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Landmarks of early African-American film, remastered in HD from archive elements, digitally restored, loaded with bonus content.
558 backers pledged $53,717 to help bring this project to life.
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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. All donors of $5 or more will receive a free one-month membership to Fandor.com, the streaming site that specializes in indie / foreign / doc / archival cinema! (Fandor offer available to U.S./Canada residents only).

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    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 one of Kino Lorber’s previous releases. Choose from among ten titles, including the Academy Award-nominated documentary "King: A Filmed Record," Alex Gibney’s "Finding Fela," our archival restorations of Stanley Kubrick’s "Fear and Desire" and Orson Welles’s "The Stranger," among others.

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    TRUE BELIEVER - In addition to the Contributor rewards, you will receive a copy of "Pioneers of African-American Cinema," 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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    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 of African-American Cinema" will follow in February 2016.

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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 of African-American Cinema" will follow in February 2016.

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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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    SPIN MACHINE -- In addition to the rewards of True Believer, you will enjoy a private one-hour deejay lesson from DJ Spooky himself, Paul D. Miller. For a face-to-face lesson, winners must provide own travel to New York. For out-of-town winners, the session will be conducted via Skype.

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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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    MEDIA SAVVY -- In addition to the benefits of True Believer status, you will receive an autographed copy of the book "The Imaginary App" (signed by Paul D. Miller).

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    HISTORY LOVER -- In addition to the benefits of True Believer status, you will receive autographed copies of "Migrating to the Movies" (signed by Jacqueline Najuma Stewart) and "Oscar Micheaux & His Circle" (signed by Charles Musser).

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