Proceeds benefit area homeless
— The Homeless Charity of Akron will host an exclusive screening of the award-winning film “One Penny,” Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. at 15 Broad St.
“One Penny” is an inspirational story about a homeless teen striving to become more and the winner of 15 festival awards.
According to the movie’s site, “Dylan is a young boy who is stripped of his privileged life and forced to live on the streets. He is taken in by a man known as “Professor,” who lives in a homeless community called Shepherd’s Cove. Flash forward 10 years, Dylan – now an ambitious teen – struggles with being homeless. He devises a plan with his best friend Collin to help the community and get off the streets. They run into problems when Dylan crosses paths with a thug named Tristan. As the story unfolds, we learn that Dylan and Tristan have a past that will connect them forever.”
The filmmakers, whose goal was taking an “ultra-low budget and creating a high-quality production,” shot the film in 40 days in the spring of 2015. “One Penny” also includes more than 30 locations, like Washington, D.C., and Maryland and a mix of city and suburbs.
The event will be hosted by StonePark Productions and The Homeless Charity in Akron, and half of the proceeds will go to The Homeless Charity.
Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/one-penny-movie-screening-tickets-2211580898. For info, visit the event page at www.facebook.com/events/267378053769177.