Starving the Beast… and OUR 16TH ANNIVERSARY!

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
7:00 PM, Friday, February 1, 2019 PST
Location: Wallingford, Seattle, WA (click for map)

This film examines the on-going power struggle at publicly-funded universities across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform what is taught at America’s colleges, threatening their independence in choice of curriculum and tenure. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a “value proposition” to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as a “public good” for society. Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education. The film focuses on dramas playing out at the University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Texas and Texas A&M.

We’ll also be celebrating the 16TH ANNIVERSARY of the Meaningful Movies on this evening. We screened the first “meaningful movie” at the Keystone Church in Wallingford on Valentine’s Day in 2003. Come join us and meet some of the many volunteers from our 24 venues who organize and screen documentary films in their communities, and enjoy some celebration cake!

Doors open at 6:30 pm for conversation and refreshments. Stay after the film for audience discussion…and CAKE!

The event is FREE, with donations gratefully accepted to cover expenses. See you at the movies!

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 1hr 35 min

Director: Steve Mims

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