NOW IN OUR 14TH YEAR OF MEANINGFUL MOVIES, 

...ALL OVER PUGET SOUND!

 

Meaningful Movies: A New Network-Wide Series (May & June):

"JUST EAT IT" 

Meaningful Movies is teaming up with the Seattle Public Utilities, Food Waste Program and the King County Food Waste Program; and launching coordinated screenings of the eye opening film, Just Eat It, in 10 different locations in the Greater Seattle area in May and June.  There will also be facilitated discussions following the films with speakers, resources, and information on how citizens can address the food waste problem.  More information: http://meaningfulmovies.org/

About the Film: Although America is a nation where one in ten people is food insecure, we are throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash!  Just Eat It reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe.  (Grant Baldwin, 75 min, 2014)
For Locations and times, go to: http://meaningfulmovies.org/

Naomi Klein's and Avi Lewis' amazing film on Climate Justice:

"This Changes Everything" - Still 6 more screenings

  

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7:30 pm
Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ, 1919 E Prospect St, Seattle, WA 98112
    More info: HERE

Friday, April 22, 2016, 7:00 PM - Earth Day - Download the Flyer HERE
    Church of Ascension, 2330 Viewmont Way W, Seattle, WA 98199, in Magnolia, Seattle, WA
    More info: HERE

Friday, April 22, 2016, 7:00 PM - Sponsored by a member of the Nalanda Bodhi Buddhist  
    Community - Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N., in Wallingford, Seattle, WA
    More info: HERE

Friday, April 22, 2016, 7:00 PM - Earth Day
    St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115.
    More info: HERE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 7:00 PM - Download the Flyer HERE
    The 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th St., Hoquiam, WA 98550
    More info: HERE

May, 2016 – MORE INFO TO COME
    In Hillman City, Seattle, WA
    More info: HERE

This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. For more information on the film, go tohttp://meaningfulmovies.org/this-changes-everything-across-seattle/.  -  All events are free and open to the public (donations requested to cover expenses).  Please feel free to forward this email far & wide. 

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Our Film Lineup:

After Winter, Spring

After Winter, Spring

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
Friday | 4/15/2016 | 7:00 PM
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S Seattle, WA

A portrait of one family farm in France and the challenge it faces. Their story is recorded by one of their neighbors, an American filmmaker who grew up on her family’s farm in Pennsylvania. Inter-weaving her story and theirs, the film explores the nature of the farming life and the changes, over the last 60 years, that impact the lives …

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Education, Inc.

Education, Inc.

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
Friday | 4/15/2016 | 7:00 PM
308 4th Ave S (at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church) Kirkland, WA

Public schools across the country struggle for funding, impacted by both poverty and politics. For free-market reformers, private investors and large education corporations, this struggle spells opportunity. Education, Inc. examines the free-market and for-profit interests that have been quietly and systematically privatizing America's public education system under the banner of "school choice". The story is told through the eyes of …

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No Impact Man

No Impact Man

Meaningful Movies Tacoma
Friday | 4/15/2016 | 7:00 PM
Center 4 Spiritual Living, 206 North J. St. (Located on Division and J St. across from Group Health) Tacoma, WA

When Colin Beavan (aka “No Impact Man”) and his family decided to try living for a year in New York City without doing any harm to the environment (the “No Impact Experiment”), it attracted worldwide media attention. Why all the fuss? Because the Beavans traded their old habits for more environmentally-friendly ones – and figured out that doing so actually …

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Meaningful Movies/Eastside screens FRESH

Meaningful Movies/Eastside screens FRESH

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
Tuesday | 4/19/2016 | 6:30 PM
4228 Factoria Blvd SE (at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church) Bellevue, WA

Join neighbors and friends to screen, FRESH -- sharing new thinking about what we are eating. FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. …

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Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Friday | 4/22/2016 | 6:30 PM
Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave NE, Issaquah, WA
(NOTE TEMP LOCATION CHANGE)

One of the world's most precious resources is at risk. This film will help others learn what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. While the price of gold and oil skyrockets, the fate of our most priceless commodity is ignored. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, …

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The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard
Sunday | 4/24/2016 | 5:00 PM
Sunergy Systems, 4546 Leary Way NW, 
Seattle, WA 98107

NOTE: LOCATION ABOVE
This screening will be held at Sunergy Systems in Ballard Sunergy Systems 4546 Leary Way NW Seattle, WA 98107  The Future of Energy is a powerful documentary that captures the movement across the Unites States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help foster that shift. It's a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, …

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Just Eat It

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 5/6/2016 | 7:00 PM
5019 Keystone Place N (located at Keystone UCC), Seattle, WA

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods …

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Just Eat It

Just Eat It

Woodinville Meaningful Movies
Friday | 5/13/2016 | 7:00 PM
18900 168th Ave NE (located at Northshore UCC) Woodinville, WA

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods …

Read more.

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Just Eat It.

Just Eat It.

Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
Friday | 5/13/2016 | 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave NE Seattle, WA

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods …

Read more.

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Net Loss

Net Loss 

Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Friday | 5/13/2016 | 7:00 PM
Angus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA

Join your friends and neighbors as we examine the controversy surrounding salmon farms, and the threat they pose to wild salmon. All over the world, fish are at the heart of people’s diet and culture. And in the Pacific Northwest, there is no fish like the legendary salmon. But decades of poor fisheries management and habitat loss have decimated many …

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For interest: A few Meaningful Movies Network Statistics:
(ACROSS ALL COMMUNITY VENUES as of Feb, 2016)

• 703 DOCUMENTARIES SCREENED
• 451 EVENINGS WITH AN INVITED GUEST SPEAKER OR 2 (OR MORE)
• 39,920 FILM WATCHERS & DISCUSSION PARTICIPANTS
• 11,040 LOAVES OF BREAD DONATED BY ESSENTIAL BAKING COMPANY
• 2,990 BAGS OF COOKIES CONSUMED
• 932 PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO BORROW DVDs FROM OUR MEANINGFUL MOVIES LIBRARY
• 9,200 TIMES OUR FIM LIBRARY DVDs HAVE BEEN BORROWED
• 3 MEMBERS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED SINCE YEAR ONE
• 26,180 VOLUNTEER HOURS
• 82 DOCUMENTARIES HAD ATTENDANCE OVER 100

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See the Full Schedule for all Meaningful Movies venues:

www.MeaningfulMovies.org 

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