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An anti war activist declares that his last political act will be to commit suicide and he wants it all on camera.
An anti war activist declares that his last political act will be to commit suicide and he wants it all on camera.
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Left on Purpose: The Disruptive Life of Mayer Vishner

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    MAYER PRIMER

    For being a part of this campaign, we’ll send you a digital selection of some of Mayer's writing, as well as a link to playlist of his favorite music, including tracks performed by close friends (e.g. The Fugs, Phil Ochs and Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys).

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    YIPPIE FLAIR

    We’ll send you buttons with recreations of classic Yippie or War Resisters League designs for you to sport on your jacket or bag.

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    SEE IT FIRST!

    Get a digital download of “Left on Purpose” when the film is finished, and a thank you on the Left on Purpose Facebook page!

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    FOR YOUR COLLECTION

    Get a DVD of “Left on Purpose” (when the film is finished) with amazing bonus scenes not in the film.

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    MAYER STYLE

    Mayer said “fashion is my life”. To Mayer that meant awesome t-shirts. There are two to choose from: Option 1: A recreated design from the Yippie heyday. Option 2: an original shirt with a cool drawing of Mayer and his cat, Adrienne, and a quote from Mayer on the back. Check the image on the page to pick your favorite.

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    ENVIRONMENTALIST FAN PACK

    It all started when Justin and Mayer met while filming the environmental documentary No Impact Man. Receive a DVD of this award winning film or a signed poster of the film signed by one of the directors. You also get a copy of the book "No Impact Man", signed by Colin Beavan!

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    FAN PACK

    Get a digital download of Left on Purpose (when film is finished) plus your choice of t-shirt. We’ll also throw in your own authentic Yippie or War Resisters League button!

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    SUPER FAN PACK

    Get everything in the Fan Pack above plus a signed DVD of Left on Purpose (when the film is finished)!

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    SHOUT OUT IN FILM CREDITS

    Not only will we send you a Super Fan Pack and a signed poster of the film, we will also list you in a special Kickstarter thank you section in the credits of our film.

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    **BOOK SIGNED BY JUDY GUMBO**

    “The Sixties Papers: Documents of a Rebellious Decade” By Judith Clavir Albert (Yippie Girl) and Stewart Edward Albert

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    **ORIGINAL FAKE POSTAGE STAMPS**

    These are the actual stamps sold by Mayer at the St Mark's Bookshop . A Framed selection of 6 stamps bring together the mischievous Yippie spirit of art and politics.

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    **BOOK SIGNED BY PAUL KRASSNER**

    “Sixties Radicals Then and Now: Candid Conversations With Those Who Shaped the Era” By Ron Chepesiuk

    Interviews with revolutionary figures, signed by Yippie Founder Paul Krassner. Interviewees include Krassner, Abbie Hoffman, Cleveland Sellers, Jane Adams, Dave Dellinger, Bill Ayers, Warren Hinckle, Peter Berg, Noam Chomsky, Tim Leary, Philip Berrigan, Anita Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Erica Huggins, Jim Fouratt, Bernadine Dohrn, Barry Melton, Peter Coyote.
    **Also signed by Jim Fouratt

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    **BOOK SIGNED BY PAUL KRASSNER**

    "How a satirical editor became a Yippie conspirator in ten easy years” By Paul Krassner, Hardcover – 1971, signed by Paul Krassner

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    **BOOK SIGNED BY PAUL KRASSNER**

    “Confessions of a Raving Unconfined Nut! Misadventures in the Counterculture” By Paul Krassner (Hardcover)

    The memoirs of counterculture icon Paul Krassner traces the manic adventures of the man who founded The Realist.

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    **ORIGINAL BOOK EDITED BY MAYER**

    “When the Mode of the Music Changes: An Anthology of Rock 'n' Roll Lyrics” 1971, War Resisters League, edited by Mayer.

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    MENTORING SESSION WITH EDEN

    A one-on-one meeting with our producer, Eden Wurmfeld to discuss any and all aspects of your current film project - budget, business plan, sample reel, etc (online)

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    GREENWICH VILLAGE TOUR WITH JUSTIN

    Director Justin Schein will give you a historical Yippie-themed tour of Greenwich Village, including lunch at one of Mayer’s favorite spots.

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    LUNCH WITH DOUG LIMAN

    Lunch in NYC with acclaimed film producer and director Doug Liman, executive producer of Left on Purpose.

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    EDITING SESSION WITH DAVE

    A one-on-one documentary editing feedback session with our co-director, Dave Mehlman (online)

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    KICKSTARTER PRODUCER

    Your name will be added to the film credits as a "Kickstarter Producer" in recognition of your generous contribution.

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    SIGNED BOURNE IDENTITY POSTER

    An original Bourne Identity poster, signed by that film's director, Doug Liman, executive producer of Left on Purpose.

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    **BOOK SIGNED BY MICHAEL VENTURA**

    "If I was a Highway", Essays by Michael Ventura Photographs by Butch Hanock Book signed by author (Michael Ventura)

    Michael Ventura is a journalist, columnist, poet, and novelist, not to mention a long-time friend of Mayer Vishner's. This book contains many of his writings that appeared in publications like LA Weekly and the Austin Chronicle, and which stem from the hundreds of thousands of miles he has driven his 1969 Chevy Malibu across the American continent.

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    **ORIGINAL ABBIE HOFFMAN MASKS**

    When Abbie Hoffman -- legendary activist, co-founder of the Yippies, and Mayer’s friend and mentor -- was on the run from the FBI, Mayer was chairman of his defense committee. One of the events Mayer helped organize was a Bring Abbie Home fundraiser at Madison Square Garden. Abbie wanted to attend, but didn’t want to get arrested, so they decided to make these Abbie masks for everyone to wear. Get yours to keep, nicely framed for you to hang commemoration of this historic event.

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    **BOOK SIGNED BY ABBIE HOFFMAN**

    “Square Dancing in the Ice Age” Book signed by Author, Legendary Activist and friend of Mayer, Abbie Hoffman

    25 essays and articles written by Hoffman while he was underground as a fugitive and after he turned himself in.

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