Living in the Future’s Past

Please join us on Thurs., June 13 at 7 p.m. for a screening of Living in the Future’s Past at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.  Produced and narrated by award winning actor Jeff Bridges, this artful documentary examines our fragile natural world and the peril posed by climate crisis and aspects of our own human nature, and asks the question, “What kind of future would you like to see?” Filmmaker Susan Kucera seeks answers and speculation from an array of scientists, philosophers, and political, social and military leaders. They serve as our guides on an historical tour of civilization and energy as we move into a future of our collective making.

Wesley Reutimann of Active SGV leads a community discussion.  The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave.

Conscientious Projector: The Human Element

On Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m., Conscientious Projector marks Earth Month with a riveting and visually stunning account of the impact of climate change around the world in the film The Human Element. Renowned environmental photographer James Balog takes us on a global tour of present day devastation, and introduces us to the steadfast efforts of advocates fighting to literally stem the tide, rescue Earth’s life-giving functions, and restore our relationship with the natural world. From the makers of Chasing Ice and The Cove.

Wesley Reutimann of ActiveSGV and Day One leads a community discussion following the film.  The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.

Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary

Join us a the Armory Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. for a showing of Being the Change: A New Kind of Documentary.

Filmmakers Mary Grandelis and Dave Davis’s inspiring documentary explores the life and work of local climate scientist, activist and author Peter Kalmus, who demonstrates how he and his family of four have reduced their household carbon footprint by 90%, increasing their happiness and sense of connection with each other and the world in the process.

Peter joins us for a community discussion following the film.  The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.

Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet against Democracy

On Thurs, September 13, at 7:00 p.m., Conscientious Projector returns to with a probing Media Education Foundation documentary, Digital Disconnect, exploring the digital revolution and the threat that global telecom and tech monopolies pose to internet freedom and ultimately to American democracy. Featuring prominent media scholar and author Robert McChesney, upon whose eponymously titled book the film is based.

Day One Executive Director and community activist Christy Zamani leads a community discussion following the film. The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.  Admission is free the facility is accessible to disabled persons.

Conscientious Projector: Undercurrents: Memes That Divide

Are we really a nation of snowflakes and deplorables? What’s so wrong about political correctness? Whose country is this? Are there any “self-evident truths” that we still hold? Join us on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. for a collection of short films and video delving beneath the surface of some of the major news stories and issues that have divided Americans and separated us into seemingly intractable opposing political camps. Join us as we consider these questions and seek a path forward.

A community discussion follows the program.  The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.  Admission is free the facility is accessible to disabled persons.

Conscientious Projector: A Quest for Meaning

Please join us for a screening of A Quest for Meaning on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Armory Center for the Arts.  In the film, two young Frenchmen, friends since childhood, embark on a global journey to discover the roots of the social, economic, environmental and spiritual degradation that has impacted life on our planet. Their travels are filled with beauty, hope and new understanding. Their encounters with philosophers, scientists, activists and holders of ancient traditions lead them to an appreciation that meaningful, restorative change in our inner selves, human society, and the natural world is not only possible, but within our grasp.

A community discussion follows the film.  Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.  The Amory is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena, California.

NOTE: Conscientious Projector is now on our new quarterly schedule. Our next event will be on Thursday, April 12.

Company Town: The Dark Side of the Sharing Economy

On Thursday, Nov. 9, Conscientious Project will screen Company Town: The Dark Side of the Sharing Economy at Armory Center for the Arts.  Airbnb and Uber have become the poster companies of what has ironically become known as the “sharing economy.” Skyrocketing rent increases brought about by gentrification and the infusion of tech industry professionals have driven out scores of ethnic and low income residents in Northern California and cities around the U.S. These interrelated issues are vividly brought to light in Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow’s new documentary about a supervisorial election in San Francisco pitting a controversial champion of the poor and grassroots groups against an opponent who represents corporate interests in yet another struggle between people vs. power.

Economic justice advocates from POP! (Pasadenans Organizing for Progress) will lead a community discussion following the film. Admission is free.  The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Old Town Pasadena.