BROAD GREEN PICTURES LAUNCHES 99 HOMES: 99 GOOD DEEDS CHARITABLE INITIATIVE AHEAD OF ’99 HOMES’ THEATRICAL RELEASE TO ENCOURAGE GOOD DEEDS IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Phoenix Rescue Mission and Other Charitable Organizations in 20 Cities Around U.S. to Benefit
PHOENIX (Sept. 9, 2015) – 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.
In Phoenix, Broad Green Pictures has partnered with non-profit charity Phoenix Rescue Mission. To prepare for the holiday season, the Mission is in desperate need of food, water, blankets, clothing, shoes, sleeping bags and monetary donations. To help with this effort, the studio will donate 99 (admit two) passes for the advance screening on October 5th to be given to the first 99 people to donate. Broad Green Pictures will also host a canned food drive at the screening where people who bring at least one canned food item will be entered to win a 99 Homes prize pack including promo items from the film, a medium popcorn to enjoy during the screening and two VIP tickets to a future screening of one of their upcoming films.
Additional national partner organizations include:
- New York: Make Them Visible
- Los Angeles: LA Family Housing
- Chicago: North Side Housing and Supportive Services
- Philadelphia: Rosa’s Pizza
- San Francisco: Compass Family Services
- Boston: Haley House
- Washington, D.C.: Friendship Place
- Atlanta: United Way of Greater Atlanta
- Houston: Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston – Meals on Wheels
- Detroit: South Oakland Shelter
- Seattle: Mercy Housing Northwest
- Tampa: Agency for Community Treatment Services
- Minneapolis: YouthLink
- Miami: HOPE South Florida
- Cleveland: Greater Cleveland Food Bank
- Orlando: Faith Promise of Greater Orlando
- Sacramento: Steps Forward
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 and a full list of and how to get involved, please visit 99HomesGoodDeeds.com.