Mental health issues brought Albert "Bam Bam" Olsen, a "transgender punky ex-New Yorker" to Skid Row. “We don’t need more jails; we need more mental institutions and doctors. We need more understanding.”

During the course of the film, he moves off the streets into an apartment.


Narrated by Catherine Keener, LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness in downtown Los Angeles. The award-winning documentary highlights the community services provided by Lamp Community, LACAN (Los Angeles Community Action Network) and The Midnight Mission and is directed by Thomas Napper.

Exclusive engagement starts 12/7 at the Arclight Hollywood. More details at and

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