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DO IT AGAIN - about my irrational quest to reunite the Kinks - features Sting, Zooey Deschanel, Robyn Hitchcock, and Paul Weller.
DO IT AGAIN - about my irrational quest to reunite the Kinks - features Sting, Zooey Deschanel, Robyn Hitchcock, and Paul Weller.
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DO IT AGAIN, directed by Robert Patton-Spruill, is a film about my irrational quest to reunite the Kinks. It includes appearances by Sting, Zooey Deschanel, Robyn Hitchcock, Paul Weller, Peter Buck and, of course, Dr. Warren Zanes. The film has been completed, played film festivals and received rave reviews from, among others, Variety, Ain't It Cool News, The Boston Globe and Huffington Post. This campaign is for its TV version. Here's our old clip to give you a taste of the film.

You’ve been with us through so much. The filming. The editing. The festival circuit. Now, we’re looking for help to make our TV version of DO IT AGAIN a reality. Actually, it already is. Our one-hour version of DO IT AGAIN will be shown on PBS stations in the fall. So far, we’re signed on eight markets: Boston, Austin, Louisiana, Wichita, Atlanta, Oregon, Hawaii, and Connecticut. Hopefully, we’ll get more stations to show the film. (Writing your local programmer always helps.)

PBS is great in so many ways, in no small part because we get to share this film with lots of people. But one thing PBS does not have is a lot of cash to throw at filmmakers. And readying our film for TV has cost us. We had to spend several weeks editing it down. We had to do a new sound mix and dub a pair of tapes. Now, we’re going to need something called Errors & Omissions insurance ($3,300) and to license some video clips ($900).

The reality is, I’m going to do this no matter how much we raise. But I owe it to myself – and to my family – to ask for more help. You all know how much they’ve supported me already, both emotionally and financially. (I think there aren’t a lot of wives who would not only allow their husband’s to throw $30,000 on the home equity, but would suggest it.) So pledge what you can and we’ll get your rewards right out. And keep tuned to doitagainthemovie.com for updates on our upcoming screenings.

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    I've written children's books on the Beatles and Elvis Presley as part of the "Who Was" series. These are for kids 8 to 12 and I'll sign them.

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    Mike Gent, musicial genius and Figgs founder, recorded pretty amazing versions of "Big Sky" and "Victoria." Being slightly insane, I pressed them to vinyl and had Dave Plunkert create a special 45 sleeve that can fold out into a poster. Here's more on Gent's record: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/775822192/promoting-our-kinks-film-and-making-our-own-victor

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    Tom Perrotta is my favorite, living writer. I mean, he's the guy behind "Election" and "Little Children." His latest novel, "The Leftovers," comes out August 30. We'll provide you with a hardcover signed by Tom.

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    A signed copy of the ultimate Kinks guide, "The Kinks: All Day and All of the Night: Day by Day Concerts, Recordings, and Broadcasts, 1961-1996." Doug Hinman, who warned me when this started to turn back, has been kind enough to agree to sign a copy for you. Why do you need this book? Because it's very simply the most authoritative document of our favorite band's daily activities. It was a priceless resource for us while making DO IT AGAIN.

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    Andrew Sandoval, the authority of all things pop and '60s AND the man helping bring us those fantastic Kinks reissues in recent months, saw DO IT AGAIN during one of our Los Angeles screenings. He's been kind enough to offer the Sandoval package: His definitive Monkees book, "The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation," along with one of his solo CDs. (You choose between "From Me to You" and "A Beautiful Story.") Both come with Andrew's autograph.

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    a 12-by-18 version of Dave Plunkert's fantastic poster. You can see it and read about it here: http://doitagainthemovie.com/media/photos/the-poster

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    This is the full size poster from DO IT AGAIN. I've only got a few left, so I'm limiting the reward. But trust me, this thing will look beautiful on the wall. We're not printing any more so you'll be one of the last people on Earth to end up with one.

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    Private screening of DO IT AGAIN. You'll have to pay for me to get there but, as our Californian hero Steve L. can attest, I will sleep on the couch or, if you kick your kid out of his room, in his bed. I can bring the film plus some delicious outtakes.

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