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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Remembering the Songs

Remembering the Songs

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Wednesday | 11/30/2016 | 6:30 PM
Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Issaquah, WA

In observance of Native American Heritage Month, two films will be shown. "Remembering the Songs" is a humble tribute to honor the tradition of song and story. The other will be a TEDtalk about the Lakota of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Following the films, we will discuss the politics (particularly social injustices) and arts, including a demonstration of the …

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What Would Jesus Buy?

What Would Jesus Buy?

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 12/1/2016 | 6:30 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South Seattle, WA

"What Would Jesus Buy?" examines the commercialization of Christmas, and American life in general.   We follow the hilarious, zany and energetic Reverend Billy, and the the singing, dancing Gospel Choir of the Church of Stop Shopping on a December cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopoclypse!  The epic road trip takes us to chilling exorcisms at Wal-Mart headquarters, to retail …

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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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Advise & Dissent

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 12/9/2016 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Advise & Dissent: Where the Supreme Court and Politics Collide (86 min, David Van Taylor, 2012) “Government’s least-understood “Third Branch” has a huge impact on our lives- from abortion to affirmative action, education to the environment, privacy to police action. So we must put our faith in the ideal chiseled on its facade: “Equal Justice Under Law.” But in recent …

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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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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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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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The Mask You Live In

The Mask You Live In

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

This documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom explores 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 the adults in their lives, they confront messages encouraging them to disconnect …

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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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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 >

Get in touch!

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
(FOR LIBRARY BUSINESS ONLY, EMAIL: library@meaningfulmovies.org)