Austin Film Festival presents Audience Award Series: Beauty Mark
In rural Kentucky, Angie finds herself in dire straits. Young, poverty-stricken, and tasked with taking care of both her 5-year-old son and alcoholic mother, Angie and her family are forced out of their house after discovering it has been condemned. Without a place to call her own and $65 to her name, she must find a place to stay and the money to pay for it. With desperation building and with nowhere else to go, Angie turns to the only person she knows who can help: the man who abused her as a child.
The Austin Film Festival will have a box at the screening for donations for the Center for Child Protection's Kid’s Closet. The Center for Child Protection is a nonprofit organization serving child abuse victims and their protective caregivers. They work directly in the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children in Travis County.
The Kid’s Closet is a resource that provides families with the essentials to help them keep children in a safe and protective home. From daily necessities to new clothes or a new toy, Kid’s Closet items help boosts a child’s self-worth and begins to restore hope. Because the kids rarely receive new items and there is a cost associated with cleaning used donations, only new items are accepted.