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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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FINAL CUT

Hey Everyone,

We are writing with some great news. After many years of hard work, STREET FIGHTING MEN is finally complete! It's been a long journey, one that started with your love and support. We could not have done this without you! We truly appreciate you and want to express how much your support has meant to the life of this project. Thank you.

You should know that we have changed the title of the film to STREET FIGHTING MEN. A one letter chnage, but one that really resonates with the film. We have updated Facebook already. Some of you may have noticed!

And in other updates, we are headed to Skywalker Ranch to mix the film at their beautiful facilities in early March. Shortly after, we head to NY to color correct the film. Exciting! We'll also be launching a new trailer and website in the coming weeks and would love your help in spreading the word when it all launches! 

We promise, we haven't forgotten about the awards either! We are in the process of making that happen and will be fulfilling some of them very soon. We'll get all the awards taken care of in the coming months. I know it's been a long process and we thank you for sticking around. With your help, this film will soon be complete and ready for launch!

The film has grown and developed into something truly beautiful - and we cannot wait to share it with you all soon! 

Thank you again for your continued support.

Sincerely,
Andrew, Sara, Katie and the entire Street Fighting Men team

NEW ROUGH CUT & OTHER NEWS

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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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