GIMME SHELTER: New Pro-Life Film Coming to a Theatre Near You

Apple Bailey is a 16-year-old runaway with an indomitable spirit.  She dreams of finding happiness and of escaping from the bleak street life she has known with her mother (Rosario Dawson), an addict and prostitute.  Apple, played by Vanessa Hudgens, tracks down the father she never knew (Brendan Fraser), who is now a successful Wall Street broker; but after only a few days in his home, Apple learns she is pregnant.

When her father and stepmother direct her to seek an abortion, Apple runs away again.  This time, though, with the help of a Catholic priest (James Earl Jones) who serves as hospital chaplain, Apple finds a new way:  She enters a shelter for pregnant young women run by a deeply spiritual woman.  In the shelter, Apple finds the love and support she’s never known; and little by little, she learns to trust and finds the love and acceptance she craves.

GIMME SHELTER showcases Hudgens’ talent, as she is transformed from a tough street kid to a confident young mother.  To prepare for the role, Hudgens lived for weeks in pregnancy shelters, interacting with the young, homeless mothers who also appear in the film.

Written and directed by Ronald Krauss, GIMME SHELTER opens in theaters across the country on January 24, 2014.  The movie trailer has been released today, though, and I know you’ll enjoy the fine acting and hopeful message in this screen adaptation of a true story based on the life of Kathy DiFiore.    

Fellow Patheos blogger Tony Rossi told DiFiore’s story last year.

And here, the tantalizing trailer.

  • Dale

    I do not know how closely the movie will resemble Kathy DiFiore’s life, but her life and work is truly amazing. I encourage everyone to follow the link to Tony Rossi’s blog to learn about it.

    (I will post come quotes made by DiFiore tomorrow)

    • Dale

      “Through God’s Grace, we save babies’ lives and shelter their young mothers while providing education and ongoing compassionate support services including our Pregnancy Sonogram Center. We further educate young people to make healthy life choices. We also shelter women who are homeless, sick and elderly as we help them to restore their dignity,” said DiFiore, about the primary purpose behind her life’s work.

      “Women who go against the tide and have their baby become that child’s hero. It comes down to their choices, but it’s not always an easy road. Many of them are forced to leave their family and turn to a shelter. I can’t help but admire them. They are changing the ‘culture of death’ into a culture of life and I want to help them have a better life,” DiFiore said.

      http://justlovemovies.com/2013/11/21/new-movie-gimme-shelter-celebrates-the-life-and-work-of-several-sources-shelter-founder/

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    Wow, the trailer was very moving. I hope the movie does well.

  • Karen

    How can we know if it will be in a theater near our home?


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