Movies & Meaning was founded in 2015 as a gathering of people around art and activism—those who desire to heal our personal and cultural wounds as a diverse community, laugh and cry around the “campfire experience” of great movies, and gain tools for constructive, respectful, and thoughtful dialogue across boundaries of religion, class, race, and age.
Since our founding, it seems like the noise of bad, fake, and hurtful stories has only gotten harsher, louder, and more overwhelming. The task of creating our better world seems impossibly large and difficult to hold. And many people we’ve talked to just seem, for lack of a better word, tired.
Our third annual Movies & Meaning Festival this April is designed for this moment.
You’re invited to this healing, joyful, challenging, and life-giving experience, which will lift your heart without asking you to switch off your brain.
This April 27-30, 2017, at the historic KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we will gather and hear from special guests Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple; Malidoma Somé, West African elder and teacher; Brian McLaren, author and theologian; Mona Haydar, Syrian-American poet and interfaith activist; and Gareth Higgins, film critic and Irish peace activist.
Epic and intimate, serious and funny, inspirational and relaxed: this community is ready to welcome you.
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