SPECIAL FILM EVENT:
"THE PEOPLE vs THE POLITICIANS"


Don't miss this opportunity to see HEDRICK SMITH,
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and documentary filmmaker,

present and discuss his latest film about the efforts of grassroots reformers to counteract the flaws in our political system,
from voter suppression to gerrymandering.


TOMORROW, DECEMBER 6 at 7:00PM

Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska St, Seattle

Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com/event/3803613
Suggested donation - $6
Reception with Hedrick, a signed copy of his book and entrance to the film event - $35


Sponsored by the Meaningful Movies Project
and Fix Democracy First

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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

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12/6/18 - Rainier Arts Center, SeattleThe People vs The Politicians 
12/7/18 - Mt. Baker: Groundswell Rising

12/7/18 - Wallingford: The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
12/8/18 - Everett: The Economics of Happiness

12/10/18 - Port Townsend: Saving the Dark
12/11/18 - Beacon Hill: Faces Places
12/14/18 - Gig Harbor: The Genius of Marion
12/14/18 - Wedgwood: Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
12/14/18 - Woodinville: The Last Pig 

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The People vs the Politicians with Hedrick Smith

The People vs the Politicians with Hedrick Smith

Rainier Arts Center
Thursday | 12/6/2018 | 7:00 PM Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska St. Seattle

Join us for a SPECIAL SCREENING with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Hedrick Smith featuring his new film, "The People vs the Politicians." For every flaw in our political system, grassroots reformers are putting solutions to work at the state level.  This is not a story of left vs right, Republicans vs Democrats.  It's the story of WE THE PEOPLE …

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Groundswell Rising

Groundswell Rising

Mt. Baker Meaningful Movies
Friday | 12/7/2018 | 6:30 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club
2811 Mount Rainier Drive
South Seattle

Watch "Groundswell Rising" and then learn how you can take action to keep fracked gas out of the Pacific Northwest! This film tells the powerful story of local communities fighting to protect their clean air and water. We meet parents, scientists, artists, teachers, clergy, community organizers and business leaders who are convinced that this unproven form of gas extraction is a …

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The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 12/7/2018 | 7:00 PM
Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA

Over the past 15 years an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music.  The Silk Road Ensemble exemplifies music's ability to blur international boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for artist and audience.  The film focuses on artists as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both …

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The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 12/8/2018 | 6:30 PM
Everett United Church of Christ
2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE for December only: Everett United Church of Christ. Going local is a powerful strategy to repair our fractured world - our ecosystems, our societies and our selves. Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate …

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Saving the Dark

Saving the Dark

Meaningful Movies Port Townsend
Monday | 12/10/2018 | 6:30 PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

80% of the world’s population lives under light-polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns, and endangers nocturnal habitats. "Saving the Dark" explores the need to preserve night skies and ways to combat light pollution. Following the film, Matt Jordon of …

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Faces Places

Faces Places

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Tuesday | 12/11/2018 | 7:00 PM
Centilia Cultural Center
1660 Roberto Maestas Festival St. Seattle, WA

Travel through rural France with filmmaker Agnes Varda and photographer JR as they photograph ordinary people and post enormous prints of them on town walls and even on trains. 89-year old Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, …

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The Genius of Marion

The Genius of Marion

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 12/14/2018 | 6:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA

This film is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Her husband grapples with his role as it evolves from primary partner to primary caregiver. Pam's …

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Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 12/14/2018 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE THIS MONTH: Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave. NE.  With virtually no government oversight or public outcry, the multibillion-dollar youth marketing industry has used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. American kids, targeted from birth with sales pitches for everything from …

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The Last Pig

The Last Pig

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 12/14/2018 | 7:00 PM
Northshore UCC
18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville

This film follows a pig farmer through his final year of raising hogs for slaughter. Deeply immersive, the film is contemplation on life, death and personal ethics as it follows a pig farmer grappling with his conscience. Through sparse, intimate musings, the farmer reveals the growing conflict of a life spent “peddling in death” - one he can no longer …

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