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DROP CITY tells a story of whimsical innovation and the drive to create a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful society.
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    We're grateful for any contribution and will gladly put you on our update list and keep you posted on our developments. Join the film's community and learn about books and articles related to Drop City. You'll also be the first to know about screenings, events and news about the film. Please pass the word! Small contributions add up and can make all the difference.

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    Get on the update list AND receive a DROP CITY STARTER KIT! Drop City was a rare amalgamation of startlingly innovative engineering and pranksterish humor. We'll send you a high quality reproduction of the first Drop City newsletter that includes a "lexicon" ("Drop City: To sponsor and create the avant garde of civilization, utilizing all the remnants . . ." "Scrounge: The manner in which progress is obtained"); plus Gene Bernofsky's hand-drawn "Dome Recipe;" a dome kit that you can easily assemble on durable card stock -- a nifty little object and a great conversation-starter about geometric structure; and two photos of Drop City on quality matte paper.

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    Update list, DROP CITY STARTER KIT, AND a DVD of the finished film. Be one of the first to own a DVD (or Blu Ray) copy of DROP CITY! We anticipate that the film will be finished by fall of 2011. Far away? Not really! And in the meantime you'll be getting updates, including video postings and information about the release of the film and the opening of the MCA Denver's show: "The Countercultural Experiment: Consciousness and Encounters at the Edge of Art." Please join us in this effort.

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    All of the above, AND a terrific print of Clark Richert's Drop City panorama, a seamless collage constructed from color photos and renderings of all of the community's buildings. Your support is invaluable to the finishing of this film, and we want to send you a gift that we think will inspire you as much as it has inspired us!

    The first eight contributors at this level also receive a signed Drop! poster from a wonderful public event we had in Trinidad, Colorado, a few miles from the site of Drop City.

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    All of the above

    Plus a THANK YOU screen credit in the documentary!

    As many of you know, documentary films are made with the generosity of large numbers of people. Please be a lasting part of this film! It's always a thrill to see your name on the big screen (we can't wait, either!). At this level you'll be giving us an important boost and we want you to know that we will be thanking you in a visible and enduring way.

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    NEW REWARD!! A fine art photo print - 8 x12" on archival paper - of Drop City from Roberta Price's elegant new book, "Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture". Price began chronicling communities of the counterculture in 1969, and was a resident of the artists community, Libre, for seven years. See images of these beautiful photos in the *Updates* section, and link to Price's new book! You'll also get a THANK YOU screen credit and a DVD of the film.

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    NEW REWARD!! Zometools, Inc. has donated 10 Zometool kits. Zometool is a powerful design tool and educational toy for kids and hobbyists, students, teachers and researchers, and was developed through the synergy of Steve Baer and Drop City. A truly unique kit for exploring structures of space. There's more on Zometools in the *Updates* section. You'll also get a THANK YOU screen credit and a DVD of the film.

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    All of the above....PLUS a BEAUTIFUL limited edition fine art print from the BEING BAG, an original publication of Drop City that is credited as the first underground comic!

    The BEING BAG was another epoch-making legacy of Drop City. These young artists were fearless, zany, and strikingly brilliant. The BEING BAG was a limited edition publication, and now it's extremely rare. The original was a hand-silk-screened large format comic book based on illustrations by Clark Richert (Clard Svenson) and a story by Gene Bernofsky (Curly Bensen) -- their notorious Dropper names - that features the best of Drop City's psychedelic, geometric, free-thinking universe. The print will be a joyful addition to any art collection, a true rarity.

    You'll also be helping us with some of the big-ticket items: archival film footage, music, graphics, and finishing costs. This is a real gift to us.

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    All of the above, but at this level you will get a set of THREE fantastic limited edition fine art prints from the BEING BAG, and a SPECIAL THANKS screen credit. We'll be posting a slideshow of the BEING BAG that will show you this spectacular cultural artifact. But we also know that a contribution at this level recognizes the remarkable cultural shifts that Drop City represents. We are very grateful for support at this level, which can help with crucial expenses and put this project on the map.

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    All of the above AND an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER SCREEN CREDIT! A contribution at this level is a serious donation that warrants notable recognition in the film. Producers are the people who provide resources, and at this level your contribution is a significant asset for the film. Your contribution will have a huge impact on the project. Independent documentaries are produced with careful attention to every expense. We'll gladly skip the catering, the fancy hotels, big meals and bar tabs so that we can cover a lot of territory and capture a good story. Because we've been working on a very tight budget, a donation at this level is a considerable contribution toward finishing the film. We appreciate it more than we can express.

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    Become an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of DROP CITY! We know that this is a rare level of contribution, and feel it is important to offer participation as Executive Producer for serious donors who are excited about this story and want to be a part of it. Large-scale contributors have many other demands for support. If you join us at this level, you are showing a commitment to a story that urges free thinking, creative action, community, resourcefulness, and a fearless sense of possibility for a sustainable future that rejects war, economic exploitation and the kind of conformity that stifles youthful energy. We would be honored to have you on board. In appreciation, we are very pleased to offer the last of Clark Richert's five edition print series, "Drop City Crucible," 36x36 inches.

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