Save The Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education!!!!
The Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education (MPI), a Los Angeles based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that preserves the silent film legacy of producer/actress Mary Pickford, and uses her example to teach young children about film history and socially conscious filmmaking, has had its funding yanked by its long-time supporter, the Mary Pickford Foundation, a charitable trust started by Mary Pickford in 1958 and funded largely by investments of her original grant.
They need 1,000 signatures by Saturday, April 21st. At the time of this posting, they currently have 626. That’s 374 to go!
YOU CAN DO IT, TUMBLR. If you are a fan of classic film, it is your duty to help save this amazing institution. Sign the petition now. And reblog, please!