Coming up this weekend at the Sunshine Cinema, there will be a screening of the “NIMBY Experience,” in which the Lower East Side’s Luis Guzman goes homeless on the streets of New York City to “shed light” on a cause he’s passionate about. Guzman and the other filmmakers will take part in a talk-back following the screening, part of the Soho International Film Festival.
On its web site, the NIMBY Experience states:
…100% of all profits from “Not In My Backyard, The Documentary“go to saving safe havens and organizations that are Breaking The Cycle of Abuse, Poverty, Neglect, Sexual Assault, Violence, Homelessness and other social issues that Americans face. Our Nonprofit – Break The Cycle – is a 501(c)3 that helps sustain other nonprofit shelters by raising funds to keep their doors open and provide the tools for their clients to heal and become self-sufficent.
The screening takes place at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday and costs $15. Click here for more info. Guzman was born in Puerto Rico and raised on the LES, and worked as a social worker at Henry Street Settlement. He’s known for roles in films such as Carlito’s Way, Boogie Nights and Magnolia, and starred in the defunct “How to Make It in America.”