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September 2018

6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St.
Monterey, CA 93940 United States
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$25 – $30

Come join the Ventana Wilderness Alliance for fantastic films about wild things and wild places! This sixth annual VWA presentation includes two unique programs in two separate venues (Santa Cruz - Del Mar Theatre Th. 9/20 at 7 p.m.) and at the Golden State Theatre in historic downtown Monterey.   Don't miss out- these are the only Monterey Bay stops on the Wild and Scenic world tour. Spectacular footage, guest speakers, and a raffle for great prizes from our generous…

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NEA Big Read Film Series: The Bad Kids

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maya Cinemas, 153 Main St
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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Join us for a FREE screening of "The Bad Kids" as part of our NEA Big Read. "The Bad Kids" (2016) is a documentary about students at risk of dropping out who attend an alternative school in Yucca Valley, California.   This year's NEA Big Read focuses on Tobias Wolff's memoir "This Boy's Life". The NEA Big Read Film Series is intended to give community members additional perspectives to the themes and topics covered in "This Boy's Life". The NEA…

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“Psycho” – Lighthouse Movie in the Park

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Scholze Park Community Center, 280 Dickman Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940 United States
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Free

The Lighthouse District is hosting a free outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Psycho (1960), starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, and Janet Leigh. Enjoy a cinematic evening under the stars at Scholze Park in New Monterey! The film will be shown outdoors at Scholze Park, located at the corner of Lighthouse and Dickman Avenues in front of the Scholze Park Community Center. It will begin around 7:30 p.m.  You are welcome to come early…

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October 2018

NEA Big Read Film Series: The 400 Blows

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maya Cinemas, 153 Main St
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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Big Read Free ScreeningJoin us for a FREE screening of "The 400 Blows" (1959) as part of our NEA Big Read. "The "400 Blows" follows Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers due to his rebellious behavior. This year's NEA Big Read focuses on Tobias Wolff's memoir "This Boy's Life". The NEA Big Read Film Series is intended to give community members additional perspectives to the themes and topics covered in "This Boy's…

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Days & Nights Festival – Movie Night featuring “War & Weather”

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Henry Miller Library, 48603 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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Free

A new work in progress by Enid Baxter Ryce. Featuring the music of Philip Glass, and developed at the Days and Nights Festival, "War and the Weather" is a hand-painted, animated documentary about stories. Leading scientists discuss Atmospheric Rivers – the newly defined weather phenomenon. the hidden history of the 1861-1862 great flood is described with rarely seen images, describing the intersection of climate and colonization in the American West. The central theme of War and the Weather is our…

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NEA Big Read Film Series: The Lavender Scare

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maya Cinemas, 153 Main St
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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The National Steinbeck Center, California Rural Legal Assistance, Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations and the Monterey County Office of Education are excited to present a FREE screening of "The Lavender Scare". "The Lavender Scare" (2017) is a documentary focusing the U.S. government's efforts to identify and fire gay and lesbian employees in the 1950s.   This screening is part of the NEA Big Read focusing on Tobias Wolff's memoir "This Boy's Life". The NEA Big Read Film Series is intended to give…

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NEA Big Read Film Series: Take My Eyes

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maya Cinemas, 153 Main St
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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Join us for a FREE screening of "Take My Eyes" as part of our NEA Big Read. "Take My Eyes" (2003) is a Spanish film following Pilar, a woman in an abusive relationship. "Take My Eyes" is critically acclaimed for its unclichéd treatment of domestic violence, winning 7 Goya Awards in 2004, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. This year's NEA Big Read focuses on Tobias Wolff's memoir "This Boy's Life".…

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“The Age of Consequences” – free Film Screening and Discussion

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Irvine Auditorium – MIIS, 499 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940 United States
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Free

The U.S. armed forces are already preparing for a climate changed future. The Monterey chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby and the Center for the Blue Economy present a film investigating climate change through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability.  The film, "The Age of Consequences" features distinguished admirals, generals and pentagon insiders who show us how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave…

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NEA Big Read Film Series: This Boy’s Life

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maya Cinemas, 153 Main St
Salinas, CA 93901 United States
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We will conclude our NEA Big Read Film series with the film adaption to our NEA Big Read book "This Boy's Life." Adapted from the book of the same title, "This Boy's Life" (1993) stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Tobias Wolff, Robert  DeNiro as stepfather Dwight Hansen, and Ellen Barkin as Toby's mother, Caroline. This year's NEA Big Read focuses on Tobias Wolff's memoir "This Boy's Life." The NEA Big Read Film Series is intended to give community members additional perspectives…

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“Irreparable Harm” – free Film Screening and Discussion

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
McGowman 102 – MIIS, 411 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940 United States
Free

The Tlingit people have called the vibrant coastline of Southeast Alaska home for over 10,000 years and continue to practice a way of life intimately tied to the ocean and the largest remaining temperate rain forest on earth. Now, contamination from industrial mining is threatening the safety of the wild food sources that make Alaska so unique.  Join filmmaker Connor Gallagher for a screening and talk about his film, Irreparable Harm. Xootsnoowú (Fortress of the Bears in Tlingit) is protected…

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