SYNOPSIS



Narrated by Catherine Keener, 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 film shows how their descent into society’s basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here.

With the support of a vast array of advocates, especially the services of LAMP, the mission featured in the Jamie Foxx/ Robert Downey Jr. film, THE SOLOIST, many residents of Skid Row have found a way to stick together and fight back. Narrated by actress Catherine Keener, LOST ANGELS demonstrates how proactive approaches to homelessness–most specifically that of providing housing–are helping many to recover from mental illness and substance abuse and to find stability. For many, Skid Row is, improbably, the last place to find refuge and build a life of meaning, proving that sometimes home is where the help is.

Directed by Thomas Q. Napper and produced by Agi Orsi.

Additional information can be found at: www.lostangelsfilm.com | @skidrowismyhome | Facebook

AWARDS & ACCOLADES:



WINNER OF THE 2011 VOICE AWARD FROM SAMHSA
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

GHETTO AWARD – Radar Hamburg International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Los Angeles Film Festival (Premiere)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Oaxaca Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Human Rights Watch Film Festival (London)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – La Femme Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – One World Human Rights Film Festival Prague
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Leeds International Film Festival

PRODUCED WITH SUPPORT FROM:

The film was financed by DreamWorks Pictures, Universal Pictures and Participant Media on the heels of THE SOLOIST, which was released in 2009 by Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures.

Additional material support was provided by the CSH (Community Supportive Housing), Hilton Foundation, Frees Foundation and Funders Together.

AND THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT:




A CINEMA LIBRE STUDIO RELEASE OF AN AGI ORSI PRODUCTION PRESENTATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH
KRASNOFF/FOSTER ENTERTAINMENT "LOST ANGELS"


ORIGINAL MUSIC BY WALTER WERZOWA EDITED BY TYLER HUBBY
CINEMATOGRAPHY SEAMUS McGARVEY & FORTUNATO PROCOPIO & CHRISTOPHER GOSCH

CO-PRODUCERS CECY RANGEL and TYLER HUBBY, CHRISTINE TRIANO

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS GARY FOSTER, JOE WRIGHT, SUSAN KLOS Produced by AGI ORSI
WRITTEN BY CHRISTINE TRIANO DIRECTED BY THOMAS NAPPER

The People

...puts a human face on these so readily dismissed individuals that inhabit the Skid Row area...

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The Film

Although its stated purpose is to reduce crime in the area, for many the program is nothing more than officially sanctioned class warfare.

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The Filmmakers

Sometimes you just know when something's not right. You see it, or hear it, and you know instinctively there's something missing.

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"Humanistic portrait of Los Angeles' Skid Row"

Narrated by Catherine Keener, 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 film shows how their descent into society’s basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here.

With the support of a vast array of advocates, especially the services of Lamp Community, the mission featured in the Jamie Foxx/ Robert Downey Jr. film, THE SOLOIST, many residents of Skid Row have found a way to stick together and fight back.

Directed by Thomas Napper, LOST ANGELS demonstrates how proactive approaches to homelessness–most specifically that of providing housing–are helping many to recover from mental illness and substance abuse and to find stability. For many, Skid Row is, perhaps improbably, the last place to find refuge and build a life of meaning…proving that sometimes home is where the help is.

Coming soon to select theaters.

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Reviews

“Lost Angels' Film Puts Human Faces On Homeless Crisis In Los Angeles”
"LOST ANGELS: The true story behind The Soloist hits the big screen"
'Lost Angels' "Finds Struggle and Grace Among Skid Row’s Homeless"
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