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, 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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OUR UPCOMING FILM LINEUP

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MMP Network-Wide Screening

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power is being shown at 15 of our Meaningful Movie venues between November and May. This follow-up film to An Inconvenient Truth highlights former Vice President Al Gore as he continues to educate and persuade regarding sensible solutions to climate change.
Please come to any of our screenings and join in a community discussion after 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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Sustainable

Sustainable

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Wednesday | 11/29/2017 | 6:30 PM
Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah, WA

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it.  "Sustainable" is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it …

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Of Race and Reconciliation

Of Race and Reconciliation

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Thursday | 11/30/2017 | 6:30 PM
The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Avenue Tacoma, WA

Of Race and Reconciliation chronicles the Chinese experience in America around the year 1885. That was the year the Chinese residents of Tacoma were forcefully expelled from the city against the backdrop of increasingly alarming and even violent tensions between American citizens caught in an economic downturn and Chinese immigrants seeking opportunity in “Gum San,” or the Land of the …

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Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 11/30/2017 | 6:30 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South, Seattle, WA

“Seeds of Hope” tells the extraordinary story of an extraordinary Congolese woman (in photo at right in yellow). Her accomplishments are remarkable, and yet, what’s so inspiring about Masika Katsuva is that she is, as she describes herself, "an ordinary person" - who became a hero.  She is driven by love, compassion, courage, and a tireless determination, even in her …

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The Trans List

The Trans List

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 12/1/2017 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (at Keystone Congregational Church) Seattle, WA

The Trans List profiles a diverse group of 11 transgender individuals, telling their stories in their own words, addressing identity, family, career, prejudice, struggle and love. The interviews were conducted by author and activist Janet Mock. Join us after the film for a discussion with Hunter Paulson-Smith and E West..

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The Lost Art of Good Conversation

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

West Seattle Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 12/2/2017 | 7:00 PM
High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA

A panel discussion of the book The Lost Art of Good Conversation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche This panel discussion--with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche; Susan Piver; Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler; Rep. Jared Polis; and panel moderator, Lodro Rinzler--highlights the importance of good conversation in these challenging times. (See the end of this e-mail for more about the panelists.)It explores how we can awaken to …

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Minimalism

Minimalism

Meaningful Movies of Renton
Monday | 12/4/2017 | 7:00 PM
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
1700 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton, WA

How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life -- families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker -- all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life …

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The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 12/8/2017 | 6:30 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW
Gig Harbor, 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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That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 12/8/2017 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE
(located at Northshore UCC)
Woodinville, WA

Just in time for the holidays, this documentary brings the industry and the physical effects of sugar into high focus. With a spicy blend of a sweet story line, special effects, guest experts, and a SuperSize Me'-style experiment, a healthy Aussie actor who is nearing fatherhood risks his well-being with a high level of sugar from supposedly "healthy" foods. He journeys from his homeland of Australia to the U.S. to talk with members of the healthcare community and learn more about the sweetener industry. Join us at NUCC at 7:00 p.m. for popcorn and this entertaining film. Be sure to stay afterward for the discussion, guest-facilitated by a local nutritionist, Anthony Moran.

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The Road to Nickelsville

The Road to Nickelsville

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 12/8/2017 | 7:00 PM
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

[Please NOTE our temporary location for December 8th only will be at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church – 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle.]  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.

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Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony

Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony

Queen Anne Meaningful Movies @ the Well
Saturday | 12/9/2017 | 7:00 PM
The Well at Queen Anne United Methodist Church
1606 5th Ave W, Seattle, WA

Following the Ninth is a documentary film about the global impact of Beethoven’s final symphony. The film, released in 2013, has screened in over 250 cities in the United States and around the globe, with more to come. Written in 1824, near the end of Beethoven’s life, the Ninth Symphony was composed by a man with little to be thankful …

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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!   

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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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