Some friends and colleagues have invited me and you to support this wonderful documentary that tells of the post-War innovation we all benefit from of Holocaust survivor Henry Glass and his wife Elly Glass. This is your chance to help tell this story while Mrs. Glass is still able to share it. – Barry
The Story: In 1939, Eleanore (Elly) Glass, an Austrian woman, went to the Gestapo in an effort to free her Jewish husband from a concentration camp. What followed is an amazing story of courage that has never been fully told. The couple fled their native Vienna and emigrated to New York and later to Chicago. Here Henry P. Glass became the architect of one of the first solar houses in America and one of the world’s leading industrial designers.
The Film: In Post Production – Projected Completion Date: 2010.
The Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOaNg0tY0hk
The Website: http://www.EllyGlass.com/
We invite you to kick off the new year in style at The Elly Glass Project Donor Party.
This is a special event for all you who have been so generous to us in the past
and to those of you who would like to help us now.
Date: Saturday February 6, 2010
Place: 33 Jennings Court San Francisco CA 94124
Time: 7:00-10:00 pm
Mission Market Fish & Poultry
Evil Auntie’s Quick & Sexy Family Cooking
Simple Pleasures Coffee Roasting Co.
… and more sponsors to be announced soon.
Start off the evening surrounded by an Elly & Henry Glass multimedia installation while enjoying delicious appetizers and drinks. At 8:30 we will be screening preview clips from the film including ones that have never been seen before. Anne Karin Glass, Elly & Henry’s daughter, will be in attendance for q & a.
Quizzes, Prizes and more!
Elly, who will turn 95 in March, was hospitalized twice during 2009 and remains much weaker than when we met her 2 years ago. It is our dearest wish that she be present at the first screening of the finished film.
But we need your help to accomplish this goal. Please consider partying with us and become a donor for as little as $10.00. If you can’t make it to the party in person please consider making a donation anyway. Your name will appear on our Wall of Fame at http://www.ellyglass.com/contributors.html
To donate in advance go to: http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Elly-Glass-Project
It’s one stop shopping!
Or pay at the door: by credit card, cash or personal check.
All donations are tax deductible via San Francisco Film Society.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or by voice: 415-468-0772.