This page is for Movie Captains of AWAKE screenings organized through Gathr Films. Gathr is a platform to bring AWAKE to a movie theater near you.
If you're not a Gathr Movie Captain yet and would like to organize your own screening of AWAKE, it's free and easy. Click here.
We are thrilled about the response to AWAKE that has come from all over the world.
We are truly grateful to have you as a part of the AWAKE community and are excited that you have chosen to participate in the process of getting the film into theatres across the country. Thousands of people have been and will be able to see AWAKE because of you!
If you have questions about Gathr, many of them will be answered on the Gathr support pages here.
If you don't find your answer there, you can always reach out to Gathr directly via email or phone:
WHEN WILL I GET A DATE, VENUE AND "URL" SO I CAN PROMOTE MY SCREENING?
It can take 2 days to 2 weeks to get confirmation from Gathr if your screening can take place. At that time, there will be a venue, date and time along with a URL where people can reserve tickets. Many of your questions can be answered here.
WHAT CAN I DO WHILE I WAIT? GET THE CAPTAINS TOOLKIT:
Whether you have a screening to promote already or you are waiting to hear from Gathr, go to the Download section. This is where you'll find your CAPTAINS TOOL KIT elements including: movie flyers & posters, proven grassroots outreach methods and language you can use in all of your phone, social media and email communications.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE THEATRES:
All questions about the logistics of the theatre should go through Gathr or can be asked in this Facebook Group first. Please do not contact the theatres directly for answers.
I HAVEN'T HEARD BACK FROM GATHR:
If you requested a screening and are still waiting, Gathr is working on it. You may be paired with a screening that is already in the works as some cites have multiple requests for AWAKE screenings. If you haven't received a date and venue yet, your request is currently being processed by Gathr! Stay tuned and they will be in touch with you. It can sometimes take 24 hours to 2 weeks to get a date/venue, etc. or be paired up with a screening already taking place in your area.
Screenings that have 10 or more reservations has a very strong likelihood of “tipping” so be sure to ask the people who have already made reservations for your screening to help you spread the word!
Once your screening "tips" it will say, "Reserve met (pending approval)". This means, your screening WILL TAKE PLACE, but Gathr is still in the process of contacting the theatre for a final confirmation to let them know the minimum number of reservations has been met. Once the theatre has been notified, they will give your screening the "GREEN LIT" status. It can take a couple of days to receive the green light notice.
When your screening "tips" it does not mean that it's sold out. It simply means that enough reservations were made per the theater's requirement, and you can continue to promote!
You can post this notice on your Gathr URL page as a comment: "Once there are enough reservations, this screening will 'tip' and you will be sent a link to print out your tickets. YOU MUST PRINT YOUR TICKET AND BRING TO THE THEATRE. Make sure you check your junk mail/spam folders."
YOUR FREE TICKETS:
When your screening "tips" you will receive two complimentary tickets as the captain. The tickets will come usually not until the week of your screening and they will be sent to your e-mail address so be sure to check your junk / spam folders. If you don't receive your tickets within a couple days of your screening you can contact Gathr who will re-send to you. email@example.com 855-428-4787
MY SCREENING IS SOLD OUT:
If your screening is "sold out", again, you can continue to promote it as there is a good chance the screening will either be moved to a larger capacity screening room at the same theatre/venue – or Gathr will open a 2nd screening up. You don't need to take any action other than this; encourage people to click the "notify me when tickets become available" button on your GATHR URL page. Gathr is aware, and working to see if the theatre can accommodate for a larger audience!
THE MOVIE THEATRE SAYS MY SCREENING ISN'T HAPPENING!
Do not call the theatres to confirm your screening is happening. PLEASE CALL GATHR. The local theatre staff who happens to be working on the day you call usually don't know about the AWAKE screening. AWAKE screenings are private screening events that are booked through the corporate office of the theatre.
YOUR MOVIE TICKETS:
People MUST print out their tickets and take to the theatre. Captains WILL receive their two free tickets in time for their event. Tickets are ONLY available online. Any questions beyond this should be directed to Gathr Support. firstname.lastname@example.org 855-428-4787
CAN I PASS OUT FLYERS, GIVE AWAY AY BOOKS, HOLD A KIRTAN, ETC?
While everyone out of enthusiasm wants to share their teachings, the film being perceived as a recruiting tool could potentially turn some people off. We have found that the film is most powerful when it stands on its own and many people leave with a desire to deepen their own spiritual beliefs, what ever they may be.
TOO MANY EMAILS?
If you are getting too many notification e-mails from the Facebook group, you can turn off your notifications by clicking the button on the bottom right hand side of the yellow AWAKE banner on this page.
Please use the press release we have provided in the Files Section here. Any other activities should be discussed with Counterpoint Films prior to any such activity:
Please note, it is not appropriate to approach the press or media outlets regarding promotion of a Gathr screening or the film in general unless the material is reviewed and approved by Counterpoint Films prior to such activity. We have provided Gathr screening organizers with a press release and a guidebook (in the files section) detailing how you can promote your screenings.
Anything that could be considered independent marketing/advertising/publicity beyond what is detailed in the guidebook should be discussed with CounterPoint Films prior to commencement of such activity. Please connect with Linda Balaban through the Facebook group via Private Message and we can assist you in your endeavors! Your help with this is so much appreciated.