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biscotti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:27 PM
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Great article on the movie "Iraq for Sale" and email received today
snip from a email I received this morning:
Dear friends,
Thank you, thank you, thank you. In fact, 3010 thank yous. Because you stepped forward and took a chance on a film that was just an outline and a passion to stop corporate war profiteering, we now have a movie which will activate hundreds of thousands of people across the country. This unprecedented show of support to make 'Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers' is so impressive that it is the headline for The Washington Post story in today's paper!

We could not have made this film without your help so we want to invite you to be the first people to see it on the big screen in Los Angeles. You and 1 guest are invited. Brave New Films is hosting this event and it's totally free, but you are getting first crack at a reservation. We realize that many of you do not live in the Los Angeles area, but if you happen to be here for Labor Day weekend we want you to come see the film that you helped make. Please reserve your spot by Friday August 25th because we will start opening it up to others and these will go fast.

Labor Day, 7pm
Monday, September 4th
Laemmle Monica (seats 500)
1332 2nd St.
snip from article in the Washington Post:
The e-mail alerted potential supporters that Greenwald was committed to making "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers," and though they had not shot a single frame, Gilliam promised "it will have an enormous impact when it comes out shortly before the elections this November."

The pitch? Gilliam wrote: "To start shooting, we need money. Overall, the film will cost $750,000. We can expect about $450,000 to be offset by DVD sales, selling foreign rights, and an advance from our retail store distributor, but we still need $300,000. A generous donor just stepped up and will contribute $100,000 if we can match it with $200,000 from someone else. That someone else is you! 4000 people giving $50 each. We'll put everyone's name in the credits."

Hopefully this movie will stir public conversation on the criminal glut and greed of the thieves in power.
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