NOW IN OUR 14TH YEAR OF MEANINGFUL MOVIES, 

...ALL OVER PUGET SOUND!

Please Help Support Meaningful Movies!
We are solely dependent on your donations to continue.

Please Donate if you can.  DONATIONS are needed to keep Meaningful Movies operational. We are a 501c3 Washington State Nonprofit.

All of our labor is voluntary, but funds are needed to keep bringing you free, high-quality, current and relevant documentary films; and to cover website and film library maintenance, equipment, flyers, and more.   Thank you for any help you can provide!

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Meaningful Movies: A New Network-Wide Series (May, June & July):

"JUST EAT IT" 

Meaningful Movies is teaming up with the Seattle Public Utilities, Food Waste Program and the King County Food Waste Program; and launching coordinated screenings of this eye-opening film, Just Eat It, in 10 different locations in the Greater Seattle area.  With facilitated discussions, speakers, resources, and information on how citizens can address the food waste problem.  More information: HERE.

About the Film: Although America is a nation where one in ten people is food insecure, we are throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash!  Just Eat It reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. For Locations and times, go HERE.  FREE and open to the public. (donations requested to cover expenses).

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Just Eat It

Just Eat It

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Friday | 5/20/2016 | 7:00 PM
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S Seattle, WA

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods …

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Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 5/20/2016 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

Food. We love it. We devour countless cooking shows, culinary mags, and foodie blogs. So, how come we are throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the …

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Shift Change

Shift Change

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 5/20/2016 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St., Tacoma, WA

We are profoundly pleased to present, SHIFT CHANGE, an amazing new documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin.  It tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown …

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A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Wednesday | 5/25/2016 | 6:30 PM
Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Issaquah, WA

A New State of Mind exams the story of everyday people through their struggles, recovery, and resilience in the face of mental health challenges. Narrated by award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close, this behind-the-headlines program looks at the far-reaching effects of the stigma related to mental illness.

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Just Eat It

Just Eat It

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 5/26/2016 | 6:30 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South Seattle, WA

Food. We love it.  So, how come we throw nearly 40% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in …

Read more.

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Sonic Sea

Sonic Sea

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 6/3/2016 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. Sonic Sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.

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Love is a Verb

Love is a Verb

West Seattle Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 6/4/2016 | 7:00 PM
Highpoint Community Center Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle, WA

A film about a worldwide social movement of Sufi-inspired Muslims. The movement is called Hizmet, the Turkish word for service. It is also called the Gulen Movement, after its leader, Fethullah Gulen, whom Time magazine named one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013. Among the people you’ll meet in the movie are teachers who crawled through a tunnel to open a …

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THE MESSENGER

THE MESSENGER

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 6/10/2016 | 7:00 PM
Angus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

The Messenger is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them. Humans once believed that birds could carry messages, their presence was meaningful. They have helped predict the change of seasons, the coming of storms and …

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Just Eat It

Just Eat It

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 6/11/2016 | 7:00 PM
Sanctuary Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave, Everett, WA

Join us for this amazing film. Representatives from Cascade Gleaning Association (cascadegleaning.net) will be with us for the evening.  A Community Discussion follows the film. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good …

Read more.

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Bring It To The Table

Bring It To The Table

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 6/16/2016 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

Democracy is founded on robust dialogue, but, somewhere along the line, politics replaced sex as the one thing in America we don't discuss in mixed company – even among friends and family. Segregating ourselves into political silos is toxic to democracy. Bring It to The Table encourages Americans to stop bickering about politics, examine their own assumptions, and truly engage …

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Roadmap to Apartheid

Roadmap to Apartheid

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 6/17/2016 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St., Tacoma, WA

In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), ROADMAP TO APARTHEID is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel …

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The Dhamma Brothers

The Dhamma Brothers

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Friday | 6/17/2016 | 7:00 PM
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S Seattle, WA

Behind the high security towers and double row of barbed wire and electrical fence at Donaldson Correction Facility dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and …

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Trapped

Trapped

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 6/17/2016 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

WHAT REMAINS OF A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE? U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these medically unnecessary …

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Just Eat It

Just Eat It

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 7/8/2016 | 7:00 PM
Angus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

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For interest: A few Meaningful Movies Network Statistics:
(ACROSS ALL COMMUNITY VENUES as of Feb, 2016)

• 703 DOCUMENTARIES SCREENED
• 451 EVENINGS WITH AN INVITED GUEST SPEAKER OR 2 (OR MORE)
• 39,920 FILM WATCHERS & DISCUSSION PARTICIPANTS
• 11,040 LOAVES OF BREAD DONATED BY ESSENTIAL BAKING COMPANY
• 2,990 BAGS OF COOKIES CONSUMED
• 932 PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO BORROW DVDs FROM OUR MEANINGFUL MOVIES LIBRARY
• 9,200 TIMES OUR FIM LIBRARY DVDs HAVE BEEN BORROWED
• 3 MEMBERS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED SINCE YEAR ONE
• 26,180 VOLUNTEER HOURS
• 82 DOCUMENTARIES HAD ATTENDANCE OVER 100

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