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Marc Wasserman's Fundraiser:

12 Film Marathon Supporting Independent Film

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BENEFITING: Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Mar 12, 2016

Marc Wasserman

THE STORY:

13 regular folks are watching 12 full-length feature films in a row. Why do this crazy thing? To raise money for independent theaters.

We will be actively watching each film, there will be no sleeping, there will be no leaving the room without pausing, and we will finish within 24 hours.

This is serious business, because we care deeply about independent film, and the theaters that bring these films to the masses. Independent theaters matter. They do crazy stuff that nobody else can do, and one day, this marathon will spread until there are hundreds of groups raising money for their local independent theaters.

This particular marathon is raising money for the Carolina Theatre, a North Carolina-based non-profit. More specifically, we raise funds to directly sponsor a series of double features they host called Retrofantasma. They show two movies in a row, each shown with an intro that describes the cultural context of the time (what other movies were popular, what people were saying about the film) and then each movie is preceded by previews that you would have seen if you watched it on opening day.

There's an intermission with a raffle and it's a hell of a fun time.

WHY AM I TELLING YOU THIS? Because I want to make the point that independent theaters are struggling more than ever, partly because of the rise of streaming media. We're going to flip the tables and use that media to keep the spirit of independent film alive.

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To This Fundraiser

$725

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Surge!

    $10

  • Emily A.

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Van Arks

    $100

  • Bridget O'Brien and Jeff Wasserman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Joe Breed

    $25

  • Regina and Lindsey Lobree

    $50

  • Leslie Shaip

     

  • Little Shop of Horror

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Pooja

    $25

  • Sir William of House Kroncke

    $25

  • The Janitor

    $25

  • Remi Hart

    $30

  • Marc, I am proud of you.

    $10

  • N (N-K)

    $25

  • Arianne Hartsell

    $25

  • DONATION!!!!

    $10

  • John P

    $25

  • Jon and Lindsay

    $50

  • Gunner and Whiskey

     

  • El Duderino

    $25

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69% Raised of $1,050 Goal

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The Team: $725 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Marc Wasserman

Amount Raised

$495

 

47% Raised of $1,050 Goal

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Jonathan Van Ark

Amount Raised

$125

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Linsey Jayne

Amount Raised

$95

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Sibel B

Amount Raised

$10

Donor Comments

El Duderino

El Duderino

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Gunner and Whiskey

Gunner and Whiskey

2 years ago

Jon and Lindsay

Jon and Lindsay

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

John P

John P

DONATION: $25

Mickey Goldmill 2 years ago

DONATION!!!!

DONATION!!!!

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Arianne Hartsell

Arianne Hartsell

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

N (N-K)

N (N-K)

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Marc, I am proud of you.

Marc, I am proud of you.

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Remi Hart

Remi Hart

DONATION: $30

Any Dad of Gunner is a friend of mine. Great cause. Signed in paw print 2 years ago

The Janitor

The Janitor

DONATION: $25

2 years ago