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Hi All:  Thursday  October 17th is Marsha Hunt's 101st birthday!  If you are looking for a memorable gift to send her, please consider making a donation to our documentary fund as we try to raise funds to get the film into a limited run in a theater in her hometown, New York City in October ( Oct 26- Nov. 1st) 

OR, If you'd like to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION - through the 501c3 - The International Documentary Association (DONATIONS MADE THROUGH THIS PAGE ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.) Here's a link where you can make a tax deductible donation online via PayPal. http://www.documentary.org/film/marsha-hunt-sweet-adversity?film_id=3094 I willl forward check on if you go through the IDA.

If you're not crazy about making donations over the internet, you can mail a check to me at 12740 Pacific Avenue #6 Los Angeles CA 90066

Marsha has led an extraordinary life. After she was unfairly blacklisted - and her career in film, television and radio came to a quiet halt, she found a new passion as a humanitarian and activist. She WAS the first Angelina Jolie. Eleanor Roosevelt was her mentor when she started supporting the United Nations Association in 1955. She gave over 50 years to the U.N going around the country talking about the specialized agencies of the UN & the good work they were doing. She was one of Hollywood's first celebrity activists. Starting with World War II, where she worked almost every Saturday night of the war at the Hollywood Canteen- and for the next seven decades, Marsha raised awareness and funds for the homeless, the hungry, those with mental illness... the list goes on. In 2017, she celebrates 82 years as an actress.

If Marsha has touched your life in ANY way, please show your gratitude by "paying it forward".

Please HONOR her life by giving WHAT you can.  Times ARE tough. if you can't give a donation, you can do your part by SHARING this with others who love Marsha.  Let's get this film into THEATERS!!
Please help me publicize this - I could use some publicity about the film.. SHARE THIS LINK.. 
 
Blessings to ALL and PEACE to all wherever you are in the world!! - Roger C. Memos, Director "Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity"

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Good Morning all..I'd like to share the latest with the Marsha Hunt documentary... I'm THRILLED to announce that I am waiting for film distributor to countersign on a distribution contract! Once they sign, I'll be free to share more information..
Meanwhile, we've been busy doing "quality control" on the documentary in preparation for the documentary 's VOD, home video and hopefully broadcast premiere. My sincere thanks to our associate producer Stephon Litwinczuk for supervising this tedious process...
This past summer, we had a successful run fo the film in Los Angeles and in October, 62 people braved a noresater to see the documentary in the Village ( we need to go back to NYC!) Still, all in all, about 900 people saw the film!
I spent a good deal of my funding on this theatrical run- and now i need to do one final push of fundraising to get the documentary to the next level. The truth is, I can't keep spending my own money.. I'd like to raise a final $2000.00 to pay for closed captioning, a film trailer, clip licensing- and we need to eventually build a film website.
Marsha is SO excited about the film's progress. She talk about it all the time. She will be 101 and a half this coming Wednesday, April 17th. Please consider making a small donation in her honor..
The documentary looks wonderful. Since trimming the film four minutes from the film we showed in festivals, it flows perfectly. What I am most proud of is that SO many people told me that they were INSPIRED by Marsha's activism and vowed to be more pro-active about supporting causes. This is a big part of why we made this film. Mission accomplished!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support. It feels GREAT to be at the finishing line..Onward and upward..- roger
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Good Morning All.. I have two more stories to share on this last day of 2018.
Last night. I had the pleasure of seeing a most emotionally charged play in Venice. The play was "Finks", written by Joe Gilford and produced by Michael Pressman. https://www.roguemachinetheatre.net/finks The story is a tribute to Joe's parents Jack and and Madeline Lee Gilford. Producer Michael Pressman's dad was also blacklisted. The acting was superb and the story rang so true for me. And by the way, French Stewart in the lead role was simply brilliant - all of the actors were top notch. I left the theater feeling so depressed - and angry for what so many good people had to go through with HUAC and the blacklist. And of course, I thought of Marsha - and the silent pain she has suffered all thee years because of her name appearing in "Red Channels". All I want to say is that I am more determined than ever to get our film out there so that people can hear Marsha's story. She tells her story to help ensure that the blacklist will never happen again.. ( one can hope!)

The other story I want to share. I am SO grateful to all who have donated to this film project. It's been a long journey. I've truly depended on the kindness of friends - and strangers who have given from their heart. Bless you all!! I wanted to tell you about my all time favorite donation. I have a Facebook friend who LOVES Marsha. He told me he wanted to make a donation but was on Social Security and would give what he could. He sent me a check for $2.00! SO Beautiful.. So giving.. I was so touched.. Just know that your donations have meant so much to me- and that over a thousand people have seen this documentary - and have been INSPIRED by Marsha and her story. In 2019, people all over the world will see this film. We're almost there.. Happy New Year. Peace and Love to all! -roger
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The problem with thanking people ( at least with me) is that I always unintentionally manage to forget people..Forgive me but i need to thank Elizabeth Lauritsen who oversees Marsha's archives and business affairs- as well as making sure Marsha is well taken care of at home.. and to Allen Hunt- thank you for always being there for your Aunt Marsha as well!!
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Hi All .. I wanted to end the year by also thanking our GREAT GREAT TALENTED film crew. Believe me when I tell you that it takes a village to make a film! I also want to say this.. I've watched a lot of documentaries this past year..And what sticks out in my mind is the immense amount of producers and financial resources they had to put together their projects. When I look at our "Marsha " film, I have to say that I am SO proud and amazed at what we accomplished with such limited funds. I am SO grateful for everyone who worked on this project - and we WILL persevere and finish up..Again, I hope to have the project ready for streaming and broadcast by April 1st. Please join me in thanking the following ..I am especially grateful to fellow producers Richard Adkins, Joan Cohen, Linda Goodman, editors Katina Zinner and Christian Hunt and Associate Producer/DP Stephon Litwinczuk!!

Directed by
Roger C. Memos

Edited by
Katina Zinner ACE

Written by
Richard Adkins
Joan Cohen
Roger C. Memos

Director of Photography
Stephon J. Litwinczuk

Finishing Editor
Christian Hunt

Sound Editor
Dean C. Beville



Finishing Artist
Chris F. Woods

Sound
Andrew Zutta

Music Supervisor
Katina Zinner

Associate Producer
Stephon J. Litwinczuk

Photo Researcher
Elizabeth Lauritsen

Additional Editing
Stephon J. Litwinczuk
Adam Severin



Additional Photography
Cat Crimins
Jonathan Weaver
Kelly Duncan
Michael Graham
Neal Brown
Neil Smith

Additional Sound
Chalis Romero
David Guerrero
Marc Hoppe
Tom Myers
Will Lobban Bean

Graphics & Titles
Richard Adkins
and one more p.s some people don't like making donations online... feel free to donate via mail my address Roger C. Memos 12740 pacific Avenue # 6 Los Angeles CA 90066 Again, thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart Love and Peace to all - Roger
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Patricia
6 months ago

Your message says 1:45. The ticket website says 1pm. Can you confirm the time please?

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Jimi Kaufer
20 hours ago

For never-ending love of Marsha....and never-ending gratitude to Roger.

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Paula Mathers
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I donated because Roger is a childhood friend of mine from Nashua, NH. Roger is one of the most genuine,hardworking people I know. The film will be as great as he is !

DA
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Deborah Alexander
3 days ago

I donated because I am so proud of Roger making this documentary and his dedication to get it out there for people to see about a fabulous woman Marsha Hunt

HH
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Harry Hart-Browne
5 days ago

I love Marsha and Roger and this fascinating, inspiring film that opens hearts and reminds us why we're here.

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Carolyn Bauer
5 days ago

I believe so much in Roger C. Memos and all great work he has put into this fine documentary on the great actress/activist Marsha Hunt. I only wish I could donate more. Please urge others to donate.

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Patricia
6 months ago

Your message says 1:45. The ticket website says 1pm. Can you confirm the time please?

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