Best known as Jarvis/Vision in the blockbuster Marvel movies “The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and in “Captain America: Civil War,” Paul Bettany, who has also rendered an unforgettable performance in “A Beautiful Mind,” takes the director’s chair in his (directorial) debut in the movie “Shelter” which he also wrote, about two homeless people and their harrowing plight to survive.
“Shelter” stars Jennifer Connelly opposite Anthony Mackie (who has also appeared in “Avengers” movies as Sam Wilson aka Falcon). In “Shelter” Connelly takes on the character of Hannah while Mackie stars as Tahir. Both come from two different worlds. But when their lives intersect, they’re at the same place: homeless on the streets of New York.
Bettany’s directorial debut is a love letter to the great New York dramas of the 1970s, “Shelter” is an unmerciful story of loss, love, sacrifice, redemption and, ultimately, hope. At the backdrop of New York, Connelly as Hanna is a heroin addict and wanders the streets day in, day out begging for money while holding out a sign that says ‘I used to be someone.” Nigerian immigrant Tahir whose visa has already expired performs on the streets drumming on plastic buckets to draw people in to drop in coins and bills. Their lives began to intertwine when Tahir spies his stolen jacket around her waist and eventually saves her from killing herself.
“Shelter” will open on October 12 exclusively at Vista Mall Cinemas and Starmall Cinemas from CrystalSky Multimedia. Vista Mall Cinemas and Starmall Cinemas’ “Movie Date Night” promo will offer 50% off for every movie ticket of “Shelter” purchased on Friday and Saturday (night screenings only).
“Shelter” will open in Starmall Edsa-Shaw, Starmall Las Pinas, Starmall Alabang, Starmall San Jose, Vista Mall Taguig and Vista Mall Sta. Rosa.