The Meaningful Movies Project

NOW IN OUR 15TH YEAR OF FILMS + DISCUSSION,  
...ALL OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON AND BEYOND!

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!

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Meaningful Movies Project is partnering with the ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS conference being held in Port Townsend on October 27-29.  The Conference will address a wide range of inter-connected topics such as the New Economy movement, income inequality, local food and regenerative agriculture, public policy, local business, cooperatives, Transition Town initiatives, community-sourced finance, connection to nature, education, intentional communities, climate and environmental justice, and the impact of the economy on our psychological well-being. The conference program will include plenaries, panels, interactive workshops and other participatory sessions. Speakers include Helena Norberg-Hodge, a pioneer of the new economy movement and producer of the “Economics of Happiness” film; Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute; David Korten, board chair of YES! Magazine, president of the Living Economies Forum, and associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies; Judy Wicks, activist, entrepreneur and founder of Philadelphia’s iconic White Dog Cafe and a pioneer in the local food movement and sustainable business practices; and several other speakers. Larkin Stentz, the steward of Green Angel Gardens organic farm and Sustainable Living Center in Long Beach, Washington and a board member of Washington Tilth Producers, is a special guest at the conference.  To learn more and to register for the conference, go to https://www.economicsofhappiness-pt.com/

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OUR UPCOMING FILM LINEUP:

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Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 9/8/2017 | 6:30 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

Rachel Carson is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Michelle Ferrari. It is based on the life and work of Rachel Carson, a marine biologist and conservationist. Her 1962 book Silent Spring would serve to advance the environmental movement. The film aired on the PBS network series American Experience on January 24, 2017. Featuring the voice of Mary-Louise Parker …

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From The Ashes

From The Ashes

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 9/8/2017 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. In stories spanning from Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories of …

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Best Money Democracy Can Buy

The Best Money Democracy Can Buy

Queen Anne Meaningful Movies @ the Well
Saturday | 9/9/2017 | 7:00 PM
The Well at Queen Anne United Methodist Church 1606 5th Ave W Seattle, WA

When Donald Trump says, "This election is rigged"—he should know. His buddies are rigging it. Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, designed to steal a million votes by November. …

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American Winter

American Winter

Meaningful Movies Port Townsend
Monday | 9/11/2017 | 7:00 PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave Port Townsend, WA

Please join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend for a free screening of "American Winter." This is the first screening on our new standing schedule, the second Monday of each month. "American Winter" gets at the very heart of the precariousness of the US economy for so many in the ever-shrinking middle class, showing through the struggles of eight families how close …

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Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders

Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders

Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
Tuesday | 9/12/2017 | 6:00 PM
Vashon Theatre 17723 Vashon Highway SW Vashon, WA

Imagine growing up in the country you call home without legal status. Or not seeing your family for years because they were deported. Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of a better life; they were teenagers when their families were deported. Today, they are known as Dreamers. "Indivisible" takes …

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Incarcerated Voices: The If Project

Incarcerated Voices: The If Project

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Tuesday | 9/12/2017 | 7:00 PM
El Centro de La Raza, 17th Ave South & South Lander Street Seattle, WA

A collaboration of law enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated adults and community partners focused on intervention, prevention and reduction in incarceration and recidivism. The work is built upon–and inspired by–people sharing their personal experiences surrounding the issues of incarceration. This project is based on the question: If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed …

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American Winter

American Winter

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 9/14/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

It is now nearly nine years since the beginning of the last recession and millions of families nation wide are still struggling to maintain themselves. Formerly middle class families are finding themselves only a pay check or two away from financial disaster and the social safety net has been cut dramatically since the beginning of the economic troubles and now …

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Tickling Giants

Tickling Giants

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 9/15/2017 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

Take a feather and tickle a giant in the foot.  It’s a risk.  Will the giant laugh or stomp on you? Tickling Giants tells the story of Dr. Bassem Youssef, the "Egyptian Jon Stewart", who decides to leave his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian. The movie is about how he finds creative, non-violent ways to …

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We the People 2.0

We the People 2.0

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 9/15/2017 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

We the People 2.0 is a documentary about local communities acting to regain control of the processes by which important health and environmental decisions affecting their communities are made. For example, a community in Ohio organized to resist the implementation of fracking in their community only to find that the energy company, by virtue of corporate personhood and the commerce clause, can …

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The Mask You Live In

The Mask You Live In

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 9/16/2017 | 7:00 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224 Street SW Edmonds, WA

This documentary was written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and explores what Newsom perceives to be harmful notions about masculinity in American culture. The film follows 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 …

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We the People 2.0

We the People 2.0

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard
Sunday | 9/24/2017 | 5:30 PM
Royal Drummer Cafe 6420 24th Ave NW Seattle, WA

We the People 2.0 is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States. Narrated by Walton Goggins, the film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people and sacrifice zones in urban communities who have …

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Now is the Time - Healthcare for Everybody

Now is the Time - Healthcare for Everybody

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Wednesday | 9/27/2017 | 6:30 PM
Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive Issaquah, WA

Why is Now the Time?  We've seen enough to know that insurance-based healthcare is not effective for keeping costs down and giving everyone access to needed medical care.​  Advocates are totally committed to changing the healthcare system, and polls indicate that the general public supports the idea of universal healthcare.  So it should be a no-brainer, right?  Well, no.  Some of the obstacles …

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Command and Control

Command and Control

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
Wednesday | 9/27/2017 | 7:30 PM
Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main Ave, Ridgefield , WA

From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons …

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Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Thursday | 9/28/2017 | 6:30 PM
The Grand Cinema 606 Fawcett Avenue Tacoma, WA

A powerful documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide. It makes the case for business leaders' support for major healthcare reform. This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation's health, while remaining unaffordable for a third of our …

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See the Full Schedule for all Meaningful Movies venues:

www.MeaningfulMovies.org 

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