Project Update - 2014
To all the supporters of ‘Can We All Get Along?’ - Happy Holidays!
2014 has been a year of challenges and successes. Initially I was hoping to complete the film before... Read more
Correction - to titles
Seems there was some confusion (on my part) as to the difference between DVD credits ($25 and above) and credits on the film ($85 and above). We are correcting it... Read more
'First Cut' Titles - rough
Take a look - anyone giving $25 or more is on there. Is your named spelled correctly? This is the time to tell us. And then forward to your... Read more
A Little Explanation about the Screening/Fundraiser
When I started this film 18 months ago, I knew that I could make a great film with the amount raised through this fundraiser. Production went very well. The team... Read more
RSVP closed - NEW TRAILER!
Looks like it will be a nice crowd for the 'First Cut' Screening on Nov. 10th! If you did not RSVP but would like to get your free Kickstarter Premium... Read more
Last day to RSVP for Screening
Final day to retrieve your complimentary tickets to the 'First Cut' screening!
After today you will have to RSVP at the JMHSAA website http://johnmuiralumni.org/
The Nov. 10th screening will... Read more
RSVP by Oct. 25th!
Hello CWAGA? Supporters -
We will be suspending the event tickets for our Kickstarter supporters on Oct. 25th. If you are eligible, please access the RSVP site below and print... Read more
First Cut Screening
Hello Kickstarter Supporters -
The deadline to RSVP for the screening is fast approaching. Many may have missed the invite because they've changed emails or the original went to their... Read more
Getting close to the end!
Be sure to view our new fundraising video and forward to family and friends!
Roots of the Muir Community
Check it and the first trailer out and then spread the word about our last fundraiser.
Reminder - please check your email (and spam folders)... Read more
'FIRST CUT' Screening Invites Out
Hey Kickstarter Supporters:
If you donated enough to get free tickets to our 'first cut' screening, be sure to look in your email for the invites and please RSVP by... Read more
Hope everyone is having a great Summer. I've been stateside for a month getting the post-production kinks worked out before heading back to Shanghai next week. This last week I... Read more
May 25th Fundraiser/Website
Hello CWAGA? Supporters!
I am happy to announce that Tom Recendez (of Mijares Restaurant) and my classmate Kristina Speakman (c/o '82) have graciously offered to host a fundraiser for the... Read more
THANK YOU ALL!
As the 'Can We All Get Along?" team begin the year long editing phase of the project I wanted to be sure to thank all of our supporters who made... Read more
Help get the John Muir Story finished!
Dear Friend of “Can We All Get Along? – Stories of Integration from John Muir High,”
Thanks to the Mustang family, we got off to a wonderful start! With your... Read more
I really put my crew: Janet Chen, Jerry Henry and Aaron Muncy through the ringer trying to cover all the JMHS Homecoming Festivities earlier this month. Here are some photos... Read more
Can We All Get Along - rough partial trailer
Shown at this year's Alumni picnic - this is a lo-res, rough trailer focusing on this summer's reunions ('52, '62 and '72) with historical footage shot by Oscar winning filmmaker... Read more
Old Friends from the Class of '71
(L to R) Sam Estrada, Daniel Kubota, Gwen Pollard-Murdock, Judy Yusa-Kam, Don Pedro Jr., Margit Holakoui, Porfirio J. (Fio) Frausto and Tom Thorman,
The film will include amazing 8mm film sequences... Read more
Class of 1999 representing!
Very touching and informative interview today with Class of 1999 alum Sandra Guzman. She was in elementary school when the busing stopped and later saw how funding cuts lead to the elimination of school... Read more
Call for Interviewees and NorCal trip!
Hey Kickstarter Mustangs! All students, teachers and administrators past and present: we want you to come tell your John Muir story! We have arranged an interview space on the Muir... Read more
Postcards are going out!
First, I (Pablo) would like to apologize for my poor penmanship on the cards, which was made poorer by constant hand cramps (thirty years of keyboards have taken... Read more
Class of 1952 and friends celebrate their 60th!
We'd like to thank the Class of '52, and especially Jan Hart, for letting us join in on their wonderful event!
"Thank you" seems like too small a phrase
Everyday, since I decided that this would be my next film, I have felt a sincere groundswell of support. People I had not seen or heard from in thirty years were contacting... Read more
John Muir High School Alumni Association
Long before I came up with the idea of documenting the unique and special place we know as John Muir High School, a group of passionate and dedicated alumni were... Read more
Sorry, for those who know, I am a bit of a soccer nerd.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE DICKERSON FAMILY(Stephanie JMHS '82 and her Mom) FOR PUTTING US... Read more
The Collaborative Art
Can We All Get Along? Supporters -
As we near the deadline for this effort, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have pledged to this project!... Read more
NBC 4 Does a web piece on the film and fundraiser
Some of the paraphrasing and misspellings are unfortunate. I guess that will happen when when you do a phone interview. But over all, there is no such thing as bad publicity!
A Message From the School Board President
Al Lowe is an Alum of John Muir High School, a school board member from 1969 to 1973 and was school board president at the time of the desegregation ruling... Read more
John Muir - The REAL Room 222
Jayson Johnson ('81) posted this on the comments page. In case you missed it:
He says it was based on Muir, and I believe him.
You know this guy!
Bob Barnes was an institution at Muir. Not a computer guy, he has offered a generous check to support this film! He is challenging his former students (1970-2005) and his... Read more
Remembering the Parents
Nancy Spangler ('70) has made a pledge in the memory of her mother, Bobbie Spangler. Both Nancy's parents made sacrifices when they spoke out against the segregation creating two unequal... Read more
Checks in the Mail!
We have received checks from Evelyn Crews, Ronda Carson and former President of the PUSD School Board Albert Lowe! Their pledges put us over the $20,000 mark (though it will not... Read more
Or as most of us know him, Mr. Malouf. It would be hard to find a bigger supporter of John Muir High than Mr. Malouf. He arrived as a teacher... Read more
The future of our schools.
Please read and share! This is what our film is speaking too!
A Mustang Tribute
Kevin McCabe ('81) made a generous pledge, not in his own name, but those of his fellow JMHS Mustang teammates - Ken Green ('81), Mike Matthews ('81), Dede Moore ('82)... Read more
Our first press! (not counting last year's LA Times' column)
JMHS DRUM CORP/SECTION PREMIUM!
Just added, your choice of a t-shirt, baseball cap or knit beanie with the world-famous JMHS Drum Section Mustang logo. I will also be giving one item of their choice to anyone... Read more
This project will live on after Kickstarter on Facebook!
Click "LIKE" so we can build a lasting online community for this film!
Thank you again for your support!
In 1977 I was in Junior High...
... and my oldest sister Maria graduated John Muir High School. This is the cover of her Hoofbeats (yearbook). I remember liking it because you can not see faces or... Read more
120 pledges from 17 different classes!
The Mustang Community has proven to be both passionate and generous in suport of our film! We have collected stories from almuni from the 50s to the 90s, each one telling... Read more
$15,000 down $20,000 to go!
This was a very good week for CAN'T WE ALL GET ALONG? and I hope the momentum will continue in these last 17 days. When I start to think how... Read more
Rob Egami joins the team!
TV Producer Rob Egami, JMHS Class of '86, has come aboard to help produce our film! Rob's specialty is post production and he will be invaluable when the film is... Read more
Spangler vs Board of Education
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy Spangler (JMHS '70) to talk about her parents Bobbie and Jim who, along with the Rostkers and Clarkes, took the PUSD to... Read more
New Very Special Premium!
Did you know that George Lucas' special effects wizard, Dennis Muren was a Muir Alum ('64)? Did you know he has won the Special Effects Oscar a record EIGHT times... Read more
Tell Me Your Story
I am collecting stories. Whether you were a student, parent, teacher or administrator at JMHS or in the PUSD from the 1920s to today. Tell me your story. Post it... Read more
Not comfortable sending money online?
We all know people like this. If you know someone who doesn't like to give online, but would like to help fund this film please tell them that they can... Read more
Yesterday, at a memorial service for JMHS alum Michael Matthews, I looked around at the faces of the 1st AME Church on Raymond in Pasadena and I was reminded of... Read more
CAN WE ALL GET ALONG? Facebook page!
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Time is running out!
After a great start, pledges to CAN WE ALL GET ALONG? have slowed to a trickle. On June 1st the Class of 1952, JMHS's first post-war graduating class will be... Read more