SOLD

sold-movie-poster-500x700Monday, June 6, 2016 — 7:30 pm
The Theatres at the Mall of America

SOLD is a narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. Based on true stories, SOLD, is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl’s story, SOLD illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as the girl in the film. SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.

SOLD is directed by Academy and Emmy award-winner, Jeffrey D. Brown, Executive Produced by two time Academy Award winner, Emma Thompson, Produced by Jane Charles, Co-Produced by Katie Mustard and Written by Joseph Kwong and Jeffrey D. Brown

View the Trailer: http://SoldTheMovie.com

Full screening of the film will be followed by a moderated discussion with the film’s producers and with experts working in the field.


Antarctica on the Edge (3D)

Antarctica_On_The_Edge-500x700Tuesday, June 7, 2016 — 7:30 pm
The Theatres at the Mall of America

Narrated by Tilda Swinton. New music by Natalie Merchant. Written and Directed by Jon Bowermaster. Executive Producer, Gary Smaby.

Followed by discussion with the Film’s Producers and Arctic Explorers

Antarctica can also be a fragile place, home to an incredible variety of life along its edges, an important part of shaping the planet’s weather systems and climate. Join National Geographic explorer Jon Bowermaster as he and his team travel along the continent’s frozen coastline in ‘Antarctica, On The Edge’ to expose just how important, and at risk, is the seventh continent.

To produce the first 3D film shot at the bottom of the world – ‘Antarctica, On the Edge’ – National Geographic writer and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster took his team by sailboat from the tip of South America to the 900-mile long Peninsula that juts out of the continent like a long finger. Its edges warmed on both sides by the sea, the Peninsula is changing faster than anywhere on the planet. These changes impact its rich wildlife – penguins, seals, whales, sea birds – in ways we rarely consider.

View the Trailer: https://vimeo.com/107620668

Full screening of the film will be followed by a moderated discussion with the film’s producers and with experts working in the field.


The Same Heart

SameHeartPosterNew-500x700Tuesday, June 7, 2016 — 7:30 pm
The Theatres at the Mall of America

THE SAME HEART follows a growing number of global economists, joining their voices with moral leaders of the world. They agree that an extremely small financial transaction tax, “The Robin Hood Tax,” could for the first time, place the needs of children at the heart of the global financial system. Suggesting a sustainable approach, THE SAME HEART also follows a dynamic Kenyan community organizer who devotes his life to making programs work from the bottom up.

View the Trailer: http://thesameheart.com/about-the-film/

Full screening of the film will be followed by a moderated discussion with the film’s producers and with experts working in the field.