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Thursday
Jul032014

FRED Web Site Launched!!! 

FRED the Documentary Launches New Web Site
 
HOLLYWOOD, CA – Today we are proud to announce the launch of our slick new web site, www.FREDtheFilm.com  It’s the go to site for the new documentary on Fred Karger’s historic campaign for President. 
 
The site let’s you read about the film, view the trailer, see the coverage, take a look at photos and meet the players in John Fitzgerald Keitel’s groundbreaking film.
 
FRED has already received a tremendous reaction from screening audiences and great early reviews (see below).
 

 
Here is the link to the Web Site:  CLICK HERE 
 
Watch the trailer:  CLICK HERE
 
FRED toured New Hampshire in March, where much of the campaign and the documentary filming took place.  FRED served as the opening night film at the MONIFF International Film Festival and then screened all over the Granite State.
 
There were also rough cut screenings held in Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, New York and Salt Lake City last winter.
 
FRED becomes the third documentary on the 2012 Presidential Campaign.  It joins MITT by Greg Whiteley, on Mitt Romney’s effort and Caucus by AJ Schnack which tells the story of the 2011-2012 GOP campaign in Iowa.
 
FRED PREMIERE COMING SOON!

We will be announcing the Hollywood Premiere of Fred very soon. It will be held in Hollywood later this month.
 
 














 







 
 

FRED was shown at Concord High School in the Christa McAuliffe Auditorium to over 200 students.  Take a look at the front page story by Iain Wilson with photos by Geoff Forester of this amazing afternoon:  CLICK HERE
 
Concord Monitor

 


Documenting the New Hampshire Screening Tour for CNN

We made six iReports for CNN of the FRED New Hampshire Screening Tour.  Thanks go out to the great work of Kevin Miniter who shot all the footage and Chris Morrow who did a superb job of editing and posting them.  You'll find an introduction to each screening, B roll of the venue and interviews and reviews of the film including a conversation with filmmaker John Fitzgerald Keitel who made the documentary. Just click on the images below!
 
Day 1 - The World Premiere, MONiff International Film Festival


Day 2 - University of New Hampshire



Day 3 - Press and Friends Screening at the Centennial Hotel



Day 4 -- New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College



Day 5 - Concord High School



Day 6 - Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College



* We've linked all iReports to identical YouTube version
   
FRED Synopsis

2014, USA, 102 minutes
Director: John Fitzgerald Keitel

When Fred Karger began running for President of the United States in February 2010 filmmaker John Fitzgerald Keitel was at his side. John spent the next two years documenting his historic campaign as the first openly gay candidate for president from either major political party. Now a one hour documentary, FRED is out and gives audiences an real inside look at the roller coaster campaign. Follow Fred from the towns of New Hampshire to the Iowa State Fair.  Watch as he takes on Fox News and Mitt Romney. See the reaction from voters to any openly gay GOP candidate as the campaign travels from New Orleans to New York, from Gay Pride Parades to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Watch Fred as he fights for inclusion in the debates, takes on his opponents and campaigns to let lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans know that anything is possible. It’s an hour of history that will make you laugh, cry and guaranteed to delight all audiences.



Here's the Movie Poster
 

 
Friday
Jun272014

NHDP - Anniversary of DOMA Decision Reminder: Brown Wrong on Equal Rights, Wrong for NH 

Year After Supreme Court Struck Down Anti-LGBT Law, Brown Cozies Up to Mitt Romney and Hopes No One Will Remember His Anti-LGBT Record
 

Concord, NH— The first anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act is a perfect reminder for New Hampshire voters of Scott Brown's out of touch positions and opposition to equal rights. The Defense of Marriage Act, which prevented same-sex couples from enjoying the same federal rights as heterosexual couples, was supported by both Scott Brown and Mitt Romney. Now, Brown is cozying up to Romney and touting his endorsement. But Granite Staters remember that both Massachusetts politicians have always been on the wrong side of this issue, which affected thousands of New Hampshire families.
 
“Today is a perfect reminder that Scott Brown was on the wrong side of history when he opposed allowing loving, committed same-sex couples in New Hampshire the same rights as heterosexual couples,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “He was a reliable supporter of the Defense of Marriage Act, and even refused to support ending workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. And this week, he’s celebrating an endorsement from Massachusetts failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, another enemy of equality for LGBT individuals. There is simply no place for that sort of discrimination in the Granite State—families here will not stand for it.”


While he made no secret of the fact that he was pro-DOMA, Brown also referred to LGBT right as “pet issues” in an op-ed when he was running for Senate in Massachusetts. That comment prompted Jerame Davis, Executive Director of the Stonewall Democrats, to say that Brown “simply doesn’t care” about LGBT issues.
 
“Scott Brown is for Scott Brown. Between Brown’s past comments and his current embrace of Mitt Romney, it’s clear that he has the wrong priorities for New Hampshire,” McClain continued.
Friday
May302014

NHDP - Concord Monitor: Havenstein's Opposition To Equality "Unacceptable"

Key Point: "But the less obvious, and more troubling, implication of his statement is that he doesn’t believe gay and lesbian people deserve constitutional protections in New Hampshire. For a candidate running to represent everyone, that’s unacceptable."



Concord Monitor: On equality, Havenstein stumbles again

Tuesday
Apr082014

FRED takes New Hampshire by Storm - Screening Update #1 

New Hampshire Screening Tour of FRED
Starts with a Bang, Continues All Week

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- FRED, the brand new documentary by John Fitzgerald Keitel had its World Premiere on Friday, April 4th as the opening night feature film at MONiff International Film Festival in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

The much anticipated New Hampshire Screening Tour of FRED will take Keitel, Karger and former Karger for President Political Director Kevin Miniter all over the Granite State from Monday, April 7th to Saturday, April 12th.

 
YouTube Coverage of World Premiere

All week long we will be making and posting different YouTube videos from the screenings as we get reactions, reviews and comments on FRED from theatergoers all over New Hampshire.

Here's the first one from Friday's World Premiere featuring an introduction by Fred, a welcome from MONiff Program Director Aaron Weiderspahn, a review by Bob Kelly and a wrap-up from MONiff Board Chair Susan MacNeil. Take a look!  CLICK BELOW


MONiff Program Director Aaron Weiderspahn talks about FRED

Photos from the World Premiere
Kevin, Danielle, John and Fred at Pre-premiere party

A view looking of some of those at the Premiere


MONiff Chair Susan MacNeil moderated the Q and A after the Movie
 
Film Student Irene Dawson and her mom show off the FRED poster Movie

Lots of coverage of FRED Premiere
New Hampshire Screening Tour Schedule
 
Monday, April 7 – Durham
6:00 to 7:00 pm
FRED Screening at University of New Hampshire - Hosted by The Alliance
MUB Theater 1
Municipal Union Building
Durham
 
Tuesday, April 8 – Concord
Press Screening of FRED
5:00 to 6:00 pm Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
6:00 to 7:00 pm Screening of FRED
The Centennial Hotel
Franklin Pierce Room
96 Pleasant Street
Concord
(603) 227-9000
 
Wednesday, April 9 – Manchester
6:00 pm
Pizza and Politics - FRED Screening at New Hampshire Institute of Politics - West Wing Room Hosted by Saint Anselm College Republicans
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester
 
Thursday, April 10 – Concord & Hanover
1:00 to 2:30 pm
FRED Screening at Concord High School Auditorium
170 Warren Street
Concord
 
6:00 pm
FRED Screening at Dartmouth College
Hosted by Dartmouth College Republicans
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy
6082 Rockefeller Hall
Hanover
(603)646-3874
 
Friday, April 11 – Keene
9:30 am to 8:30 pm
MONiff Films and Panels – All day
Keene
 
Saturday, April 12 – Keene
10:00 to 11:30 am
FRED Screening at MONiff Film Festival followed by Q & A
Putman Theater
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene
WATCH THE TRAILER

"Four years ago, I began my campaign for President of the United States as the first openly gay candidate to run from either major political party," said Karger. "We began our historic campaign with a Karger family brunch at Cantine in beautiful Peterborough.  Now, four years later, we've come back with FRED.  It's wonderful to return New Hampshire and travel all over the state during our nine days of screenings. John did an incredible job of capturing the excitement, disappointments and fun of our 2 1/2 year campaign."

Check out the FRED facebook page:

 
 
FRED will play during the closing weekend of MONiff on Saturday, April 12th at 10:00 am in the Putnam Theater, Keene State University, Keene, NH. That screening will also be followed by Q & A session. 
Check on www.moniff.org for all schedule details.

Follow Fred Karger and FRED on Twitter: CLICK HERE



For questions or if you know of an organization that would like to arrange a screening this week, contact Kevin Miniter: kevin@fredkarger.com

Synopsis: 
2014, USA, 58 minutes
Director: John Fitzgerald Keitel

When Fred Karger began running for President of the United States in February 2010 filmmaker John Fitzgerald Keitel was at his side. John spent the next two years documenting his historic campaign as the first openly gay candidate for president from either major political party. Now a one hour documentary, FRED is out and gives audiences an real inside look at the roller coaster campaign. Follow Fred from the towns of New Hampshire to the Iowa State Fair.  Watch as he takes on Fox News and Mitt Romney. See the reaction from voters to any openly gay GOP candidate as the campaign travels from New Orleans to New York, from Gay Pride Parades to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Watch Fred as he fights for inclusion in the debates, takes on his opponents and campaigns to let lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans know that anything is possible. It’s an hour of history that will make you laugh, cry and guaranteed to delight all audiences.

Here's the Movie Poster
 
 
Follow the FRED New Hampshire Screening Tour on facebook:  CLICK HERE
 
In the meantime, enjoy the trailer and please post and share it with your friends.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in and helped on this wonderful film!!!
All the best,

fred@fredkarger.com
323-656-1931
Sunday
Apr062014

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