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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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Friday
Apr042014

Fred Karger - World Premiere of FRED & New Hampshire Screening Tour Set 

New Hampshire Screening Tour of FRED Set
World Premier of FRED on Friday, April 4th at MONiff

PETERBOROUGH, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- FRED, the brand new documentary by John Fitzgerald Keitel will have its World Premiere on Friday, April 4, 2014 as the opening night feature film at MONiff International Film Festival in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Also, the much anticipated New Hampshire Screening Tour of FRED will take filmmaker John Fitzgerald Keitel, Fred Karger and former Karger for President Political Director Kevin Miniter all over the Granite State from Friday, April 4th to Saturday, April 12th.

 
New Hampshire Screening Schedule

 
Friday, April 4 – Peterborough
5:00 to 6:00 pm
MONiff Pre-premiere Reception
Sharron Art Gallery
30 Grove Street
Peterborough
(603) 924-7676
 
6:30 pm
World Premiere of FRED at MONiff
Peterborough Players
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough
Q&A with Fred Karger, John Fitzgerald Keitel and cast to follow
 
10:00 pm to ??
MONiff After Party
Harlow's Pub
3 School Street
Peterborough
 
Saturday, April 5 – Peterborough
Morning Panel at MONiff
Harlow's Pub
3 School Street
Peterborough
 
Monday, April 7 – Durham
6:00 to 7:00 pm
FRED Screening at University of New Hampshire - Hosted by The Alliance
Municipal Union Building (MUB)
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 family brunch at Cantine in beautiful Peterborough.  Now, four years later, we've come full circle with FRED and are excited to be heading back to Peterborough and all over New Hampshire for nine days of screenings. John did an incredible job of capturing the excitement, disappointments and fun of our 2 1/2 year campaign."



The World Premiere of FRED will be held at at 6:30 pm in the Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Rd, Peterborough, NH (603) 924-9344.  Following the film, there will be a question and answer session with Fred Karger, Filmmaker John Fitzgerald Keitel and former campaign Political Director Kevin Miniter.

There will be a pre-premiere reception at 5:00 pm the Sharon Arts Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough, NH  (603) 924-7676

Watch the trailer for FRED - CLICK BELOW



Check out MONiff web site:  CLICK HERE

Check out the FRED facebook page:  CLICK HERE

FRED will play again during the closing weekend of MONiff on Saturday, April 12, 2014 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.

John Fitzgerald Keitel, Fred Karger and Kevin Miniter will be participating in additional screenings of FRED all over New Hampshire from Saturday, April 5 to Friday, April 11, 2014. 

For questions or if you know of an organization that would like to arrange a screening during that 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:

 


We will be announcing additional New Hampshire screening dates and locations on our facebook page:  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

Thursday
Mar272014

Fred Karger - FRED - World Premiere Set for April 4th in New Hampshire 

Will be Feature Film Opening Night at MONiff Film Festival

PETERBOROUGH, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- FRED, the brand new documentary by John Fitzgerald Keitel will have its World Premiere on Friday, April 4, 2014 as the opening night feature film at MONiff International Film Festival in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

"Four years ago this month, I began my campaign for President of the United States as the first openly gay candidate to run from either major political party," said Fred Karger. "We began our historic campaign with a family brunch at Cantine in beautiful Peterborough.  Now, four years later, we've come full circle with FRED."

The World Premiere of FRED will be held at at 6:30 pm in the Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Rd, Peterborough, NH (603) 924-9344.  Following the film, there will be a question and answer session with Fred Karger, Filmmaker John Fitzgerald Keitel and former campaign Political Director Kevin Miniter.

There will be a Pre-premiere reception at 5:00 pm the Sharon Arts Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough, NH  (603) 924-7676

Watch the trailer for FRED - CLICK BELOW



Check out MONiff web site:  CLICK HERE

Check out the FRED facebook page:  CLICK HERE

FRED will play again during the closing weekend of MONiff on Saturday, April 12, 2014 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.

John Keitel, Fred Karger and Kevin Miniter will be participating in additional screenings of FRED all over New Hampshire from Saturday, April 5 to Friday, April 11, 2014. 

For questions or if you know of an organization that would like to arrange a screening during that 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 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:

 

We will be announcing additional New Hampshire screening dates and locations on our facebook page:  CLICK HERE
 
In the meantime, enjoy the trailer and please post and share it with your friends.
 
All the best,
Thursday
Jun272013

OurAmericanInitiative - Game On for equal marriage 

Friends,

 

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that goes a long way toward getting the federal government out of the business of discriminating against gay Americans who simply want the same privileges and responsibilities of marriage that other Americans enjoy.  You can read my reaction here: Gov. Gary Johnson Reacts to SCOTUS Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage.

 

By striking down the provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that deny married gay couples the federal tax advantages, inheritance rights and other benefits granted other couples, the Court essentially returned the issue of legal marriage to the States.  In short, if two individuals -- gay or straight -- are married in accordance with state law, the federal government must recognize that marriage, without injecting its own definition.

 

While many of us envision a government that isn’t in the marriage business at all, this ruling at least removes the discrimination that DOMA had enshrined in federal law.  That’s progress.

 

Now, the focus returns to the various states.  38 states have some kind of restriction against equal marriage, with most of those being outright bans against same-sex marriage. As a result, despite the Supreme Court’s rulings on both DOMA and California’s Proposition 8, marriage equality is not yet reality for the majority of Americans.

 

Anticipating a ruling from the Court along these lines, the Our America Initiative has already launched initiative petitions in two of those states, Arizona and Florida, to overturn bans on gay marriage and begin the process of ensuring true equal marriage rights for all.  Polls show America is ready for equality, even if the politicians aren’t, and I am committed to fighting for that equality -- even if it means doing so one state at a time.

 

As soon as the Court ruled this morning, our organizations in both Arizona and Florida began printing petition forms and heading out to gather signatures to put equal marriage on the ballot.  Doing so will be a huge undertaking, but I am confident we will succeed -- with your help. If you want to be a part of this effort, I hope you will go to www.OurAmericaInitiative.com and make a contribution today.

 

In each of those states, we have done the legal work, we have filed the required paperwork, and we have put people in place to coordinate the efforts of activists from across the political spectrum.  But that is just the beginning.  In Arizona, we must gather roughly 400,000 signatures to ensure that our Equal Marriage Amendment will be on next year’s ballot.  In Florida, we will need almost a million signatures. Even though we will be relying heavily on volunteers, the reality is that gathering that many signatures requires significant funding.  

 

To seize the momentum from today’s Supreme Court ruling, Our America must raise at least $50,000 in the next few days to be sure that we have the people and the logistical support to get these signature drives off and running.  If you don’t live in Arizona or Florida, be assured that these efforts are only the beginning.  We need your support to take this fight to every corner of the nation.  I hope you will go to www.OurAmericaInitiative.com today and make a contribution that will allow voters to take marriage equality out of the hands of the politicians and make their own decisions.

 

Today was, indeed, a good day for equal marriage rights. But, in reality, the Justices simply gave us the opportunity to reclaim a bit of liberty.  I hope you will join me to grab that opportunity!

 

Thank You,

 

Gov. Gary Johnson

Honorary Chairman

 

P.S.  Your contribution today will go directly to support placing Equal Marriage Amendments on the ballots in key states.  Go to www.OurAmericaInitiative.com.