What's a Screening Salon?

As a believer in the power of connection and change through screened content, Christine creates an open, genuine forum in which the content becomes a bridge for members to discover and activate.


Here, we are all 'experts', adding our unique ingredients into the mix... as speakers and active listeners.   We invite you to join us soon!

  • Online screening salons are free to attend. 
  • UPDATE:  To reserve, first join as a Member... it's free, easy and cancellable

  • All voluntary contributions go to our Featured Guests.


  • The purpose of these screening salons is to build community and ripples to support issues, ideas and initiatives as well as the individuals who address them.  

  • As of 2021 and in the spirit of 'the ripple', we no longer charge a booking fee to attend online screening salons or pop-ups.  Instead you may support the vision and work of our Featured Guests.  (Contributions are completely optional.)

  • Featured Guests will receive 100% of these contributions. 

  • Whether or not  you participate in a salon, your support can add to their ripple. 

  • Says Christine, "I have no idea what to expect, but it feels right for me... and I think it will for you, too."

  • It is not a film followed by a short Q & A.  Instead these are smaller groups facilitated by Christine.  We talk before and after the screening to connect with each other and around the theme.  

  • Featured Guests join as fellow participants who enrich the salons with their presence as well as their screened content. 

  • Screened content ranges from feature films and rough cuts to shorts, music videos, public service announcements and more. 

  • Our series format allows participants to be immersed with each other in the theme.  Each salon stands on its own and can be booked à la carte. 

  • The last salon of each series is a 'closing salon'. These are even more interactive as we dive deeper into the theme.  Featured Guests attend these as well as their schedules allow. (No screened content is screened to allow for this to happen.)

  • Single-session Pop-Up Salons are presented as opportunities arise. 

  • Talk time vs. screening time might vary, and programs are subject to change given the nature of life... and opportunities which might arise.

  • Each salon is attended by at least one Featured Guest.  In the past we've hosted directors, producers, directors of photography, score composers as well as actors and others who appear on-screen. 

  • Salon participants are diverse and include thought leaders, do-ers, changemakers and people like you. They come from both coasts and in between... and as far away as Lebanon and Pakistan. 

  • The group size is limited to assure a quality experience.  If you've booked and need to cancel, please do so asap so someone else can take your place.

  • Please note:  Once a salon begins, access is closed.

  • Pop-Up gatherings are just that... they happen as opportunities arise.  Expect a couple a year.

  • Each salon lasts 2 to 2 ½ hours.  They open 15 minutes early for settling in and an on-time start. 

  • Online salons take place in Gallery View on Zoom.  In-person salons can be anywhere...  cinemas, private screening rooms, etc.

  • Before and after the salons, participants can continue to connect via posts and comments on this website.