The Meaningful Movies Project

NOW IN OUR 14TH YEAR OF FILMS + DISCUSSION,  
...ALL OVER PUGET SOUND AND WESTERN WASHINGTON!

Please Help Support the MEANINGFUL MOVIES PROJECT
With Your Tax-Deductible Donations!   

We are a 501c3 Washington State Nonprofit (EIN 80-0782680) and are solely dependent on your donations. All of our labor is voluntary, but donations are needed to continue bringing you free, high-quality, current and relevant documentary films; and to cover website and film library maintenance, equipment purchases, outreach, and more. Thank you for any help you can provide!

OUR UPCOMING FILM LINEUP:

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Switch - The Future Of Energy

Switch - The Future Of Energy

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 11/10/2016 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA

Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we're gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow. This sweeping transition is the subject of Switch. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen. Switch is also about …

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Aleppo

Aleppo

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 11/11/2016 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Aleppo (2016, ~ 90 min)  is a collection of video reports about the city of Aleppo, about the current Syrian civil war and its many participant groups, about the humanitarian crises within Aleppo under siege, and about displacement and refugees fleeing the destruction of Syrian cities. The current Syrian civil war started in 2011 and has ballooned into a multidimensional …

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Money and Medicine

Money And Medicine

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 11/11/2016 | 7:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

As rising health care costs threaten to bankrupt the country, MONEY AND MEDICINE tackles the medical, ethical, and financial challenges of containing runaway health care spending. In addition to illuminating the so-called waste and overtreatment that pervade our medical system, MONEY AND MEDICINE explores promising ways to reduce health care expenditures and improve the overall quality of medical care.

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Targeting Iran

Targeting Iran

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 11/11/2016 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

Through the lens of some of the world’s greatest sociopolitical thinkers, this 71-minute film examines the many political, historical, economic, military and cultural aspects of the U.S./Iranian relationship that are not often discussed in the mainstream media. Based on the book of the same name by author and journalist David Barsamian, Targeting Iran seeks to elucidate the myths and popular misconceptions …

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Consumerism and the Limits of Imagination

Consumerism and the Limits to Imagination

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 11/12/2016 | 7:00 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224 Street SW Edmonds, WA

Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics, and our culture, even though a growing body of research suggests it may be well past its sell-by date. In this illustrated presentation based on his latest critically acclaimed book, media scholar Justin Lewis makes a compelling case that consumer capitalism can no longer deliver on its promise of enhancing quality of life, …

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Money and Medicine

Money and Medicine

Queen Anne Meaningful Movies @ the Well
Saturday | 11/12/2016 | 7:00 PM
The Well at Queen Anne United Methodist Church 1606 5th Ave W Seattle, WA

MONEY AND MEDICINE investigates the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending as well as the dangers patients face from over-diagnosis and over-treatment. In addition to illuminating the so-called waste and overtreatment that pervade our medical system, MONEY AND MEDICINE explores promising ways to reduce health care expenditures and improve the overall quality of medical care.

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Meaningful Movies/Eastside screens "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point"

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
Tuesday | 11/15/2016 | 6:30 PM
4228 Factoria Blvd SE (at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church) Bellevue, WA

Please join us to screen FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point ...a powerful new documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide to expand support for major healthcare reform.   The film was …

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Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination

Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 11/18/2016 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

Consumer capitalism.  For many decades it has dominated our economy, politics, and culture.  Media scholar Justin Lewis argues that changing this domination will require changing our culture.  He argues that our media limit critical thinking and keep us bound to a way of life that mandates consume, consume, consume.   Change our culture and transform our media and communications systems?  Is that even possible? This is a short …

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Money and Medicine

Money and Medicine

Meaningful Movies in Ogden
Friday | 11/18/2016 | 7:00 PM
298 24th St, Ogden, Utah

As rising health care costs threaten to bankrupt the country, MONEY AND MEDICINE tackles the medical, ethical, and financial challenges of containing runaway health care spending. Money-Driven Medicine provides the essential introduction Americans need if we are to address the unmet healthcare policy challenges of the next decade. It offers the only systemic look on film at the economics underlying – …

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Nuclear Lands

Nuclear Lands

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Friday | 11/18/2016 | 7:00 PM
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S Seattle, WA

The movie describes three areas in the world in the US, France and Japan where the landscapes are dominated by nuclear sites. It explains the origins of plutonium, and examines its evolution from a matter used for military purposes to one which is used for nuclear energy. It explores the scientific, industrial and geopolitical implications of its production. The film …

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No Impact Man

No Impact Man

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard
Sunday | 11/20/2016 | 5:30 PM
Royal Drummer Cafe 6420 24th Ave NW Seattle, WA

What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment …

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Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 12/2/2016 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

This documentary follows the impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on people's lives around the world.  Filmed on 5 continents and in 12 countries, Following the Ninth is about four people whose lives have been transformed, repaired and healed by the 9th's message.  'Alle Menschen  werden Bruder' (All People Are Connected).  In East Berlin just before the wall came down.   At …

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Paper Tigers

Paper Tigers

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 12/8/2016 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

Paper Tigers follows six troubled teens over the course of a year at Lincoln Alternative High School in rural Walla Walla, Washington. Considered a last chance before dropping out, many students come to Lincoln with a history of behavioral problems, truancy, and substance abuse. Then, in 2010, Principal Jim Sporleder learned about the science of what a rough childhood does …

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Sonic Sea

Sonic Sea

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 12/9/2016 | 7:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, 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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What Would Jesus Buy?

What Would Jesus Buy?

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 12/10/2016 | 6:30 PM
Sanctuary Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave, Everett, WA

Doors open and refreshments served at 6:00. A rousing irreverent, but sobering documentary about the year round destructive shopaholic obsession that spins out of control at Christmas time. The movie follows performance activist Reverend Billy and his ragtag cross country caravan, the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, to bring the voice of reason to compulsive consumers everywhere. A wickedly …

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The Illusionists

The Illusionists

Queen Anne Meaningful Movies @ the Well
Saturday | 12/10/2016 | 7:00 PM
The Well at Queen Anne United Methodist Church 1606 5th Ave W Seattle, WA

Sex sells. What sells even more? Insecurity. Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo. Their target? Women, and increasingly men and children. The Illusionists turns the mirror on media, exposing the absurd, sometimes humorous, and shocking images that seek to enslave us.

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Please Help Support the MEANINGFUL MOVIES PROJECT 
With Your Tax-Deductible Donations!   

We are a 501c3 Washington State Nonprofit (EIN 80-0782680) and are solely dependent on your donations. All of our labor is voluntary, but donations are needed to continue bringing you free, high-quality, current and relevant documentary films; and to cover website and film library maintenance, equipment purchases, outreach, and more. Thank you for any help you can provide!

Many employers (e.g., Starbucks, Boeing, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, etc.) have matching gift programs where they will double or even quadruple the donations made by their employees and retirees. 
Please check if your employer is one of these, and if so, submit your matching gift requests to them so that your donation can go even further. Thank you!

Some employers (e.g., Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, etc.) have a volunteer grant program where the company donates to organizations for every hour its employees volunteer. So come volunteer with us if you can!

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About the MMP

The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that helps neighborhoods and groups organize, educate and advocate using the power of social justice documentary film and conversation to build positive and meaningful community. Learn more >

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The Meaningful Movies Project  |  4110 Densmore Ave N.  |  Seattle, WA 98103
PHONE: 206-450-5998
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