Meaningful Movies

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield will host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” a film and discussion group on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation.

The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no religious or political affiliations.

The next documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Command and Control,” from the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc. “Command and Control” tells the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Filmed in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo in Arizona, the documentary features the minute-by-minute accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were on the scene that night. Command and Control reveals the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States—a warhead 600 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and previews start at 7:20 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream, and snacks are available for purchase. A discussion will immediately follow the film. The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260 or visit the groups Facebook page at http://fb.me/meaningfulmoviesridgefield. You can also send an email to mdonavan@gmail.com.

Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park

Meaningful Movies is a film and discussion group that meets on the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Cascade Park Community Library, located at 300 N.E. 136th Ave., right next door to the Firstenburg Community Center. The group is open to anyone and self-funded by small donations from the group members (although no one is turned away for lack of a donation).

The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions, which occur on the following Thursday at the same time. In September, the film will be shown on Thursday, Sept. 14, with a community discussion at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for both groups, and they wrap up by 8 p.m., when the library closes.

The next film to be shown at Cascade Park is “American Winter.” It’s now nearly nine years since the beginning of the last recession, and millions of families are still struggling to maintain themselves. Formerly middle class families are finding themselves only a pay check or two away from financial disaster, while the social safety net has been cut dramatically or eliminated altogether. The filmmakers worked with the staff and callers to 211, a local hotline which provides emergency information for families in financial crisis in Portland. The film follows several callers and tells their poignant stories as their families deal with dwindling resources and the specter of heat shut-offs, food insecurity, health issues and medical expenses. To learn more, visit www.americanwinterfilm.com.

The Liberty Theater in Ridgefield also hosts a Meaningful Movies group, which is meeting on Sept. 27 to watch “Command and Control.”

Meaningful Movies: Free Screening of “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective”

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield is pleased to host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” is a film and discussion group. Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation.

The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no political affiliations.

The documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26. Take a journey through an “ecological lens” and get an introduction to permaculture. The film gives insight on everything from growing your own diverse foods to healing the soil—whether you live in a city, suburb, or a rural area. Learn how new daily habits with gardening and permaculture can have a large impact on the Earth and discover resources on where and how to begin.

The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260.

Meaningful Movies at the Old Liberty

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield is pleased to host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” is a film and discussion group. Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation.

The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no political affiliations.

The documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26. Take a journey through an “ecological lens” and get an introduction to permaculture. The film gives insight on everything from growing your own diverse foods to healing the soil—whether you live in a city, suburb, or a rural area. Learn how new daily habits with gardening and permaculture can have a large impact on the Earth and discover resources on where and how to begin.

The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260.

Documentary & Discussion: Gaining Ground

The internationally acclaimed documentary Gaining Ground—based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name—follows the stories of three farms and the people who make them productive: the experiences of urban farmer-activists in California, a small family farm in rural Oregon converting from commodity dairy to chemical-free produce, and a large farm in the Willamette Valley transitioning from grass seed to organic grains.

You can see a free screening of Gaining Ground at three different times: once at the Vancouver Community Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, and twice at the Cascade Park Community Library, at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 9 and 16. Stick around for a lively conversation about the film and the future of the farming industry in America.

Meaningful Movies (or Documentary & Discussion, as groups are sometimes called) is a film and discussion group that is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle, screening interesting, relevant, and sometimes controversial documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. For more information, visit the Meaningful Movies Project website.

Documentary & Discussion: Gaining Ground

c0cb1bb3-00a3-44f1-b518-a5c8fbfefa5eThe internationally acclaimed documentary Gaining Ground—based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name—follows the stories of three farms and the people who make them productive: the experiences of urban farmer-activists in California, a small family farm in rural Oregon converting from commodity dairy to chemical-free produce, and a large farm in the Willamette Valley transitioning from grass seed to organic grains.

You can see a free screening of Gaining Ground at three different times: once at the Vancouver Community Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, and twice at the Cascade Park Community Library, at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 9 and 16. Stick around for a lively conversation about the film and the future of the farming industry in America.

Meaningful Movies (or Documentary & Discussion, as groups are sometimes called) is a film and discussion group that is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle, screening interesting, relevant, and sometimes controversial documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. For more information, visit the Meaningful Movies Project website.

Meaningful Movies Project: A Documentary Film Discussion Group

Meaningful Movies is a film and discussion group that meets on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cascade Park Community Library, located at 300 N.E. 136th Ave., right next door to the Firstenburg Community Center. The group is open to anyone and self-funded by small donations from the group members (although no one is turned away for lack of a donation).

The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no political affiliations.

To see which movie will be shown next at Cascade Park—or for a list of the films shown in Seattle over the past 13 years—you can click here.

Meaningful Movies Project

Meaningful Movies is a film and discussion group that meets on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cascade Park Community Library, located at 300 N.E. 136th Ave., right next door to the Firstenburg Community Center. The group is open to anyone and self-funded by small donations from the group members (although no one is turned away for lack of a donation).

The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no political affiliations.

For a list of the films shown in Seattle over the past 13 years, you can click here. The next film to be shown at Cascade Park Community Library is “Bring It to the Table,” on Thursday, June 16. The short documentary shows regular citizens, sitting at a table, discussing the most impolite yet deeply personal topic: politics. Everyone who appears in the film does so willingly and without payment or coercion (honestly!). The purpose of the film is to encourage Americans to stop bickering about politics (but it’s so much FUN!), examine their own assumptions, and truly engage in civil discourse to help move our democracy forward. In addition to the film, there’s also a webisode series, online platform, and community engagement campaign aimed at bridging political divides and breaking down partisanship. To learn more, visit bringit2thetable.org.