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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

MeaningfulMovies.org

5/16/19 - Olympia: Resilience: the Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope
5/17/19 - Spokane: The Most Dangerous Year
5/17/19 - Kirkland: Happy
5/19/19 - Ballard: Death By Design
5/20/19 - First Hill: A Plastic Ocean
5/21/19 - Bellevue: The Power of Forgiveness
5/21/19 - Beacon Hill: This Living Salish Sea
5/22/19 - Ridgefield: Living in Future's Past
5/24/19 - Tacoma: Bending the Arc
5/24/19 - Issaquah South: Planetary

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Resilience: the Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Resilience: the Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Meaningful Movies Olympia
Thursday | 5/16/2019 | 6:30 PM
Olympia UUC
2315 Division St. NW, Olympia, WA

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary "Resilience" reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no …

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The Most Dangerous Year

The Most Dangerous Year

Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS
Friday | 5/17/2019 | 5:45 PM
Spokane UUC 4340
W Ft George Wright Dr.
Spokane, WA

In 2016 a group of Washington State families with transgender kids join the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation that sweeps through the nation and into their home state. With the help of a coalition of lawmakers and civil rights activists, these families embark on an uncharted journey to protect and preserve their children’s inalienable human rights and …

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Happy

Happy

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 5/17/2019 | 7:00 PM
Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
308 4th Ave S, Kirkland, WA

What makes you happy? From the filmmakers who brought you "Long Night's Journey Into Day," "Beyond the Call" and "Genghis Blues," comes a global journey across countries and continents in a search for humanity's most elusive emotion. "Happy" seeks to share the wisdom of traditional cultures and the cutting edge science that is now, for the first time, exploring human …

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Death By Design

Death By Design

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard
Sunday | 5/19/2019 | 5:30 PM
EcoCollective
5201 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA

Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. But this revolution has a dark side that …

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A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean

First Hill Meaningful Movies
Monday | 5/20/2019 | 6:30 PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, 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. …

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The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
Tuesday | 5/21/2019 | 7:00 PM
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
4228 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA

"The Power of Forgiveness" is a dramatic documentary that takes an honest look at the intensity of anger and grief that human nature is heir to. It is a collection of seven short stories that profile some of the most dramatic transgressions imaginable along with stories that feel more familiar and manageable to the viewer. It explores the role forgiveness …

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This Living Salish Sea

This Living Salish Sea

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Tuesday | 5/21/2019 | 7:00 PM
Centilia Cultural Center
1660 Roberto Maestas Festival St. Seattle, WA

The Salish Sea is one of the flash points and metaphors for issues affecting the environmental diversity and ecological sustainability that will severely impact future generations, not only of Washington and British Columbia, but world-wide. "This Living Salish Sea" looks below the mirror of the surface, to explore some of the spectacular living treasures that inhabit the second largest “inland” …

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Living in Future's Past

Living in Future's Past

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
Wednesday | 5/22/2019 | 7:00 PM
Old Liberty Theater
115 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA

Join us for this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking. Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences. "Living in the Future's Past" shows how no …

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Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 5/24/2019 | 6:30 PM
Center for Spiritual Living
206 North J Street, Tacoma, WA

Change only happens when people choose to act. This powerful film profiles a group of heroes who took the call to see healthcare as a duty and service, rather than as a clinical enterprise. "Bending the Arc" is the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim (now president of the World Bank), activist Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and …

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Planetary

Planetary

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Friday | 5/24/2019 | 6:30 PM
Issaquah Depot Museum
78 First Ave NE, Issaquah, WA

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected. "Planetary" is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call—a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift …

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