allows him to forge peace agreements and employ former gang members and parolees who would never have been welcome elsewhere. With a thriving café, bakery, screen-printing business, tattoo-removing service, and classes on parenting, anger management, and much more, Homeboy would seem to be a huge success. Mayors and the Hollywood elite have given their support and former first lady Barbara Bush invited three Homeboy workers to Washington for a White House dinner. However, after two decades of success, the recession strikes and the enterprise risks financial ruin. Nevertheless, G-Dog's homies are fiercely loyal, and they're not going down without a fight. In a world with too few heroes, G-DOG is for real. – B.B.
Friday, April 05, 2013 at 7:10 PM
Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 4:40 PM
This screening is on Stand By.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Recommended for Middle School +
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up "To" Competition
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