Beacon Hill Meaningful Movie “Honor Totem” March 20

What can a person do when faced with injustice?  The John T. Williams Totem Pole project rose from the August 2010 fatal police shooting of Williams, a First Nations woodcarver.  The shooting, which was found to be unjustified by the Seattle Police Department, sparked an outcry that extended beyond the city of Seattle and the native community.  The slain man’s older brother Rick Williams chose a peaceful response through an ambitious endeavor to carve a 34-foot totem pole in honor of the Willliams family’s artistic legacy and the memory of one of its most talented carvers.  A poignant examination of how a community leans on the power of tradition, art and clulture after one horrific event, Honor Totem tells the story of a brother’s love and determination to “take something ugly and give something beautiful back”

Special guests for the evening will be film maker Ian Devier, master carver Rick Williams, and leader of the John T Williams Organizing Committee Jay Holllingsworth.

Friday, March 20, 7:00pm (doors open 6:15pm)
Free movie, free popcorn!  Discussion follows movie.
Garden House (2336 15th Ave S, across from the Shell station)
ADA parking and ramp access from the alley



Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies Back for 2015

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies is back for another year due to popular demand! As always, free movie, free popcorn for all.  Doors open at 6:15 for neighbors to meet and chat.

The next film will be “The Finland Phenomenon” on January 16 at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave S.

Next Matching Fund Supported Beacon Hill Meaningful Movie “Nothing Like Chocolate” December 19

Nothing Like Chocolate is a film that brings together themes we explored in our season’s films; the environment, fair trade, fair wages, dignity of all work. Follow the efforts of a determined young man to produce slave free, locally sourced, organic, cooperatively produced bean to bar chocolate from a small solar powered factory on the island of Grenada.  Winner of many film festival awards.  A film with heart. Narrated by Susan Sarandon.  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is proud to help support this series through our Neighborhood Matching Fund.

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies—Free movie, free popcorn.
The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S (across from the Shell station)
Friday Dec. 19, 7pm. Doors open at 6:15.
ADA parking and ramp access from the alley
METRO #60 and #36. one block north of Beacon Light Rail station.

This is our season finale and we will have some delicious door prizes!

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This Month’s Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies – It’s Free and so is the Popcorn!

Beacon Arts presents November’s Meaningful Movie, “Princess Angeline.” It will show on Friday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at The Garden House at 2336 15th Ave S (across from the Shell station). “Princess Angeline” is a film which tells the history of the Duwamish Tribe, Seattle’s first people. It uses the life of the daughter of Chief Seattle to examine the treatment and ultimate displacement of many of the tribes members from our city. More recent history of the tribe and their struggle for federal recognition of their tribal status is also examined. Film makers Yasu an Sandra Osawa will attend and have copies of the film for sale at a reduced price. Discussion with the Osawas will follow the screening. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is proud to help support this series through our Neighborhood Matching Fund.

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies Presents “A Sea Change”

A Sea Change is a film about the changes in our oceans and what it means for our future. Told by a curious grandfather with the help of an even more curious grandson, this documentary gives one pause.  Filmed in Norway, Seattle and California with scientists from the UW and NOAA weighing in, we are sure you will come away informed and ready to take personal action to halt ocean acidification.  The photography is absolutely beautiful.  Free movie, free popcorn too! Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S on Beacon Hill.  ADA parking and ramp off the alley.   Doors open at 6:15, movie starts at 7:00.