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FACING EAST is a feature film about a Mormon family who reevaluates their lives and beliefs after the suicide of their gay son.
FACING EAST is a feature film about a Mormon family who reevaluates their lives and beliefs after the suicide of their gay son.
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    Every bit helps. Thanks so much for contributing. Please enjoy a shout out on our Facebook page and on Twitter.

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    Thanks for your generous help. We couldn't do it without every little bit. We will give you the above, plus send you 5 MP3s of songs from the original score at the time of our first festival screening.

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    You are awesome, and probably like to read. We'll thank you with all the above, plus a digital (PDF) copy of the final screenplay by Guinevere Turner and Carol Lynn Pearson.

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    What a great friend. We're so grateful to you. We will send you all of the above, plus a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the finished film at the time of our first festival screening.

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    Thank you for your amazing support. We couldn't do this without you. We will send you all the above plus a hard copy of the DVD at the time of our first festival screening.

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    You are person with great taste, and fun toys, so we'll send you all of the above (minus that old fashioned DVD) plus a hard copy of the Blue-Ray at the time of our first festival screening.

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    We are so grateful to you that we want to add to that fabulous wardrobe. We'll send you all of the above, plus let you show off to the world with a stylish GOD LOVES ME AND I AM GAY T-Shirt. (we will try to get the T-shirt to you by Christmas, but make no guarantees).

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    Here's another option for the straight among us. Receive all the above plus a stylish T-shirt that declares I LOVE SOMEONE WHO IS GAY. (we will try to get the T-shirt to you by Christmas, but make no guarantees).

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    You are amazing and beautiful. We'll send you all the above, plus a hard copy of the original final screenplay signed by Guinevere Turner and Carol Lynn Pearson. (Add $10 for Blue-Ray rather than DVD)

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    Did I mention we love you? Well we do. We will send you all of the above (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus a hard copy of the original festival movie poster prior to our festival premiere.

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    We are gushing with emotion. We will send you all of the above (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD), plus a hard copy of the DVD signed by Will Swenson, Guinevere Turner, Carol Lynn Pearson and other members of the cast and crew at the time of our first festival screening.

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    We love you as much as you must love Will Swenson. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) and copies of the Original Broadway Cast recording of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT and of the revival of HAIR, both signed to you personally by Will Swenson.

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    We are so grateful and think you can do with some good home reading. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) and copies of "Good Bye I Love You" and "No More Good Byes" signed to you by author Carol Lynn Pearson.

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    No way!!! You're too cool. We're gonna tell all our friends about you. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus copies of Guinevere's movies, GO FISH, AMERICAN PSYCHO, and BETTIE PAGE all signed by Guinevere.

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. What would we do without you? We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items and T-shirt (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus stay warm with a styling hoodie sweatshirt featuring the slogan GOD LOVES ME AND I'M GAY. (we will try to get the hoodie to you by Christmas, but make no guarantees).

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    Thank one, thank all. Please accept our thanks. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items and T-shirt (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus stay warm with an elegant stylish hoodie sweatshirt declaring: I LOVE SOMEONE WHO IS GAY (we will try to get the hoodie to you by Christmas, but make no guarantees).

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    You are a Saint, did you know that? So let's decorate those empty walls a bit. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus a hard copy of the original festival poster signed by Will Swenson, Guinevere Turner and other members of the cast and crew at the time of our first festival screening.

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    Wow. You are too kind. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus give you a special thanks in the credits and you will receive a phone call thanking you from director Will Swenson.

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    Amazing. You couldn't make us happier, and we'd love to return the favor. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus a poster for the recent revival of PORGY AND BESS starring Audra McDonald, signed to you by Audra McDonald.

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    You are truly an inspiration to us. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus a poster for the original broadway performance of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT signed to you by Will Swenson.

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    You are showering us with love, and since you happen to be an NFL fan, we'd like to return the favor. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus a NFL football signed by Hall of Fame Quarterback and Facing East Supporter Steve Young, thanking you for your support.

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    We can't say enough about you, and we want to thank you personally. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) and enjoy a 20 minute Skype conversation with either Will Swenson, Guinevere Turner, Carol Lynn Pearson, or producers Emily Pearson and Duane Andersen.

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    Muchas Gracias. We are truly blown away by your support. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus visit set during production, get to watch the movie being made, eat lunch with members of the cast and crew. Travel to Salt Lake City not included.

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    We want to meet up at OutFest! We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus an all film pass to OutFest 2013. Hang out with producer Duane Andersen, Guinevere Turner and others connected with Facing East. See you there. Travel and lodging to and in Los Angeles not included.

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    You are clearly a smart and cultured person (in addition to being incredibly generous). We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus host Carol Lynn Pearson in your home for a private reading and Q&A for you, your family and book club.

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    A talented person like you just needs some direction. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus Guinevere Turner (writer of Go Fish, American Psycho, Bettie Page) will read your screenplay and give you copious notes and suggestions.

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    You are a person with extraordinary taste. It's time to reward that. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus 5 time Tony winner and 2 time Grammy winner Audra McDonald will call you or your loved one on your birthday and sing Happy Birthday to you.

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    Two is company, and three is even better. Sit down to lunch with Broadway's most amazing couple, Will Swenson AND Audra McDonald. Give that Broadway obsessed loved one of yours an afternoon they will never forget. (New York City only)

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    NEW REWARD! For the true Priscilla fan: We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus have lunch with three fabulous stars of the Broadway hit Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Will Swenson, Tony Shelton, and Nick Adams! How will you survive? (New York City only)

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    We can't thank you enough, but we can try. You deserve thanks, plus a little romance in your life. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus director and Tony nominee Will Swenson will publicly serenade you. You select the song, he selects the venue. (New York City only)

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    This is unbelievable. We can't believe how amazing you are. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus Will Swenson will travel to your home and personally present a private screening of the final movie and a Q&A for you and your friends prior to our premiere festival screening. (US only)

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    Rock on! You rock! No eating alone for the likes of you. We will send you all of the above except for "limited" items (add $10 for the Blue-Ray rather than the DVD) plus you can sit down for lunch with celebrated screenwriter Guinevere Turner. Discuss, discuss, discuss. (Los Angeles only)

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