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SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 3 - 14
Check out all the great films that our partner, Social Justice Film Institute, has organized for their festival which showcases fresh voices and brave storytelling that demonstrate courage in action. 

http://www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org/?post_type=tribe_events

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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

MeaningfulMovies.org
 

10/10/19 - Mt. Baker: Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
10/11/19 - Gig Harbor: Strangers in Town
10/11/19 - Woodinville: Paris to Pittsburgh
10/11/19 - Wedgwood: The Bleeding Edge
10/12/19 - UHeights: Primas - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival
10/12/19 - Everett: Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
10/12/19 - UHeights: Hurdle - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival
10/13/19 - Federal Way: Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up
10/14/19 - First Hill: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
10/14/19 - Port Townsend: Dammed to Extinction
10/15/19 - Beacon Hill: Knock Down the House
10/17/19 - Walla Walla: Shadows of Liberty
10/17/19 - Olympia: Ancestral Waters
10/17/19 - Vashon High School: The Hate U Give
10/18/19 - Kirkland: Rick Steves' The Story of Fascism in Europe

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Rigged AND The Battle For Ranked Choice Voting

Rigged AND The Battle For Ranked Choice Voting

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 10/10/2019 | 7:00 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club
2811 Mt. Rainier Drive S, Seattle, WA

“Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook” speaks to the weakening of democracy in America via voter suppression. The film makes the case that beginning with the election of our first black President, conservative political forces have turned with renewed vigor to ways of winnowing the electorate of people of color, the economically stressed, and the young. The suppression playbook is replete …

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Strangers In Town

Strangers In Town

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 10/11/2019 | 6:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW,
Gig Harbor, WA

"Strangers in Town" is a passionate, beautiful film that makes you believe in the American dream again. Garden City, Kansas' welcoming new immigrants provides a welcome relief to the mean-spirited xenophobia of so much contemporary American politics, and this film gets to the heart of the story by listening well. The film tells the story of how global migration unexpectedly …

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Paris to Pittsburgh

Paris to Pittsburgh

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 10/11/2019 | 7:00 PM
Northshore UCC
18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA

Spotlighting the cities, states, businesses and citizens taking action, "Paris to Pittsburgh" explores the very real social and economic impacts of climate change-fueled disasters, from America’s heartland to the nation’s coastlines. The film features voices from local leaders as well as everyday Americans presenting the stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency, as well as tireless innovative efforts to reduce carbon …

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The Bleeding Edge

The Bleeding Edge

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 10/11/2019 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Technological advances have been responsible for many groundbreaking developments in modern medicine. Countless individuals have seen their quality of life improve through research and development, from the advent of pacemakers to bionic limbs. But there is a dark side to the relentless pace of all this innovation.  In "The Bleeding Edge," Academy Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering …

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Primas - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival

Primas - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival

Meaningful Movies at UHeights
Saturday | 10/12/2019 | 4:00 PM
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA

How do you go on after an appallingly traumatic experience? Rocío, an 18-year-old Argentine girl, has managed to get her life back on track. When she was 10, she was dragged from her bike by a passing stranger, raped, set on fire and left for dead in a field. Incredibly, she survived. Now she tells her story to her cousin, …

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Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook

Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 10/12/2019 | 6:30 PM
Everett United Church of Christ
2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA

This film examines how since 2008, right-wing groups have worked with certain states to make it harder to vote, particularly for minority groups and young people. "Rigged" chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks - including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act …

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Hurdle - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival

Hurdle - 2019 Social Justice Film Festival

Meaningful Movies at UHeights
Saturday | 10/12/2019 | 7:00 PM
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE, Seattle, W

As the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories approached its 50th year, "Hurdle" reveals an intimate story emerging from the actions of Palestinian youth. This new generation responds to a world of walls, checkpoints and arrests in an unexpected way. "Hurdle’s" protagonists, Sami and Mohammad, begin teaching the creative practices of parkour and photography, respectively, to the youth of …

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Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up

Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up

Meaningful Movies Matinee: 2nd Sundays @ Federal Way Library Sunday | 10/13/2019 | 2:00 PM
Federal Way Library
34200 1ST Way S, Federal Way, WA

This film explores how pressures around gender and sexuality are impacting American teens and how gender role expectations connect with culture, race and class. Teens who self-identify as straight, LGBT and questioning speak with courage and humor about their thoughts on gender and sexuality. View this important film with a discussion immediately following. "Straightlaced" is part of the program, Meaningful …

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

First Hill Meaningful Movies
Monday | 10/14/2019 | 6:30 PM
St. James Cathedral Pastoral Outreach Center
907 Columbia St., Seattle, WA

In a year when the burning of the Amazon rainforest has captured the world's attention, the message of "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret" is especially urgent. The movie follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers what he contends is the most destructive industry facing the planet today -- animal agriculture -- and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are afraid …

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Dammed to Extinction

Dammed to Extinction

Meaningful Movies Port Townsend
Monday | 10/14/2019 | 6:30 PM
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
2333 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA

This documentary features the life's work of orca whale researcher Ken Balcomb and the beloved Puget Sound Southern Resident orca, of which only 73 remain. The orcas' prize food is Snake River chinook salmon -- but those salmon are on the precipice of extinction due to four obsolete dams that choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. "Dammed …

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Knock Down the House

Knock Down the House

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Tuesday | 10/15/2019 | 7:00 PM
Centilia Cultural Center
1660 Roberto Maestas Festival St., Seattle, WA

"I'm running because everyday Americans deserve to be represented by everyday Americans." --Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner's daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada, and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political …

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Shadows of Liberty

Shadows of Liberty

Walla Walla Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 10/17/2019 | 6:00 PM
First Congregational Church
73 South Palouse St, Walla Walla, Wa

“Shadows of Liberty” presents the true story of today’s disintegrating freedoms within the U.S. media and government that they don’t want you to see. The film takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions …

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Ancestral Waters

Ancestral Waters

Meaningful Movies Olympia
Thursday | 10/17/2019 | 6:30 PM
Olympia UUC
2315 Division St. NW, Olympia, W

“Ancestral Waters” tells the story of the Puyallup Tribe who signed the Treaty of Medicine Creek in 1854. In exchange for ceding vast areas of land to the U.S. government, the Puyallup were given a small reservation and several other benefits, one of which was the right to fish in their usual and accustomed waters. This treaty-protected right to fish …

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
Thursday | 10/17/2019 | 6:30 PM
Vashon High School Theatre
9600 SW 204th St, Vashon, WA

Based on the best-selling novel by Angie Thomas, "The Hate U Give" tells the story of Starr Carter, who lives in two worlds: the poor, black neighborhood where she resides and the mostly white prep school she attends. This uneasy balance is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend by a policeman. Facing pressures from all …

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Rick Steves' The Story of Fascism in Europe

Rick Steves' The Story of Fascism in Europe

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 10/18/2019 | 7:00 PM
Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
308 4th Ave S, Kirkland, WA

Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with it. We'll trace fascism's history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, the totalitarian societies they built, …

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