Chrysalis is Featured in Award-winning Documentary, “Good Fortune,” about John Paul DeJoria

June 30, 2017

Chrysalis is excited to be featured in the film “Good Fortune,” a new, award-winning documentary about billionaire, businessman/philanthropist John Paul DeJoria. Chrysalis and friends of JP (as he is affectionately known) gathered together for the film’s West Coast premiere on June 29, 2017 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

“Good Fortune” follows the fascinating trajectory of JP’s life, from being raised by a single mother in East Los Angeles, to his rise to become one of the wealthiest people in the world. JP’s journey included moments when he found himself experiencing homelessness and living in his car, as well as time spent in and out of motorcycle gangs including the Satan Slaves and Hells Angels. JP’s positive outlook and strong work ethic ultimately led him to join forces with artist Paul Mitchell and form a hugely successful line of hair care products. His entrepreneurial spirit then led him to create the largest tequila brand in the world – Patron. Both endeavors earned JP a large fortune.

John Paul’s good fortune became the world’s good fortune. From an early age, JP’s Greek immigrant mother taught him that despite how hard he had it, there are many who have it worse, and that he should give as much as he can to help others. This lesson stuck with him throughout his life. Today, philanthropy continues to be a big part of JP’s work.

Chrysalis is privileged to be among more than 150 charities throughout the world supported by JP, through Paul Mitchell Systems, and more recently, through JP’s Peace, Love and Happiness Foundation. Over many years, support from JP has included large donations of personal hygiene products for Chrysalis’ homeless and low-income clients, to grants supporting things like work boots and uniforms for clients who recently found jobs, and support for Chrysalis’ leadership to provide technical assistance to other nonprofits who are trying to develop employment programs in the community. John Paul has an affinity for Chrysalis’ clients because he himself experienced homelessness and was able to pull himself out of poverty by working hard.

Don’t miss Chrysalis’ cameo in “Good Fortune.” The documentary shows JP in Chrysalis’ Downtown center lobby speaking to a group of clients, inspiring them with tales of his own success, and illustrating that no matter how bad life gets, they can change their situation and turn things around.

To quote JP, “It will all be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.”

See “Good Fortune” at a limited engagement in Santa Monica starting Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2.
Laemmle Santa Monica Theatre
1332 2nd Street
Showtimes: Friday – Sunday at 2:45, 5:00, 7:20*, 9:55

*Director and VIP Q&A’s on Friday and Saturday at the 7:20 p.m. screenings.

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