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Devoted to off the radar films about music, we're in our 6th year and could use extra funds to bring filmmakers to the public and musicians to fans.

Founded by filmmaker Allison Anders and musician/daughter Tiffany Anders, Don't Knock The Rock Film And Music Festival, Los Angeles has been bringing amazing off the radar films and live performances to the sophisticated music nerd and diehard music fan for the past 6 years.

Some of the films we have premiered and screened to enthusiastic crowds include "MC5: A True Testimonial", "The Wrecking Crew", "You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film Concerning Roky Erikson...", "The T.A.M.I. Show", "Ladies And Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains", "Ghost On The Highway", "Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel", "My Dinner With Jimi", rare vintage foreign rock films, "You Weren't There: A History Of Chicago Punk", "Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback", "Such Hawks Such Hounds", "This Is The Life", "1992: The Year Punk Broke", and many more, including documentaries on Gary Wilson, Mark Stewart, Half-Japanese, Mexican Morrissey fans, record stores, and record labels and even album covers!

We are proud to have hosted Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, J Mascis, Built To Spill, The Zeros, The Tyde, Earthless, Dead Meadow, Ariel Pink, and filmmakers from all over the world, and rock legends whom fans have rarely had the opportunity to meet (Eddie Shaw and Dave Day of The Monks) and see perform (Gary Wilson) and experience reunited (Redd Kross, Neurotica line-up, Gun Club reunion show) but each year it's a struggle to be able to finance these events. Your support ensures a great summer of performances and screenings and one of a kind events at our sponsor's (Cinefamily) venue The Silent Movie Theater.

Kickstarter funds raised will enable us to pay travel expenses for filmmakers and pay bands and legendary musicians for their performances. These funds will also help us pay for film print rentals, funds which often benefit the filmmakers themselves directly.

Our Master Of Ceremonies musician/actor/poet/marquis and reverend Michael Des Barres will be returning for his 6th year as our ever elegant, irreverent host.

DKTR runs every Thursday night in July and August with some added special events on Saturdays at The Silent Movie Theater, Los Angeles. We also host throughout the year DVD release parties, tribute concerts, and special events.

Summer 2010 line-up: http://cinefamily.org/calendar/thursday.html#july

Our sponsors include:

Cinefamily: http://cinefamily.org

BMI: http://www.bmi.com/

Amoeba Music: http://www.amoeba.com/

LA Record: http://larecord.com/

Globe Shoes: http://www.globe.tv/us/

Criterion Collection: http://www.criterion.com/

Blood Is The New Black: http://bloodisthenewblack.com/

Factory 25: http://www.factorytwentyfive.com/

Natural Energy Lab: http://www.naturalenergylab.com/

Clif Bars: http://www.clifbar.com/food/products_clif_bar/

Trailers From Hell: www.trailersfromhell.com

Groover Recordings: http://www.grooverrecordings.com/

Dawn Wirth Punk Rock Postcards: http://www.myspace.com/dawnwirthpunkrockpics

Cameron Hughes Wine: http://www.chwine.com/

Mutineer Magazine: http://www.mutineermagazine.com/magazine/

and YOU!

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    A heartfelt thank you by name on all of our 2010 Don't Knock The Rock Film And Music Festival internet sites.

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    A beautiful limited edition/out of print Don't Knock The Rock Film And Music Festival '07 poster, (autographed if you wish!)

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    An Amoeba Music canvas gift tote with super fun sponsor swag and 1 ticket to any DKTR event in 2010.

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    An Amoeba Music canvas gift tote with sponsor swag, limited edition/out of print DKTR '07 poster, and 2 tickets to any of our events in 2010.

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    Full pass for yourself of a friend to July - August screenings/live music shows! OR custom gift bag personalized to include Globe skate shoes, Blood Is The New Black t- shirt and a Criterion Collection DVD or Factory 25 DVD.

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    Full pass for yourself or a friend, including BMI Film & Music Chat, all receptions and parties, plus the custom Amoeba Music gift bag with a Criterion DVD, a Factory 25 DVD, a new Factory 25 Vinyl LP release, AND a limited edition "Gimme Shelter" poster by Frank Kozik and our DKTR '07 poster too. (Or two custom gift bags).

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    In addition to all of the other rewards, you join the company of our MAJOR sponsors and your name goes out on all our blasts and is on all of our sites. You get the pass for yourself or a friend, the Amoeba Music custom gift bag, the Criterion Collection Gimme Shelter and DKTR posters, the Criterion Collection and Factory 25 DVDs of your choice, Factory 25 vinyl LP, Globe Shoes, Blood Is The New Black designer t-shirt, and awesome swag! You will also get reserved seating on one of Cinefamily's cushy leather couches and a 6 month free membership to Cinefamily @ The Silent Movie Theater!

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    In addition to a sweet little spot in Rock 'N' Roll heaven next to Elvis, Lennon, Brian Jones, Dimebag, and all the other dearly departed rockers, you are now a SUPER Major sponsor and you will have VIP ALL ACCESS for yourself and a guest to the entire 2010 DKTR program. You will get reserved seating on one of Cinefamily's cushy leather couches, free popcorn, free cupcakes, two custom Amoeba Music gift bags, Globe Shoes, Blood Is The New Black T-shirts, Criterion Collection and Factory 25 DVDs and the aforementioned posters and Factory 25 LPS and awesome swag! AND a 6 month free membership to Cinefamily @The Silent Movie Theater! Your name will be boldly shouted in all of our materials, sites and email blasts, and will be announced amongst all our other cherished sponsors by the Marquis Des Barres at each and every DKTR summer event!

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