smARTfilms: Making a Difference

Sep. 11 - Oct. 9, 2018 7:30pm — 9:30pm | Add this to Calendar

Join us on Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of documentaries about making a difference in our world.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by Cynthia Sears and John Ellis


Series Pass: $40 Member | $48 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
Sept 11 - The If Project (2016)
Sept 18 - Return of the River (2014)
Sept 25 - Skid Row Marathon (2017)
Oct 2nd - The Starfish Throwers (2014)
Oct 9th - Bending the Arc (2017)

The If Project

The If Project (2016)

Tuesday, Sept 11, 7:30pm

Director: Kathlyn Horan

Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering numbers by intimately following a heroic Seattle police officer and the writing workshop she created with a group of inmates at a maximum security women's prison.

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Return of the River 

Return of the River (2014)

Tuesday, Sept 18, 7:30pm

Directors: John Gussman & Jessica Plumb

Return of the River tells the story the largest dam removal in history, unfolding on the Elwha River in Washington State. The film explores an extraordinary community effort to set the river free, and shows an unlikely victory for environmental justice. Told by an ensemble cast of characters, Return of the River offers hope amid grim environmental news, chronicling a dramatic success story that has drawn international attention to the Olympic Peninsula.

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Skid Row Marathon

Skid Row Marathon (2017)

Tuesday, Sept 25, 7:30pm

Director: Mark Hayes

A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.'s skid row, where he trains a motley group of homeless people to run international marathons.

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Starfish Throwers

The Starfish Throwers (2014)

Tuesday, Oct 2, 7:30pm

Director: Jesse Roesler

Powerful, direct and heartrending, The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world's most fiercely compassionate individuals struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Continents apart, a sixth grader, a top chef and retired school teacher fight what seems an unwinnable war until they discover their impact may reach further than their action.

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bending the arc movie poster

Bending the Arc (2017)

Tuesday, Oct 9, 7:30pm

Directors: Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

The extraordinary doctors and activists whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

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