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Director: Brent, Craig Renaud Run Time: 76 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2016

Nitehawk’s LOCAL COLOR and Tribeca Film Festival present a special screening of the new documentary SHELTER.

Q&A with directors Brent and Craig Renaud with Loren Hammonds, Associate Programmer at Tribeca Film Festival.

From the team behind the Peabody Award winning Last Chance High, comes Shelter: an intimate documentary following a year in the life of homeless youth in New Orleans. 

At the Covenant House, located on the outskirts of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, the doors never close, and there is always room for one more.  On any given day, a constant stream of young people carrying everything they own in plastic garbage bags fills the courtyard.  The prospective residents are just teenagers, but have already been labeled drug addicts, schizophrenics, criminals and outcasts. As one staff member puts it, “the most damaged population of youth that exists in society today.” Filming over the course of a full year, brothers Brent and Craig Renaud tell the raw and emotional stories of the incredible kids who seek shelter at the Covenant House, and the staff struggling to work miracles everyday on their behalf.