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Civil Rights Soundtrack NAACP Benefit to Help Haiti
January 14, 2010

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Danny Glover

Executive Producer Danny Glover,
Filmmakers Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman

at Soundtrack for A Revolution Oscar Nomination Hopeful Celebration
@ Third Baptist Church, Near Historic Alamo Square on January 15, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.

The Benefit for the NAACP will also be a call to action for Haiti.

WHO: Danny Glover, Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman, Dr. Amos Brown, President NAACP, Reverend Arnold Townsend, Vice President, NAACP, Jacquie Taliaferro, Communication Director, NAACP; Featured in "Soundtrack for a Revolution," a film by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman: Ambassador Andrew Young, Julian Bond, Harry Belafonte, Congressman John Lewis, Wyclef Jean, Joss Stone, John Legend, Mary Mary, The Roots, Angie Stone, Anthony Hamilton, The Blind Boys of Alabama, TV on the Radio, and The Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir.  David Roach Executive Director of the Oakland International Film Festival debuted the film in the Bay Area at the festival last October.

WHAT: A film screening of "A Soundtrack for a Revolution" to benefit the NAACP San Francisco Branch in the very environment that birthed the music of the Civil Rights era. The event will include a question and answer period with Executive Producer, Danny Glover, Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman.  A VIP Reception will be held in honor of Danny Glover and the film that is a hopeful to make it among the 5 documentary films to be nominated for an Academy Award (announcement to be made Groundhog Day, February 2, 2010 with awards presented March 7th.   Also, in light of the Haitian Earthquake, the audience will be asked to donate to Hollywood Unites for Haiti founded by Jimmy Jean-Louis "the Haitian" in NBC's Heroes and also to the American Red Cross.

WHERE: Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAlister Street, San Francisco, CA  94115, near historic Alamo Square.

WHEN: On the actual birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, 2010.  6 p.m. VIP Reception with Executive Producer Danny Glover; 7 p.m. Film Screening with question and answer with Danny Glover, Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman moderated by San Francisco Filmmaker Jacquie Taliaferro, following the screening.  Tickets ranging from $10-100 can be purchased online at www.groovetickets.com (search "Soundtrack for a Revolution") or call 1 877-71-GROOV- (47668).

WHY: Justice and equality can only be achieved with on-going vigilance.  The work of the Civil Rights Era continues with leadership from the NAACP.  Although the 44th President of the United States is the first president of African descent, vestiges of racism and equality still remain in the U.S.   "Soundtrack for A Revolution" pays homage to the Civil Rights Era and the multicultural sacrifice of people in the United States to achieve freedom and justice.  It is a befitting film to assist the on-going work of the NAACP through this fundraiser on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The event, conceived by filmmaker and NAACP Communications Director Jacquie Taliaferro, celebrates the past and gives recognition to the work of all that participated in the film as it is a contender to become among the five documentaries to be honored at the Academy Awards March 7, 2010. Video Links:
Filmmaker Dan Sturman talks about the newly found civil rights images and the spirit of the production: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVnkgF6fhTk Trailer for Soundtrack for a Revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4PPJi3yNvc.

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