Join your fellow SAG members in Los Angeles on Friday night at a screening of the award-winning documentary A Place to Live, followed by a Q&A with the producers and director — as well as an appearance by the subjects of the film itself.
A Place to Live chronicles the journey of seven brave individuals as they attempt to secure a home in Triangle Square, Hollywood, the nation’s first affordable housing facility for LGBT seniors. Since demand far exceeds the number of available apartments, a lottery system was set up to determine who would be selected to start a new life in the facility. This documentary film is a moving, heart-breaking, but ultimately uplifting exploration of the applicants’ personal journeys as they move through the lottery system. The scarcity of affordable housing is a deepening national crisis and LGBT seniors are often discriminated against, forced back into the closet in retirement homes, or separated from their significant others in assisted living facilities. This wonderful, award-winning film shines a bright light on the issues of neglect and marginalization of our elders. It is a must see cinematic experience that lifts the human spirit and touches your heart.
Check out more information on the film by logging on to www.aplacetolivemovie.com .
The LA Weekly's review of the film summarized it this way: “Director Carolyn Coal follows seven elderly gays and lesbians from the time they first hear about the building of a housing complex for senior LGBT folk in early 2006, through the excruciating wait a year later to hear if they've won the lottery for admittance. As the seniors share their stories of illness, poverty and homophobia, they prove themselves heroes and heroines whose humor and resilience are as inspiring as their hardships are heart piercing.”
When: 6:45 p.m., Friday, June 18, 2010
Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m.
Where: SAG James Cagney Room
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated
RSVP Required at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members are permitted to bring one guest to the screening and must confirm the name of their guest with their RSVP.
For more information please contact Screen Actors Guild at email@example.com or call (323) 549-6729.