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every Friday Night! - FREE! and open to the publicDonations kindly accepted

 

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Friday, October 3rd, 2014, 7:00 PM
(…Please come at 6:30 and visit with your neighbors)
Film:
"KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED" (2014 Edition) (56 min, Robert Greenwald, 2013)
Billionaires David and Charles Koch have been handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly even the Presidency. This updated version shines an even brighter light on them as we head toward the 2014 Elections.
More info HERE
Facilitated discussion follows.
(Event is FREE and open to the public! ...but Donations are kindly accepted).

 
Koch Brothers Exposed - 2014 Version
     
Friday, October 10th, 2014, 7:00 PM
(…Please come at 6:30 and visit with your neighbors)
Film:
"TELL THE TRUTH AND RUN"
George Seldes and the American Press
(90 min, Rick Goldsmith, 1996)
"TELL THE TRUTH AND RUN  raises fundamental questions about the recorded history of the Twentieth Century; about freedom, fairness and diversity in the media; about power and abuse of power; and about public citizenship and the democratic process."
Eighty years a newspaperman, Seldes was a noted foreign correspondent who became America's most important press critic. Through Seldes's encounters with Pershing, Lenin and Mussolini; the tobacco industry, J. Edgar Hoover and the "lords of the press," Tell The Truth and Run raises profound ethical, professional and political questions about journalism in America. 
Seldes at age 98 is the centerpiece of the film: remarkably engaging, witty and still impassioned about his ideas and ideals. 
See the trailer and more info HERE
Facilitated discussion follows.
(Event is FREE and open to the public! ...but Donations are kindly accepted).
 
Tell the Truth and Run
     
Friday, October 17th, 2014, 7:00 PM
(…Please come at 6:30 and visit with your neighbors)
Film:
"AFTERMASS"
Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland

(74 min, Joe Biel , 2014)
With the Director, JOE BIEL, and a PANEL DISCUSSION!
The world looks to Portland, Oregon as an example of how bicycle culture can blossom out of the ruinous freeways of car-oriented civilization.  This is the first feature documentary to explore the events, people, politics, and social changes that led to Portland becoming the first major bicycle city in the United States.
AFTERMASS features many of the leaders and major participants behind the growth of bicycling ridership since 1971. The narrative demonstrates the complex dynamic throughout the 1990s between advocacy organizations, politicians, city planners, and the then new, grassroots Critical Mass ride. The film is full of smiling faces on two wheels, but also explores the controversies, setbacks, and bumps along the way, including riots, political roadblocks, and an illegal police spy.
The film provides new and vital insights into Portland's transportation history as well as into paths other cities can follow to healthy planning and a green future.
See the trailer and more info http://microcosmpublishing.com/aftermass
Facilitated discussion follows.
(Event is FREE and open to the public! ...but Donations are kindly accepted).
 
Aftermass
     
Friday, October 24th, 2014, 7:00 PM
(…Please come at 6:30 and visit with your neighbors)
Film:
"THE GHOSTS IN OUR
MACHINE"
(60 min, Liz Marshall, 2013)
With Guest Rachel Bjork from NARN
With the exceptionof our companion animals and a few wild and stray species within our urban environments, we experience animals daily only as the food, clothing, animal-tested goods and entertainment we make of them. This moral dilemma is often hidden from our view.
This multi-award winning documentary charts acclaimed photographer Jo-Anne McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid. Are non-human animals property to be owned and used?  Or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?
Facilitated discussion follows.
More info on NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network): http://www.narn.org/
(Event is FREE and open to the public! ...but Donations are kindly accepted).
 
The Ghosts In Our MAchine

The Ghosts In Our Machine
     
Friday, October 31st, 2014, 7:00 PM
(…Please come at 6:30 and visit with your neighbors)
Film:
"LAST CALL"
(90 min, Enrico Cerasuolo and Massimo Arvat, 2013)
THE UNTOLD REASONS FOR THE GLOBAL CRISIS
LAST CALL examines the predictions and impact of one of the most important and controversial environmental books of all time, ‘The Limits to Growth,’ published four decades ago.
It tells the story of the rise and fall, and today's rebirth of one of the most controversial and inspiring movements of all times - the struggle to come to terms with global climate change and limits to growth. Its message is today more relevant than ever: unlimited growth in a limited planet will bring our society and environment into overshoot and on the edge of collapse. Supported by extraordinary archive materials, 'The Limits to Growth' authors provide a provocative insight on the reasons of the global crisis and share their visions of our common future.
Is there still time for a last call?
See the Trailer and more information here: www.lastcallthefilm.org
More info on NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network): http://www.narn.org/
(Event is FREE and open to the public! ...but Donations are kindly accepted).
 
The Ghosts In Our MAchine

     

Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 PM
Film:
"THE GREAT VACATION
SQUEEZE"
(27 min, John de Graaf, 2014)
WITH THE FILMMAKER, JOHN DE GRAAF
Plus Short Films!

From the producer of the classic AFFLUENZA, this film shows why vacations are important for productivity, happiness, family bonding and especially health.
Americans have the shortest vacations of any rich country. And they are actually getting even shorter. The U.S. is one of only five countries in the world -- the others are Burma, Nepal, Suriname and Guyana -- which have no law guaranteeing any paid vacation time for workers. 
Vacations matter -- for productivity, happiness, family bonding and especially, health.
See the Trailer and more information here:
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/gvac.html
Join us following the film for a discussion with John de Graaf, the filmmaker, and the National Organizer of the TAKE BACK YOUR TIME movement.
LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO TO BRING ABOUT A CHANGE IN THE U.S.
(Event is FREE and open to the public! ...but Donations are kindly accepted).

 
The Ghosts In Our MAchine

 

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