March 4th TED Talk – Why does the universe exist?

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at Compact Cinema!

Humans, ever-meaning-making creatures, will never cease to wonder: Why are things the way they are? Why do I think the way I do? And what does it all mean? Welcome to Session 7 of TED2014, in which speakers will ask big questions about how we — and the world — work.

Why is there something rather than nothing? In his book Why Does the World Exist? Jim Holt dares to ask. Using a deck of cards and other simple props, Helder Guimarães gets up close to play with your perceptions and preconceptions.

Only at TEDTalks Roanoke – join with inquiring others, lunch while you watch if you like, & enjoy a quiet viewing room. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at https://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

February 25th TED Talk – How do we heal medicine?

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at Compact Cinema!

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine — with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.

Only at TEDTalks Roanoke – join with inquiring others, lunch while you watch if you like, & enjoy a quiet viewing room. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at https://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

Two final screenings added for “American Denial” this week!

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Cost: FREE!

Friday 2/20: 5:30pm and Saturday 2/21: 3:00pm

Due to inclement weather interfering with the two screenings of “American Denial” so far, we’re adding two more screenings later this week.  These are the last screenings we’re able to offer, so we hope you’ll come see this fascinating and riveting documentary about how the American psyche has evolved regarding race.  Don’t miss these last chances to see it on the big screen, on Friday at 5:30pm and Saturday at 3:00pm.  Please tell your friends about it, whether you can make it or not.

American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.  It is the February movie in the Roanoke Public Library’s “Community Cinema” monthly documentary film series.

February 18th TED Talk – Creating opportunity through the sharing economy

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at Compact Cinema!  Our own Uber driver, Robert, will facilitate a hopeful TEDTalk about the sharing economy.

Emily Castor makes the case that ride and car sharing are not only a promising transportation alternatives–especially as the urban population continues to grow worldwide, but such examples of collaborative consumption are transformative agents for our economy and culture that increase personal freedom and move us closer toward the sharing economy.

Only at TEDTalks Roanoke – join with inquiring others, lunch while you watch if you like, & enjoy a quiet viewing room. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

Second show added for Community Cinema’s “American Denial”

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Cost: FREE!

Tuesday 2/17: 6:00pm and Wednesday 2/18: 6:00pm

We are still planning to show “American Denial” as scheduled tonight (Tuesday) at 6:00pm, but due to the big snowstorm, are adding a second screening tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 6:00pm for those who can’t make the first screening.  Please be sure to join us and see this fascinating, thought-provoking film!

American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.  It is the February movie in the Roanoke Public Library’s “Community Cinema” monthly documentary film series.

February 11th TED Talk – How movies teach manhood

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at Compact Cinema!

When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of “Star Wars,” he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and respecting women is as manly as defeating the villain.

Only at TEDTalks Roanoke – join with inquiring others, lunch while you watch if you like, & enjoy a quiet viewing room. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com