Dream On

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Bellevue
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6:30 PM, Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Location: Bellevue, WA (click for map)

Join neighbors and friends to screen, DREAM ON, an examination of the status of the American Dream.

DREAM ON investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income inequality and declining economic mobility. In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone, of any background, could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman’s footsteps, Fugelsang asks whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville popularized is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped, ‘It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.’

Meaningful Movies/Eastside is sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Margaret’s Episcopal, East Shore Unitarian and Aldersgate United Methodist with the idea of bringing community members together to view films about the issues of our day. We have a brief talk-back sharing reflections. All opinions are welcome.

Coffee/tea and snacks are included. A $5/person donation is suggested, but no one is turned away. All are welcome!

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Sponsors: Meaningful Movies/Eastside is sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran, St. Margaret's Episcopal, East Shore Unitarian and Aldersgate Methodist.

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 99 minutes

Director: Roger Weisberg

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  1. JimL
    #1 JimL 15 November, 2016, 07:13

    Excellent film. Explains why Trump beat HRC in Rust Belt. Free community screening rights. Has a detailed study guide on website.

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  2. Jim Little
    #2 Jim Little 15 November, 2016, 19:12

    Excellent film. Issues are presented compassionately but with humor by the political comedian John Fugelsang. Taps into why Trump bested HRC in the Rust Belt & the South. Has an excellent website with detailed study guide materials. Community screening rights are free.

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