UPCOMING FILMS at THE MEANINGFUL MOVIES

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10/12/18 - Gig Harbor: A Plastic Ocean

10/12/18 - Woodinville: Sustainable
10/12/18 - Wedgwood: Understanding the Opioid Epidemic
10/13/18 - Edmonds: Reinventing Power: Renewable Energy
10/13/18 - Everett: We the People 2.0
10/18/18 - Olympia: Teen Files: The Truth About Hate
10/19/18 - Kirkland: The Reluctant Radical
10/24/18 - Ridgefield: Immigration Paradox
10/25/18 - Tacoma: A Plastic Ocean
         

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL through OCTOBER 14
Our new partner, Social Justice Film Institute, continues their festival through this Sunday. Find the schedule of films here: http://www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org/ and go here for your tickets: https://www.strangertickets.com/Browse#search=social%20justice%20film%20festival

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A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 10/12/2018 | 6:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA

In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre, researchers are finding more plastic than plankton. "A Plastic Ocean" documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.  The film …

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Sustainable

Sustainable

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 10/12/2018 | 7:00 PM
Northshore UCC
18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA

“Sustainable” weaves together expert analysis of America’s food system with the story of one remarkable farmer, Marty Travis, who is creating a future for his family and his farming community by adopting sustainable agriculture. The film examines the interrelationships between the environment, economics and public health. Guest facilitator:  Jason Padvorac, http://jasonpadvorac.com/  

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Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 10/12/2018 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

This film traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in America.  A single opioid prescription can be the forerunner of opioid addiction and even death. Estimates of death in the U.S. by opioid overdoses now range from ~100-140 users per day.  Opioid addiction now extends into …

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Reinventing Power: America's Renewable Energy Boom

Reinventing Power: America's Renewable Energy Boom

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 10/13/2018 | 6:30 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224 Street SW Edmonds, WA

"Reinventing Power" takes us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what’s broken, rethink what’s possible, and revitalize communities. These stories are proof that America does not need to choose between keeping our lights on and protecting our communities. Critically, "Reinventing Power" underscores the notion that we …

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We the People 2.0

We the People 2.0

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 10/13/2018 | 6:30 PM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
215 Mukilteo Blvd, Everett, WA

"We the People 2.0" explores the work of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) in helping people and communities protect themselves against pollution, environmental damage, and other hazards (mining, mountain top removal, oil drilling, fracking, industrial pollution, etc.) by writing community home rule charters spelling out citizens' rights, community rights, and the rights of nature. This movement can be …

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Teen Files: The Truth About Hate

Teen Files: The Truth About Hate

Meaningful Movies Olympia
Thursday | 10/18/2018 | 6:15 PM
Olympia UUC, 2315 Division St. NW Olympia, WA

This hard-hitting documentary explores the issue of hate through the eyes of American teenagers as they come face-to-face the people they hate and with their own racism and ethnic, religious and sexual-orientation bigotry. In each of its four segments, teenagers are forthright and even proud, of their prejudices — racist, anti-gay, religious, ethnic bigotry. The idea of the film was …

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The Reluctant Radical

The Reluctant Radical

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 10/19/2018 | 7:00 PM
Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 4th Ave S
Kirkland, WA

This film follows activist Ken Ward as he puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations.  He pushed for a crisis level response from inside environmental organizations. Those efforts failed, and he now embraces direct action civil disobedience …

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Immigration Paradox

Immigration Paradox

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
Wednesday | 10/24/2018 | 7:00 PM
Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main Ave Ridgefield, WA

"Immigration Paradox" takes a critical and in-depth look at one of the most divisive issues in human global history–immigration. After encountering an immigrant crossing the Arizona desert, Emmy Award Winner and Filmmaker Lourdes Lee Vasquez sets out to understand why people would risk their lives to come to the U.S.. Her quest takes a shocking twist when she musters enough …

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A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Thursday | 10/25/2018 | 6:30 PM
The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave Tacoma, WA

“A Plastic Ocean” tells the story of how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us. The film also offers hopeful ideas, based on new technology and on policy changes, for reducing …

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