End of the Year Fundraiser for Finishing Funds

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Raised by 195 people in 55 months






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 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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https://www.gofundme.com/ctgvpg Just a quick end of the year update... First of all, I want to thank you all for your ongoing generosity. At this point in the game, our goal is to get the documentary ready for streaming and hopefully broadcast by April 1st. But before then, I need to produce a film trailer, do closed captioning and pay for an sound mix for the film which will not be cheap. And I'd love to build a website for the film As this film was produced on a shoestring budget, the well is almost dry. I am hoping to raise $5000.00 so that we can get the film up and running by the spring. All of these "fixes" are necessary before I can get the film on streaming and video..
.Marsha is SO excited and asks me about our progress whenever we speak. She's spoken at many screenings of the film this year, most recently in November at the Screen Actors Guild.
I'm not sure about the tax deduction laws but we are a 501c3 if you qualify to make such a donation, ( see information below on this page) But please, if you love Marsha, this film DESERVES a wide audience. As many of you have donated generously, I only ask that you put on your thinking caps and share this link with Marsha fans and friends who might be able to donate. Thanks for understanding. We are almost there I'm praying for a miracle. I BELIEVE in the power of this film so I know all will be well.. Much LOVE to all and Happy New Year ! And again- thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your love and support!- roger
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Patricia
4 months ago

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

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Patzi Meneses
11 days ago

Its great to see that Marsha is and was sooo ahead of her time! I had a mother, she recently passed away, who too was ahead of her time. Like Marsha, my mom fought for human rights, walked with Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta during the Chicano movement, protested against sending so many minorities to war, advocated education & equality for all, and did all this while raising 2 children! She, like Marsha, believed in non-violence, and whose motto was, “How can I love God, whom I cannot see, if I don’t love my brothers & sisters whom I can see!” The few dollars I donated are in honor of my mother who I see in Marsha!

CB
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Carolyn Bauer
1 month ago

All our best wishes for continued success!

JG
$75
Joe Gilford
1 month ago

Good luck Roger! It's a great story! JG

$75
Anonymous
1 month ago
$5
Anonymous
1 month ago
$25
John Cloutier
1 month ago

Because I wanted to help Roger let everyone know about the remarkable like of Marsha Hunt!

LA
$100
Lorraine Attreed
1 month ago

Time to do a little more before the year is out! Marsha continues to inspire, and I hope to see the film, and use it in class, someday!

JK
$100
Jimi Kaufer
1 month ago

What a fitting way to start this new year than to celebrate all of Marsha's.....which I do with all my heart. Endless gratitude to you for documenting it all.

Patricia
4 months ago

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

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