5000 Blankets is a really interesting, thought provoking movie. It puts a face to the homeless and the real troubles some homeless people have. It shows that there are multiple reasons for homelessness. Some are deeply depressed and lose hope. Some have mental illnesses. Some have other tragedies that bring it about.
It also shows how distant some of us are to the needs out there especially in larger cities. It also highlighted that shelters are often understaffed, underfunded and cannot meet the needs, because they don't have the resources and space they need.
There is no direct call to action spoken. But it is based on a true story that speaks directly to the heart.
It shows the amazing resilience of broken hearts that focus outward with God's help.
I like to see movies that have positive messages and that show what can be done to make changes by an individual or a small group.
I encourage you to see this movie.
Exclusively in theaters nationwide for two nights only this December, 5000 BLANKETS is inspired by a remarkable true story about a young family that meets a life-altering crisis with compassion for those most in need, inspiring their city in the process.This special engagement will be in theaters nationwide December 12th and 13th. The film has received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA for “thematic elements involving mental illness”.
Inspired by a remarkable true story, 5000 BLANKETS is filled with hope and highlights the power of family and faith. When her husband has a mental breakdown and goes missing, a woman and her young son set out to find him on the streets, sparking a movement of compassion towards those in need and inspiring a city.
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