Sunday, February 2, 2014

Gimme Shelter (2014)

From Kathryn Jean Lopez:
At the end of a week that saw hundreds of thousands once again descend upon Washington, D.C., braving snow and frigid temperatures, the new movie Gimme Shelter is a cultural breakthrough. It’s a compelling, inspiring, uplifting true story of a brave girl who would have been trapped in a desperately miserable life if not for her insistence on something more, God’s grace, and the generosity of people who want to make sure no one is scared and lonely if they can help it.

And as is evident from the actors in it, it is totally mainstream.

In Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kathy DiFiore, who runs a shelter for teenage pregnant girls (the real-life Second Sources Shelters) remembers being “frightened, alone, and all along trying to hold onto my dignity as a woman.”

Gimme Shelter is a portrait in fighting for human life and dignity. It’s a story of love, courage, and hope. It witnesses to the complementary courage of motherhood and fatherhood. It’s a rough, raw story. And you will walk away with hope. And wanting to provide some — at the very least to a local maternity home. (Read more.)

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