Stay tuned… Fremont Outdoor Movies to benefit Solid Ground

7/12/12 Post Update:
Solid Ground has chosen to decline accepting funds raised during the Fremont Outdoor Cinema showing of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” While the film has received artistic acclaim for its recreation of a specific aspect of American history and culture, it contains many negative depictions of people of color and stereotypes that perpetuate racism and are damaging and insulting. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our committed partners, the CoHo Group of Windermere Agents and the Fremont Outdoor Cinema, and look forward to working with them to find a more suitable venue to serve as a benefit for Solid Ground.

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Original Post: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” to benefit Solid Ground

On July 21 at dusk, the Fremont Outdoor Movies will show “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” to raise funds for Solid Ground. Proceeds from the door and donations will be matched up to a total of $10,000 by the CoHo Team of Windermere Agents!

“O Brother” is the Coen brothers’ classic that sparked the old time music revival. The cast is amazing, featuring stars like George Clooney, Chris Thomas King, John Turturro and John Goodman. The musicians are royalty: Ralph Stanley, Emmy Lou Harris, Norman Blake, Alison Krauss and many more. Their talent is only exceeded by the CoHo Team and Fremont Outdoor Movies’ passion and commitment to a partnership that since 2004 has raised more than $70,000 to support Solid Ground’s work to help people get the firm foundation they need to exit poverty and realize their dreams.

So come on down to Fremont at Phinney Ave and 35th Ave N by dusk on the July 21 to join in the fun and the fundraising. See you there!

For more information, visit Solid Ground’s web calendar.

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  1. Solid Ground has chosen to decline accepting funds raised during the Fremont Outdoor Cinema showing of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” While the film has received artistic acclaim for its recreation of a specific aspect of American history and culture, it contains many negative depictions of people of color and stereotypes that perpetuate racism and are damaging and insulting. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our committed partners, the CoHo Group of Windermere agents and the Fremont Outdoor Cinema, and look forward to working with them to find a more suitable movie to serve as a benefit for Solid Ground.

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