LANCASTER – Water Street Mission and Marquis Sponsor, Saxton & Stump are hosting a sneak peek showing of the soon-to-be-released film “Same Kind of Different as Me.”

Starring an Academy Award winning cast including Renee Zellwegger, Jon Voight, Greg Kinnear, and Djimon Hounsou, the film releases nationwide Oct. 20, but a special red-carpet event is set for Oct. 18 in Lancaster, PA.

Based on a book of the same name, the film follows the true story of Ron Hall, an international art dealer from Dallas who fulfills a promise to his wife by befriending Denver Moore, a homeless man. The friendship leads all three on a journey of forgiveness and healing.

Water Street Mission President, Jack Crowley commented, “I’ve had the opportunity to screen the film a couple times now and it’s very well done – acting, directing, story-flow … It’s a fantastic love story – very non Hollywood. It humanizes those who are homeless.”

As a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Water Street is one of many nationwide to present an early screening of “Same Kind of Different as Me.”

Thom Scott, Water Street’s Director of Marketing stated, “We’re excited to share this with our Lancaster neighbors. We believe this film inspires us all to be more relational in our philanthropic and volunteer efforts. It challenges us to get personally involved in the lives of those around us. That helps our entire community, not just Water Street.”

Two thousand moviegoers will attend the sellout “Same Kind of Different as Me” Red Carpet screenings on Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm at Regal Manor Stadium 16, 1246 Millersville Pike in Lancaster, and Penn Cinema, 541 Airport Road in Lititz.

To view the movie trailer and download tools to share the film with others, visit wsm.org/samekindmovie. Donations to Water Street Mission may be made at wsm.org/donate.

In addition to Marquis sponsor, Saxton & Stump, the event is also sponsored by Trout, Ebersole and Groff, BB&T, and Thomas and Cindy Talbott.

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