The film viewing is timed along with an exhibit of portraits of residents of the Rescue Mission.
Said Frank Weiss and Scott Stagliano of the project,
“’The hardest part was just asking them, and trying to film people who don’t want to be filmed,’ Weiss said. “’The most recently homeless are the most embarrassed. They are so vulnerable.’ ‘But others were eager to participate,’ Stagliano said. ‘They wanted to tell their stories.’”
“Weiss said he wants the public to see how many people are just a job loss away from homelessness. ‘Many of these people have had very hard lives,’ he said. ‘Others had families and homes and something happens, medical bills or a death, and they lose it all.’”