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.

Where

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

When

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

Admission

$5

Twitter Facebook
p12764920_p_v8_aa

Under the Gun

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Under the Gun examines the events and people who have kept the gun debate fierce and the progress slow, even as gun deaths and mass shootings continue to increase. Through the lens of families impacted by the mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, Isla Vista and Tucson, as well as those who experience daily gun violence in Chicago, the documentary looks at why politicians are finding it difficult to act and what is being done at the state and local levels.

Read more »

movieposter

The Brainwashing of My Dad

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, Right-Wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon for a media takeover by the GOP, The Powell Memo urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion, especially the universities, the media and the courts, and under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine.

Read more »

10632608_334484236725465_2067428481384084721_n

REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
This film isn’t about our waste problem. It’s about solutions. And they are everywhere!

We live in a challenging time. Climate change and mass consumption is threatening our planet’s existence. Excessive extraction of natural resources has created immeasurable waste and pollution. This issue is complicated and imminent. While recognition and awareness is important, direct action is by far the most effective. But traditional recycling is not enough.

Read more »