Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 30, 2011.

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The DocYard is a documentary screening and discussion series at the Brattle Theatre focused on building a vibrant filmmaking community.

Thanks for visiting our Kickstarter campaign! The DocYard is a documentary screening and discussion series held bi-weekly at the Brattle Theatre. Each of our screenings is followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and after-party in Harvard Square. Our goal with these special events is to build a vibrant, creative community for Boston's filmmakers, film students and film fans. The series started in 2010 as a collaboration between the LEF Foundation, Camden International Film Festival and Principle Pictures.

During our inaugural summer season, we were treated to great screenings with local directors like Fred Wiseman and Jane Gillooly, but we also flew in visiting filmmakers from California, Texas, Utah and New York. Even though this can be expensive and makes it impossible for us to break even with ticket sales, we strongly believe that having filmmakers present for Q&A is what transforms an ordinary screening into a community-building event.

We're still pumped by the success of our first season and we'd love to keep the series running year-round. But to make it financially sustainable, we need your help!!

You can make a pledge by clicking the green button to the right. It only takes a minute and you can check out with your Amazon.com account. Your credit card won't be charged unless we reach our goal of raising $2500 by January 30.

The best part: If you pledge $50 or more, you'll receive a season pass for our upcoming program. That's 7 tickets for the price of 5! There are lots of other rewards at different pledge levels, not least of which is our heartfelt gratitude. :)

All contributions are tax-deductible thanks to our amazing fiscal sponsor Documentary Educational Resources.

The DocYard: Season 2 kicks off with a bang on February 1st and runs until April 26th. We've got some amazing films lined up that we can't wait to share with you. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our mailing list at thedocyard.com to stay in the know!

Thank you again for all your support. We'll see you soon at the Brattle!

Sara, Ben, Sean and Lyda

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