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A feature-length ensemble documentary featuring stories of survival and community action on Detroit's East side.
A feature-length ensemble documentary featuring stories of survival and community action on Detroit's East side.
153 backers pledged $8,151 to help bring this project to life.

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NEW ROUGH CUT & OTHER NEWS

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW!

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FILM INDEPENDENT LAB & SFFS GRANT!

Dear friends and supporters,

We have a couple of exciting updates to share! We shared this news on Facebook and Twitter a few weeks ago, but for those who may have missed it, Street Fighting Man was selected for the 2014 Film Independent Documentary Lab! Director Andrew James was able to attend and workshop the film with two advisors - Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen, director and producer of Marwencol (http://www.marwencol.com). Between the editing work that was accomplished over the winter and this recent Film Independent experience, we are getting very close to finishing the film.

To help us toward that end, we are thrilled to announce that the San Francisco Film Society has chosen Street Fighting Man as one of three documentary grantees for 2014! We are honored by the news and grateful for their support. The grant will help pay for some of our remaining post-production costs and has boosted our spirits at a critical time for the film. We feel incredibly grateful and lucky to now be supported by the following institutions and organizations: the Hot Docs Pitch Forum, Film Independent, the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the San Francisco Film Society, the Sundance Institute, and of course, our Kickstarter backers! It has been a long journey and we are so grateful for your continued support and interest. It all started with you!

The San Francisco Film Society grant will help us pay for about 60 percent of our remaining post-production costs. We are making consistent fundraising efforts to close this gap and hope to raise enough money to bring our subjects to the world premiere! Because Jack Rabbit, Luke and Deris have so generously allowed us to be part of their lives, we feel a responsibility to get them to the premiere so they can represent themselves and join us in celebrating the release of the film.

Of course, the date and location of the premiere are yet to be determined. We need to finish the film first. And you can help us do that. If you or anyone you know would like to contribute to this effort, you can make a tax ­deductible donation by visiting our website: http://www.streetfightingmanthemovie.com/donate

Thank you again for your continued support! We couldn’t have come this far without you.

All the best,
Andrew, Sara, Katie & the entire Street Fighting Man Team

The 2014 Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellows (director Andrew James pictured bottom left)
The 2014 Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellows (director Andrew James pictured bottom left)

SUNDANCE EDIT LAB & SFFS DOC FUND

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HOT DOCS RECAP & 10 TO WATCH

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Quick update here. Director Andrew James and Producer Sara Archambault just returned from the Hot Docs Forum in Toronto where they successfully pitched STREET FIGHTING MAN to a group of international commissioning editors and broadcasters. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and the exposure the film received has already yielded exciting results. Stay tuned for more details surrounding these developments in the coming weeks!

This week, the STREET FIGHTING MAN team was featured by The Independent for their annual 10 to Watch series! Andrew, Sara, Katie and Jason were all listed as filmmakers to watch in 2013! We are honored and thrilled to be included with so many other wonderful filmmakers. Read about it here: http://www.aivf.org/magazine/2013/05/andrew-james-schleiffarth_sara-archambault_jason-tippet_katie-tibaldi_10-to-watch-2013

As always, thank you for your continued support!

Andrew James and the rest of the STREET FIGHTING MAN team

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