• "The Carnivore's Dilemma" Free Screening

    Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church

    Join us for a free screening of "The Carnivore's Dilemma" as a part of the One Earth Film Festival! FILM DESCRIPTION: Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Benoît Bringer questions what we give our children to eat. To feed a growing population, the world has embarked on a race to frenetic productivity that generates cruelty against animals, but also major health and environmental issues. Bringer reveals the terrible excesses of industrial breeding and meets women and men who invent another way of farming, respectful of nature and animals. “The Carnivore’s Dilemma” puts together positive and concrete initiatives that are already working and that could be our way of consumption tomorrow. Directed by Benoît Bringer, France, 2018, 71 mins. Refreshments available. Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. "PG-13" as may contain heavy themes, graphic images or language. RSVP at this event page doesn't guarantee you a seat. You need to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-carnivores-dilemma-march-10-old-st-patricks-tickets-54479153615 This is another joint event with ChicagoVeg group: www.meetup.com/ChicagoVeg Please be on time as the doors will open at 12 to choose better seats. The film will start at 12:30pm. 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.

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  • "The Human Element" Free Screening and Panel Discussion

    Join us for a screening of "The Human Element". Trailer: https://youtu.be/k34FhplukXQ FILM DESCRIPTION: Renowned photographer James Balog (prominently featured in “Chasing Ice”) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements—air, earth, fire and water—to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. He takes it further by examining the effects of the fifth element—the human element—to tell an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature. Directed by Matthew Testa, 2018, 76 min Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. "PG-13" May contain heavy themes, graphic images or language. RSVP at this event page doesn't guarantee you a seat. You need to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-human-element-screening-without-reception-march-8-malcolm-x-tickets-55882993538 Please be on time as the doors will open at 6:30 to choose better seats. The film will start at 7 pm. Everyone are welcome to stay for the panel discussion at 8:15 pm. 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.

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  • "Living the Change" Free Screening

    Garfield Park Conservatory

    Join us for a screening of "Living the Change" - Inspiring stories for a sustainable future! FILM DESCRIPTION: "Living the Change" explores solutions to the global crises we face today—solutions any of us can implement—through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, "Living the Change" offers solutions being used now that we can employ to combat climate change today. Directed by Jordan Osmond & Antoinette Wilson, 2018, 85 min Refreshments available. Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. RSVP at this event page doesn't guarantee you a seat. You need to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-the-change-march-6-garfield-park-tickets-54430318548 This is another joint event with Chicagoland Green & Eco-living (CGE) group: www.meetup.com/eco-living Please be on time as the doors will open at 5:30 to choose better seats. The film will start at 6 pm. 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.

  • "Princess Cyd" FREE Screening, UPDATED Trailer Link!

    Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

    Join us for a FREE screening of "Princess Cyd" at the Block Museum of Art on Northwestern University's Evanston campus. 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.** Film trailer: https://youtu.be/vMHPnO1polw Ken Mick is hosting this event and will be in the lobby wearing a red hat, and with DIY 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 this film do not necessary reflect the views of the event organizers, or of this Meetup group. Meetup may prompt you to rate the event. Please remember that the rating is not for the movie. You are rating the organizing of this Meetup. Any questions or comments? Carpooling arrangements? Please use the 'Comments' area at the event of this page.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • FREE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING OF A PRAYER FOR COMPASSION

    Sulzer Regional Public Library

    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.

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  • "Breaking the Silence" Film Screening Premiere!

    Davis Theater

    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.

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  • 2018 Peace On Earth Film Festival

    Davis Theater

    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.

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  • The Great Buddha +

    Facets Cinematheque Theatre

    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.

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