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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Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination

Consumerism & the Limits to Imagination

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Friday | 12/16/2016 | 6:30 PM
Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave NE, Issaquah,, WA

Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics, and our culture. 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, and argues that changing direction will require changing our media system and our cultural environment. After …

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Alive Inside

Alive Inside

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 12/16/2016 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St. (Located on Division and J St. across from Group Health) Tacoma, WA

This stirring documentary follows numerous visionaries as they demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

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The Mask You Live In

The Mask You Live In

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 1/12/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

THE MASK YOU LIVE IN – A documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film explores what Newsom perceives to be harmful notions about masculinity in American culture, following boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even …

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13th

13th

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 1/13/2017 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude . . . shall exist within the United States.”  The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity, with a potent mixture of archival footage and …

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American Revolutionary, The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary, The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Friday | 1/13/2017 | 7:00 PM
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S Seattle, WA

Grace Lee Boggs, who died at 100, was a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be.  Rooted for 80 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenged a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine …

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Vanishing of the Bees

Vanishing of the Bees

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 1/13/2017 | 7:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on …

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A Fierce Green Fire

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 1/14/2017 | 7:00 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224 Street SW Edmonds, WA

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle For a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement: grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving …

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Meaningful Movies/Eastside screens AMERICAN WINTER

American Winter

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
Tuesday | 1/17/2017 | 6:30 PM
4228 Factoria Blvd SE (at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church) Bellevue, WA

This Emmy-nominated documentary by Joe and Harry Ganz follows the personal stories of eight middle-class families in Portland, Oregon struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Filmed over the course of one winter in one American city, the film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the nation’s economy as it …

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Before the Flood

Before the Flood

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 1/20/2017 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

From the toxic tar sands of Alberta to the frequently flooded streets of Miami Beach, from the smog-choked avenues of Beijing to the incinerated forests of Indonesia, Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, politicians, and activists to face the facts: natural disasters are becoming more frequent, wildlife is vanishing, communities are being destroyed. What is to be done? This isn’t the …

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Education, Inc.

Education, Inc.

Meaningful Movies Ogden
Friday | 1/20/2017 | 7:00 PM
Community UMC, 163 E 4800 S, Washington Terrace , Utah

Public schools across the country struggle for funding, impacted by both poverty and politics. For free-market reformers, private investors and large education corporations, this struggle spells opportunity. Education, Inc. examines the free-market and for-profit interests that have been quietly and systematically privatizing America’s public education system under the banner of “school choice”. The story is told through the eyes of …

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Under the Bridge

Under the Bridge

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard
Sunday | 1/29/2017 | 5:30 PM
Royal Drummer Cafe 6420 24th Ave NW Seattle, WA

"Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness" is a documentary film about one summer in Indianapolis, a tent city under a bridge, a man named Maurice, and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States. The unofficial "mayor" of the Davidson St. camp, Maurice is an older, dreadlocked man who has dropped out of "normal" society to minister to the …

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GAINING GROUND

GAINING GROUND

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 2/9/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

GAINING GROUND, a feature-length documentary film by Director Elaine Velazquez and Producer Barbara Bernstein, tells personal stories of farmers making extraordinary changes in their farming practices to feed their local communities sustainably grown produce and grains. The documentary interweaves experiences of urban farmer-activists in inner city Richmond, California, a small family farm in rural Oregon converting from commodity dairy to …

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13th From Slavery to Criminal With One Amendment

13th From Slavery to Criminal With One Amendment

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 2/10/2017 | 7:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime). DuVernay's documentary argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration. 13TH has garnered acclaim from film …

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From Selma to Soweto

From Selma to Soweto

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 2/17/2017 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

Long one of South Africa's most important and powerful allies, the United States becomes a key battleground in the anti-apartheid movement as African Americans lead the charge to change the government's policy toward the apartheid regime. A grassroots movement to get colleges, city councils, and states to divest their holdings in companies doing business in South Africa spreads across the …

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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, more.) have volunteer grant programs 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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OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS (This is not a venue): 
The Meaningful Movies Project  |  4110 Densmore Ave N.  |  Seattle, WA 98103
PHONE: 206-450-5998
EMAIL: info@meaningfulmovies.org
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