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

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SCREENING OF WALKING FILM: “SLOW WAY HOME”

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.

Speakers:

  • 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

Special: #Salem Progressive Film Series – March 28th

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Tuesday March 28th-7PM  

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, OR

Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, was born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, and during World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. He spent nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Documentary followed by guest speakers and audience discussion.

This free event is sponsored by SPFS.

Donations will be accepted.

Doors open at 6:30 PM

For more  information: www.minoruyasuifilm.org

#SalemOR Progressive Film Series – March 21st

Raising awareness. One film at a time.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, OR

Gaining Ground is a feature-length documentary film by Elaine Velazquez and Barbara Bernstein, which tells personal stories of farmers making extraordinary changes in their farming practices to feed their local communities sustainably grown produce and grains.

The documentary interweaves experiences of urban farmer-activists in inner city Richmond, California, a small family farm in rural Oregon converting from commodity dairy to chemical-free produce and a large farm in the Willamette Valley transitioning from grass seed to organic grains.

Guest Speakers:

  • Elaine Velazquez, filmmaker
  • Barbara Bernstein, musician, composer, performance artist, and radio and video producer
  • Vicki and Charlie Hertel and their son Chris, farmers from Sungold Farms in documentary

We will have local farmers in the theatre lobby with displays and information about their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.

Admission is $5

To view trailer: http://www.mediaprojectonline.org/

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At the Salem Progressive Film Series, we believe the power to effect change begins with knowledge. We find the best documentaries around and pair them with dynamic speakers to spread ideas, create discussion, and inspire action.

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

Documentary Film: “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” at #SalemOR Public Library – Mar. 14th

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Photo credit: Virginia Blaisdell

 

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium

Salem Public Library celebrates Women’s History Month with the documentary film She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.

This film resurrects the buried history of outrageous, often brilliant women, who founded the modern women’s movement from ’66 to ’71.

Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium
585 Liberty St SE, Salem, Oregon

#SalemOR Progressive Film Series: “Now is the Time” at Historic Grand Theatre – Tues. Feb. 21st

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 starting at 7:00 PM

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, OR

The United States pays twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all or its citizens. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Polls show that 58% of Americans favor a nationally funded public healthcare program. So why has the U.S. Congress not yet passed-or even considered-such a plan? This documentary delves into what single payer health care is, how it saves money, and what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing to clear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward.

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

Admission is $5

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