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A new documentary film by Jane Weiner on the legendary documentary film pioneer, Ricky Leacock.
A new documentary film by Jane Weiner on the legendary documentary film pioneer, Ricky Leacock.
295 backers pledged $26,200 to help bring this project to life.

Finally getting out there...!

Dear, dear friends and supporters of RICKY on LEACOCK.

It has been a long time coming but, thanks largely to your generous support (and patience), we finally have 'finished' the film...!

I use the word, 'finished' advisedly because, we're still in a precarious financial position while finalizing the licensing, etc. for the distribution.

But, thus far, the festival experience has been wonderful...

The World Premiere last March was at IT'S ALL TRUE Festival in Brazil. This is a GREAT documentary festival. A perfect place to meet and discover the work of both established and new directors from around the world. Sebastián came, too, and we both count it among our best festival experiences. The film screened in both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to enthusiastic audiences and very good press!

Our European Premiere was in June at BIOGRAFILM in Bologna, Italy. This exquisite festival really showed its stuff! Diverse and interesting films exploring entertaining ideas. And, a chance to meet directors working through the filmmaking challenges of making films about people.

The very best news from Italy is that Ricky's legacy lives on at BIOGRAFILM with the festival's creation of the Richard Leacock Memorial Award, which will be presented each year beginning in 2013.

And, now, we have several new festival invitations to consider.

Next stop: DocuWeeks
We are thrilled that RICKY on LEACOCK was selected for August 10th-23rd screenings in NYC and LA as part of International Documentary Association - DocuWeeks

We are able to participate in this screening opportunity thanks to the extraordinary support from friends of the film -- for which we are grateful.

Here's the schedule:

New York
FRI 10 aug 12:00 PM 5:25 PM
SAT 11 aug 3:35 PM 9:55 PM
SUN 12 aug 1:30 PM 5:30 PM
MON 13 aug 12:00 PM 5:25 PM
TUE 14 aug 3:35 PM 9:55 PM
WED 15 aug 1:30 PM 7:30 PM
THU 16 aug 12:00 PM 17:25 PM
Los Angeles
FRI 17 aug 3:35 PM 9:50 PM
SAT 18 aug 12:00 PM 5:20 PM
SUN 19 aug 5:05 PM 7:45 PM
MON 20 aug 3:35 PM 9:50 PM
TUE 21 aug 12:00 PM 5:20 PM
WED 22 aug 2:05 PM 7:45 PM
THU 23 aug 12:00 PM 5:20 PM
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thank you all for helping to make this happen!

Truly and sincerely yours,

jane and Diane


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    1. Elisabeth Holm on July 31, 2012

      congrats on all this!!

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      Jim Youll on July 31, 2012

      You did it!!! Congratulations!