The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival

CoSponsored by the Dallas Peace Center

At 7:00pm on the First Tuesday of each month the UUCOC hosts free screenings of socially relevant films followed by a (usually intense) discussion of actions we can take.


August 4th, 2015:

Rhapsody in August Film Poster

Rhapsody in August

August marks the 70th anniversary of the use of the atomic bomb against Japan. August 29th marks the "Day Against Nuclear Testing." In honor of these two events, we are screening legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's delicate tale about war and memory. The film is centered around Kane, a grandmother who lives on her traditional farm in the hills near Nagasaki and her journey to America to visit a dying family member. Kane's husband and a number of siblings died in the atomic bombing of the city and memories of that event are never far from her mind.


If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:
https://youtu.be/342LbwLJh5w

September 7th, 2015:

The Great Invisible Film Poster
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The Great Invisible

September marks the anniversary of the founding of OPEC. In "honor" of this event, we are screening a film about the disastrous events surroundng the Deep Water Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

"The Great Invisible tackles a huge social issue without reducing it to simplistic talking points. Margaret Brown’s film is more like a sprawling novel, brimming with as many contradictions as characters."
-Indiewire

From the filmmakers website: "In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents."


If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:
https://youtu.be/LDw1budbZpQ

October 6th, 2015:

The Great Invisible Film Poster
Visit the UK website (English Language)

Cutie and the Boxer

Cutie and the Boxer is a candid New York love story about life and art that explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife and artist Noriko.


If you can't view the trailer, here is the YouTube link:
https://youtu.be/4YVezjywsJU

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Link to a Pegasus News Article on the Film Festival
Check out Dee Stofko's Article:
"Oak Cliff church putting on social film series"
on Pegasus News.




Some of our co-sponsors
have included:

Dallas Peace Center logo
The Dallas Peace Center


Downwinders At Risk logo
Downwinders at Risk


Earthworks OGAP logos
EARTHWORKS’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project


Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling

Sierra Club logo
Sierra Club Dallas


Spiral Diner and Bakery logo
Spiral Diner & Bakery


Jobs with Justice logo
www.LaborDallas.org



CAIR logo
Council on
American-Islamic Relations



ACT logo
Animal Connection Texas



Amnesty International logo
Amnesty International
DFW & SMU Chapters


TCADP logo
Texas Coalition to Abolish
the Death Penalty

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