Gimme Shelter, The Pro-Life, Pro-Catholic Film, Big Hollywood tried to Stop

29 Jan

 Gimme Shelter movie poster

After reading this article  in the National Review about how Big Hollywood desperately tried to stop a pro-life film that features James Earl Jones as a pro-life, Catholic priest who helps a troubled, pregnant  teen  by referring her to a shelter for expectant moms run by a devout Catholic, I was convinced that we Catholics need to support the film, Gimme Shelter in large numbers.

Gimme Shelter stars Vanessa Hudgens (remember her from High School Musical) as Apple, a pregnant teenager who flees an abusive mother only to find herself pressured into having an abortion by her estranged wealthy father (played by Brendan Fraser).

Gimme Shelter is based on a true story and was just released this week. Given that the sooner you see a film the more the producers make we need to reward them by seeing this film early and often, and let all our friends know.   We need to let Hollywood know we like seeing movies that show Catholics, especially priests, in a positive light, and we are tired of having to watch re-runs of the Bell of St. Mary’s to get that.

Here’s the trailer on youtube:  Gimme Shelter .  I was moved just by watching it.

2 Responses to “Gimme Shelter, The Pro-Life, Pro-Catholic Film, Big Hollywood tried to Stop”

  1. Sarah @ Mum In Bloom January 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    Thank you for sharing the information on this movie. Hopefully it will inspire people to support the local KC shelter, Nativity House. http://www.nativityhousekc.org/
    Mission Statement

    Our mission is to provide help, hope, healing, shelter and love for young unwed mothers in a faith based environment, based on the Roman Catholic Tradition. In addition, the mission of Nativity House KC is to also serve the volunteers and donors that work with us. Nativity House is open to all faiths. We will operate a residential maternity home in Wyandotte County, Kansas, that will provide access to parenting classes, transportation to medical care, and an alternative to abortion that changes one life while saving another. Care and support will continue through pregnancy and for the first year of the child’s life, preparing both the mother and the child for a brighter future and giving them the knowledge of God’s promise and love.

  2. Leon Suprenant February 3, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Thanks for posting this, Bill. My wife and I saw the film last night and really enjoyed it.

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