Sunday, January 30, 2011

REQUIRED VIEWING: ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD


Zeitgeist: Moving Forward by Peter Joseph should be Required Viewing by everyone on the planet. In fact on Jan. 15th, 2011, it got off to a great start accomplishing that when it was released theatrically to sold out crowds in 60 countries; 31 languages; 295 cities and 341 Venues. It has been noted as the largest non-profit independent film release in history.

Friday, January 14, 2011

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. - MAN OF PEACE IN A TIME OF WAR


Watch more free documentariesA rare and candid TV interview with Martin Luther King, Jr. - unseen in 40 years - is the centerpiece of this timely tribute, featuring exclusive interviews with such notables as Jesse Jackson and Colin Powell that provide fresh insight into the life and personality of the late civil rights leader.

"I would hope that the president (President Johnson) means what he says when he says that there should always be room for dissent. And we have come to a tragic period in our nation when we equate dissent with disloyalty. I believe firmly that it is necessary to have these moments of dissent in order to challenge something that may be leading the whole nation down the wrong path."

"The important thing is that I not lose favor with truth and with what conscience tells me is right and what conscience tells me is just. I am much more concerned about keeping favor with these principals than keeping favor with a person who may misunderstand a position I take."

"We are either going to have peaceful co-existence or violent co-annihilation."

Sunday, January 9, 2011

PAX CHRISTI EL PASO FILM SERIES 2011

This film series on peace and justice themes, now in its sixth year, is sponsored by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace and Justice Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso. Admission is free. Donations are graciously accepted but not required. Light refreshments are served, and there is time for discussion after each film. Movies have been scheduled at 3:00 p. m. generally on the second Sunday of each month (but check the schedule for changes) through the end of 2011.


JANUARY 16th: MAHATMA GANDHI: PILGRIM OF PEACE

His pacifist philosophy brought one of the world's great powers to its knees. He proved that violence is not the only road to change.

Mahatma Gandhi's life was a study in contrast and paradox. He saw himself as doing God's work, yet recognized only personal conscience as the highest authority. He was a charismatic leader of millions who confounded intellectuals. He took a vow of abstinence, but in old age welcomed young women into his bed! BIOGRAPHY® profiles the small man who took a great nation on his shoulders and changed the world. Trace his rise to power and fearless campaign of truth, non-violence and non-cooperation with injustice that defeated the British Empire. Biographers offer insight into his surprising personal life, while historians explore his remarkable accomplishments. Hear from his grandson, Arun Gandhi, and, in a rare interview, the Dalai Lama reflects on Gandhi's incredible life and enduring legacy.

From the formation of his philosophy to changing the face of the world, this is the complete saga of the Pilgrim of Peace Mahatma Gandhi.


FEBRUARY 13: AT THE RIVER I STAND
AT THE RIVER I STAND chronicles the tumultuous events that unfolded over two fateful months in 1968. It began as a local strike by African American sanitation workers for human dignity and a living wage . The story eventually captured national attention and drew Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, along with the assassin who would kill him. The results marked a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and the national struggle for racial and economic justice..

A Free online screening of "At The River I Stand" is available for a limited time.

CHICAGO 10
At the 1968 Democratic National Convention, anti-Vietnam War protestors who were denied permits for demonstrations repeatedly clashed with the Chicago Police Department. Tensions mounted, and an already fraught week culminated in riots broadcast live to a television audience of more than 50 million, further polarizing the nation.

Seeking a scapegoat for the riots, the U.S. government held eight of the most vocal activists accountable for the violence and brought them to trial a year later. Brett Morgen's CHICAGO 10 explores the explosive build-up to—and the eventual unraveling of—the Chicago Conspiracy Trial.

The trial’s defendants represented a broad cross section of the anti-war movement in the late Sixties, from counterculture icons and Yippie leaders Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin to renowned pacifist David Dellinger. Seven of the defendants were represented by Leonard Weinglass and famed liberal attorney William Kunstler, who went head-to-head with prosecution attorney Thomas Foran. The eighth defendant and co-chair of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale, insisted on defending himself; Judge Julius Hoffman responded by binding, gagging and handcuffing him to his chair. From the start, the trial was a media circus, with the defendants on a collision course with governmental authority.

A parable of hope, courage and ultimate victory, CHICAGO 10’s unique and unconventional style uses motion-capture animation to portray actual events from the trial, recreating courtroom dramas based on transcripts and interviews. CHICAGO 10 moves from the streets of Chicago to the courtroom at an accelerated pace, giving the audience a ringside seat for one of the most controversial trials of the period.

For more information, call (915)532-0527 or (915) 497-0384
Show time: 3:00 p. m.
Mother Tesesa Hall of Dioscesan Migrant & Refugee Services
2400 E. Yandell Dr.
El Paso, TX
(Between Piedras and Cotton St.- From I-10 take the Piedras exit, go north on Piedras turn left on Yandell.)


Schedule for 2011
January 16 - MAHATMA GANDHI: PILGRIM OF PEACE
February 13 - AT THE RIVER I STAND
March 13 - UP TO A CERTAIN POINT (HASTA CIERTO PUNTO)
April 10 - EARTH DAYS
May 15 - COLLAPSE OR PIRATE RADIO (To Be Announced)
June 12 - UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU!
July 10 - CHICAGO 10
August 14 - COUNTDOWN TO ZERO
September 11 - WETBACK: THE UNDOCUMENTED DOCUMENTARY
October 9 - BREAKING ROCKS
November 13 - BONHOEFFER
December 11 - WHERE LOVE IS: THE STORY OF THE CAPUCHIN SOUP KITCHEN

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Chapter 1: Sold Flowers on a Street Corner, Chapter 2: Secretary, Chapter 3: Antique Toy Store Owner, Chapter 4: Truck Driver, Chapter 5: Worked at Deaf Center, Chapter 6: Anne's Mom, Chapter 7: Currently Work for Screen Print Label Company, Chapter 8: Aquabats Cadet #120171, Chapter 9: Activist, Chapter 10: New Hybrid Car Owner (So Anne Can Help Save The Penguins)
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UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Events at the The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046

UPCOMING EVENT JULY 10TH: BONHOEFFER

UPCOMING EVENT JULY 10TH:  BONHOEFFER
BONHOEFFER at Mother Teresa Hall of Dioscesan Migrant & Refugee Services 2400 E. Yandell Dr. El Paso, TX July 10th at 3:00pm. For more information, see the full post above.

UPCOMING EVENT AUGUST 20TH: MARY PICKFORD: THE MUSE OF THE MOVIES

UPCOMING EVENT AUGUST 20TH:  MARY PICKFORD: THE MUSE OF THE MOVIES
Mary Pickford: The Muse Of The Movies at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 August 20th at 1:30pm ONLY. MVFS is pleased to host the director, Nicholas Eliopoulos, who will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 9TH - 15TH: THE TREE OF LIFE

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 9TH - 15TH:  THE TREE OF LIFE
The Tree Of Life at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 9th - 15th.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 16TH - 22ND: THE TRIP

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 16TH - 22ND:  THE TRIP
The Trip at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 16th - 22nd.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 23RD - 29TH: BEGINNERS

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 23RD - 29TH:  BEGINNERS
Beginners at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 23rd - 29th.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 6TH: THE NAMES OF LOVE

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 6TH:  THE NAMES OF LOVE
The Names of Love at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 30th - October 6th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 7TH - 13TH: THE HEDGEHOG

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 7TH - 13TH:  THE HEDGEHOG
The Hedgehog at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 7th - 13th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 14TH - 20TH: ANITA

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 14TH - 20TH:  ANITA
Anita at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 14th - 20th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 21ST - 27TH: LIFE, ABOVE ALL

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 21ST - 27TH:  LIFE, ABOVE ALL
Life, Above All at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 21st - 27th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 28TH - NOVEMBER 3RD: NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 28TH - NOVEMBER 3RD:  NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT
Nostalgia For The Light at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 28th - November 3rd.