Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dear Member of the Depot Docs Community,

I hope to see you this Friday at our screening of “Don’t Look Back”, with documentary legend D.A. Pennebaker.

For the last four seasons Depot Docs has brought remarkable films and their creators to Philipstown -- from the story of Granny D Haddock’s campaign for the Senate in Run Granny, Run, to the haunting profile of Iraq’s first democractic election in My Country, My Country, to the story of Philipe Petit’s aerial tightrope between the twin towers in Man on Wire – and the community has responded with unprecedented enthusiasm.

I am writing you now because we are making an effort to upgrade our projection system so that we can show the films in sharper High-Definition, on a new and better screen. This new system will help deliver even higher impact cinematic experiences, and will prevent our little theater from falling behind the technical curve.

In an act of great generosity, our long-time sponsor, Matt Shipman, has offered to make a initial matching grant of $3,000 towards our upgrade budget. We must now raise the remaining $3,000, and I am asking for your help in reaching this goal.

A check for any amount will be a tremendous help. Our goal is to have the full amount raised by the end of our fourth season, on June 18th. To contribute, all you need to do is drop a check in the mail to the Depot Theater, (P.O. Box 221, Garrison, NY 10524) made payable to “Philipstown Perf. Arts Dev. Corp.” and make sure to write DD PROJ FUND on the memo. Or bring a check to one of the amazing films coming up this spring. We will keep an honor roll of all the contributors and project it on the screen at the theater before our films begin.

Thanks for considering this request and for helping Depot Docs continue to bring the best of documentary film to Philipstown.

Best Regards,

Stephen Ives

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