Homelessness

La Jolla filmmaker and 'Homeless Chorus' earn standing ovations at premiere; PBS to air documentary about Voices of Our City Choir, March 22

La Jolla filmmaker and 'Homeless Chorus' earn standing ovations at premiere; PBS to air documentary about Voices of Our City Choir, March 22

It was a night of standing ovations at a special event that filled all 300 seats of the auditorium at San Diego's Central Library downtown, Feb. 21, 2018. It was the premiere of "The Homeless Chorus Speaks," the latest of local filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz's "documentaries that make a difference," and the audience was almost as interesting as the film.

They were a voluble mix of Schutz fans, homeless advocates, patrons of the arts and politicians, and several rows included some of the homeless people who starred in the movie and were seeing it for the first time. It was probably the first time that so many well-domiciled folks were getting to sit so close to...

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