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Help Stanley Nelson bring the story of the Black Panther Party to theaters across the country.
Help Stanley Nelson bring the story of the Black Panther Party to theaters across the country.
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    Virtual Fist Bump + Film Button

    You will receive a limited edition, wearable 1.5" button and a shout-out on Facebook or Twitter.

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    Enhanced Film Transcript + Virtual Fist Bump

    In addition to the virtual fist bump on Facebook or twitter, you will receive an enhanced transcript of the finished film. The transcript, brimming with footnotes pointing to source materials, is a wonderful resource for educators, students, film buffs, and people wishing to learn more about the Black Panthers.

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    Private Link to Stream Film

    You will be among the first people to see the film when you receive a private streaming link this fall.

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    Private Link to Stream Film + Transcript

    You will receive a private streaming link this fall plus the enhanced film transcript!

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    Limited Edition T-Shirt + Button

    You will receive a limited edition high-quality, cotton t-shirt PLUS a commemorative 3" button.

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    3 pairs of tickets for the premiere at the International Film Festival of Boston - JUST ADDED!

    You and a guest will receive a ticket to the Massachusetts premiere at the International Film Festival of Boston on April 27 featuring a Q&A with producer Laurens Grant and Kathleen Cleaver!

    Must provide own transportation to the Boston screening. Pledges toward this reward will receive their tickets at will-call on April 27.

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    Two tickets tickets for the premiere at the Maryland Film Festival - JUST ADDED!

    You and a guest will receive a ticket to the Maryland Film Festival on May 9.

    Must provide own transportation to the Baltimore screening. Pledges toward this reward will receive their tickets at will-call on May 9.

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    Limited Edition Tote Bag or Film Poster

    You can choose between a limited edition, natural cloth Tote Bag or a 22x28" Black Panther film poster.

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    Private Link to Stream Film + Online Q&A

    You will be among the first people to see the film when you receive a private streaming link this fall, plus a link to participate in an exclusive, interactive, online Q&A with director Stanley Nelson and former Black Panthers.

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    Pair of 2 Tickets for BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM starring Wendell Pierce

    You and a guest will receive a ticket to see Wendell Pierce (Selma, The Wire, Treme) star in the gripping play, BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM, about gentrification in post-Katrina New Orleans. The tickets can be used during the premiere run at the Lupin Theater in New Orleans between June 10-28.

    Must provide own transportation to Lupin Theater in New Orleans.

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    Black Panther Combo Pack - JUST ADDED!

    You will receive four premium items in this Combo Pack: Completed DVD, T-Shirt, Button, and Tote Bag.

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    Signed Panther Book + Film Poster

    Choose between a copy of Newbery Honoree novel, “One Crazy Summer” signed by New York Times bestselling author (and former Free Breakfast Program participant) Rita Williams- Garcia or a copy of autobiographical memoir, “Panther Baby” signed by former NY Black Panther member and Columbia University Professor Jamal Joseph. You will also receive a 22x28" Black Panther film poster signed by director Stanley Nelson.

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    Signed DVD + Private Q&A

    You will receive a copy of the finished film on DVD autographed by director Stanley Nelson plus a link to participate in an exclusive, interactive, online Q&A with director Stanley Nelson and former Black Panthers including Kathleen Cleaver and Emory Douglas.

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    Signed Photograph of Kathleen Cleaver

    You will receive a signed and numbered 11x15 photograph (on a 12x18 board) portrait of Kathleen Cleaver. The portrait of Cleaver at a 1976 rally for Dennis Banks was taken by legendary photographer Ilke Hartmann. The photo will come with a limited edition film poster signed by director Stanley Nelson.

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    Signed Photograph of "Black is Beautiful"

    You will receive a signed and numbered 11x15 photograph (on a 12x18 board) photograph of a teenager at a 1970 Panther rally in San Francisco with "Black is Beautiful" written on his jacket. The photograph was taken by legendary photographer Ilke Hartmann shortly before they were both arrested. The photo will come with a limited edition film poster signed by director Stanley Nelson.

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    Signed Emory Douglas Print + Film Poster - JUST ADDED!

    You will receive one of three signed color prints designed by former Minister of Culture Emory Douglas. Each print will come with a limited edition film poster signed by director Stanley Nelson.

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    Black Panther Power Pack

    You will receive a pack of premium items: Signed DVD, Signed Film Poster, Button, Tote Bag, Box Set of Stanley Nelson films, and the link to the exclusive Google Chat with Director Stanley Nelson and former Black Panthers.

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    Bring Stanley Nelson to Your School or Organization

    2013 National Humanities Medal honoree and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (FREEDOM SUMMER, FREEDOM RIDERS, THE MURDER OF EMMETT TILL) will come to your school or organization, screen a Firelight film of your choice and speak with your members about his filmmaking process and career.

    You must cover travel and one night of accommodations for the director, and costs for the venue.

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    Original Portrait of Black Panther Member, Bunchy Carter

    Become the proud owner of an original, 48x48" oil and acrylic portrait of LA chapter founder Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter. " Painted by former L.A. Panther, Muhammad Mubarak, this portrait was painted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the LA Panthers. Mr. Mubarak's artwork is owned by such sports and music luminaries as Oscar De La Hoya, Don King, Mike Tyson, Magic Johnson, Denzel Washington, and Floyd Mayweather.

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    Private Master Class with Stanley Nelson

    Come to director Stanley Nelson's studio in Harlem, NYC for a private, two-hour master class on filmmaking. Stanley will share insight and highlights from his decades-long career, offer filmmaking tips and share "director's cut" notes from his past films.

    Must provide own transportation and housing in NYC.

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    2 Tickets to Theatrical Premiere

    You and a guest will receive a ticket to the theatrical premiere in one of the following cities: New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles or Chicago, plus an opportunity to meet the director or producer.

    Must provide own transportation to screening location.

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    DVD Signed by Stanley Nelson

    You will receive the finished DVD for your personal viewing and home collection once it becomes available.

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    2 Tickets to Theatrical Premiere in San Francisco - JUST ADDED!

    You and a guest will receive a ticket to the theatrical premiere in San Francisco, plus an opportunity to meet the director, producer or Black Panther.

    Must provide own transportation to screening location.

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    2 Tickets to Theatrical Premiere in Washington, D.C - JUST ADDED!

    You and a guest will receive a ticket to the theatrical premiere in San Francisco, plus an opportunity to meet the director, producer or Black Panther.

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    2 Tickets to Theatrical Premiere in Seattle - JUST ADDED!

    You and a guest will receive a ticket to the theatrical premiere in Seattle, plus an opportunity to meet the director, producer or Black Panther.

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    2 Tickets to Theatrical Premiere in Atlanta - JUST ADDED!

    You and a guest will receive a ticket to the theatrical premiere in San Francisco, plus an opportunity to meet the director, producer or Black Panther.

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    2 Tickets to Theatrical Premiere in Los Angeles - JUST ADDED!

    You and a guest will receive a ticket to the theatrical premiere in San Francisco, plus an opportunity to meet the director, producer or Black Panther.

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    2 Tickets to Theatrical Premiere in Oakland - JUST ADDED!

    You and a guest will receive a ticket to the theatrical premiere in San Francisco, plus an opportunity to meet the director, producer or Black Panther.

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    Virtual Mentorship from Stanley Nelson

    Got a film idea or work-in-progress? Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson will review up to 20-minutes of your rough cut or read 15 pages of your screenplay and offer detailed notes, advice and feedback. This is an incredible opportunity to vet your film with a master filmmaker!

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    Virtual Mentorship from Byron Hurt

    Filmmaker Byron Hurt (HIP HOP: BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES, SOUL FOOD JUNKIES, HAZING: HOW BADLY DO YOU WANT IN?) will share tips and strategies around fundraising for docs, treatment writing, how to leverage the speaker circuit, and how to maximize the impact of your film over a 30-minute personal Skpye session. This is a great opportunity to get best practices from a talented and respected filmmaker and lecturer!

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    Immortal Technique Combo Pack - JUST ADDED!

    Viper Records artist Immortal Technique is a legend in the hip-hop circuit. Take home a collection of items including two two-shirts, autographed blue and red vinyls of Revolution I & II and one copy of the movie (R)Evolution of Immortal Technique.

    Only one available!

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    Box Set of Stanley Nelson Classics

    You will receive a set of five classic films from the Firelight archives, each delivered with a personal note of thanks from director Stanley Nelson.

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    Signed Emory Douglas or Jeffrey Blankfort Print + Film Poster

    You will receive one of three signed, limited edition, color prints designed by former Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, or one of two signed, black and white photos from legendary civil rights photographer Jeffrey Blankfort. Each print will come with a limited edition film poster signed by director Stanley Nelson.

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    Signed Photograph of Black Panther Member, Marshall "Eddie" Conway

    You will receive a signed and numbered 16x20 photograph portrait of Marshall "Eddie" Conway, a Baltimore Black Panther Party member who was incarcerated for 44 years and released in 2014. The portrait, taken by Maryland photographer J.M. Giordano, was part of a series called Struggle: Portraits of the Civil Rights and Black Power Eras. The photo will come with a limited edition film poster signed by director Stanley Nelson.

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