1. alternativecandidate:

    Our Nixon (2013)

    "Perhaps there is no Richard Nixon but only the public spectacle we might call the Nixoniad. The so-called Checkers speech of 1952 gave him a larger audience than any politician in history had enjoyed up until that time. The 1970 photograph of him with Elvis remains the most requested item in the National Archive. Nixon’s trip to China occasioned an opera; his televised interviews with David Frost from 1977 were fodder for a Broadway play and a Hollywood movie. The media is his home. Our Nixon’s funniest bit catches the Leader of the Free World in private conversation with Haldeman and Ehrlichman, pondering the sitcom All in the Family and ranting about the glorification of homosexuality on the public airwaves. To watch Our Nixon is to see our thirty-seventh president as the ghost in the machine, a funny-looking gremlin who haunts the national TV set.”

    J. Hoberman

    Alternative Candidate Rating: 4/5

    A friendly reminder that Our Nixon is one of the most intriguing political documentaries in recent memory. It is also one of many Kickstarter-funded films you can watch now

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  2. snaphotdogs:

    Snapshots from last night’s Kickstarter Film Festival in Brooklyn. We were way too busy grilling dogs to take any photos of our own, but here’s a few we found on Instagram. It was a beeeeautiful summer night, and thanks SO much to everyone who came out and to Kickstarter for hosting a kick-ass party.

    Photo cred to @asiajanus, @lisinhajam, @kickstarter, @davesnyder

    Love these photos from the 3rd annual Kickstarter Film Fest! Thanks to everyone who came! We can’t wait to do it again. In the meantime, if you’ve got photos, share them with us here

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  3. Big winners at Sundance.
Good morning, internet. Exciting news out of Sundance: Kickstarter-funded doc Blood Brother wins big at the prestigous festival, taking home both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary. Incredible!
Blood Brother wasn’t the only Kickstarter success story at the festival. Of the 17 films that played, The Square won the Audience Award for World Cinema and This Is Martin Bonner won the Audience Award: Best of NEXT. Inequality for All and American Promise also took home special jury prizes.
Congrats to all the filmmakers and backers who made these films possible!

    Big winners at Sundance.

    Good morning, internet. Exciting news out of Sundance: Kickstarter-funded doc Blood Brother wins big at the prestigous festival, taking home both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary. Incredible!

    Blood Brother wasn’t the only Kickstarter success story at the festival. Of the 17 films that played, The Square won the Audience Award for World Cinema and This Is Martin Bonner won the Audience Award: Best of NEXT. Inequality for All and American Promise also took home special jury prizes.

    Congrats to all the filmmakers and backers who made these films possible!