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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 7:15 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
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Wed, Jun 12, 7:15 PM [ALOUD]
G-DOG: The Movie

Documentary film screening

Q&A with the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock, Father Gregory Boyle, and Homeboys

G-DOG is about second chances—about L.A.’s own Father Gregory Boyle, a charismatic visionary, who launched Homeboy Industries, the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the country. This moving, and often hilarious film captures Father Greg’s powerful philosophy at work. Like they say at Homeboy: “Nothing stops a bullet like a job.”

Freida Mock is an Academy Award and Emmy Award - winning filmmaker, director, writer and producer of feature length and short form theatrical documentary films including the Oscar winner Maya Lin: A Strong Vision, a feature film about the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington and Never Give Up. Her recent films include: Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner and Return with Honor and Lt. Watada, about the first military officer to refuse to deploy to Iraq, and shortlisted for the 2010 Oscars. Mock is currently in production on a feature documentary film Anita – Speaking Truth to Power, about the life and times of Anita Hill. Mock is a partner in the Los Angeles- based Sanders & Mock Productions and co-founder of the nonprofit American Film Foundation that specializes in producing films on the arts, sciences and the humanities. Her most recent film is G-DOG.

Father Gregory Boyle is an ordained Jesuit priest, and has been the pastor of the Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights for over 25 years. In 1988, Father Gregory founded Homeboy Industries, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the California Peace Prize, the Irvine Leadership Award, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Occidental College. His bestselling memoir, Tattoos on the Heart, has been honored by PEN USA as the 2011 Best Creative Nonfiction Book of the Year.


Directions/Parking:
Unless otherwise indicated, ALOUD programs take place at the Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.
 
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