PatchWorks Films Havana Curveball Auction Request Letter


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The evenings 40+ auction items were donated by the following contributors: A Runner’s Mind - A.C.T. - Abbe Photo - Abigail’s Flowers - Aquarium of the Bay - Ballet with Miss Tilly - Benefit Cosmetics - Blowfish Sushi - Casepops - Computer History Museum - Engel Family - Hotel Kabuki - ICHI Sushi - Izzy’s Steak House - JCCSF Arts & Ideas - Jjangde - Joan Nathan, Culinary Author - Joshua Ets-Hokin Studio- Julia Sweig, Author - Kokkari Estiatorio - Kung Pao Kosher Comedy - Le Colonial – Leonidas- Mariposa Leadership & Coaching - Mighty Pilates - Mt. Rose, Lake Tahoe - Poetica Art and Antiques - Rita Blitt, Artist/Sculptor - Rose’s Gift Gallery - San Francisco Baseball Academy - San Francisco Giants - San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - San Francisco Playhouse - SF Bags – Skool - Soirée SF - Sorensen’s All Season Resort - Sports Basement - Stanford Basketball - Studio Eugene - The Commonwealth Club - Twiga Gallery - Vested Interest - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)

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PatchWorks Films Havana Curveball Auction Request Letter

  1. 1. November 15, 2013 RE: Request for Auction Donation HAVANA CURVEBALL - Sneak Preview Completion Fundraiser & Youth Activism Showcase A Film by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider Hello from PatchWorks Films - the award-winning, San Francisco-based documentary film company of veteran filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider. PatchWorks Films is partnering with Academy-Award nominated executive producer, Marc Smolowitz, and hosting a Sneak Preview Completion Fundraiser in San Francisco on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. The event will celebrate Youth Activism in the Bay Area and help raise finishing funds for HAVANA CURVEBALL, a beautiful coming-of-age documentary. Learn more at -- read the film description below. On behalf of Marcia, Ken, and Marc, I would like to invite youto join us on the journey to complete HAVANA CURVEBALL and launch its campaign supporting youth activism across the country. You can do this by generously participating in our 12/5 auctionon the night of the event. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law through our fiscal sponsor, the Center for Independent Documentary. By donating to our auction, you will become vital member of our team, helping us realize the vision of this important project, while exposing your brand to our guests — a diverse cross section of Bay Area philanthropists and supporters of the film and its mission. Donors to our auction will be listed in the event program as well as in a pre-screening slide show, and the merchandise you provide will be on display at the event. Will you join our celebration of youth activism by donating to our auction? I’ll be calling you in the coming days to discuss your possible participation in what is shaping up to be a wonderful event for all involved. Thank you for your kind consideration. My very best, Lisa Finkelstein Fundraising Event Producer - HAVANA CURVEBALL PatchWorks Films 663 7th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118 Tel: (415) 730-2150
  2. 2. ABOUT THE FILM -- Mica is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite. An earnest kid, he took to heart his Rabbi’s requirement to help “heal the world.” Imagining himself a savior of sorts, he launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull. He knows only that Cubans are poor and love baseball -- and that Cuba saved his grandpa’s life. On a hunch, his award-winning filmmaker parents pick up their camera. They know the U.S. embargo with Cuba will throw him a curveball. Learn more at ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS -- Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider of PatchWorks Films are veteran husband and wife team who have been making award winning documentaries that explore contemporary social issues through intimate character stories since 1994. Their films have screened on public television, at film festivals, museums, community centers, public libraries, universities, and schools around the world. Notably, Ken's work as an editor has been recognized with an Emmy, a Peabody, a Columbia-Dupont, an Indie Spirit Award, and top awards at Sundance, along with an Oscar nomination. Learn more at ABOUT THE EVENT -- Sneak Preview Completion Fundraiser & Youth Activism Showcase at the New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street - San Francisco, CA 94115 (located in Japantown between Webster/Laguna), Thursday, December 5th, 2013 6:00pm Pre-reception & Silent Auction + 7:00pm Screening + 8:30pm After-party & Youth Activism Showcase. Tickets can be purchased at