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.
May 8, 2019 — Working through shareholder activism, in partnership with investors and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Jesuits West has helped pass a shareholder resolution to hold GEO Group, one of the largest prison and detention center operators in the country, accountable for human rights and treatment of detainees.
April 22, 2019 — Provincial Scott Santarosa, SJ, assisted by Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Acting Superior Fr. Dick Case, SJ, concelebrant, Fr. Sam Bellino, SJ, and MC, Fr, John Mossi, SJ, celebrated the beginning of Holy Week with the Palm Sunday Liturgy.