BERKELEY, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Ron Garret's chance encounter with a homeless person on the Santa Monica Promenade began a quest to see how he could help. A first time filmmaker, he set out to make a movie about homelessness with a happy ending.
Today in the US economy many people are one check away from becoming homeless.
- There are 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States - roughly 22 of every 10,000 people are homeless.
- Of that number, 37 percent are people in families and 63 percent are individuals.
Ron is a Silicon Valley software engineer and entrepreneur. Ron's documentary began when he tried to help a homeless person get off the street, but he soon discovers that not all homeless people are victims of circumstance, and it is very hard to help someone who does not want help.
But for the Grace of God is a three-year quest that follows the lives of three homeless people.
The Oakland International Film Festival is hosting the world premiere of But for the Grace of God. The film will screen on the closing night of festival on Friday April 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm.
The film screening takes place at the historic Art Deco Theater in Alameda 2700 Saratoga Alameda, CA 94501.
The Oakland International Film Festival is screening film at the historic Grand Lake Theater in Oakland and the Art Deco Theater in Alameda http://www.oiff.org/.
Ron Garrett is available for interviews.
Contact: L.Hodge, [email protected], 5108594620
SOURCE Millenium Entertainment