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by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
April 26th, 2008

Glory_Poster.jpgRooftop Films
& Court 13 present
“Glory at Sea!”
As a fundraiser for injured director Benh Zeitlin

Sat., April 26, 10:30pm
Walter Reade Theater
at Lincoln Center, NYC

SOLD OUT!
We raised over $5,000!

“Glory at Sea!” will be screening at Rooftop Films’ 2008 Summer Series on June 12. So if you haven’t already, join our email list (left) to receive updates about the schedule.

Tremendous thanks to everyone who bought tickets!

If you can’t make it to the screening, you can still support the cause by going to www.court13.com and clicking DONATE.

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In 2005, the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund awarded a grant to Benh Zeitlin and Court 13 Pictures for their 25-minute film “Glory at Sea,” an inspiring and astonishing epic re-telling of the Orpheus myth, set in post-Katrina New Orleans. You can read about the film here.

Unfortunately, while on the way to the premiere of the film at SXSW, a driver (without car insurance) rear-ended the vehicle Benh was in, putting Benh in bed for the next several months with a dislocated hip, a shattered pelvis and two sprained ankles.

Not having health insurance at the time of the accident, Benh and the future of Court 13 are in dire financial trouble, and we are reaching out to the community for financial support. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the arduous and expensive process of getting Benh walking, and soon charging toward making another epic down in New Orleans, this time a feature film.

On Saturday, April 26, we will host the New York Premiere of this amazing film, and also screen the world premiere of Benh’s adorable short film, “I Get Wet.” Tickets are pay what you can at a set, sliding scale (there’s no difference in seating or other options, you just choose to donate more or less). If you would like to make a larger donation, or if you can’t make it, but would like to donate, please visit www.court13.com and click DONATE.

If you want to support the cause but do NOT plan to attend, please do NOT buy a ticket. Make a donation through the link above so we can save that seat for someone who can come.

“GLORY AT SEA” Fundraiser
Saturday, April 26, 10:30pm
at The Walter Reade Theater
at Lincoln Center
North side of West 65th St.,
btwn. Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, one flight up on the upper level.
Buy TicketsSOLD OUT!

And don’t just take our word for it that the film is amazing. It won the Wholphin Award for best short film at SXSW, and the following people have all written glowingly about it:

+ Michael Tully at Hammer to Nail & IndieWire
+ Spencer Parsons at Austin Chronicle
+ David Lowery at Spout Blog

Come see an amazing film, and help an artist in need!

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