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A documentary about friendship, the women's movement and a family of choice.
A documentary about friendship, the women's movement and a family of choice.
38 backers pledged $6,856 to help bring this project to life.

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Tuesday Lunch is a documentary about a group of dynamic New York women who have been meeting on Tuesdays since 1969, when they found each other in search of friendship and the women's movement.

As the film unfolds, you will join Tuesday Lunch, a group of women in their 70s and 80s, in their meetings and daily lives as they laugh, share struggles and victories, and talk about how women's liberation affected their lives. You will witness friendships that have endured four decades through death, divorce, remarriage, celebrations, and changing times. The film will reveal how their friendship is even more critical now in the latter years of their lives.  The film, made by a daughter of a former "Tuesday," shows how "the Tuesdays" built community through friendship, lunch and the women’s movement.

Please help me tell the inspirational and heartwarming story of “the Tuesdays.” To make this film, I must initially produce a trailer, which will help raise funds to complete the feature film. To produce the trailer, I need to hire a cinematographer, sound recordist, and editor. With your help, we can bring this story to the world. Please contribute any amount you can and send this to your friends and family through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.

Thanks to George Pattison for the beautiful cinematography and Ben Flanigan for the incredible editing for the Kickstarter film.

How does Kickstarter work?

Kickstarter funds creative ideas and ambitious endeavors.  It is based on an all-or-nothing funding method.  If we reach the goal, you will get charged for your pledge.  If we don't reach our goal, you will not be charged and the film will get no money.  We hope this doesn't happen.  The 30 days will fly by quickly, so donate today!

How to pledge

Just click the green "Back this Project" button in the upper right-hand corner.  You will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward.  From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process.  You must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded.

Want to help but can't donate?

Spread the word about the film to your friends and family.  Link it to Facebook and Twitter, "like" it, "star" it, talk it up and keep the buzz going.  Be part of the outreach campaign to help create this film.

Can we exceed our goal? 

Absolutely.  We set our goal at the bare minimum needed to make the trailer but anything we raise above that will be used towards improving the trailer and promoting it to help complete the film.    

Will the amount I pledge be public?

No.  We will know but no one else will.  Your kickstarter username will be listed under the blue "backers" tab above, but the amount you pledge will be confidential.

When will I receive my thank you rewards?

After the deadline passes and the funds are transferred, we will contact you for your address and start shipping rewards right away.  DVDs will go out later after the film is complete.

How can I learn more?

Contact us directly by clicking a "send Message" link on the lower right by the bios or at the top of the page.  We'll gladly answer any questions we can.

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    Friend of the Tuesdays. Thank you card with a screen shot of Tuesday Lunch.

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    Tuesday contributor. Thank you card with two screen shots of Tuesday lunch, outreach updates and copy of DVD when it is released.

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    Tuesday supporter. Special thank you credits listed in the end credits of the film, thank you card with three screen shots of Tuesday Lunch, and copy of DVD when it is released.

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    Tuesday supporter. Signed copy of book, Strange Stirring, by Stephanie Coontz about how the women's movement affected women in the U.S., three pictures of Tuesday Lunch and a copy of the DVD when it is released.

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    Tuesday supporter. Professional printed, limited edition, conversation-starter poster of Tuesday Lunch, 3 screen shots from the film, and a copy of the DVD when it is released.

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    Everlasting thanks. Permanent thank you credits in the end credits of the film, Tuesday Lunch conversation-starter poster, 3 screen shots from the film and a copy of the DVD when it is released.

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    Limited edition 24 X 16 watercolor lithograph by Tuesday Lunch artist Connie Schwartz. Permanent thank you credits in the end credits of the film, 3 screen shots from the film and a copy of the DVD when it is released.

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    Meet the Tuesdays. Personal invitation to attend private screening party with Tuesday Lunch and crew in New York (travel and accommodations not included), Tuesday Lunch poster, 3 screen shots from the film and a copy of the DVD when it is released.

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    Permanent film credits. Producer credit in the film and invitation to private screening party with Tuesday Lunch and crew in New York (travel and accommodations not included), 3 screen shots from Tuesday Lunch film and a copy of the DVD when it is released.

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    Permanent film credits. Executive Producer credit in the film, invitation to attend private screening and party with Tuesday Lunch and crew in New York (travel and accomodations not included), 3 screen shots from Tuesday Lunch, and a copy of the DVD when it is released.

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Funding period

- (30 days)