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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sacramento #99Homes 99 Good Deeds Support @SacStepsForward


Local Organizations in 20 Cities Around U.S. to Benefit

Broad Green Pictures announces the launch of 99 Homes: 99 Good Deeds, a charitable initiative to encourage individuals to perform one good deed to help a member of their community and to underscore the positive impact that even the smallest amounts of assistance can have. The launch comes just ahead of the release of the studio’s upcoming film 99 Homes debuting in theatres on Sept. 25, expanding nationwide Oct. 9. In collaboration with local organizations in 20 cities throughout the United States, Broad Green Pictures will perform 99 good deeds, including a partnership with Sacramento Steps Forward, a local non-profit whose goal is to rally the local community towards a shared effort to end homelessness.

As part of this campaign, 99 Homes has partnered with Sacramento Steps Forward for a series of “good deed” initiatives. These include a special advanced screening of the film for local donors, volunteers and supporters, as well as a planned partnership for the organization’s Winter Sanctuary program to provide hygiene kits for the homeless.  Viewers were encouraged to volunteer for a day on 9/9 on behalf of the film and the station encouraged donations to Steps Forward and the Sacramento Food Bank.

99 Homes is written and directed by Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop, Man Push Cart) and stars Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman, The Social Network) as Dennis Nash, a single father trying to take care of his mother, played by Laura Dern (Wild, The Fault in Our Stars) and young son after being evicted from their home. Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Rick Carver played by Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Boardwalk Empire) – the very man who evicted him from his home in the first place. 99 Homes is produced by Ashok Amritraj, Kevin Turen, Justin Nappi and Bahrani.

For more information on the 99 Homes: 99 Good Deeds initiative in Sacramento and a full list of and how to get involved, please visit 99HomesGoodDeeds.com.

About 99 Homes
In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Academy nominee Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes - gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the US government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver – the very man who evicted him in the first place. Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but slyly seduces him into a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost - on Carver’s orders, Nash must evict families from their homes. As Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.

About Broad Green Pictures
Broad Green Pictures is a feature film financing, production and distribution company founded by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond in 2014. The studio distributes both specialty and wide release films from in-house development and production as well as acquisitions and co-productions.

Broad Green is constructing a fully-integrated movie studio providing filmmakers with unparalleled development support, production infrastructure, and marketing resources to execute their vision from script to screen. Through collaborative partnerships with both rising talent and established filmmakers, Broad Green shares incredible stories with the widest possible audiences, pushing boundaries and taking creative risks. The studio’s upcoming slate includes the critically acclaimed 99 Homes, Infiltrator, Brain on Fire, I Smile Back and The Dark Horse, as well as Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups, Voyage of Time and his untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender. Previously released films include A Walk in the Woods, Learning to Drive, Samba, Eden and 10,000 km.

About Sacramento Steps Forward
Sacramento Steps Forward is the lead agency working to end homelessness in the Sacramento region. By using a collaborative, data-driven, outcomes-based approach, we help ensure that individuals and families experiencing homelessness have access to housing, employment, health, education, and other resources necessary for economic stability and an improved quality of life.

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