by Ken Korman
The New Orleans Film Society has launched a campaign via online crowdfunding site Kickstarter to fund a full mobile cinema system. The Society tested the local appetite for outdoor movies last year with a series of successful events. It hopes to bring a wide variety of movies, including classics, cult films, and Louisiana favorites directly to the neighborhoods of New Orleans with free and low-cost screenings in 2012.
Donations begin at $1, and will help the Society purchase a 25-foot inflatable screen, projector, and sound equipment. As with all Kickstarter projects, funds are pledged but not collected until a specified fundraising goal has been reached by an established deadline. The Society is seeking a total of $4,500 in donations, and must do so by March 23 for the project to be funded. As of today, Feb. 28, pledges total $2,657.
To make a pledge or learn more about "Movies to Geaux," visit the project's Kickstarter page here.