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A collection of landmark American films directed by women, digitally restored from archive film elements, loaded with bonus content.
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    VOTE OF CONFIDENCE

    Voices your support for this ambitious new project, and allows you to follow along on our journey as the project develops and grows.

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    CASUAL VIEWER

    In addition to following the progress of this campaign, you will receive a passcode allowing you to download or stream one feature film from the Kino Classics streaming platform. Choose from among ten films (titles to be announced).

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    CONTRIBUTOR

    In addition to the above, your name will be printed in the paper booklet as a Contributor.

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    SUPPORTER

    In addition to the Contributor rewards, you will receive (upon successful completion of the Kickstarter campaign) a DVD or Blu-ray copy of a woman-directed film previously released by Kino Lorber. Choose from among ten titles, including Old Joy, Variety, The Hitch-Hiker and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night among others.

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    PROMOTER

    In addition to the Contributor rewards, you will receive a collectible PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS T-shirt featuring the iconic logo from a woman-driven production company. Choose from Lois Weber Productions and the Solax Studios (Alice Guy-Blaché). Available in men's and women's sizes.

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    I LOVE ILLEANA!

    In addition to the Contributor Rewards, you will receive an autographed copy of Illeana Douglas' memoir I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER AND OTHER STORIES FROM A LIFE LIVED IN AND OUT OF THE MOVIES.

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    TRUE BELIEVER DVD

    In addition to the Contributor rewards, you will receive a DVD copy of PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS upon its completion, mailed to you at no additional cost (a shipping surcharge will be added to supporters outside North America).

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    TRUE BELIEVER BLU-RAY

    In addition to the Contributor rewards, you will receive a Blu-ray copy of PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS upon its completion, mailed to you at no additional cost (a shipping surcharge will be added to supporters outside North America).

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    LEGACY CONTRIBUTOR

    In addition to the True Believer rewards, you will receive a DVD or Blu-ray copy of the first set in this ongoing series PIONEERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA.

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    THE BUNDLE

    In addition to the True Believer rewards, you will receive one "Promoter" T-Shirt, an autographed copy of Illeana Douglas' memoir I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER and an assortment of five women-directed DVDs or Blu-rays from the Kino Lorber library: Ana Lily Amirpour's A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, Kelly Reichardt's OLD JOY, Bette Gordon's VARIETY (DVD only), Lina Wertmüller's LOVE AND ANARCHY, and Ida Lupino's THE HITCH-HIKER (alternate titles are available upon request).

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    HISTORY LOVER

    In addition to the True Believer rewards, you will receive autographed copies of Illeana Douglas' memoir I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER and Shelley Stamp's book LOIS WEBER IN EARLY HOLLYWOOD, plus the five-film bundle of women-directed DVDs and Blu-rays.

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    HISTORY + LEGACY SPECIAL

    In addition to the True Believer rewards, you will receive autographed copies of Illeana Douglas' memoir I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER and Shelley Stamp's book LOIS WEBER IN EARLY HOLLYWOOD, plus a DVD or Blu-ray copy of the first set in this ongoing series PIONEERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA, plus the five-film bundle of women-directed DVDs and Blu-rays.

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    FILM FANATIC

    In addition to all the benefits of True Believer, you will receive a gift pack of 25 Kino Classics releases. You will choose from a list of 150 DVDs and Blu-rays, and these will be shipped to you upon completion of the Kickstarter campaign. Your copy of PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS will follow in November 2017.

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    MOVIE MOGUL

    Identical to the benefits of Film Fanatic, but instead of choosing 25 DVDs and Blu-rays, you will choose 60 from a list of 150! These will be shipped to you upon completion of the Kickstarter campaign. Your copy of PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS will follow in November 2017.

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    FUNDER

    In addition to the True Believer rewards benefits above, your name will appear before the opening titles of one short film or fragment, as follows: “This digital restoration was made possible through the generous support of (donor).” The credit can also appear in memory of a loved one.

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    MAJOR FUNDER

    In addition to the True Believer rewards benefits above, your name will appear before the opening titles of one feature film, as follows: “This digital restoration was made possible through the generous support of (donor).” The credit can also appear in memory of a loved one.

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