• FREE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING OF A PRAYER FOR COMPASSION
    Come to be one of the first seeing A Prayer for Compassion, a new documentary from Student Academy Award winner Thomas Jackson! This feature length documentary follows Thomas Jackson on a quest that crisscrosses America and takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask the question, “Can compassion grow to include all beings? Can people who identify as religious or spiritual come to embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman beings in our circle of respect and caring and love?” The film's producer, Victoria Moran, will be here for a Q&A after the screening. Join us for a fascinating afternoon accompanied by vegan treats. This is our joint event with The National Vegetarian Museum which is one of the first to screen this film. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-prayer-for-compassion-documentary-screening-with-victoria-moran-tickets-50771446764 in addition to RSVP on this event page. Make sure to invite your friends but please RSVP accordingly (including the number of guests) as the space is limited! Please use the "Comment" area on the event page to offer/ask for rides and to post any questions or comments.

    Sulzer Regional Public Library

    4455 N. Lincoln Ave (just north of Montrose Avenue) · Chicago, IL

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  • "Breaking the Silence" Film Screening Premiere!
    Please join Dara Sanandaji and Freddie Bell as they host the official public premiere of Golden Rule Films' groundbreaking new documentary film, "Breaking the Silence." This event is free but RSVP ONLY. Space is limited, and seats will be allocated on a first come-first serve basis. In addition to RSVP on the Meetup page, you must RSVP at Eventbrite event page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-the-silence-film-screening-tickets-49038146416 We will meet at 6:45pm next to check-in area at the lobby in the theater and at 7pm we will go for the show. Please don't be late! After the screening, the hosts will invite two special guests on stage to participate in a panel discussion, complete with an interactive audience Q & A session. We also will be able to mingle at Carbon Arc restaurant (within the building) after the screening. For more information on the film, please visit: https://btsthemovie.com Please invite your friends to enjoy the screening! Feel free to use "Comments" area on the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments.

    Davis Theater

    4614 N. Lincoln Ave. · Chicago, IL

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  • 2018 Peace On Earth Film Festival
    Join us for the Peace On Earth Film Festival (POEFF)! - Great cause and excellent selections! Some of you may remember our first interaction with Peace On Earth Film Festival (POEFF) when we were invited to screen Chicago Premiere of Peaceable Kingdom in 2010. It was a HUGE success! Since that CIDFilms has happily worked with POEFF every year. This year POEFF is bringing to Chicago many new and interesting films. We will be going to see Short Film Program #2 which consist of a selection of Environmental films. The program starts a 2:40pm. You can read more about the films included in the program and pay for your tickets here: http://peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/schedule Some of us can stay for other programs/films, as well as come earlier for to attend 2018 Filmmakers' Panel Discussion which starts at 1:10pm. The panel is free. The event will be in Davis Theater. We will be meeting near the entrance at 2:30PM (do not be late!). Vadim, your event host, will wear a name tag. If you are late or don't see us, just go inside to enjoy the screening. Please note that the event is on first come - first served basis (unless paid on-line). Therefore, your RSVP doesn't guarantee your admission. We expect a lot of people so come earlier to purchase the tickets (only $9, or $8 for students/seniors). We recommend that you purchase your tickets on-line (https://poeff-sp2.brownpapertickets.com/) to avoid a long line or being left out if the tickets are sold out. Please invite your friends to enjoy the screenings and to support the Festival! Let's invite as many people as possible to partner with POEFF in raising consciousness of our community! While this meetup is on Saturday, March 10, the Festival runs Friday through Sunday and you can come for other screenings on your own. For the complete POEFF calendar: http://peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/schedule This will be a joint meetup between CIDFilms (http://www.cidfilms.com/), Chicagoland Green and Eco-Living (http://www.eco-living.us) meetup groups. Feel free to use "Comments" area on the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments.

    Davis Theater

    4614 N. Lincoln Ave. · Chicago, IL

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  • The Great Buddha +
    Join us for screening The Great Buddha + at Facets Cinémathèque. Synopsis: Pickle (played with beautiful understatement by Cres Chuang) works as a night watchman in a foundry, where a giant statue of Buddha is under construction. Belly Button (played with piquant humor by brilliant theatre actor Bamboo Chen) leads a life on the urban Taiwanese margins, collecting scraps of garbage by day and hanging out with Pickle at night. Bored of passing the time by flipping through porn magazines, they discover that their somewhat sleazy, politically well-connected, decidedly over-amorous boss Kevin (Leon Dai, the classic corrupt political-businessman type) has a dashcam with plenty of stored footage, featuring promiscuous meetings with various women. At first, they watch the footage for fun, but soon they get addicted to peeping into the boss's colorful private life and accidently discover the boss's unspeakable secret. As a result, a ridiculous chain reaction is triggered, and even the statue of Buddha, ready to be sent to the religious festival, is forced to play a role in this chaotic situation. The further they investigate, the more simultaneously dark and comical the story becomes. Directed by Huang Hsin-Yao, Taiwan, 2017, 104 mins. In Taiwanese, Mandarin and English with English subtitles. For additional info and buy tickets: http://www.facets.org/cinematheque/films/feb2018/great-buddha.php We recommend to buy tickets in advance to avoid a situation when you come but event is sold out. Mike is hosting this event and will be in the lobby with name tags. Please be on time to meet at 6:00pm in the theater. The films starts at 6:30pm, so we will go in at about 6:25pm. Any questions or comments? Carpooling arrangements? Please use the 'Comments' area at the event of this page.

    Facets Cinematheque Theatre

    1517 W Fullerton Ave · Chicago, IL

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  • Business in the Black documentary
    Let's watch Business in the Black documentary on Thursday, December 7th at South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan Ave. Doors open at 6pm film starts at 6:20pm. Admission $10 advance tickets available on-line: eventbrite.com/e/showing-business-in-the-black-in-chicago-tickets[masked] (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/showing-business-in-the-black-in-chicago-tickets-39916059007?aff=eac2) How did slaves go to college? What racists did to destroy black business districts, Names of black millionaires in the 1800's, slaves who bought their freedom, interviews with people whose family owned a business during the early 1900's and so much more. The film is 75 minutes run time. Your host Anthony Brogdon will greet you in the main lobby of the building. Feel free to use "Comments" area on the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments.

    south side community art center

    3831 S Michigan · Chicago, IL

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  • WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE
    Let's meet on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Gene Siskel Film Center for documentary "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste". It doesn't have the most appetizing title, but for of us concerned about the range of issues around the food we eat and the problems that accompanies our food production, this promises to be "a rousing good story, a beautifully shot knock-out doc". Produced and partly narrated by chef Anthony Bourdain, it shows innovations and creative solutions in Europe and Asia to the the puzzle of food waste, from agricultural overrun to kitchen scraps. Tickets at box office are $11, with added $1.50 fee if you purchase online: siskelfilmcenter.org/wasted (http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/wasted) We recommend to buy on-line tickets in advance so you don't arrive and be disappointed if it's sold out. Your meetup host, Bill Depenbrock, will meet you in tables area of Siskel lobby. The lobby is on 2nd floor, 164 N. State, Chicago at the CTA Randolph/Lake stop on the Red Line. Bill will be meeting and check-in people starting at 7:30 until about 8pm. Film starts at 8:15 pm. Please be on time as we expect more than usual number of people since this is a joint event between CIDFilms (https://www.meetup.com/CIDFilms/), ChicagoVeg (https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg/), and CGE (https://www.meetup.com/eco-living/)groups. Please RSVP on this event page as the main event page for this meetup (for the event host to print out the RSVP list). Feel free to use "Comments" area on the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments.

    Gene Siskel Film Center

    164 N State St · Chicago, IL

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  • Awake: The Life of Yogananda screening and discussion
    Due to many of your suggestions we continue the topic of spiritual documentaries. Join us for free screening Awake: The Life of Yogananda! Here is an official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyLkg3uDe1c Awake: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi (http://www.yogananda-srf.org/ay/Autobiography_of_a_Yogi.aspx#.U7_wbfktDTo),” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today. Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization. Archival material from the life of Yogananda (who died in 1952) creates a spine for the narrative, but the film stretches the dimensions of a standard biography. The footage includes stylized interviews, metaphoric imagery and recreations, taking us from holy pilgrimages in India to Harvard’s Divinity School and its cutting-edge physics labs, from the Center for Science and Spirituality at the University of Pennsylvania to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. By evoking the journey of the soul as it pushes its way through the oppression of the human ego and delusion of the material world, the film creates an experiential immersion into the unseen realms. AWAKE is ultimately the story of humanity itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness. Description is from: awaketheyoganandamovie.com/the_film (http://www.awaketheyoganandamovie.com/the_film). The movie is 87 minutes long and will be followed by a discussion. Wholesome Financial Partners (http://wholesomefinancial.com/), a financial planning company, generously offered us the use of their space as their way to support local community empowerment. There is free parking in the strip center or street. Please come on time for the screening. The film discussion will follow the screening. Please invite your friends! However, the space is limited - RSVP is required. Any questions, comments, car-pooling? - Please use the 'Comments' area at the bottom of this event page.

    Needs a location

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  • RAM DASS: FIERCE GRACE Screening and Discussion
    Join us for free screening Ram Dass: Fierce Grace! Ram Dass is an inspiration to people across the globe. The film RAM DASS: FIERCE GRACE named by NEWSWEEK as one of the Top Five Non-Fiction Films of 2002, is an engrossing, poignant meditation on spirituality, consciousness, healing and the unexpected grace of aging. The movie is 93 minutes long and will be followed by a discussion. Wholesome Financial Partners (http://wholesomefinancial.com/), a financial planning company, generously offered us the use of their space as their way to support local community empowerment. There is free parking in the strip center or street. Please come on time for the screening. The film discussion will follow the screening. Please invite your friends! However, the space is limited - RSVP is required. Any questions, comments, car-pooling? - Please use the 'Comments' area at the bottom of this event page.

    Needs a location

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  • Chicago is the New Hollywood panel/mixer at Virgin Hotels
    Meet producers, film financiers, and post production and VOD experts at this panel moderated by Showbiz Shelly of B96. Learn from the pros. Details/Tix at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-is-the-new-hollywood-storytelling-in-a-digital-age-tickets-35738174843

    Virgin Hotels Chicago

    203 N Wabash · Chicago

  • June's Viewing and Discussion
    Join us for this free screening and discussion of KING CORN! Two recent college graduates travel to Iowa to investigate the role that corn plays in an increasingly complicated and dysfunctional American food industry. After planting their own small crop of corn and tracing its journey through the industry, they are alarmed to discover that corn figures in almost everything Americans eat. The consequences of this are examined through interviews with various experts and industry insiders, providing a balanced look at this American agricultural issue. Official website: www.kingcorn.net (http://www.kingcorn.net/). The movie is 88 minutes long and will be followed by a discussion. Wholesome Financial Partners (http://wholesomefinancial.com/), a financial planning company, generously offered us the use of their space as their way to support local community empowerment. There is free parking in the strip center or street. Please come on time for the screening. The film discussion will follow the screening. Please invite your friends! However, the space is limited - RSVP is required. Any questions, comments, car-pooling? - Please use the 'Comments' area at the bottom of this event page.

    Needs a location

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