A fundraiser, filmmaker, philanthropist, and influencer walk into a theater.
This past Tuesday, September 13, seventy-five of the world’s most forward-thinking individuals in the giving space gathered at the Helen Mills Event Space & Theater in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood for an exclusive pre-screening of Uncharitable.
Hosted by Hatch for its investors, advisors, employees, beta cohort members, leading NYC fundraisers, family and friends, Uncharitable documents and extends Dan Pallotta’s game-changing Ted Talk.
The riveting moving picture, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, explores the way humanity could foresee a future world of more equitable generosity and inspiring charitable giving.
The evening opened with wine, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, and closed with a conversation and Q&A session with the film’s star and director.
When Hatch CEO Moshe Hecht first saw Dan’s Ted Talk, he knew this was it. “In my view,” said Hecht, “Dan’s Ted Talk was the single most influential piece of content in the nonprofit space for the last 10 years. After watching the film, I believe his message is going to create a new gear in the psyche of all nonprofit leaders and supporters. This documentary is going to lift people up and take the entire nonprofit space with it!”
Hecht went so far as to coin a new phrase, ‘The Pallotta Principles,’ describing bolder, mightier, and more effective ways to usher in a new era of cause-driven consciousness.
Magic was on the big screen and in the air. That’s what happens when magical people unite around a magical vision to courageously innovate in the giving space. The Hatch mission is magnificently depicted in Uncharitable, and the elements put forth in Uncharitable for huge innovation on massive scale drives much of what Hatch is trying to accomplish.
“Hatch is a natural partner for the film’s message,” said Dina Rabhan, the film’s executive producer. “We are grateful to the founder for hosting such a special evening and for believing in the film’s transformative power”.
Filmmaker and Social Media influencer Meir Kay put it this way, “The only thing that popped more than the bespoke popcorn was the film’s message—and its kernels didn’t get stuck in my teeth, but in my heart!”
Dan summed it up in his reaction to the evening, “From the hors d’oeuvres, to the venue, to the popcorn, to the remarks before and after, to the crowd, it was an all-around very special evening and I deeply appreciate it.”
Uncharitable was indeed a pretty charitable evening, foretelling of a future more charitable and generous yet.