Texas Focus: Community First, A Home for the Homeless

Streams Daily November 1 – 6, 2020
Q&A November 5, 2020 at 7:30pm

Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Layton Blaylock’s 2019 documentary film, Community First, A Home for the Homeless. Connect with the Bullock Museum for a LIVE conversation about the film.

Purchase of a virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the film for 48 hours between November 1 – 6. Enjoy free access to a LIVE conversation with the director on Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Community First, A Home for the Homeless is a documentary introducing an innovative new model for transforming the lives of homeless people through the power of community.

The film tells the story of Community First! Village, a 27 acre, master planned development providing affordable, permanent housing for hundreds of chronically homeless people in Austin, Texas. The Village offers a variety of micro enterprises providing the residents an opportunity to make a dignified income. 20% of the residents have never been homeless but choose to live there as support. Community First, A Home for the Homeless illustrates how the sense of community at the core of the Village is transforming the lives of our homeless brothers and sisters. As founder Alan Graham explains, “It is specifically designed to lift the chronically homeless off the streets, offering them a place to call home, helping them heal from the ravages of life on the streets, and allowing them to rediscover a purpose in their lives.”

A cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative, the Museum’s Texas Focus Film Series highlights stories by, for, and about Texans. As a SXSW Film Festival retrospective, this season’s selections highlight stories of unique individuals and their relationship with society.

Tickets are $5 for this event. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.