Upcoming 

TAKING A STAND, '22

         

Fall OnLine SCREENINg SALON Series
Dates:  Sept 27, Oct 4, 11 & 18
Time:  5pm - 7pm PT  /  8 - 10pm ET   * Meet & Greet starts 15 minutes prior 
Click to watch this 'Taste of a Screening Salon'.

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Join us online for 4 Tuesdays in September/October for compelling screened content, shared conversation and group connection with our Featured Guests... and each other. 

As usual, there is no cost to participate in these online salons, though contributions to Support Our Featured Guests are very welcome. Also, since space is limited, we encourage you to book each salon early. 

THEME:

There are SO many ways to take a stand, and they don't have to be through acts of agression.

A year and a half ago, both on the screen and in our post-screening group conversations, we encountered champions of the environment and of girls' and women's rights. Among them were Ted Turner, Laura Seydel, Dr. Vandana Shiva and Camilla and Jim Becket... as well as Melissa Berton, Ruby Schiff and the girls and women they featured in their Oscar-winning documentary, Period. End of Sentence.

 

This time, we'll explore TAKING A STAND in a completely different way.

Instead of protest marches and warfare, we will experience the impact and ripples that come from acts of courage, love, leadership and service.

PROGRAM

Though each salon stands on its own, this series offers various perspectives to more fully connect with the theme and fellow participants.

* To reserve your place, first Join as a Member.  Then book each gathering one at a time, by first selecting the date.  

Tuesday, Sept 27  9/11: Stories of Survival and Service

This film highlights extraordinary stories from four ordinary individuals who directly experienced 9/11... a civilian who escaped from above the impact zone in the South Tower, a police officer who survived the collapse of the North Tower, a firefighter who responded that day and an advocate raising awareness for those facing 9/11-related illnesses after losing her father to cancer which was related to his time at Ground Zero. Together, they offer a moving portrait of those affected by the attacks and offer insights into 9/11’s ongoing legacy today. This film serves as the centerpiece for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Anniversary in the Schools program. 

  • Film Trailer

  • Featured Guests:  

    • Noah Rauch, Senior Vice President for Education & Public Programs, 9/11 Memorial & Museum

    • David Lim, Lieutenant, Port Authority Police Department (ret.)

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Tuesday, Oct 4  Finding Courage*  

*Salon ends 30 min LATER, at 7:30pm PT / 10:30pm ET

In this feature-length documentary film, we go behind the scenes of modern-day China. The film opens with an old Chinese saying, "the family is the essential unit of human society, and you must honor and defend your family".  A former journalist for the Chinese Communist Party, Yi Fei Wang, does just that, risking everything for her family.  She is seeking justice for the murder of her sister at the hands of the Chinese authorities. While living in exile in San Francisco, she struggles to settle into life in the United States as she works to heal her family’s wounds from their tragic past.

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Tuesday, Oct 11  Shaping Solutions:  Women Leaders for Climate Justice  

Children and young people have been left with an uncertain—and likely unsafe—future. As the curator and moderator of this panel for the Skoll World Forum, Pat convened 5 female panelists with an almost unparalleled wealth of experience not only in climate change, but in ‘climate justice’, the deep injustice to nature itself, in the loss of biodiversity and the rapid extinction of so many species. Importantly, climate justice also includes a just transition from fossil fuels to renewables since the countries least responsible for the climate crisis are suffering the most and additional support is necessary.

The panel was is call to action for governments, corporations, investors, cities and communities to harness the ambition necessary to meet this moment and to highlight the current and future role of women in addressing this crisis.

  • Featured Guest: 

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Tuesday, Oct 18...  Closing Salon  

This even more interactive salon will integrate prior salons to focus on connecting even more with the series theme and each other. 

  • Featured Guests:

    • Our Entire Group

Booking Info.

  1. If not already, you'll need to Join as a Member. first  (It's free, easy & cancellable at any time.)

  2. Then, on the Booking Calendar, select the date. Then click on the time of the salon and finish up.

 

FAQS:

  • What is a screening salon?  Find out here and see one in action here.

  • Online screening salons are free to attend.

  • In lieu of a booking fee, we invite you to make a contribution to support our Featured Guests.

  • ... AND we always want to hear your suggestions for screened content and featured guests future salons. Your suggestions add richness to our evolving community.

Support our Featured Guests

  • In lieu of a booking fee, we invite you to make a contribution to support our Featured Guests.

  • 100% of what SSR receives will be split among the Featured Guests to support their work.

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 POP-UP in PARIS:  Mission JOY
Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

Summer '22

OnLine SCREENINg SALON 

 
 

Join me online for an encore screening salon of Mission:  JOY, once again, with Featured Guest Producer & Co-Director Peggy Callahan.

 

Before and after watching the film, which features two extraordinary Nobel Peace Prize Winners, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, we will engage in shared conversation and group connection. Our focus will be on the ripple effect that JOY (and films like hers) can have on us as individuals and on the world in which we live.

THE FILM:  Mission:  JOY -- Finding Happiness in Troubled Times  

Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, India, this film is a behind the scenes exploration of the extraordinary relationship of two global thought leaders, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. With genuine affection, mutual respect and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from cutting-edge science, ancient traditions and lived experience regarding how to live with joy in the face of life’s challenges.

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Ripples... & More Ripples 

  • You may have experienced this film during our Spring Screening Salon Series, Vulnerability & Connection when Peggy was with us.

  • Or maybe you were one of the 68+ million people from around the world who saw the film during last weekend's 48-hour Global Watch Event, UNITE FOR JOY, co-hosted by Sir Richard Branson, Gloria Estefan, Cher, and many others. 

If not, or if you want to see it again...

  • On June 7,  you will see it in its entirety during our online screening salon.

  • As of June 9, the film will go live on paid streaming platforms.

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Vulnerability & Connection
Spring '22
ONLINE ScreEning Salon Series 
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Join us online for four Tuesdays in April for compelling screened content, shared conversation and group connection with our Featured Guests and each other.  

THEME:

For decades and even centuries, being vulnerable was perceived as a weakness. So much so that it could result in ridicule, ostracism and even death. However this character trait is now touted as a tool for personal fulfillment and intimacy in our personal lives. More recently its benefits have penetrated the business world, where it is  one of THE power skills for effective leadership. 

This series we'll explore what happens when we dare to be vulnerable and how it impacts our lives.

SCREENED CONTENT & FEATURED GUESTS: 

Though each salon stands on its own, this series offers various perspectives to more fully connect with the theme and fellow participants.

* To reserve your place, first Join as a Member.  Then book each gathering one at a time, by first selecting the date.  

Meeting Jim 

Meet Jim Haynes, an extraordinary man who grabbed the spirit of the 60s with his heart and soul and continued to carry it throughout his 87 year-long life.  For 4 decades Jim welcomed friends and complete strangers, mostly new to one another, to Sunday dinner at his home in Paris.  In his own words, One of his books was called Hello, I Love You (1974). He claimed that his ambition was to have everyone in the world in his address book.

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Mission:  JOY -- Finding Happiness in Troubled Times  

Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, India, this film is a behind the scenes exploration of the remarkable friendship between Nobel Peace Prize Winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. With genuine affection, mutual respect and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from cutting-edge science, ancient traditions and lived experience regarding how to live with joy in the face of life’s challenges.

The Lesson  (ends 30 min. early, at 7pm PT / 10pm ET)

The Lesson is an emerging platform that connects audiences with a growing collection of personal stories... stories that dig deep and seek to connect, teach and inspire, including those of:

  • Bea Arthur: a young entrepreneur and Shark Tank survivor

  • Ginny Glider:  a two-time Olympic rower and battle-tested leader

  • Karl Wagner, an ex-CIA agent, widower and father

Ginny and Karl will be with us  for the  post-screening conversation, and Bea might be, too. 

  • Featured Guest:

    • Reed Frerichs, Co-Founder & CEO

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Closing Salon  (ends 30 min. early, at 7pm PT / 10pm ET)

This even more interactive salon will integrate prior salons to focus on connecting even more with the series theme and each other. 

  • Featured Guests:

    • Our Entire Group



Connection & Belonging 
Fall '21
ONLINE SCREENINg SALON Series
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SCREENED CONTENT & FEATURED GUESTS: 

Each salon stands on its own.  The series offers various perspectives on the series theme.

 

Ground Operations:  Battlefields to Farmfields  

America needs a million new farmers.  Veterans want the job. 

This is their journey, transitioning home to find a purposeful path and a new life.

  • Trailer

  • Featured Guest:  

    • Dulanie Ellis​, Producer-Director

 

My So-Called Enemy

Six courageous Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls participate in a U.S.-based women's leadership program. 

In this 7-year coming-of-age story, we see how that experience meets with the realities of their lives at home. 

  • Trailer

  • Featured Guests: 

    • Lisa Gossels, Director, Producer & Co-Editor

    • Justin Schein, Director of Photography & Co-Producer

    • Joline Makhlouf Rukab, Film Subject & Advisor

THEME:

Starting in late October and leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, we explored the sense of belonging that is possible when we dare to explore unfamiliar territory and connect in unexpected ways..

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Disconnected 

A fed-up mom forces three teens to have an actual conversation by confiscating their cellphones for one hour.

  • ​​Trailer

  • Featured Guests:  

    • Meredith Thomas, Actor In the role of the mother

    • Monika Hochreutener, Executive Producer & Community Volunteer

Closing Salon  (ends 30 min. early, at 7pm PT / 10pm ET)

This even more interactive salon integrated prior salons to focus on the series theme. 

  • Featured Guests:  Our Entire Group

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TAKING A STAND, 2021
sPRING '21

ONLINE SCREENINg SALON Series
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THEME:

What happens when we dare to go against the current... and stay the course? 

In this series, we experienced trailblazers whose vision and conviction have revolutionized lives, mindsets, practices, policies... and generations.

SCREENED CONTENT & FEATURED GUESTS: 

Each salon stands on its own.  The series offers various perspectives on the series theme.

Period. End of Sentence.

“A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.”

  • TrailerThe film won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary Short.  

  • Featured Guests:  

    • ​​Melissa Berton, Producer. ​Executive Director of The Pad Project

    • Ruby Schiff, Executive Producer. Co-Founder of The Pad Project

 

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva  

"When you control seed, you control life on Earth."  The life story of Dr. Shiva.

  • Trailer

  • Featured Guests:  

    • Camilla & Jim Becket, Directors and Producers

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Ted Turner:  Captain Planet

Dr. Sanjay Gupta's intimate profile of Ted Turner and his environmental work, often lost in the headlines.

  • Trailer

  • Featured Guest: 

    • Laura Turner Seydel, international environmental advocate & eco-living expert & Chair of Captain Planet Foundation

Closing Salon  (ends 30 min. early, at 7pm PT / 10pm ET)

This even more interactive salon will integrate prior salons to focus on the series theme. 

  • Featured Guests:  Our Entire Group

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