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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

MeaningfulMovies.org
 

02/11/20 - Vashon: Blindspotting

02/11/20 - Beacon Hill: Power to Heal
02/14/20 - Gig Harbor: Rick Steves Iran: Yesterday and Today
02/14/20 - Wedgwood: Let Them Eat Dirt
02/14/20 - Woodinville: The Dark Side of Chocolate

02/15/20 - Walla Walla: The Beaver Believers

02/15/20 - Spokane: Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Saturday Afternoon
02/15/20 - Spokane: Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival)
Saturday Night
02/16/20 - Spokane: Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival)
Sunday Afternoon

02/16/20 - Spokane: Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival)
Sunday Night
02/18/20 - Spokane: Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival)

Tuesday Night

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Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
Tuesday | 2/11/2020 | 6:00 PM
Vashon Theatre
17723 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, WA

Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they …

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Power to Heal

Power to Heal

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Tuesday | 2/11/2020 | 7:00 PM
Centilia Cultural Center
1660 Roberto Maestas Festival St., Seattle, WA

"Power to Heal" takes place during the Civil Rights Movement but focuses on a topic rarely discussed: segregation in institutions of medicine. People were dying because African-Americans were refused admission into many hospitals in the U.S., even in case of emergencies, and they were unequally served in institutions that did serve African-Americans. Medicare, the new federal program, was an opportunity …

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Rick Steves Iran: Yesterday and Today

Rick Steves Iran: Yesterday and Today

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 2/14/2020 | 6:00 PM
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA

This documentary was filmed by Rick Steves a decade ago when he traveled to Iran at a time when talk of war between the U.S. and Iran was in the air. Similar talk reoccurs from time to time within our country even though the consequences of armed conflict for both countries would be great. “Iran: Yesterday and Today” provides a …

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Let Them Eat Dirt

Let Them Eat Dirt

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 2/14/2020 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Allergies, obesity, asthma, diabetes, auto-immune and intestinal disorders are all on the rise, with the incidence of some diseases doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one of us -- our microbiomes -- as a major cause. But how could one's gut microbes increase the odds of …

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The Dark Side of Chocolate

The Dark Side of Chocolate

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 2/14/2020 | 7:00 PM
Northshore UCC
18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA

This film exposes the widespread use of child slaves in the cocoa industry. The film was produced by Danish journalist Miki Mistrati who investigated the use of child labor and trafficked children in chocolate production. While this is a difficult documentary to watch, we will have action steps you can take to know that you are helping to make a …

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The Beaver Believers

The Beaver Believers

Walla Walla Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 2/15/2020 | 6:00 PM
First Congregational Church
73 South Palouse St., Walla Walla, Wa

This inspiring yet whimsical film captures the vision, energy, and dedication of a handful of activists who share a passion for restoring the North American Beaver (Castor Canadensis) to much of its former habitat and range. Although this goal might seem esoteric or eccentric, The Beaver Believers shows us how this humble creature can not only help us restore streams and watersheds damaged …

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Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Saturday Afternoon

Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Saturday Afternoon

Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS
Saturday | 2/15/2020 | 2:30 PM
Magic Lantern
25 W Main St., #125 Spokane, WA

"Bomi" - An old salt miner lives in a remote village, barely scraping by from his sales of salt. His children have gone to the city to find work. The old generation working in the village is disappearing; the village is empty. (Kiumars Sarshar, 15 min, Iran) "Mi'Gwidelmag Gnittjgamitj (Remembering Our Grandpa)" - Inspired by the Incident at Restigouche (Alanis …

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Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Saturday Night

Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Saturday Night

Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS
Saturday | 2/15/2020 | 6:30 PM
Magic Lantern
25 W Main St., #125 Spokane, WA

"Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you're a girl)" - Oscar-nominated Documentary short subject. This film tells the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write -- and skateboard -- in Kabul. (Carol Dysinger, 40 min, USA). "Hurdle" - In the shadow of a wall stands a new generation of Palestinians. With defiant creativity they prove that no …

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Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Sunday Afternoon

Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Sunday Afternoon

Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS
Sunday | 2/16/2020 | 2:30 PM
Magic Lantern
25 W Main St., #125 Spokane, WA

"Lights Camera Representation" - This documentary asks students and professors to think about the issue of gender inequality in their profession and in their film school experiences. (Nikole Chumley, 8 min, USA) "Elegy Ending with a Cell Door Closing" - This animated poem by Dwayne Betts tells the story of a 15 year old child named Fats (#RojaiFentress), currently sentenced to …

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Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Sunday Night

Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Sunday Night

Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS
Sunday | 2/16/2020 | 6:30 PM
Magic Lantern
25 W Main St., #125 Spokane, WA

"Unburied" - A poignant account of the heart-wrenching effect that hostile migration policies can have on real people. (Sally Fenaux Barleycorn, 6 min, Spain) "Shadow Life: Shining Through Colorism & Depression" - Told through stop-motion animated shadow puppetry and an intimate interview, this film explores a young woman's experiences working through colorist, racism and mental illness. (Miranda Kahn, 6 min, …

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Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Tuesday Night

Best of the Fest (Social Justice Film Festival) Tuesday Night

Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS
Tuesday | 2/18/2020 | 6:00 PM
Gonzaga School of Law
Barbieri Court Room 721
Cincinnati Street, Spokane, WA

"True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality" - Examines the personal journey of Bryan Stevenson, a public defender in Alabama and director of the Equal Justice Initiative, who is working to bring justice to the incarcerated, wrongfully convicted and disadvantaged. This film weaves together Stevenson's own story, those of his clients, and a history of injustice and complicity by our …

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