Movies & Meaning

Storytelling • Healing • Art • Justice

This April 26-28, 2018, at the lovely Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, North Carolina, we will gather and hear from special guests Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color PurpleBrian McLaren, author and theologian; and Gareth Higgins, film critic and Irish peace activist. We’ll screen seven movies, hear seven stories, and participate in seven activities proven to nurture community, restore hope, and build a bridge to the kind of world so many of us seek. We’ll do it in the setting of one of the most beautiful and creative small cities in the world, in a lovely theatre, surrounded by fantastic restaurants, places to stay, and the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. We’ll make new friends, see astonishing big screen art, and pick up fuel for the journey of living more whole in uncertain times. 

presented by The Porch

April 27-30, 2017
KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque, NM

The Movies & Meaning Festival, presented by The Porch magazine, was founded as a gathering of people who believe that the stories we tell shape our lives. 

You can think of it as the magazine come to life.

Part of the growing global movement for nonviolent transformation, the Movies and Meaning Festival is a long weekend away in one of the most beautiful regions in America, featuring films, workshops, special speakers, readings, magic, and you

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