Hope Harbor, in partnership with Sage Healthcare Collaborative, presents the movie, The Florida Project, at the Historic Grand Theater in Grand Island.
Critically acclaimed and praised for its direction and acting, it was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the top 10 films of 2017.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in a low-rent motel in Florida. The film offers a raw, realistic view of poverty and homelessness through the eyes of a child.
Hope Harbor chose this film to provide community members the opportunity to learn more about the struggles facing families. “We are excited to bring the film to Grand Island,” says Hope Harbor executive director Liz Mayfield. “As we kick off Go Big Give week, we wanted to provide a chance for the community to take a closer look at the experiences of families living in poverty and homelessness. Many of the events portrayed in the film illustrate the experiences of families we serve, right here in Grand Island.”
The public is invited and there will be a free-will offering to raise funds for Hope Harbor. The event begins at 1pm on Sunday, April 29. The goal is to raise $20,000 for our organization during Go Big Give week.