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Mr. SOUL! The Movie

A documentary film about the first "black Tonight Show." Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL!

Mr. SOUL! The Movie

A documentary film about the first "black Tonight Show." Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL!

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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 24 2012 4:07 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 24, 2012
 

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    TO THE PEOPLE, THANK YOU: Thanks for being a “SOUL! Soldier” and championing the film -- your support means the world! You’ll be thanked on our website, and receive regular email updates about the film’s progress and eventual screenings in your area. Your pledge helps bring Bill Withers to the screen!

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    THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S SHOW: You’ll be thanked on our website + personal email thank you message from the film's directors and producers, Sam Pollard, Melissa Haizlip & Airrion Copeland. PLUS since we live for social media, a shout out on Facebook or Twitter because we love you. Your pledge helps bring Melba Moore to the screen!

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    THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S SHOW - LOS ANGELES: All the above, PLUS Love documentaries AND live in LA? 2 tickets to annual Day of Black Docs, an all-day mini-film festival presented by Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West, at American Film Institute in Hollywood, November 10, 2012! (Though you guys are all great, due to location, this award is extended to Angelenos and nearby neighbors. *Travel/ accommodations not included.) Your pledge helps bring Amiri Baraka to the screen!

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    SHADES OF SOUL!: All the above + film poster, digital download (when available). Includes shipping in the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.) Your pledge helps bring interviews with Felipe Luciano, The Last Poets and Patti LaBelle to the screen!

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    CLUB SOUL!: All the above PLUS 2 Kickstarter exclusives: Limited Edition Backer DVD copy of the film way before anybody else on the planet + Naturally 7, Vocal Play CD courtesy of our Mr. SOUL! team. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.) Your pledge brings to the screen a special interview with Ashford & Simpson!

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    BLACK FIRE: **NEW REWARD** All of the above PLUS a LOS ANGELES EXCLUSIVE: the 1st LA backer enjoys a SOUL FOOD DINNER on us at the new Dulan's On Crenshaw! *Travel/ accommodations not included. Includes shipping within the USA, since this one is for our friends in CA. Your pledge brings to the screen a special interview with Dr. Billy Taylor!

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    ELEMENTS: All the above just got better: limited edition backer DVD will be AUTOGRAPHED by the Directors and Producers. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.) Your pledge helps bring Earth, Wind & Fire to the screen!

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    IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW: All the above, plus a "special thanks" credit in the film. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.) Your pledge helps bring interviews with Cicely Tyson, Clifton Davis, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones and Sidney Poitier to the screen!

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    LIKE A RIPPLE IN A POND: All the above, PLUS become ASSOCIATE PRODUCER with your name listed in the end credits! Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.) Your pledge helps bring interviews with award-winning poets and authors Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, and Dr. Maya Angelou to the screen!

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    LET’S STAY TOGETHER: All of the above, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER end credit + 2 tickets to theatrical screening in city near you. *Travel/ accommodations not included. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.) Your pledge helps bring Al Green’s interview to the screen!

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    LET’S STAY TOGETHER - NEW YORK: Another one-of-a-kind reward: all the above, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER end credit, PLUS special perk for first NY backer: SOUL FOOD DINNER on us at Red Rooster Harlem! *Travel/ accommodations not included. Includes shipping within the USA, since this one is for our friends in the Big Apple. Your pledge helps bring Harry Belafonte’s interview to the screen!

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    IT’S BEEN BEAUTIFUL: All of the above, + become a CO-PRODUCER with your name listed in end credits! PLUS 2 tickets to Mr. SOUL! premiere or festival of your choice, we’ll treat you and your +1 to dinner afterward with the directors and producers.* *Travel/ accommodations not included. As Ellis Haizlip would say, “It’s been beautiful!” (his favorite phrase). Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.) Your pledge helps bring interviews with original SOUL! team to the screen: Ivan Cury, Anna Maria Horsford, Christopher Lukas & Stan Lathan!

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    WONDERLOVE: JOIN THE PRODUCER'S CIRCLE! All of the above + CO-PRODUCER (and official Angel) of the film, with your name listed in the OPENING credits + personal thank you call from the producers + limited reward of 2 tickets to world premiere screening of Mr. SOUL! in New York or Los Angeles* + “very special thanks” in the credits + private screening of the film in your home, a party, or even a hall or nightclub (within 300 mi of NY or LA) with your friends and the Producers. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.) *Travel/ accommodations not included, advance notice required for tickets. Your pledge helps bring Stevie Wonder to the screen!

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    THE BLUE NOTE SHOW: All the above, PLUS special limited edition t-shirt. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.) Your pledge helps bring interviews with T.S. Monk and Herbie Hancock to the screen!

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    LIKE A RIPPLE IN A POND – NEW YORK: Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? All the above, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER end credit PLUS the first NY backer enjoys a SOULFUL BBQ LUNCH on us at The Hog Pit NYC! *Travel/ accommodations not included. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.) Your pledge helps bring interviews with Dr. Loretta Long and Gladys Knight to the screen!

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    LET’S STAY TOGETHER - LOS ANGELES: One-of-a-kind reward: All of the above, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER end credit, PLUS special perk for first LA backer: SOUL FOOD DINNER on us at Post & Beam Restaurant in Baldwin Hills! *Travel/ accommodations not included. Includes shipping within the USA, since this one is for our West Coast friends. Your pledge helps bring Arsenio Hall’s interview to the screen!

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