Mike's Beautiful Life - Screening, Discussion, & Fundraiser

  • April 19 · 7:00 PM
  • IMU

Mike's Beautiful Life is a hard-hitting indictment of how corporate power has taken a wrecking ball to the environment and our health. Can Washington help the run away train we are all riding? The seeds of four related crises (energy, food, resource depletion, and climate change) were planted in the 20th century, during Mike's beautiful life. These seeds will bear fruit in the upcoming years and will shape our future, and the future of generations. The next 30 years will prove to be a turning point in human civilization.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec4TVubOy88

 From viewers:

• "Mind-blowing!"
• "It could not be more timely or relevant."
• "An incredibly important and moving film."
• "Charming, humorous, horrifying - and riveting!"
• "The most thought-provoking film I've seen in decades."
• "The most explicit projection of future events I've ever seen."
• "Sure to be one of the most controversial films in a long time!"
• "A courageous film which reveals the ugly truth behind a beautiful life."
• "Potent and powerful. Extremely well written and very carefully crafted."
• "If this film doesn't move people to do something for the planet, nothing will!"

Find out the real cost of what we are doing to ourselves - and what you can do about it.

The film (approximate running time: 1hr 35min.) will be followed by a group discussion and raffle.
  
This is a joint meetup between CGEChicagoVeg, and CIDFilms but this is the main RSVP page with a pre-pay option.  

This movie event will be also a fundraiser.  The admission for the event is only $10 if pre-paid on-line in advance or $15 at the door. All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a $50 gift card for Native Foods and multiple bags of Cobra Corn! Also, all attendees will get their own DVD of the film (while supplies last so don't be late)! Not a bad deal for $10 (you are welcome to donate more at the event)!

All proceeds from this event will go to fund Chicago Veggie Pride Parade (CVPP). If you are unable to join us but willing to contribute to CVPP please do so here: chicago.veggiepride.com/donate.htm 

Please invite your friends! However, the space is limited - Please RSVP.

Just FYI:  Some of us will attend an Ethiopian dining event right before the screening. For more info and to RSVP for the dining event click HERE

Any questions or comments? Carpooling arrangements? Please use the 'Comments' area at the bottom of this page.

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  • sharan

    FYI - all attendees who watched the documentary with us :
    --
    Subject: Have you signed this anti-GMO petition yet? I just told Congress to reject the DARK Act -- which would prohibit states from requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled. I am sharing this with you: http://www.credomobilize.com/pe...­

    April 21

    • Jill

      Thank you for sending this link.

      1 · April 21

    • sharan

      You are welcome. If we dont act --- who will?

      April 21

  • Vadim

    Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for the screening and participated in the CVPP fundraiser. A special Thank You to Inner Metamorphosis University for hosting the event.
    I think it was one of the most interesting film discussions we have had (and definitely where we gave out the most prizes!).

    1 · April 20

    • sharan

      encore! encore! :-)

      2 · April 20

  • sharan

    eye opener

    1 · April 20

  • Nicole

    Sorry to miss this but I am heading to Canada for Easter after all.

    April 18

    • sharan

      We have not met - but hope to do so soon - have a nice trip!

      April 18

  • Adam & G.

    How do I order tickets online?

    April 18

    • sharan

      The deadline expire last night. You can always buy tickets at the door. I would recommend - check with Vadim or Lauren Y - by sending them email. Just in case there might be last minute cancellations.... maybe

      April 18

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