Vanessa Hudgens stars in 'Gimme Shelter,' inspired by real woman's good work

The story that 'Gimme Shelter' tells is based on real people and real places. The actual New Jersey shelter profiled in the film was founded over 30 years ago by a woman named Kathi DiFiore.

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Several Sources Shelter founder, Kathy DiFiore, left, and Ann Dowd, the actress that plays her in the film, attend a special screening of "Gimme Shelter" hosted by The Cinema Society at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
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Tom Tangney, KIRO Radio Host, Film & Media Critic
Tom Tangney is the co-host of The Tom and Curley Show on KIRO Radio and resident enthusiast of...everything. As the film and media critic on the Morning News on KIRO Radio, he espouses his love for books, movies, TV, art, pop culture, politics, sports, and Husky football.

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