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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MMP Network-Wide Screening

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power will be shown at 15 Meaningful Movie venues over the next 6 months.  This follow-up film to the Academy Award®-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth highlights former Vice President Al Gore, as he continues to educate and to persuade regarding sensible solutions to climate change.  With superb cinematography, an excellent soundtrack and focused story line, this is a powerful, must-see documentary.  With An Inconvenient Sequel showing at multiple Meaningful Movie venues, you’ll be able to view it at least once and perhaps two or three times and join in civil discussion about the movie.  As Al Gore says “In order to fix the climate crisis, we’re going to have to fix the democracy crisis”.

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Love Is a Verb

Love Is a Verb

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 10/20/2017 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

LOVE IS A VERB is about a worldwide social movement of Sufi-inspired Muslims called Hizmet - Turkish word for "service:. It is also called the Gulen Movement, after its leader, Fethullah Gulen, whom Time magazine named one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013.  Gulen has lived in Pennsylvania since 1999, but has recently become a controversial figure, as Turkey's current strong man, Recep …

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Never Give Up!

Never Give Up!

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
Wednesday | 10/25/2017 | 7:00 PM
Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main Ave, Ridgefield , WA

Narrated by George Takei, Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents. Mr. Yasui was born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, and during World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the …

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The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 10/26/2017 | 6:30 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South Seattle, WA

“Lonely people have never been happy people. And globalization is creating a very lonely planet.” So says activist and author Vandana Shiva in "The Economics of Happiness." "The Economics of Happiness"  is an incisive documentary that links today’s global crises (climate change, terrorism, the financial crash) with personal malaise (rising levels of depression and the pervasive emptiness of consumer society). …

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The Road to Nickelsville

The Road to Nickelsville

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Thursday | 10/26/2017 | 6:30 PM
The Grand Cinema 606 Fawcett Avenue Tacoma, WA

The residents of Nickelsville, an organized homeless encampment in Seattle Washington, share how they became homeless, caution how quickly it can happen, and how they persevere. Hear from the Director of the Low Income Housing Institute, and a district court judge who presides over child custody cases involving homeless families, provide institutional context.

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The Brainwashing of My Dad

The Brainwashing of My Dad

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Friday | 10/27/2017 | 6:30 PM
Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave NE, Issaquah, WA

As filmmaker Jen Senko tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non-political, life-long Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely:  a plan by Roger Ailes, under President Nixon, for a media takeover by the GOP, the Powell Memo urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion …

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 11/3/2017 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

Ten years after the Academy Award®-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" brought climate change to the forefront of mainstream culture, former Vice President Al Gore continues his fight to educate the next generation of climate champions.  This compelling follow-up, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power," shows that while the stakes have never been higher, the solutions to the climate crisis are …

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Shadows of Liberty

Shadows of Liberty

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
Thursday | 11/9/2017 | 5:30 PM
Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA

"Shadows of Liberty" presents the phenomenal true story of today's disintegrating freedoms within the U.S. media and government that they don't want you to see. The film takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling …

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Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 11/10/2017 | 6:30 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

The average American family of four incurs an annual healthcare insurance tab of $23,000. In many cases, this astronomical sum doesn't afford them nearly enough coverage for emergency medical care. That's just one of the startling realities presented in "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point," a distressing examination of the country's badly broken healthcare system. Whether you're a senior …

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 11/10/2017 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow …

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Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA

Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA

Queen Anne Meaningful Movies @ the Well
Saturday | 11/11/2017 | 7:00 PM
The Well at Queen Anne United Methodist Church 1606 5th Ave W Seattle, WA

"Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA" tells the stories of how guns, and the billions of dollars made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims' families. The film exposes how the powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting …

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Time to Choose

Time to Choose

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 11/11/2017 | 7:00 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224 Street SW Edmonds, WA

CLIMATE CHANGE – Its scope is truly global, with footage and interviews from five continents. The film’s investigation of the true costs of fossil fuels and industrialized agriculture takes audiences inside the drivers of these global phenomena. Audiences meet Appalachian residents suffering from coal-poisoned waters, descend into the dangerous coal pits of China, see the red night skies of Nigeria’s oil and gas …

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Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
Tuesday | 11/14/2017 | 6:00 PM
Vashon Theatre 17723 Vashon Highway SW Vashon, WA

"Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" is a documentary film exploring the extraordinary life and legacy of this American civil rights leader. After she was charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood in 1954, Braden used the attacks to turn herself “inside out” and embrace a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history. …

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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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