G-Dog, a documentary about Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., and Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, written and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Vision), will make its theatrical debut at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, 1332 2nd Street in Santa Monica, on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. A Q-and-A with Fr. Boyle and Mock will follow the screening of the film.
G-Dog is about second chances – about a charismatic visionary who launched the largest, most successful gang intervention and rehab program in the U.S., now an international model, Homeboy Industries.
G-Dog tells the entertaining, hilarious and unlikely story of how a white Jesuit priest became an expert in gang lives. G-Dog’s unstoppable compassion has transformed the lives of thousands of Latino, Asian, and African American gang members.
His Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, with a 70% success rate at redirecting kids away from gang life, is global in influence – Manchester, Toronto, Hamburg, Rio, and other cities have set up similar programs, providing tattoo removal, job training, counseling, yoga, and fatherhood and substance abuse classes – all free.
G-Dog is part of a seven-film documentary series by Cinedigm, which manages nearly 1200 documentary films through its partnerships with producers and aggregation partners.
June 20, 2018 - Pope Francis speaks out on behalf of migrant families and mothers separated from their children at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problem.
June 14, 2018 - Rep. Juan Vargas read a letter on the U.S. House Floor by Jesuit West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, calling for support for the peaceful negotiation of a solution to the crisis in Nicaragua and for respect for the physical safety of all Nicaraguans.
June 11, 2018 - Bishop of San Diego, Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy ordained on Saturday, June 9, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in San Ysidro, California, four Jesuit Priests: Fr. JT Tanner, SJ , Fr. Elías Puentes, SJ, Fr. Alejandro Báez-González, SJ, and Fr. Thomas Flowers, SJ.