The Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, along with the Malibu Film Society, are hosting a screening and panel discussion about homelessness on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
The screening features a documentary short titled “Homeless: The Soundtrack,” which follows singer-songwriter Jenni Alpert as she looks for—and later finds—her birth father. When Alpert finds her father, he is, according to the documentary’s description, “homeless, toothless, addicted. And a musician, just like her.”
The short was screened earlier this year at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. It is also on the documentary shorts award shortlist for the International Documentary Association.
Paula Mae and Steve Schwartz, producers of “Homeless: The Soundtrack,” will introduce the film. Following the screening, a panel discussion will be held with California Senator Henry Stern, City of Malibu Public Safety Manager Susan Dueñas and LA County Homeless Initiative consultant Meredith Berkson.
The event is free and open to the public, and is located at MJCS (24855 Pacific Coast Highway). Doors open at 7 p.m. RSVP is required to malibufilmsociety.org.