Thursday, July 23, 2009

Film on homeless to be screened

July 23, 2009 12:00 AM

SANTA BARBARA A short documentary film following the lives of four local homeless people will premier Friday evening at 7 at the Veterans Memorial Building.

"Shelter," made by Brandon Birtell in collaboration with actor Paul Walker, is premiering locally before being sent to film festivals in order to participate in a fundraising effort for Casa Esperanza Homeless Center.

The film will reveal the struggles faced by the homeless of Santa Barbara, including drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental illness, abuse and violence.

A 7-foot memorial statue created by Morris Bear will also be auctioned off at the event.

For ticket information, call 805-884-0123 or visit

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