The Meaningful Movies Project

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

Condolences for Rick Turner’s Family

If you would like to send a message of condolence to Rick’s family, you may send it to info@meaningfulmovies.org, or to Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Attention: Rick Turner’s Family)

If you would like to make a donation in Rick’s memory, you may send a check made out to “Meaningful Movies Project” to Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA 98103, or you can make a donation via the website (https://meaningfulmovies.org/donate/). 

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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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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The Long Night

The Long Night

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 1/20/2017 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St. (Located on Division and J St. across from Group Health) Tacoma, WA

Set in Seattle, Washington, the feature documentary film The Long Night gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. The film weaves together the stories of seven people whose lives are forever changed by domestic minor sex trafficking. The Long Night is not themed to advocate a solution. Instead, …

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Dream On

Dream On

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Wednesday | 1/25/2017 | 6:30 PM
Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Issaquah, WA

Is the American Dream alive or dead? Political comedian John Fugelsang hits the road to find out in Dream On. This epic road trip retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define the U.S. as a place where anyone, of any background, could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Fugelsang …

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A Fierce Green Fire

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 1/26/2017 | 6:30 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South Seattle, WA

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 the Amazon; …

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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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Dream On

Dream On

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 2/3/2017 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

Is the American Dream alive or dead? Political comedian John Fugelsang hits the road to find out in Dream On. This epic road trip retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define the U.S. as a place where anyone, of any background, could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Fugelsang …

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Bringing it Home

Bringing it Home

West Seattle Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 2/4/2017 | 7:00 PM
High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle, WA

A father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. The drawback — although research is legal in some states, hemp remains off-limits to almost all U.S. farmers.  Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in …

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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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Shadows of Liberty

Shadows of Liberty

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 2/10/2017 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

In highly reveling stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a privet profit zone. Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial …

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White Like Me

White Like Me

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 2/11/2017 | 6:30 PM
Sanctuary Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave, Everett, WA

Refreshments served at 6:00pm the film poses some big questions: "What does it mean to be white?" "Isn't racism a thing of the past?" "What about us?" "Shouldn't we be colorblind?" Film followed by discussion lead by expert in race relations. Anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise offers a look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the …

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Meaningful Movies of Renton presents 13th

13th

Meaningful Movies of Renton
Monday | 2/13/2017 | 7:00 PM
Renton Library Downtown, 100 Mill Ave S. Renton, 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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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!

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About the MMP

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