Feature Doc 2
With the help of unlikely friendships along the way, a homeless songwriter tries to kick a hard-core crack addiction and escape the grisly streets of skid row via his love of music.
June 2017 Premiere, Los Angeles Film Festival
Director & Cinematographer: Delila Vallot
Living life on streets of downtown LA’s Skid Row, Ronald Troy Collins gets through his days by singing to people. Feeling apathy or disdain, most people pass him by. But those who stop to listen, find themselves captivated by the depth of his prophetic voice, and by the mystical song he composes on the spot and directs at the listener’s soul. Some find themselves in tears, feeling an unnamable connection with Ronald that crosses racial and economic lines, and recognizing that they needed to hear his song as much as he needed to sing it to them.
Picking up where statistics drop off, Delila Vallot’s second documentary feature captures the auspicious moment when the people Ronald has sung into his life collectively support and pray for his transformation, but the weight of an ingrained crack addiction threatens to drown his chances for redemption and recovery.
– Roya Rastegar, Programmer Los Angeles Film Festival
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