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THE ROXIE THEATER in SAN FRANCISCO announces
A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN:
AMERICA’S OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY RUNNING THEATER - THE ROXIE - IS KEEPING OUR MISSION REEL AND FEATURING WEEKLY SHORTS BY INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS!
OCTOBER 29 – DECEMBER 12, 2012
SUPPORTING TRULY INDEPENDENT FILM / FILMMAKERS AND PROGRAMMING
The Roxie is what movie going is all about; if you don’t give them money, you’re an asshole, plain and simple. – John Waters
The Roxie has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $60,000 to support the final phase of its transition to becoming a sustainable 501c3 non-profit. The proceeds will be used to support our 2012-2013 theater programming, events, and institutional upgrades including a redesign of the Roxie website. To date the campaign has raised almost $12,000 from over 150 supporters.
The Kickstarter campaign features weekly shorts by filmmakers whose work has been impacted by the Roxie’s commitment to supporting independent filmmakers who take risks with non-traditional and experimental projects. Contributing filmmakers include: John Waters, Barry Jenkins, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Valerie Soe, Hima B., IndiFest, Jane Reed, Zachary Booth, Everything is Terrible, Scarlett Shepard, Chip Lord, Mike Ott, Atsuko Okatsuka, and Michael Tully.
Roxie Kickstarter shorts feature:
• Filmmaker John Waters discusses the mind (AND if you know how to do it right - body) blowing experiences you can have at the Roxie Theater.
• Filmmaker Valerie Soe takes a trip down the Roxie rabbit hole to visit the theater that she saw HER FIRST HONG KONG MOVIE at in 1986! Since then she's seen over 1,000 Hong Kong movies and now blogs about them on http://beyondasiaphilia.com!
• A rather mysterious message from IndieFest!!! ... DocFest, an IndieFest production, runs November 8 - 23 at the Roxie!
The Roxie is the oldest continuously running cinema in the United States and has been at its location in San Francisco’s Mission District since it opened in 1909. It’s the 2nd oldest theater in the world – next to Korsør Biograf Teater in Korsør, Denmark, which opened in 1908.
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Photo Credit: James Mitchell