From Farms to Incubators

Saturday June 29th at 1pm in Rhinebeck, join us for a work-in-progress screening and discussion about women at the forefront of science and farming. The discussion will be moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, President and Founder of Food Tank, an organization highlighting stories of hope and success in the food system. Panelists also include investigative journalist and filmmaker Amy Wu; Le Vuong, Founder and CEO of Fishrock Laboratories; Tinia Pina, sustainability professional and Founder & CEO of Re-Nuble, and Lindsey Shute from Hearty Roots Farm. This is a FREE screening. Donations taken at the door will benefit the completion of the Farms to Incubators initiative, which includes the documentary and an upcoming book.
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Sky and Ground

This powerful film gives voice and body(ies) to the term “refugees” as it accompanies a family on foot from Aleppo, Syria on their trek to reach relatives in Germany. Join us Saturday, April 13th at noon for a screening and discussion with filmmaker Joshua Bennett; Lea Matheson, senior advisor on migration and humanitarian issues in the Office of the President at the UN; Vassar College professor Maria Höhn, co-founder of the Mid-Hudson Refugee Solidarity Alliance and Director of the Consortium on Forced Displacement, Migration, and Education; and Ahed Festuk, an activist from Aleppo who is now living in NY, and who was one of the pioneering women demonstrators against Bashar al-Assad. This event is being presented for FREE. Donations taken at the door will benefit the Refugee Welcome Corporation in Albany (suggested donation $10).
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Intelligent Lives

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for some of the most systematically segregated people in America. Join us for a special benefit screening (suggested donation $10) on Saturday, March 16th at noon, followed by a panel discussion anchored by Richard Feldman and Janice Fialka, who are featured in the film; Renee Brenner, ECDC specialist from Independent Living, Inc & Co-Chair for the Mid-Hudson Special Education Task Force; Diann Keyser, Supervisor for Care Management at the Resource Center for Accessible Learning; and Rhinebeck mayor Gary Bassett. Proceeds will benefit Rhinebeck’s Autism Supportive Committee (#1thing).
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No Choice

Although 59 percent of US adults say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, it remains one of the most divisive issues in America. Join us Saturday, February 9th at noon in Rhinebeck for a benefit screening of selected shorts from Bill Moyers’ No Choice series, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Elana Michelson, SUNY Empire State College professor, activist, and author. The panel will also feature Ruth-Ellen Blodgett, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley; Robin Marty, author of Handbook for a Post-Roe America; Shannon Wong, Chapter Director of the NYCLU Lower Hudson Valley Chapter, and Eileen Meltzer, nurse practitioner. Proceeds from this screening will benefit Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley. Suggested donation $10. 
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We the Women of Afghanistan: A Silent Revolution

Saturday October 20th at 1pm, join the Engage Film Series for a benefit screening of WE THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN, followed by a panel discussion on the international community’s involvement with women’s rights and opportunities abroad. The discussion will be anchored by filmmaker Nahid Shahalimi, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, and Susan Findel. Proceeds will benefit Let Us Learn, a UNICEF initiative bringing innovative educational opportunities to some of the world’s most vulnerable children (Suggested donation $10).
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How to Fold a Flag

Sunday May 6th at 11am, join the Engage Film Series for a benefit screening of How to Fold a Flag, followed by a panel discussion on current U.S. military actions and their costs to the American public (read the article that inspired this event here). Proceeds will benefit the Costs of War Project (suggested donation $10).

Panelists include: Filmmakers Michael Tucker & Petra Epperlein (How to Fold a Flag, Gunner Palace, Karl Marx City); Stephanie Savell, Project Director at Brown University’s Costs of War Project; Dan Gettinger, co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone; Christopher McIntosh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies at Bard College; and Derek McGee, Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq, and author of An Iraq Vet’s Journey from Wall Street to OWS (read here).
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Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point

Join us Sunday, March 25th at 12:30 for a free screening of Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point. A program presented by the Healthcare Action team of the Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion anchored by Cathy Varunok, co-founder Miles of Hope; Elizabeth Armstrong, RN; Dr. Daniela Stokes, M.D.; and Eve Madalengoitia, DCPAA Healthcare Action Team. Donations taken at the door (suggested donation $10) will go to support Miles of Hope.
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The Hand That Feeds

Join us Saturday, January 27th at 11am for a free screening of The Hand That Feeds. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion anchored by Suzanne Adely from the Food Chain Workers Alliance, Rosanna Aran from the Laundry Workers Center, Catherine Barnett from Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, and Emma Kreyche from the Worker Justice Center of New York. Donations taken at the door (Suggested donation $10) will go to support the Food Chain Workers Alliance.
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Engage Film Series presents: Dramatic Escape

Join us Saturday, November 4th at 11am in Rhinebeck for a benefit screening (suggested donation $10), followed by a panel discussion anchored by Katherine Vockins, the executive director of RTA, Kim Breden, RTA facilitator, and Charles Moore, RTA staff person and alum. This screening is presented by the ENGAGE Film Series (read more on the series below), and proceeds will benefit Rehabilitation Through Arts.

Dramatic Escape transports viewers into the lives of maximum security prisoners at Sing Sing in Ossining, NY, as they mount a stage production of A Few Good Men.
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