We are giving away two festival passes to the 2012 Humanist Film Festival on Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Thursday, October 25.
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From our sponsors at Humanist Film Fest:
2012 Portland Humanist Film Festival
Friday, October 26 @ 5- 11 p.m.
Saturday, October 27 @ 2 – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 28 @ 2 – 10 p.m.
Tickets are $8-$13 per day or $28 for the weekend
More Info + Schedule: www.humanistfest.com
616 Northwest 21st Avenue Portland, OR 97209
The Portland Humanist Film Fest is the largest freethought film festival on the West Coast. It focuses the camera lens on the harm caused by religious superstition and unproven medical treatments, and it advocates for evidence-based thinking.
The festival features 17 independent films and 4 Box Office movies including:
Kumaré – The true story a false prophet. Film Maker Vikram Gandhi impersonates spiritual leader Kumaré and gathers disciples in the United States. In the process, he forges profound connections with people from all walks of life and is forced to confront difficult questions about his own identity. At the height of his popularity, Kumaré unveils his true identity to a core group of disciples who are knee-deep in personal transformation. Kumaré, at once playful and profound, is an insightful look at faith and belief. Film Maker Vikram Gandhi was recently interviewed on the Colbert Report.
Let’s Talk About Sex takes a closer look at American attitudes about sex. It was partially filmed in Portland and other Oregon locations. The film compares approaches to sex education in the US and Netherlands, and highlights solutions that lead to better health outcomes. Producer Neal Weisman will hold a Q&A after the film.
In God We Teach, a documentary film that follows the “separation of church and state” controversy played out in a very public feud between high school student Matthew LaClair and his history teacher in Kearny, NJ. Information at http://ingodweteach.com/. Director Vic Losick will hold a Q&A after the film.
12 Angry Men. The 1957 film classic starring Henry Fonda, which remains one the best demonstrations of practical skepticism in movie history.
Flatland 1 and Flatland 2, a charming animated exploration of mathematical concepts in an engaging story about a girl named Hex, who dares to think outside the box, based on the 19th century classic novel by Edwin Abbot.
Contagion, Chocolat, The Dish and other major studio films addressing themes of science, reason, and humanism.