Free Film Series to Launch at the PETA Empathy Center

See Hard-Hitting Documentaries With 'PETAflix & Chill'—or Bring the Whole Family to 'PETA Kids Morning Moovies'

For Immediate Release:
March 1, 2017

Contact:
David Perle 202-483-7382

What:     This month, PETA’s new Empathy Center in Echo Park will launch two free film-screening series. PETAflix & Chill is a documentary series for adults that’ll include discussions and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers. Attendees will be offered free coconut water, popcorn, and coffee, and food will be available for purchase from vegan food truck Word of Mouth—5 percent of the proceeds will be donated to PETA. The other series is PETA Kids Morning Moovies, at which the whole family can enjoy a free vegan cereal bar with a variety of nondairy milks and yogurts, fruit, juice, and more (plus, coffee for parents).

When:    Saturday, March 4, and Saturday, March 11—doors open at 9 a.m.

PETA Kids Morning Moovies—visit PETAKids.com/Movies for more information.

Saturday, March 18—doors open at 7:30 p.m.

PETAflix & Chill screens What the Health, a new film by the makers of award-winning Cowspiracy, featuring a special discussion and Q&A session with filmmaker Kip Andersen.

Saturday, March 25—doors open at 7:30 p.m.

PETAflix & Chill screens Earthlings, narrated by three-time Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix, featuring a special discussion and Q&A session with filmmaker Shaun Monson.

Where:    The PETA Empathy Center, 2624 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

“Movies have a lot to teach us, whether it’s a fact-filled documentary or an animated film with lovable animal characters,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s free film series aim to foster justice, respect, understanding, and compassion for all living beings.”

PETA’s motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”

For more information, please visit PETA.org/EmpathyCenter.

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