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The Cinefamily announces Fantastic Elastic 24-Hour Holiday Telethon

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The Cinefamily has released the lineup for their upcoming Fantastic Elastic 24-Hour Holiday Telethon, a marathon fundraiser with 24 straight hours of special events featuring guests, interviews, live music and comedy.

The event will be held December 14-15, from 1pm to 1pm at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles’ West Hollywood, and the first lineup announcement includes appearances, Q&A's, and surprise events to be announced featuring cultural icons luminaries, including Anjelica Huston, Bruce Dern, Mike Judge, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Father John Misty, and Bushwick Bill.

According to Cinefamily’s Executive Director Hadrian Belove, “We didn’t think the CInefamily should have the usual kind of fundraiser, cause we’re not the usual kind of cinematheque. The 24 hour Telethon allows us to echo the wide range of programming for which Cinefamily has become known, and include the many parts of Los Angeles we love. It’s about bringing all of our family together, you could say, under one big tent. Fundraising should be fun, not a pain in the ass.”

The Cinefamily’s goal this year is to raise $500,000 to cover operating costs, new equipment purchases, and additional annual expenses. Its approach to fundraising is described as unique and representative of the Cinefamily’s core values; it is a celebration of creativity, quality, and contagious enthusiasm.

The fundraiser is also a large party featuring breakfast and beverages that will be served 24 hours in the theatre’s Spanish patio, with DJs and live bands playing throughout the day.

Last year’s event was kicked off by actor Robert Downey Jr, who opened a time capsule left for him at the theater in 1984, and was followed by performances by Nick Offerman, Neil Hamburger, Dan Harmon and others; and events such as Jason Schwartzman eating dinner on stage during a live Q&A, director Phil Lord presenting Lego fan films, and a talk show featuring Eric Wareheim, Guy Maddin, Udo Kier, Tearist, and John Hawkes. Other 2012 fundraiser guests included Benicio Del Toro, Spike Jonze, Michael Cera, Stephin Merritt, and Elliott Gould.

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