It’s been a long, long time since we started making A Place to Stand, almost 5 years now, but we are overjoyed and so excited to announce that we have partnered with Gathr Films to bring A Place to Stand to theaters this fall.
Gathr has a unique model for theatrical screenings, one similar to how Kickstarter funds projects. Gathr takes a grassroots, people-powered approach where our supporters host screenings in their hometowns and they, with our and Gathr’s support, work to fill the theater with ticket pre-sales. The screenings then only happen if a certain number of tickets are sold.
Our experience with the film and Jimmy’s work is that word-of-mouth is the strongest way to build buzz and excitement around the project. Gathr’s approach fits this reality like a glove. In our theatrical screenings so far (at festivals and special events), people have responded to the movie in such a deep and powerful way. There is simply no substitute for watching a movie in a dark theater, sharing a powerful, emotional journey with one hundred or two hundred other people, and we are grateful for this opportunity to bring that experience to others.
To give you a taste of the A Place to Stand theatrical experience, check out this video with highlights from our world premieres:
(Footage courtesy of THEATERWORK, Catamount Films, and Javier Serrano)
Calling All Movie Captains!
Over the past year, we have been screening A Place to Stand at festivals around the country and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We are so much looking forward to expanding the film’s reach with our partnership with Gathr, but to be successful we need your help.
What exactly do we need? We need people to host screenings and become “movie captains”, to become ambassadors for the film. If you feel even the slightest interest in joining our team in this way, please call Karen DeCotis, our outreach coordinator, at 406-600-0918 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can chat, share some more information, and see about working together. It requires a commitment, but you won't be alone. You will join a community of vibrant, passionate people working to share our film with the world (and there are some sweet perks too!).
We look forward to connecting with you and moving forward together to bring Jimmy’s powerful story to the masses. Thanks again for all of your support. We're so close!!
The A Place to Stand Team