2016 Summer Film Festival
The Neighbors, Justice, and Peace Committees of the Mission Board are teaming up to sponsor our fifth annual Summer Film Series. Films will be shown after our Summer Worship service, along with a light potluck lunch in Room 234.
Sun., July 10: Just Eat It. A Food Waste Story
75 minutes | Hosted by the Neighbors Committee
We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from the farm, through retail, and all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.
Sun., July 17: The Canary Effect
65 minutes | Hosted by the Justice Committee
An acclaimed documentary, The Canary Effect, is a 2010 work directed by Robin Davey and Yellow Thunder Woman, which seeks to expose the often misunderstood and frequently overlooked historic realities of the American Indian. This experience may cause feelings of outrage, heartache, sympathy, and any number of other emotions, and challenge you to see American history in a new light. You also may want to assess the role the U.S. Government has played in the challenges and continues to do so today.
Sun., July 24: The Imitation Game
114 minutes | Hosted by the Justice Committee
This Academy Award–nominated movie is based on the true story of mathematician, cryptanalyst, nerd, and social misfit Alan Turing and how he led a team of geniuses to help win World War II, only to be rewarded by the nation he served with disgrace and death because of his sexual orientation. It deals with the challenges of those who are different, yet extremely gifted and committed to a cause. This movie will challenge you to examine the motives of those who make decisions on behalf of those they govern, for good or ill.
Sun., July 31: Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA
103 minutes | Hosted by the Peace Committee
Every day, more than 80 Americans are shot and killed. This film documents how gun manufacturers are profiting from the violence sweeping America. It features the heart-breaking stories of those affected by gun violence and exposes how gun companies, the NRA, and their political beneficiaries block legislation that could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries, in order to maintain billions of dollars in profits. The film is a rally cry for us to come together and push for common-sense gun regulation and a safer America.