The Ragtag Film Society has launched a new fundraiser featuring six films selected by prominent Columbians.

Screenings for the fundraiser, CoMo Famous, will begin Sept. 17 and run through Oct. 1 at Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt St. The society chose six community members who each picked a favorite film to screen for one night. They will compete for the most money made in ticket sales and donations.

“The funds raised for CoMo Famous will ensure that Ragtag Film Society can continue to screen the best of independent film at Ragtag Cinema every day,” Jody Mitori, development and communications director of the society, said in a news release. The money will also help support the True/False Film Fest.

Here are the 2019 contestants and films, as well as the film screening dates:

  • "RBG," Sept. 17 — Brianna L. Lennon, Boone County clerk
  • "Fried Green Tomatoes," Sept. 18 — Anastasia Pottinger of Rogue Studios
  • "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," Sept. 24 — J.D. Calvin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • "No Impact Man: The Documentary," Sept. 25 — Barbara Buffaloe, city of Columbia sustainability manager
  • "Do the Right Thing," Sept. 26 — Nikki McGruder, Inclusive Impact Institute
  • "Dirty Dancing," Oct. 1 — Erica Pefferman, Columbia Marketing Group

The winner of the competition will be announced Oct. 3. Tickets for the six movies are now available at, and donations are being accepted.

Supervising editor is Tynan Stewart.

  • Education reporter, Fall 2019 Studying print and digital design Reach me at, or in the newsroom at 882-5720

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