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Update #24

New Project


Hello Battle for Brooklyn backers.

Battle continues to resonate with people, and we could not have made the film without your support.

We are writing to you today because we have launched a Kickstarter campaign for our new film, "Who Took Johnny" which, like Battle for Brooklyn, follows a character fighting for what she believes in against very difficult odds.

Noreen Gosch has spent the last 30 years fighting for justice for her missing son, and all missing children. The film tells the story of her fight. We are excited to announce that "Who Took Johnny" will premiere at Slamdance (and has been invited to several other festivals so far). We are launching a small kickstarter campaign to get funds together to promote the film- and to tell the story of our body of work. Please help us get the word out by sharing our campaign on facebook, twitter, and via email.

Your support is appreciated. Here's a link and there's a trailer below

 Happy Holidays from RUMUR

Update #23 - For backers only

Battle on Itunes and screnings in LA and Brooklyn


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Update #22

New Project "Who Took Johnny" and Battle DVD now out


Please let your friends know they can order Battle for Brooklyn from this link

It should also be in stores some time soon.

We also wanted to let you know about our newest kickstarter project

We have spent over 10 years working on this film and we are nearing the end of the road. We have amazing footage, a good cut in progress, and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Who Took Johnny is a film about an incredibly powerful woman fighting against nearly insurmountable odds in order to find justice, not only for her son, but for missing kids everywhere. Noreen Gosch has been a tenacious advocate for kids; getting laws changed, counseling others, and working to reform a broken system. This is a story that needs to be told- please help us tell it.

Update #21

Battle on TV and in SF

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Battle for Brooklyn will have its US TV premiere this Saturday Oct 20 at 9PM on Direct TV

It should be on DVD and ITunes in January.

We have it up on our site now

Thanks again, without your help we could not have made it here.

Battle will play the San Francisco Doc Fest on Novemeber 9th at 930 and again the 15th at 930 both screenings at the Roxie.  Suki and Michael will be at the November 9th event


Update #20

Arena Ribbon Cutting and a Ton of screenings


The arena had its official ribbon cutting yesterday and I was able to film both inside and outside. We cut together this short piece for the NY Times Local Blog - it's a bit slapped together but we believe it gives a sense of the cognitive dissonance required to accept everything that was said from the podium inside.

In addition I want to let everyone know that Battle is screening all over NY and all over the country in the coming days. We are making a major effort to get people to understand that there is more to the story than they are likely hearing on the news.

Again- thank you for your support- if you havent' gotten your rewards please contact us as those have gone out.

New York City Dates:

Wednesday, September 19 — Brooklyn
Park Slope’s Old First Brooklyn Church - presented by the Fifth Ave Committee

Tuesday, Sept 25, 9pm — Brooklyn
Indiescreen, Brooklyn

Tuesday, Sept 25 — Staten Island
ETG cafe on Staten Island

Wednesday, Sept 26 — Brooklyn
Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society as part of Brooklyn Reconstructed

Thursday, Sept 27 — Manhattan
Maysles Cinema in Harlem

Friday, Sept 28 at Dean St. Playground steps from the Arena on opening NIght

Bronx and Queens screenings TBA

Nationwide Dates:

Chicago, September 24, 7pm at Facets

Fort Lauderdale, September 24, 7pm at Cinema Paradiso

Washington, D.C., September 25 at West End Cinema

Seattle, September 25 at the Northwest Film Forum

Bellingham, WA, October 1 at Pickford Film Center

Dallas, October 1 at Studio Movie Grille

Nationwide screenings of the film will include a recently filmed Q & A with the filmmakers and the film’s protagonist and a discussion after the film with the audience.

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