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    A different film role for Matt Damon

    Matt Damon (pictured speaking at an award ceremony last month in Beverly Hills, Calif.) is the narrator of “Backpack Full of Cash.”
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    Matt Damon (pictured speaking at an award ceremony last month in Beverly Hills, Calif.) is the narrator of “Backpack Full of Cash.”

    We’re used to seeing Matt Damon starring in blockbuster movies, but one of his latest roles shows that he’s still an indie film guy at heart. Damon is the narrator of “Backpack Full of Cash,” a new documentary about the privatization of public schools and the impact that it has on children. Damon even appears in a video on the film’s Kickstarter page.

    “I got involved in “Backpack Full of Cash” because I believe that every kid should have access to great public schools,” said Damon, in the video. “So please contribute today. If you pledge now, you’re going to help us tell this really important story.”

    The 90-minute documentary, directed by Sarah Mondale and produced by Vera Aronow, had its world premiere at the Philadelphia Film Festival on Oct. 22 and 29, and earned an honorable mention.

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    Meanwhile, the Kickstarter campaign for “Backpack Full of Cash” continues. Last we checked, it had received $18,387 in pledges, but was still short of its $31,600 goal.