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FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

October 24 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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One event on October 24, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on November 14, 2017 at 2:30pm


FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM
Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
3 Sessions: Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Nov. 14
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
Moderator: Julie Cotton

The movie-watching experience has undergone a sea change over the last few years. Even though we can still watch movies in the comfort of our homes on television and have access to them on our electronic devices—most of us still flock to theaters to have a shared viewing experience. That shared viewing experience is where RCLLA comes in.

Our new film series titled CONNECTIONS is an opportunity for students to connect to many of today’s pressing global issues via the penetrating perspectives of contemporary documentary films. Students can also engage in thoughtful post-film discussions, and
 forge deeper learning and social connections with one another. As the series name implies, the themes for the films will showcase the CONNECTIONS humans have with one another, with our physical world, and with other species that share our planet.

The film series is scheduled for the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. Each term we will feature all three themes in the films we’ll view together. You may register for the entire series (nine films) or you may register for individual films. The film titles will be posted on the RCLLA website (www.rclla.org) one week before the start of each term.

Fall film series titles:

October 3:  This Changes Everything

This film was shot in nine countries and five continents over four years. It is an epic attempt to reimagine the vast challenge of climate change via seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines of the apparent conflict between saving the environment and economic growth.



October 24:  Inn Saei
In this provocative film, we are taken on a soul-searching, global journey to uncover the art of connecting within in today’s world of distraction, disconnection and stress. We meet several diverse experts who speculate that we are only using a fraction of our capacity as human beings. This film, illustrated with stunning imagery, offers radical insights into how we think and make sense of the world.


November: 14 Pet Fooled 
For those of us who love our pets, this film is a must-see investigative expose of the inner workings of the unregulated commercial pet food industry and its negative impact on animal health.


FEE: 
Fall series: $33 member; $36 non-member.
NOTE: If seats are available, single tickets will be sold the day of screening.
Fees for individual films: $11 member; $12 non-member.
Attendance limited to 50.
Fee for the entire nine-film series: $89 member; $99 non-member
Film series dates Fall: October 3, October 24, and November 14
Film series dates Winter: January 9, January 30, and February 20
Film series dates Spring: March 6, March 27, and April 17


Julie Cotton, a member of the Advisory Council’s Strategic Program Committee, is the coordinator and host of this series. Julie has a doctorate in Human Development and is a former organizational development consultant, and executive coach. She is an aficionado of documentary films and a skilled facilitator of group conversations.

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Venue

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom
1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Phone:
(941) 309-5111
Website:
https://rclla.org/