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In the last five years, there have been several 'movements' taking place for people's rights including the Occupy Movement. Issues about class, race, and religion don't seem to go away. In addition, there are issues not shared through our main media outlets. An example is GMOs or genetically modified organisms. People are marching all over the world for better pay, higher minimum wages and more safety and education for children. There are well produced narrative films and documentaries, feature length and shorts that address these issues. Can films change the world? I believe the documentary, "Blackfish" has proven that! It's taken films about 'the truth' to a whole new level and audience. Movies That Matter LA will be about seeing and discussing films and raising awareness for these social issues. Being in LA, there are an endless supply of movie venues such as theaters, but there's also film showcases and cafes showing films too. Let's change the world or at least be a part of the conversation.

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  • November 12 · 7:00 PM

    Loving

    13 Movie Matter-ers | 1 Photo

    "Loving" screening will be this Sat. Nov. 12th. The Landmark on 10850 W. Pico Blvd. 7:05pm My tickets/seats are K1 & K2. So if you can, get tix near my seats so we can... Learn more

  • September 14 · 7:30 PM

    Snowden - LIVE!

    21 Movie Matter-ers | 5.00 | 10 Photos

    "Snowden" is about Edward Snowden played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the secret files he released from the NSA, exposing illegal surveillance directed by OLIVER STONE.... Learn more

  • June 26 · 7:15 PM

    Free State of Jones

    3 Movie Matter-ers | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    "Free State of Jones" screening is now set for The Landmark Sun. night June 26th @ 7:15pm. I got my ticket and my seat is at K1 so try to get seats near K1 so we can sit... Learn more

  • June 9 · 7:00 PM

    How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change

    4 Movie Matter-ers | 1 Photo

    In How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) investigates climate change – the greatest threat... Learn more

  • April 10 · 1:30 PM

    Miles Ahead

    3 Movie Matter-ers | 4.00 | 7 Photos

    https://youtu.be/wqq63ZJ5q3w Miles Ahead is a wildly entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a... Learn more

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