OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

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01/08/19 - Vashon: For Ahkeem
01/08/19 - Beacon Hill: Trickle Down Town
01/11/19 - Gig Harbor: Sin By Silence
01/11/19 - Wedgwood: The Starfish Throwers
01/11/19 - Woodinville: Traces of the Trade
01/12/19 - Edmonds: Chasing Coral
01/14/19 - Port Townsend: Dark Money
01/17/19 - Olympia: Homes & Hands: Community Land Trusts in Action

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For Ahkeem

For Ahkeem

Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
Tuesday | 1/8/2019 | 6:00 PM
Vashon Theatre
17723 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA

“People been labeling me a bad kid all my life. You don’t have to really do nothing, people just expect it. So you start to expect it of yourself.” - Daje Shelton Beginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, "For Ahkeem" is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a Black 17-year-old …

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Trickle Down Town

Trickle Down Town

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Tuesday | 1/8/2019 | 7:00 PM
Centilia Cultural Center
1660 Roberto Maestas Festival St.
Seattle, WA

This brand-new film takes an up-close look at homelessness in Seattle. There are in-depth interviews with homeless people and visits to local homeless camps, including Camp Second Chance in West Seattle. Also shown are people who are working hard to help their homeless neighbors. The filmmaker, Tomasz Biernacki says, “I have discovered that most people have uneducated, knee-jerk reactions and …

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Sin By Silence

Sin By Silence

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 1/11/2019 | 6:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA

From behind prison walls, a group of extraordinary women are shattering misconceptions of domestic violence. "Sin by Silence" profiles Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA), the U.S. prison system's first inmate-initiated group and led by women. Created by Brenda Clubine in 1989, CWAA has changed laws for battered women, raised awareness for those on the outside, and educated a system that …

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The Starfish Throwers

The Starfish Throwers

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 1/11/2019 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s …

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Traces of the Trade

Traces of the Trade

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 1/11/2019 | 7:00 PM
Northshore UCC
18900 168th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA

“Traces of the Trade” sets out to plumb contentious questions: What is the full story of the northern slave trade? What responsibility does white America bear for the past wrongs and contemporary legacy of slavery? Why is it so difficult for black and white Americans to have this conversation? Director Katrina Browne, (a descendant of the DeWolfs, the largest slave-trading …

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Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

Sno-King Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 1/12/2019 | 6:30 PM
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation
8109 224 Street SW, Edmonds, WA

NOTE EARLIER START TIME: 6:30.  Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching” – a sign of mass coral death – has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the …

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Dark Money

Dark Money

Meaningful Movies Port Townsend
Monday | 1/14/2019 | 6:30 PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

"Dark Money" is a political thriller that examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials; one of the greatest present threats to American democracy. The film takes viewers to Montana -- a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide -- to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the …

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Homes & Hands: Community Lands Trusts in Action

Homes & Hands: Community Land Trusts in Action

Meaningful Movies Olympia
Thursday | 1/17/2019 | 6:30 PM
Olympia UUC
2315 Division St. NW, Olympia, WA

An inspiring documentary about three communities where low-income residents have found an empowering way to realize the American dream... owning a home. A practical model of affordable home ownership for low income residents. Three tenacious and visionary communities deliver the American dream of owning a home to low-income residents. It has been over 40 years since leaders of the southern …

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