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Welcome film/movie fans! - Join us to meet other local Indie & Documentary film fans. Discuss and recommend indi films, documentaries, and other movies to one another.

The idea is to watch the films that pose various moral/ethical questions or expend awareness about different issues that our society and individuals are facing. Therefore we will be focusing on watching Independent or Documentary films rather than watching typical Hollywood movies that are mostly for entertaining purposes.

Choosing documentary films we will primarily focus on the following topics: Personal Growth, Self Improvement/Empowerment, Spirituality, Global Warming, Ecological/Environmental Issues, Sustainable/Green Technologies, Alternative Energy, Corporate/Industrial/Governmental abuse, Ethical/Moral issues, Vegetarianism/Veganism, Genetically Modified Food & GMO, Alternative Healing. However, we are open to any kind of films/movies that raise any ethical and other important topics suggested by our members.

Please feel free to recommend us movies/films that you would like to watch, movies/films that you watched and would like to watch again, or just movies/films that you suggest to watch for others.

Upcoming events (4)

Free Screening of "Eating Animals" and Panel Discussion

Northeastern Illinois University

Join us for screening of "Eating Animals" at NEIU campus! Please consider invite your non-veg friends. Or just come by yourself to enjoy and support the screening and the after-film discussion about the topic. Directed and produced by Christopher Quinn (Sundance award winner “God Grew Tired of Us”), “Eating Animals” tells the story of the beginning of the end of factory farming. Produced with Academy Award winner Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer, the film is the feature-length adaptation of Foer’s critically acclaimed book of the same name. Directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn, USA, 2018, 95 mins. This is another joint event with www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg The screening will be in Bernard Brommel Hall (BBH), Room 102 (first floor). Please be on time as the door will open at 6 to choose the best seats. The film will start at 6:30pm. Disclaimer: Not all views presented in the shown films always reflect the views of the meetup organizers. Meetup may prompt you to rate the event. Please remember that the rating is not for the movie. You rate the organizing of the meetup. Any questions or comments? Carpooling arrangements? Please use the 'Comments' area at the bottom of this page.

Screening of "First Reformed" with Q&A Discussion

Facets Cinematheque Theatre

Join us for screening of "First Reformed" as a part of Religion in the Frame Film Festival at Facets Cinémathèque. "First Reformed is oddly bracing, full of unresolved, contradictory, vital ideas" — Chicago Tribune "A wise, shocking, intellectually prodigious masterpiece" — Vanity Fair "A tale of existential woe" — The Atlantic "It builds to something ecstatic while never taking its eyes off the void" — Vulture Synopsis: Ethan Hawke stars as a minister at a showpiece church in upstate New York struggling not with temptation but with despair. Alienated from himself and from God, he is called to minister to a depressed but committed environmental activist. Approaching this task as an intellectual challenge as much as (or more than) a pastoral one, Hawke starts down a path that leads him to examine everything in his life, including his own soul. A harrowing story of religious and existential crisis. Directed by Paul Schraeder, USA, 2017, 113 mins. After the screening, civil rights attorney, Facets Board member, and long-time host of WBEZ's Odyssey Gretchen Helfrich will lead a discussion and Q&A with Willemien Otten, the Director of the Martin Marty Center and a historian of Christianity and Christian thought. If you would like to see the trailer: https://youtu.be/hCF5Y8dQpR4 The admission is free but required RSVP at https://facets.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0F0W00000ohWd0UAE where you could get the actual ticket for the screening admission. Please RSVP in advance to avoid a situation when the event is "sold out". Please be on time to meet at 6:30pm in the theater. The films starts at 7:00pm, so we will go in at about 6:50pm. Disclaimer: The views presented in the film are not necessary reflect the views of the event organizers. Meetup may prompt you to rate the event. Please remember that the rating is not for the movie. You rate the organizing of the meetup. Any questions or comments? Carpooling arrangements? Please use the 'Comments' area at the bottom of this page.

"Princess Cyd" FREE Screening!

Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

<<< THE EVENT ORGANIZER IS NEEDED TO ANNOUNCE THIS EVENT >>> Join us for screening of "Princess Cyd" at Block Museum of Art. Synopsis: As a child, Cyd lost her mother. Years later, while preparing to apply for college, she moves in with her aunt in Chicago for the summer. As the summer passes by, Cyd gets wrapped up in her aunt’s life, while exploring her own identity. Writer/director (and Northwestern faculty member) Cone lends a deeply personal and sensitive perspective to his entry in the coming of age drama genre. Directed by Stephen Cone, 2017, USA, DCP, 96 min. Filmmaker Stephen Cone and crew from the film will be in attendance to participate in post-screening discussions. The film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMHPnO1polw Mike is hosting this event and will be in the lobby with name tags. Please be on time to meet at 6:30pm in the theater. The films starts at 6:50pm, so we will go in at about 6:50pm. Disclaimer: The views presented in the film are not necessary reflect the views of the event organizers. Meetup may prompt you to rate the event. Please remember that the rating is not for the movie. You rate the organizing of the meetup. Any questions or comments? Carpooling arrangements? Please use the 'Comments' area at the event of this page.

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FREE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING OF A PRAYER FOR COMPASSION

Sulzer Regional Public Library

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