Wallingford Meaningful Movies (located at Keystone Church)


5019 Keystone Place N.

Important Venue Notes

Located 1 block east of Meridian Ave. N, and 1/2 block north of N. 50th St., in Wallingford.



Wallingford Meaningful Movies is part of the The Meaningful Movies Project, consisting of a number of venues around the Seattle area that present social justice documentary films on a regular basis, along with facilitated open community discussion on a wide range of topics. Admission to all events is by donation and open to the public. We are fully volunteer staffed and funded by donations from the community. We welcome diverse opinions. We are not church or politically affiliated. Each evening is planned, based on film, topic, co-sponsors, current news and other available resources, and is followed by facilitated community discussion. More information is available at http://meaningfulmovies.org and at https://www.facebook.com/MeaningfulMoviesProject.

Future Events

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Past Events

Friday, April 10, 2015 from 7-9:30pm
Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:00 PM Film: "VESSEL"(90 min, Diana Whitten, 2014) With: EILEEN POLLET, Statewide Field Organizer for NARAL Pro-Choice Washington; HALEI WATKINS, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest’s Regional Field Organizer; and DIANE BUSHLEY, International Program Manager at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, felt compelled to challenge this. Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters. Her project, Women on Waves, begins as flawed spectacle, a media frenzy, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockades. But with each setback comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca has the revelation that she can use new technologies to bypass law – and train women to give themselves safe abortions using WHO-sanctioned protocols with pills. We witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, informed activists, working at the cutting edge of global reproductive rights, who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Rebecca’s story: one of a woman who heard and answered a calling, and transformed a wildly improbable idea into a global movement. To see the Trailer go https://vimeo.com/106489346 Download the Flyer: http://www.bridgings.org/images/Flyers/VesselFlyer.pdf - Please help us get the word out. For more info on the film go http://vesselthefilm.com/. (Event Is Open to the Public. Admission is by Donation.) Location: 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle, 98103
Friday, March 27, 2015 from 7-9:30pm
Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 PM (Join us at 6:30 PM and visit with our guest panelists) Film: "THE BAREFOOT ARTIST" with LILY YEH (83 min, Glenn Holsten, Daniel Traub, 2014) With the Subject of the Film: LILY YEH - via SKYPE PLUS: Special Seattle-Based Panelists: (who also harness the power of art to open hearts, build bridges of understanding and heal): ERIKA BERG: Editor of the book Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma PAM KEELEY: Artist, nurse and humanitarian - usually at the same time CARINA DEL ROSARIO: Photography storyteller, teaching artist and curator Lily Yeh orchestrates community-based art projects in some of the most troubled places in the world, transforming lives, including her own. Her efforts are inspired by a belief that art is a human right and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. A visually stunning and deeply emotional film, THE BAREFOOT ARTIST chronicles Lily Yeh’s remarkable journey as an artist, from her first exposure to Chinese landscape painting as a young girl in China to the hauntingly beautiful memorial she designed to honor the victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda where she taught survivors of violent conflict to create murals and build sculptures drawn from their own experience. The film illustrates her methodology for community building, using art as a foundation, which has evolved over decades while she has worked in impoverished and traumatized communities, kindling hope and a sense of purpose worldwide. See the trailer and more on the film here: http://barefootartistmovie.com/trailer/ Download the Flyer here: http://www.bridgings.org/images/Flyers/BarefootArtistFlyer.pdf Please help us get the word out on this great event! (Event Is Open to the Public. Admission is by Donation.) LOTS MORE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: http://meaningfulmovies.org Location: 5019 Keystone Place N, Seatltle, 98103
Friday, November 14, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
Film: "WE THE OWNERS" WITH A PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING EQUAL EXCHANGE, S.L.I.C.E., THE FILMMAKERS OF "SHIFT CHANGE", and others on WORKER OWNED COOPERATIVES and E.S.O.P.'s (Employee Stock Ownership Plans). COULD THIS BE THE MODEL FOR A NEW ECONOMY? Q&A and discussion follows. The film features employee owners from New Belgium Brewing, Namasté Solar and DPR Construction. Successfully thriving in the global economy of the 21st century and beyond will require new business models and strategies to enable the American Dream of opportunity and economic prosperity. This film focuses on the E.S.O.P. form of employee ownership, but the discussion will extend well beyond this to other forms of worker-owned businesses and cooperatives. More info, Trailer, Flyer and Resources at http://meaningfulmovies.org. (Event Is Open to the Public. Admission is by Donation.) Social Justice Documentary Films and Community Discussion, every Friday evening!