Two weeks to go! Let the countdown begin...
Two week countdown!
Have you blogged, tweeted, Facebooked or just plain told your friends about OUR NIXON yet? Now's the time! Remember: the new-and-improved goal is $25,000. We can get there with your help... and with the incredible allure of Bobblehead Haldeman.
If you are in the NYC region, please join us on May 1 for a party in Brooklyn. The good folks at Brooklyn Winery (213 N. 8th St., Williamsburg) have chosen their four favorite local Kickstarter projects to host. $10 gets you a ticket, a half-pour of wine, and the comfort of knowing that all the proceeds will go directly to the four featured projects. Since the party is on May Day, we will show a clip from the totally awesome 1971 May Day anti-war demonstration in D.C. The other projects are also totally excellent and worthy, and we are honored to be included amongst them. Here is the Facebook event invite. We'd love to see you there!
Happy Earth Day!
Today is a great day to think about a less discussed aspect of "the Nixon legacy," which is his historic and pioneering record of environmentalist policy. This was a key issue on John Ehrlichman's domestic affairs agenda and was probably what he thought he'd be most remembered for. Do you like the EPA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and things like that? You have Nixon to thank for that (at least partially). Given his record, it's perhaps not so surprising that today's progressives are asking whether Obama can live up to Nixon's record on environmentalism. We enjoyed this CSPAN video where Ehrlichman discussed his experience of the burgeoning environmentalist movement in the 1960s from his position first as an environmental lawyer and then in the Nixon White House. We bet Gloria Steinem never thought she'd share a panel with John Ehrlichman. Just sayin'.
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Mar 4, 2011 - May 7, 2011
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Yippee! We'll mail you an official OUR NIXON postcard with personalized thank you note to let you know when the film is released. Also, BACKERS AT ALL LEVELS have access to EXCLUSIVE VIDEO UPDATES throughout this Kickstarter campaign, featuring sneak preview clips of the images and sounds of OUR NIXON. Only our backers will be able to see these videos!
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Limited edition retro-chic political button. Select from 10 beautiful designs, all faithful reproductions of real Nixon-era buttons. See them all here: http://www.ournixon.com/buttons.html (We'll ask which one you want when the campaign is over.) We'll also mail you an official OUR NIXON postcard with personalized thank you note to let you know when the film is released.
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An advance copy of the OUR NIXON DVD (including super cool extras). Get it first!
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A complete set of all 10 limited edition retro-chic political buttons. We'll also mail you an official OUR NIXON postcard with personalized thank you note to let you know when the film is released.
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2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD, so you can give one to a friend (and brag about the film you helped produce). Also: a complete set of all 10 political buttons!
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Oh my goodness: your very own limited edition H.R. Haldeman BOBBLEHEAD DOLL! Custom-designed to look just like Bob. Put him on your dashboard, or on your mantel. Who doesn't love a bobble? Also: 2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD and complete set of 10 political buttons!
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Your very own complete DVD collection of the home movies filmed by Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Chapin and Higby. The DVD collection comes packaged with a handy guide to the people, places and events you will find in the home movies. A great gift for historians, home movie buffs, archival nerds, and Nixon freaks of all stripes. Also: 2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD, and a complete set of 10 political buttons!
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Invitation (for 2) to a private VIP screening party in NYC! Have a few drinks on us and celebrate the film you helped produce. And holy cow: you will also see YOUR NAME in the "Special Thanks" credits in the film! Also: the complete home movies DVD collection, 2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD, and a complete set of 10 political buttons!
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A limited edition Super 8 copy of any of the original home movies! You choose which 3-minute reel: the historic trip to China, Johnny Cash at the White House, Ehrlichman's favorite hummingbirds, Tricia Nixon's wedding day... and much, much, much more. (We'll give you a list of available footage.) And holy cow: you'll see YOUR NAME in the film's "Special Thanks" credits. Also: an invitation (for 4) to a private VIP screening party in NYC, the complete home movies DVD collection, 2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD, and a complete set of 10 political buttons!
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2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
If you pledge at this level, you will be an "Our Nixon" Associate Producer. YOUR NAME will be included on the website and in the credits. You'll also get an invitation (for 6) to a private VIP screening party in NYC, a one-of-a-kind Super-8 home movie reel (you pick the footage), the complete home movies DVD collection, 2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD, and a complete set of 10 political buttons!