Salem Progressive Film Series

Raising awareness. One film at a time.

At the Salem Progressive Film Series, we believe the power to effect change begins with knowledge. We find the best documentaries around and pair them with dynamic speakers to spread ideas, create discussion, and inspire action.

Mark your calendars! We've moved to the third Tuesday of each month, Sept - May.

Where

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, Ore.

When

7 p.m. | Third Tuesday, Sept-May

Admission

$5

Latest films

images

Merchants of Doubt

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

Read more »

20140428190004Ivory_Tower_poster

Ivory Tower

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), IVORY TOWER asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.

Read more »

racing to zero

Racing to Zero

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Only one third of the waste in the United States is recycled or composted. Why? Industry, through its practice of planned obsolescence, plays a major role; our lives are almost totally dependent on unrecyclable petroleum products. In order to reach zero waste, we need to change our relationship to garbage and view the things we discard as resources, rather than waste.

Read more »