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New Orleans marching bands: The powerful engines that drive the Mardi Gras Parades. The front line in a battle for survival.
New Orleans marching bands: The powerful engines that drive the Mardi Gras Parades. The front line in a battle for survival.
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    NEW REWARD! 8" x 10" color photo by cinematographer Andre Lambertson (see photos below). This is included in all the higher pledge packages except the $125 T-shirt.

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    Button, poster, video link, DVD - PLUS an 8" x 10" color photo by cinematographer Andre Lambertson (see photos below)

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    SPECIAL NEW REWARD! 13" x 10 1/4" limited edition catalog: "Good Stuff to Look At", New Orleans artist Bruce Davenport Jr.'s 2012 show at VACANT Tokyo. Davenport creates striking artworks depicting the marching bands, and he appears in the film. Read more about him and see images in the project description. Catalog is 36 pages, 14 color plates. Introductory essay in English and Japanese. Signed by the artist. Please note, this limited-quantity reward is not included in any other pledge level.

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    All the above PLUS dinner with director Richard Barber and co-director Andre Lambertson (expires in 1 year). (Also for large amounts it's possible to make tax-deductible donations through our fiscal sponsor. Please contact us directly at info@thewholegrittycity.com for that.)

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    All of the above PLUS be part of our team with a special screen credit. Contact us at info@thewholegrittycity for details.

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