THE GOONIES: LIVE! Comes to The Montalban as a Fundraiser for RAICES
On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8:00pm, The Montalbán in Hollywood will host The Goonies: Live! A Fundraiser for RAICES, a live read of the script to the 1980s cult-hit film The Goonies. All proceeds from the evening's event will be donated to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Texas. The Goonies: Live! features an eclectic crew of stars from television and film such as: Gina Rodriguez, Joe Lo Truglio, Brittany Snow, Haley Joel Osment, Nicole Byer and more.
Tickets are $35 (balcony), $55 (mezzanine) and $75 (orchestra) and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/thegoonieslive. The historic theater is located at 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. For more information on this event please call the box office at 323-461-6999 or visit https://www.facebook.com/thegoonieslive2018.
For updates on the gender-bending cast and other event announcements, follow The Goonies: Live! on Twitter (@thegoonieslive), Instagram (@thegoonieslive2018), and Facebook (facebook.com/thegoonieslive2018).
The event's producer and coordinator Molly Shalgos reflects on The Goonies connection to RAICES and the importance of continuing to pay attention to the current state of affairs: "The footage coming from the border over the last few months is sickening. It's not just that it's heart-wrenching; it is a helpless sort of rage, the rage that comes from knowing you cannot drive down to Texas and forcibly hurl your body against the fences. You can't crash into those cages and scoop every child into your arms and swing to the rescue. There is no magic wand to wave that will undo the damage that's been done.
But that does not absolve us from the responsibility of trying.
That's The Goonies in a nutshell: we keep fighting even when it seems like a done deal - a home in foreclosure, the papers all but signed. RAICES has been on the front lines of this humanitarian crises from the beginning. They haven't stopped. They won't stop, but they need our support - now more than ever, in these days when every week in the news cycle brings something worse than the last. They need us to keep paying attention."
Founded in 1986 as the Refugee Aid Project by community activists in South Texas, RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, RAICES is a frontline organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations. A diverse staff of 130 attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff provide consultations, direct legal services, representation, assistance and advocacy to communities in Texas and to clients after they leave the state. In 2017, RAICES staff closed 51,000 cases at no cost to the client. The nonprofit's advocacy and commitment to change are driven by the clients and families it serves every day as its attorneys and legal assistants provide legal advocacy and representation in an immigration system that breaks apart families and leaves millions without pathways to legal status. For more information: https://www.raicestexas.org.
The Ricardo Montalbán Foundation and Theatre are dedicated to improving the image of Latinos through the entertainment industry, by providing educational and employment opportunities for artists dedicated to the Performing Arts and to produce, present and support meaningful and world-class presentations that emphasize artistic collaboration, diversity and interdisciplinary work with community participation. For more information: https://www.themontalban.com