Regular readers of this site probably recall that film director Norman Kelley has been working on a short but important flick entitled: How Washington Works: Charlie Peters and the Washington Monthly. Many of you responded to an earlier plea for funds to make a “rough cut” of the film. Now that’s done, and Kelley needs a bit more help to finish this three-year project so that the film can be released in August.

You can watch Kelley’s update on the project here, and join the 100 people we are asking for a $100 contribution to make this happen (smaller contributions, of course, are appreciated as well), which will among other things entitle you to your own DVD of the film when completed. The trailer can be accessed here.

We’re bold to ask for this assistance not just because it promotes the Monthly, but because it will help inspire us to live up to this publication’s long and proud tradition, which not only changed American journalism, but progressive politics as well.

Please pitch in if you can.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.