This Event Requires Tickets
Ark Valley Equality Network, Partnership for Community Action, and Hippie Radio 97.5 are pleased to present the film Hippie Family Values, at A Church on Friday, May 17th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m. The filmmaker, Beverly Seckinger, will be in attendance as well!
Filmed over a period of ten years at a remote communal ranch in New Mexico, Hippie Family Values is an intimate chronicle of a handful of hippie elders, along with their adult children and grandkids. The film counters dismissive stereotypes with stories of people whose worldview was forged in the 60s counterculture, and who remain motivated by those youthful convictions in their 60s, 70s, and 80s. The founders of this back-to-the-land experiment are slowing down and facing declining health. Will the next generation be able to sustain the community into the future?
A beautiful piece of work…wonderful!
–Chris Roth, Editor, Communities magazine
A moving, luminous film. Everyone should see it!
–Virginia Scharff, Distinguished Professor of History and Director, Center for the Southwest, University of New Mexico
An immense contribution to communal studies and to public understanding of hippie culture, which bears vital lessons for society at large.
–Don Pitzer, founder, Communal Studies Association and Director Emeritus, SIU Center for Communal Studies
A magnificent film!
–Robert Gerst, Professor of Liberal Arts, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Please join us on May 17th for this great visual diary of life in an intentional community, and all the struggle - and joy - that can bring.
White Christmas (1954) (G)
Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!
Ghostbusters (1984) (PG)
After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.
The Shepherdess of the Glaciers (2016) (NR)
from the filmmaker:
Autumn, the high plateaus of Gya-Miru Valley. A wisp of smoke rises in the midst of this stony wilderness. A rustic tent and a herd of goats in a low stone pen blend into the landscape. The sound of a radio, tuned to All India Radio, can be heard within the tent. TSERING, is sharing her humble everyday life with STANZIN, her film-maker brother. She lives alone eleven months of the year, several days’ hike from the nearest human beings. Sometimes she pays the cost of living with wild animals. As the only, and last surviving herdswoman in her family, Tsering chose the herd over marriage. The culture of her native Ladakh, steeped in Buddhist wisdom, has taught her to accept her fate and to cope with day-to-day difficulties. The blue of the sky and a song on the radio provide her with cheer. She has learned to live with hardship, without comforts. Although sometimes worried, she remains strong and confident about life. The film follows for a year her long hikes to pastures.
Mean Girls (2004) (PG-13)
Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed "the Plastics," but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985) (PG)
Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens), an eccentric child-like man, loves his red bicycle and will not sell it to his envious neighbor, Francis (Mark Holton). While Pee-wee visits his friend Dottie (Elizabeth Daily), the bike is stolen. Thinking his bike is at the Alamo, Pee-wee sets off on a trip, where he meets many remarkable people, including waitress Simone (Diane Salinger) and a motorcycle gang. Eventually, Pee-wee discovers that his bike is being used in a movie and tries to recover it.
The Death and Life of Martha P. Johnson (2017) (NR)
Filmmakers re-examine the 1992 death of transgender legend Marsha P. Johnson, who was found floating in the Hudson River. Originally ruled a suicide, many in the community believe she was murdered.
Her mysterious death is the lens through which award-winning documentarian David France focuses his perceptive eye on the continuing fight for justice by the LGBTQ community.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) PG-13
Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey's boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin's accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.
Meet The Robinsons (2007) (G)
Meet the Robinsons is a film about never giving up, even if you see no point in doing so, and that if you keep looking forward to what may come, then something good may come from it. Be prepared to watch as Lewis is pulled from his ordinary, and sometimes difficult, life into the future where he then meets the family of the young boy who brought him there. In doing so Lewis not only discovers an amazing secret surrounding the young time traveler, Wilbur, but he also discovers one about himself.