First Pres Movie Series-Spring 2016

The Mission Committee is hosting a monthly First Pres Movie Series on the third Friday of each month beginning on February 19.  Each movie night will start with a pot luck supper in the Miller Community Room at 6 pm with the movie typically starting at 7 pm (some longer movies will start at 6:30 pm).

Our initial film is “Locked In A Box – Immigrant Detention” produced by the PC(USA).

From the PC(USA) – “Locked in a Box” is an award winning short documentary that follows the stories of individuals held in the U.S. Immigration detention system and those who visit them.  The film traces the lives of individuals who fled their homelands in search of safety and freedom only to end up in U.S. prisons under a mandatory bed quota system run by Immigration Customs & Enforcement (ICE).  Since the 1990’s there has been a massive expansion of the immigration detention system up to 34,000 immigrants in detention on any given day in approximately 200 different facilities, many of which are for-profit prisons.  “Locked in a Box” helps strip away the political rhetoric to see the human cost of detention.

The film is short – only 24 minutes, which will leave lots of time for discussion.

Our second film, on March 18, is “Cool It” (87 minutes).  Due to the length, we will start the movie a half hour earlier, at 6:30 pm. with a short discussion following the film.

 From Wikipedia – Based on the book “Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming” by Danish political scientist Bjørn Lomborg.  The film focuses on Lomborg lecturing and brainstorming ideas to make the environmental movement less propagandistic and more realistic, which includes de-emphasizing efforts to stop global warming.  Interviews include many scientists and activists both supporting and disputing Lomborg.