THE EMOTICONS benefit show in Brooklyn July 23!

Please Join Us For

An Intimate Live Show By

THE EMOTICONS

To Benefit

TRUST WOMEN:
THE STORY OF TWO AMERICAN ABORTION DOCTORS

The Emoticons are the best band in the world. Maybe this is hyperbole, but we play the songs that haunt your headphones with love and affection. Making an appearance are the works of: Candi Stanton, Tammy Wynette, Rhianna, Roy Orbison, and Gnarls Barkley. It’s like your iPod came to life and played a secret live show just for you.

The Emoticons are: 
Kaitlyn Greenidge on vocals, Andrew Tonelli on drums, Mikey Palmer on guitar, James Ricks on keyboard, and special guest Gabe Miller Phillips on bass.

Friday, July 23
7:30 pm Doors
8:30 pm Show

Linger Café and Lounge
533 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn

2/3/4/5/B/Q/D/M/N/R to Atlantic Ave/Pacific St

Donation envelopes will be provided, with all proceeds to benefit the making of Trust Women
A portion of all draft beer purchases
will also directly benefit the making of Trust Women

See You Then

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Fundraising party in DC on July 17

We hope that you’ll be able to join us for this fundraising party we’re having in Washington, DC, on July 17, kindly hosted by the wonderful Kira Baughman, Hotline Director for the National Abortion Federation.

If you’re not in DC, please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you know who does live there!

And if you’re interested in hosting your own house party for Trust Women, or know anyone else who might be, just email us: trustwomenmovie at gmail.com

THANK YOU!

Dear all,

Thanks to all of you, TRUST WOMEN has been successfully funded on Kickstarter! We not only reached our goal, but actually exceeded it by about $2000, a huge surprise to us that we couldn’t be happier about.

We can’t thank you enough for your incredible generosity and support. Because of your contributions, and everything all of you did to help spread the word about this project, we have been able to make initial trips to each location and start shooting these two amazing doctors. With the footage we have now, we’re editing a trailer that we can use to apply for foundation grants and other sources to raise funds for the rest of the movie–and it’s literally all thanks to you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you so much again!

Love,
Martha and Lana

Almost 2/3 of the way to our Kickstarter goal!

Exciting news–we’re almost 2/3 of the way to our fundraising goal on Kickstarter!

Ironically, during the same few weeks that we’ve been working on this campaign, our country has seen the passage of a frightening number of new restrictions on abortion rights in Oklahama, Florida, Mississippi, and even Nebraska, where one of the subjects of our film (Dr. LeRoy Carhart) is based.

As Rachel Maddow put it after the Oklahoma laws were passed, the new plan of the anti-choice movement seems to be that “If you can’t stop women from having abortions, at least make the experience as vile, invasive, and humiliating as possible.”

It’s scary that that’s the direction we seem to be headed. But unfortunately public support of abortion rights is continuing to decline because so many people–even those who identify themselves as Democrats–still don’t understand why doctors would be willing to provide abortions, let alone late abortions, or why women might need them. And this is something that we want our film to directly address.

We only have 14 days left in our campaign, and still need your help to raise the final $3000!

So click here to donate today!

And thank you so much for your amazing continued support.

Our first trip out

We just got back from our first trip to shoot Dr. Hern and Dr. Carhart, which was very exciting and inspiring.

Not only do both of these doctors run incredible clinics, but they both have many other aspects to their lives in addition to their work as physicians and abortion providers–Dr. Hern takes beautiful nature photographs, writes poetry, and attends all kinds of educational lectures and political events in Boulder, and Dr. Carhart is a former national champion baton twirler (!) who now runs a horseback riding school with his wife, Mary Lou, at their farm in Nebraska.

Our trip included…

shooting terrific sit-down interviews with both doctors (and, in Dr. Carhart’s case, with his wonderful wife Mary Lou Carhart as well)

filming lifetime achievement awards that both doctors happened to be receiving within the same week, each in their respective hometowns

successfully lugging our equipment 300 feet up a snowy mountain in Boulder in order to get a few shots of Dr. Hern skiing (although we did almost pass out)

getting our exercise at the East Boulder Community Center, a ridiculous utopia offering a swimming pool, spa, hot tub, fake river current pool, and giant looping water slide, all for just $6!

the discovery of a chain of “King Kong”-themed fast food restaurants in Omaha (pictured above) that we will certainly be spending a LOT more time at in the weeks ahead

…among many other things.

The trip left us very happy, feeling lucky to have found two subjects who are this interesting, dedicated, and kind. More soon!

Abortion Gang blogs on our movie!

Thanks to Steph for putting this great post about the movie up on Abortion Gang. Finally–we are officially “feminist filmmakers!”

Support our project on Kickstarter!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re doing a fundraiser for this film on Kickstarter, through which you can get fun and fabulous prizes and rewards for any donations that you make!

Click here to contribute through Kickstarter today.