Gimme Shelter, a new movie starring Vanessa Hudgens and James Earl Jones, opens nationwide January 24 and has been hailed as movie with a strong pro-life, pro-family message.
The movie centers around Agnes Bailey (played by Hudgens), a homeless and pregnant teenager who goes in search of a life for herself and her baby.
The movie is based on the work of Kathy DiFiore, founder of Several Sources Shelters, which is a network of resources devoted to helping women in need. Ronald Krauss, the writer, director and co-producer of the film, visited one of DiFiore’s shelters in 2009 and was so amazed by what he saw that he spent an entire year observing the work of the shelter and the lives of the women who lived there.
“The shelter began to seem like holy ground to me,” Krauss said. “As I became close to several of the girls and heard their stories, I began to write this screenplay based on their lives. … The story is real, and the girls are real.”
The film has already made an impact on viewers at pre-screenings, and the filmmakers anticipate a similar response when the movie opens nationwide. Legendary actor James Earl Jones, who plays Father Frank McCarthy in the movie, said:
“I think when they [moviegoers] witness this story about this one girl in the homeless center, they’ll be moved. You can’t change people’s minds, but you can change their hearts.”
For more, read the full article at the National Catholic Register.