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Starlite is a film about Brooklyn's legendary black-owned non-discriminating and LGBTQ-friendly bar est. in 1959.
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    One custom Starlite STICKER we hope you'll make stick to help spread the word.

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    One custom Starlite STICKER we hope you'll make stick to help spread the word
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    A cordial invitation to the STARLITE FALL 2011 REUNION AND BENEFIT EXTRAVAGANZA in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (In order to receive this invitation you must allow us to email you with updates before funding ends).

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    One free download or DVD of the FINISHED FILM.
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    A cordial invitation to the STARLITE FALL 2011 REUNION AND BENEFIT EXTRAVAGANZA in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (In order to receive this invitation you must allow us to email you with updates before funding ends)

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    The "STARLITE IS IN ME" TOTE BAG just went on SALE! Down from $50!

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    Artist Cristy C. Road has donated these amazing digital repro prints of these original works:
    Keepin It Real (see image to the left)
    (Original: Ink, Marker, Halftone Pattern Transfer, Acrylic 9x12) 2004
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    http://www.croadcore.org/

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    Artist Cristy C. Road has donated these amazing digital repro prints of these original works:
    OCCUPY WALL ST. FOR THE KIDS (see image to the left)
    (Original: Ink, Marker, Digital Color, 2011)
    artist's website
    http://www.croadcore.org/

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    The "STARLITE IS IN ME" tote bag
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    TWO TICKETS to the New York or Los Angeles PREMIERE of the film
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    One copy of the finished film on DVD for yourself and one copy as a gift for someone else.
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    A cordial invitation to the STARLITE FALL 2011 REUNION AND BENEFIT EXTRAVAGANZA in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (In order to receive this invitation you must allow us to email you with updates before funding ends)

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    One hour video editing tutorial from our very own talented co-director Sasha Wortzel. To increase your hours just increase your pledge amount ($50/hour). A great gift for the creative special someone in your life who wants to learn Final Cut Pro.

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    No material rewards but a "THANK YOU" credit in the film

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    *11x14 inch black and white PHOTOGRAPH of the exterior of the Starlite Lounge from the closing night, July 31, 2010. (*series of 50, photographed by Kate Kunath), and Free entrance to the Starlite Reunion and Benefit Party in Fall 2011

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    Two VIP TICKETS for you and a guest to the New York or Los Angeles PREMIERE (transferable).

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    One SIGNED COPY of George Chauncey's book Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890–1940. (domestic shipping included)

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    HOLIDAY PHOTO SESSION with co-director and photographer Kate Kunath. Right in time for the Holidays! Make a family portrait, a vanity portrait, a gay wedding portrait! (Only 5 sessions available between December 6-18). Digital high res files only. You make the prints!

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    Starlite resident Drag Queen LADY JASMIN PERFORMS for your private party in New York City.

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    Starlite Resident DJ plays Starlite Jams for your private party, wedding, fundraiser or celebration.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT in the film and two VIP TICKETS to the Los Angeles or New York Premiere.

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