Philosophy Drive-In’s & Read-In’s

Books and movies are awesome!  And books and movies that offer opportunities for critical, creative thinking, new ways of looking at things and the seeing the world, reflection on our own internal lives and those around us, and growth….well those are even better!  That’s why we love our philosophy drive-in’s and philosophy read-in’s.   “Drive-in’s and Read-in’s,” you ask?  “What are those?”  Well, here’s the scoop.

Spring 2018

Philosophy Drive-In’s

  • Thursday, February 15thThirteen Conversations About One Thing
  • Thursday, April 19thIn Search of Memory

Spring 2018

Philosophy Read-In’s

  • Friday, May 4thStories TBD

 
Philosophy Drive-In’s
(For Young Adults, Adults, Elders & Kids)

We love drive-in theaters and movies that make you think!  So…we decided to create our own version of the drive-in indoors at The Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center — an eve under the stars without the cars! 

Our philosophy drive-in’s are opportunities to enjoy a featured film aimed at getting your synapses firing, followed by a lively philosophical discussion.  Light snacks provided.  BYOB. $5 suggested donation.

We offer philosophy drive-in nights for young, adults & elders, as well as  and kids.

 

 
Philosophy Read-In’s
(For Kids)

We love reading and books that make you think!  So…we decided to create our own version of a philosophy read-in (with stars!) indoors at The Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center — an eve with books under the stars and without the cars! 

Our philosophy read-in’s are opportunities for kids to enjoy listening to featured stories aimed at getting their synapses firing, followed by a kid-inspired philosophical discussion.  Light snacks provided. $5 suggested donation.

 

 

Philosophy Drive-In

(For Young Adults, Adults & Elders)

When:  Thursday, February 15th

  • Doors open at 6:45pm; Show starts at 7pm
  • 1 hour & 45 min. film + 45 min – 1 hour post-film discussion

Where:  101 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601
Venue Capacity:  15 people
Cost: $5 Suggested Donation
Featured Film:  Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (followed by a lively philosophical discussion) — Film synopsis & trailer provided below

Other Information: Light snacks provided.  BYOB.
Reserve Your Seat:  Please let us know you’re coming so we can save you a seat!  Space is limited.

For more information, please contact Marisa Diaz-Waian at [email protected] or #406-439-5788.

Philosophy Read-In

(For Kids)

When:  Friday, May 4th

  • Doors open at 6:15pm; Storytelling starts at 6:30pm
  • 30-45 minutes of storytelling & 30-45 minute post-reading discussion

Where:  101 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601
Venue Capacity:  15-20 kids

  • Parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. welcome and encouraged to attend

Cost: $5 Suggested Donation
Featured Stories:  TBD (followed by a kid-inspired philosophical discussion)

Other Information: Light snacks provided.
Reserve Your Seat:  Please let us know you’re coming so we can save you a seat!

For more information, please contact Marisa Diaz-Waian at [email protected] or #406-439-5788.

Film Trailer & Synopsis

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing is a 2001 drama film directed by Jill Sprecher. The screenplay by Sprecher and her sister Karen focuses on five seemingly disparate individuals whose paths intersect in ways that unexpectedly impact their lives.  A physics professor approaching middle age decides to change his life with unexpected results. A rising young prosecuting attorney’s plans are thrown into disarray as the result of a single careless act while distracted. A woman reluctantly faces her husband’s infidelity. An envious insurance claims manager with family problems seeks revenge on a cheerful coworker, but has second thoughts. And an optimistic young cleaning woman awaits a miracle, only to have her faith shaken by a traumatic event. These ordinary people all find themselves asking the fundamental question philosophers have pondered throughout history: What is happiness, and how does one achieve it?

To view pictures from our philosophy drive-in outings, please visit our Merlin Drive-In Archive page.

Philosophy Drive-In

(For Adults & Elders)

When:  Thursday, April 19th

  • Doors open at 6:45pm; Show starts at 7pm
  • 1 hour & 35 min. film + 45 min – 1 hour post-film discussion

Where:  101 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601
Venue Capacity:  15 people
Cost: $5 Suggested Donation
Featured Film: In Search of Memory (followed by a lively philosophical discussion) — Film synopsis & trailer provided below

Other Information: Light snacks provided.  BYOB.
Reserve Your Seat:  Please let us know you’re coming so we can save you a seat!  Space is limited.

For more information, please contact Marisa Diaz-Waian at [email protected] or #406-439-5788.

Film Trailer & Synopsis

In Search of Memory is a a compelling blend of autobiography and history that recounts the life of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century and illuminates scientific developments in our understanding of the brain’s role in recording and preserving memory. In addition to archival footage and dramatic re-creations of Kandel’s childhood experiences in Nazi-occupied Vienna and his formative years as an emigrant in New York, the film features discussions with Kandel, friends and family, as well as his public lectures in Vienna and New York, which explore both his professional and personal life, especially his emotional ties to Judaism.  Both through its personal journey into the memory of this amazingly spry and witty 79-year old, especially his traumatic experiences during the Holocaust, and a visit to his Columbia University laboratory, where Kandel and his colleagues demonstrate their experimental research, In Search of Memory examines how the brain stores memories, the difference between short-term and long-term memory, Alzheimer’s and age-related memory loss, and structural modifications to the brain that enhance memory.  In revisiting the people, places and objects of Kandel’s lifetime experiences, In Search of Memory reveals how everything we undergo changes the brain, even our genetic make-up, and can determine the focus of a life’s work.

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