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THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY - Launching the Film (1212 hits)

New Orleans marching bands: The powerful engines that drive the Mardi Gras Parades. The front line in a battle for survival.

"Gritty City is glorious. Alternately heartbreaking and joyous one instant to the next" - David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme.

The Whole Gritty City is a documentary feature film that plunges viewers into the world of New Orleans marching bands. It's a story of mentors helping kids get past the lures and dangers of the streets and make it to adulthood, as they pass on a powerful musical legacy.

We are very grateful to supporters of our Kickstarter campaign in 2011 - over 500 ardent believers in the project - who made it possible to complete a rough cut. Now we are almost ready to complete the film and premiere it at festivals early next year. We need to raise at least $50,000 for this final push, to cover sound mixing, color correction, titles, graphics, insurance and legal costs. Thanks to all of our new backers who are helping to get us to this final stage. We still need more of you to join us to reach our goal by the 8 am October 10th deadline. Please join us in bringing this film to audiences!

To get a taste of it check out the video. If you like it, please embed it, link to it, share it with your friends.

Your support at whatever level you can afford will make a crucial difference. By Kickstarter rules, if we don't reach our goal by October 10th we don't get a penny and your pledge is erased. But if we can raise more than our goal it will be invaluable in helping us complete the film and laying the groundwork for its theatrical release.

to see and read more, go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378525271/the-whole-gritty-city-launching-the-film

Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Friday, October 12th 2012 at 3:01PM
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