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An inspiring documentary about a pioneering video collective from the 1970s, built from their own incredible archive of video tapes.
244 backers pledged $15,927 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1

    Thank you for helping restore the Videofreex archive! Every little bit counts! Your generosity will be acknowledged on the film's website. BACKERS AT EVERY LEVEL will receive sneak preview Videofreex clips throughout the campaign and beyond.

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    You are an honorary member of the Videofreex and will receive a button to prove it! You will also receive sneak preview video clips, and thanks on our website. (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    THE DVD!
    For your incredible generosity, we'll send you an advance DVD copy of the film when it's completed. You'll also receive the button, the sneak preview clips and thanks on our website. (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    FREEX FAN PACKAGE You'll get the button, an advance DVD of the film, sneak preview clips, thanks on our website and... A COOL VIDEOFREEX TOTE BAG featuring original art by Ann Woodward of the Videofreex . (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    NEW REWARD!! You'll get a DVD of "Harold's Bar Mitzvah" - a funny, touching documentary by Bart Friedman of the Videofreex. This 40 minute, B&W video from 1977 was featured at the Museum of Modern Art and The Jewish Museum. It has never been offered on DVD, and you won't find it anywhere else! And of course you'll also get the FREEX FAN PACKAGE.

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    NEW REWARD! The DVD, NAM JUNE PAIK: LESSONS FROM THE VIDEO MASTER by Skip Blumberg, of the Videofreex. A touching, insightful tribute to the great video artist. (see description and image on the left.) And you'll get the FREEX FAN PACKAGE too.

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    BOOK LOVER #1 You'll get a signed copy of the memoir "Video Days," written by Nancy Cain of the Videofreex. You'll also get the Fan Package (see above) and... THANKS IN THE FILM CREDITS! (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    BOOK LOVER #2 You'll get a signed copy of the book "Videofreex: America's First Pirate TV Station and the Catskills Collective That Turned It On," written by Parry Teasdale of the Videofreex. You'll also get the Fan Package (see above) and THANKS IN THE FILM CREDITS! (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    ART LOVER You'll get a limited edition print from artist Mary Curtis Ratcliff of the Videofreex. You'll also the Fan Package and... THANKS IN THE FILM CREDITS! (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    TAPE PRESERVATIONIST
    Congratulations and thank you! You are personally responsible for saving one of the tapes in the archive. You'll get a DVD copy of the raw footage that you saved. We can't tell you what it will be yet - it's a mystery until we restore it! You'll also get the Fan Package and CREDIT IN THE FILM AS A TAPE PRESERVATIONIST! (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    TAPE PRESERVATIONIST / VIP
    Congratulations and thank you! You are personally responsible for saving one of the tapes in the archive. You'll get a DVD copy of the raw footage that you saved. We can't tell you what it will be yet - it's a mystery until we restore it! You'll also get the Fan Package and... a CREDIT IN THE FILM AS A TAPE PRESERVATIONIIST! Finally, please join us (plus 1) for a private VIP screening and dinner in New York! (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    PRESERVATION ANGEL
    Amazing! You are personally responsible for saving 3 unique tapes. You'll get a DVD copy of the raw footage that you saved. We can't tell you what it will be yet - it's a mystery until we restore it! You'll also get the Fan Package and CREDIT IN THE FILM AS A PRESERVATION ANGEL! FInally, please come as our guest (plus 1) to our NY private VIP screening and dinner and/or our public NY premiere and party. (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
    No way! You are awesome! You truly are making this film happen! For that you will get a highly-coveted ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT. (And of course all the above good stuff, too!) (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    GREATEST HITS You'll get a signed DVD featuring some of the highlights from the Videofreex archive (curated by Skip Blumberg of the Videofreex)... You'll also get the Fan Package (see above) and THANKS IN THE FILM CREDITS! (see images of rewards on the left.)

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    SPAGHETTI EATER You'll get a signed vintage copy of "The Spaghetti City Video Manual" - the groundbreaking do-it-yourself video how-to published by the Freex in 1973. It features the original artwork of Ann Woodward. You'll also get the Fan Package and... THANKS IN THE FILM CREDITS! (see images of rewards on the left.)

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