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#SalemOR Progressive Film Series: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – Tues. Dec. 19th


An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre


Don’t miss our next documentary, with a very special guest speaker: Bill Bradbury

This inspiring sequel to the 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” follows Al Gore as he travels the world attempting to combat climate change.

The film shows Gore’s work with fellow environmentalists, researchers, businesspeople and politicians, and also details his behind-the-scenes efforts at the UN’s 2015 Climate Change Conference.

Documentary is followed by guest speakers and an audience discussion.


Salem Progressive Film Series – more information


#SalemOR Progressive Film Series: Tues., Nov. 21st

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Tuesday, November 21st

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, OR

Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.

But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.

Guest Speakers:

Kyle Wiens, co-founder and CEO of iFixit
Kyle Wiens is the co-founder and CEO of iFixit, an online repair company internationally renowned for their free repair manuals for consumer electronics and gadgets. The company is also known for their “teardowns” of consumer devices. Launched out of his Cal Poly college dorm room in 2003, iFixit has now empowered upwards of 15 million people to repair their broken stuff. Kyle aims to reduce electronic waste by teaching people to repair their own gear and offers tools, parts, and a forum to discuss repairs.

In 2012, he started Dozuki, a software company that is revolutionizing online technical documentation.

Kyle is a board member of Softec, The Central Coast’s premier software and technology association. With over 2,000 members, Softec creates and promotes technology-themed events for enthusiasts of all ages to connect, network, educate and learn.

And Kyle is on the board of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. An organization that strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of Electronic Engineering.

He’s spoken widely on technical writing, cloud computing, self-repair, service documentation, and sustainable consumer electronics at forums like MacWorld, The Intelligent Content Conference, and more. He also regularly writes for media outlets, including The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Wired, TreeHugger and ifixit.org.

Kyle currently lives in San Luis Obispo, California where his business is located.

Jared Wimp, Electronics Recycling Technician, Garten Services

Jared Wimp is a lead technician at Garten Services Inc and oversees or runs departments related to the refurbishment, repair, and resale of used electronics. He comes from a background in IT and consulting services, which includes owning and operating his own business for 3 1/2 years. He is mostly self taught and has been hard at work with electronics and computers since the age of 11. Current hobbies include glass work, learning new skills, and exploring new places / trying new food.

Admission is $5

Movie: Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent” at Historic Elsinore Theatre in #SalemOR – Sun. Oct. 15th

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

Sunday, October 15, 2017 | 7:00PM

Historic Elsinore Theatre, Salem

Travel the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind us. Visit skiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised the next generation of winter adventurers. Go from New Zealand, home to some of the Southern Hemisphere’s deepest lines, to the French Alps, where native son Jean Claude Killy’s legacy fills Val-D’Isere hearts with pride.

In Norway, a Canadian ski patroller enjoys the company of his Norwegian brethren, and in British Columbia, the Provo brothers discover the powsurfing stashes of Mustang Powder Lodge. Cruise through the Northern Rockies with Kalen Thorien by motorcycle and rip the rugged terrain of Jackson Hole with legends like Tommy Moe and Jess McMillan.

For 68 years, ski families have cheered on the official kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all and this year is no different. As the family grows, the traditions grow richer in Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent. Deeper and fresher than ever.

Elsinore Theatre Events Page

Learn more at warrenmiller.com.




Historic Elsinore Theatre

Film: “Monterey Pop” – TONIGHT! in #SalemOR

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1968, color, 78 minutes

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Roger Hull Lecture Hall at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival was presented, ushering in a new era of rock and roll. The pop festival would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, as well as highlight the extraordinary talents of the Who, the Byrds, and the amazing Ravi Shankar.

This film is part of a film series offered in conjunction with the exhibition Behind the Beyond: Psychedelic Posters and Fashion in San Francisco, 1966−1971A taking place at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art between June 3 and August 27, 2017. MORE INFORMATION

Free and open to the public

Additional Films in the Series Include:

  • The 60s: The Years That Shaped a Generation | Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 7 p.m.
  • American Experience: Summer of Love | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 7 p.m.
  • Gimme Shelter | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Location Information:
WU Campus – Hallie Ford Museum of Art
700 State Street
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6855
Room: Roger Hull Lecture Hall

Contact Information:
Name: Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Phone: 503-370-6855
Email: museum-art@willamette.edu

Screening of Walking Film: “SLOW WAY HOME” at Salem Cinema in #SalemOR – Tues, June 20th



Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Salem Cinema
1127 Broadway NE
Salem, Oregon

Are there ways we could help our kids get to school more safely?

Check out a special screening of THE SLOW WAY HOME on June 20.

All proceeds benefit local walking and biking efforts.

Marion County Health Department and Salem Cinema present a Reel Change For Our Community documentary screening of THE SLOW WAY HOME in conjunction with The Northwest Hub, Cherriots Trip Choice, OSU Extension Service, Salem Bicycle Club, Safe Routes To School and Oregon Department of Transportation.

#SalemOR Progressive Film Series – Tues. May 16th

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 starting at 7:00 PM

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, OR

This film is FREE for anyone 18 years or younger!

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.

The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.


  • Dr. Alex Rowell, a psychology resident at Oregon State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Xóchitl Mota-Back, visiting assistant Professor at Willamette University’s Sociology Department
Admission is $5 | FREE for anyone 18 years or younger!

7 p.m. | Third Tuesday, Sept-May

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#SalemOR Progressive Film Series: “Before The Flood” – Tonight! Tues. April 18th

Before The Flood

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 starting at 7:00 PM

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, Oregon

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. “We need everyone to demand bold action from their political leaders and to elect representatives who have their best interests at heart, not the interests of corporations to perpetuate a cycle of greed and destruction,” says DiCaprio. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is — but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet.”

Before the Flood premieres in theaters on October 21st and will air globally on the National Geographic Channel on October 30th in 171 countries and 45 languages. The film is directed by Fisher Stevens and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, Jennifer Davisson and Trevor Davidoski with Brett Ratner and James Packer of RatPac Entertainment. It was written by Mark Monroe and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, Adam Bardach, Mark Monroe, and Zara Duffy. The film is edited by Geoffrey Richman A.C.E., Ben Sozanski, Abhay Sofsky, and Brett Banks. The Director of Photography is Antonio Rossi. The Executive Music Producers are Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross with original music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mogwai and Gustavo Santaolalla.

The carbon emissions from Before The Flood were offset through a voluntary carbon tax. Learn how you can offset your own carbon emissions by going to CarboTax.org.
Guest Speakers:

Kathie Dello, Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and the Deputy Director of the Oregon Climate Service

Kathie is interested in working in the science/policy interface, and frequently visits and consults with local, state, and federal agencies around the region on a variety of climate and water issues. A bit of a weather nut, she is a go-to source on all things Oregon weather and climate. Kathie is a skilled climate communicator. She is featured often in the press and gives multiple talks around the region and country. Kathie maintains an active social media presence on her twitter account, @kathiedello.

She received a Bachelors in Atmospheric Science and Masters in Geography from the University at Albany (SUNY). She has completed most of the requirements toward a PhD in Environmental Sciences at Oregon State University. In her free time, Kathie likes to explore the Pacific Northwest, practice barre, and gather around good food and drink.

Angus Duncan, Chair of the Oregon Global Warming Commission

Angus has served as President and CEO of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation since its formation in 1998. The Foundation is a non-profit business venture that generates revenues from regional and national sales of renewable energy and carbon-offsetting Green Tags. Prior to BEF, Angus served on the Northwest Power Planning Council from 1989 to 1995. Angus previously worked on energy development in the private sector and as Director of Energy Policy for the US Department of Transportation. In 2004, Mr. Duncan chaired the Drafting Committee that wrote Oregon’s Climate Change Strategy for Governor Kulongoski. In 2006 he chaired the Governor’s Drafting Committee designing an Oregon load-based carbon emissions cap and trade mechanism.

Matt McRae, Climate Policy Strategist for Our Children’s Trust

Matt graduated from the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies. He spent eight years as a local government Climate and Energy Analyst developing climate action plans, conducting greenhouse gas inventories, evaluating climate policy, and implementing climate actions. Prior to working for local government, Matt worked for the National Park Service for nine years. His current work involves researching and developing the climate actions and policies necessary to achieve a stable climate. In his free time, you’ll find Matt with his family hiking, canoeing and sailing.

Admission: $5

Salem Progressive Film Series