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FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE is a documentary about the legendary Numbers Nightclub in Houston, Texas.
FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE is a documentary about the legendary Numbers Nightclub in Houston, Texas.
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THE PROJECT

Friday I'm in Love started two years ago with the desire to extensively document the history of Numbers Nightclub in Houston, Texas.  

I approached this project as a 24 year old beloved fan of Numbers, with a genuine curiosity and respect for that which came before me.  A year into research and interviews, I met the guys behind Dinolion- an independent Houston based film company.  We started our collaboration of Friday I'm In Love, with the common bond that Numbers had in some way greatly impacted all of our lives.

Here are some questions that guide this documentary:
In what ways did Numbers impact music, community and culture in the past 36 years?  

Who are the people that have contributed to the identity of the club and what is their legacy? 

What are those specific stories and experiences that make Numbers the unique place it is? 

With a lot of love and the help of a dedicated crew, I have started to answer these questions and many more by forming relationships with the community, conducting interviews, doing endless amounts of research and gathering archival pictures/media.

We passionately believe in the historical preservation of this special institution, and are choosing to start this campaign so that we can push Friday I'm In Love to the next level.  This story is vital for so many who grew up in Houston, and we need the support of as many Numbers lovers out there to help us reach our goal!

website: www.numbersdocumentary.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/NumbersTheDocumentary 

THE STORY

Friday I'm In Love crosses generations to explore the extraordinary history of Numbers Nightclub, a counter-cultural landmark in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston. The club was originally sanctioned as a dinner theater in 1975 and reinvented later as a gay disco opening as "Numbers" in 1978.

Front of Numbers, Circa 1978
Front of Numbers, Circa 1978

Numbers eventually progressed into the '80s as an all encompassing music venue and dance club, becoming a meeting place of various sub-cultures and genres.  Throughout the '80s and '90s, Numbers became increasingly known as a home for live alternative music with talent spanning from local bands to national and international touring acts. 

Front of Numbers showing the billboard put up in the early 1980s
Front of Numbers showing the billboard put up in the early 1980s

From new wave to industrial, from the obscure to the iconic, Numbers is responsible for exposing generations of people to an array of music. The eclectic soundtrack of Numbers continues to attract an equally eclectic audience who gather weekly to dance and celebrate under a “come as you are” attitude.  Friday I'm In Love will uncover the history of the building while telling a story of survival, community and unmatched authenticity.

Told through the voices of those who have helped envision Numbers in its many chapters, as well as the many who continue to cultivate and expand its legacy; this love letter of a documentary will pay tribute to nearly 40 years of people, music and memories. 

 THE MUSIC

In order to tell the story of Numbers, we want to use the music that so many people identify with the club.  Even if we want to use a small video clip of a past concert at Numbers, we have to get proper permission which can be very costly.  Here is a list of inspiring "classic Numbers" songs that could potentially be used in the film:

The Big Supreme- Don’t Walk  /  The Bolshoi- A Way  /  Book of Love- I Touch Roses  /  Book of Love- Boy  /  Cetu Javu- Have In Mind  /  Clan of Xymox- Stranger  /  Siouxsie and the Banshees- Cities in Dust  /  Depeche Mode- Everything Counts  /  Danielle Dax- Big Hollow Man  /  Front 242- Welcome to Paradise  /  Front 242- Headhunter  /  Gruesome Twosome- Hallucination Generation  /  Les Rita Mitsouko- Marcia Baila  /  Ministry- Over the Shoulder  /  Ministry- We Believe  /  A Split Second- Rigor Mortis  /  Revolting Cocks- Beers, Steers and Queers  /  Revolting Cocks- Cattlegrind  /  Nine Inch Nails- Head Like a Hole  /   Poesie Noire- Pity for thy Self  /  The Cure- Friday I'm In Love  /  Bronski Beat- Smalltown Boy  /  Moev- Crucify Me  /  The Normal- Warm Leatherette  /  MCL- New York, New York  /  Nitzer Ebb- Join in the Chant  /  Cabaret Voltaire- Sensoria  /  The Judy’s- Guyanna Punch  /  This Mortal Coil- Song to the Siren  /  UK Vision- Lucifer’s Friend  /  Vicious Pink- Cccan’t You See  /  Thrill Kill Kult- Do You Fear for Your Child  /  St. Che- Be My Powerstation  /  Skinny Puppy- Assimilate  /  Malcolm McLaren- Madam Butterfly  /  Section 25- Looking from a Hilltop  /  Robotiko Rejecto- Robotiko Rejecto  

Interview with Andy Bell (left) and Vince Clarke (right) of Erasure, 2014
Interview with Andy Bell (left) and Vince Clarke (right) of Erasure, 2014
Interview with Groovy Man from Thrill Kill Kult, 2014
Interview with Groovy Man from Thrill Kill Kult, 2014
Sugarcubes flyer for Numbers, 1988
Sugarcubes flyer for Numbers, 1988
Interview with the singer of Nitzer Ebb, Douglas McCarthy, 2014
Interview with the singer of Nitzer Ebb, Douglas McCarthy, 2014

PRESS

KHOU 11 HOUSTON: http://www.khou.com/videos/news/local/2015/02/23/new-documentary-on-iconic-night-club/23871283/

Houston Chroniclehttp://www.chron.com/entertainment/music/article/Documentary-on-Numbers-in-Houston-begins-to-take-6033681.php

Houston Press: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2015/02/kickstarter_launches_for_kicks.php

NPRhttp://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/news/a-landmark-montrose-nightclub-launches-kickstarter-campaign/

Outsmart Magazine: http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/2015/02/houston-film-director-highlights-history-montroses-numbers-nightclub-new-documentary/

About Magazine: http://about-online.com/2015/01/31/montrose-nightclub-star-friday-im-love-documentary/

OUR GIFTS

"Under Blue Moon" Numbers painting (print) by Rene Fernandez
"Under Blue Moon" Numbers painting (print) by Rene Fernandez
Friday I'm In Love poster designed by Erma Tijerina
Friday I'm In Love poster designed by Erma Tijerina
Friday I'm In Love t-shirt designed by Erma Tijerina
Friday I'm In Love t-shirt designed by Erma Tijerina
Friday I'm In Love "Numbers" logo sticker designed by Erma Tijerina
Friday I'm In Love "Numbers" logo sticker designed by Erma Tijerina
Signed Uncle Charlie 12" x 18" poster of Sonic Youth @ Numbers 1995 (print)
Signed Uncle Charlie 12" x 18" poster of Sonic Youth @ Numbers 1995 (print)
Signed Uncle Charlie 12" x 18" poster of The Cramps @ Numbers 1995 (print)
Signed Uncle Charlie 12" x 18" poster of The Cramps @ Numbers 1995 (print)

NOTE TO BACKERS:

The team behind Friday I'm In Love is not employed by Numbers Nightclub in any capacity. Numbers management is not a producing partner of this film.

Risks and challenges

The story of Numbers cannot be complete without the music that everyone associates with the club. Even for film festivals, we have to acquire music and archival rights which can very quickly add up. Part of our budget will help us obtain some of these rights.

Because Numbers has affected the lives of thousands all over the US and even the world, we want to travel for interviews with bands, former staff and patrons of Numbers. If we don't meet our goal, traveling to these people will be a lot more difficult.

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    HANG THE DJ

    Receive an online music download of "Classic Numbers" Nostalgia Mix #8 donated by Dj Wes Wallace

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    You will be hand delivered a set of limited edition Numbers themed Valentines cards drawn by Malissa Martinez. (you must be at Numbers Friday 13th or Saturday the 14th to receive them).
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    PAGES FROM MY BOOK OF LOVE

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    YOU GOT GOOD TASTE

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    FRIDAY AND THEY'RE STILL IN LOVE

    You will be mailed a Friday I'm In Love poster made for the film as well as a special thank you in closing credits!
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    Because you are so awesome, we will give you two VIP tickets to the Houston premiere of Friday I'm In Love (with a projected release of Fall 2016)
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    We will give you a private screening (in your living room or venue of choice) of Friday I'm In Love when we have finished production. This is limited to the greater Houston area, unless you can provide travel accommodations of course!
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    IT'S FRIDAY AND WE LOVE YOU

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    IT'S FRIDAY AND WE REALLY ADORE YOU

    Do we really need to tell you just how much we love you? You will be placed in the front of film credits as Producer.
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