Now more than ever we must stand together, promote love and unity in our community and set an example for small towns across the nation. We have the opportunity to use our voice for the greater good and empower all minorities, cultures and colors to stand up for justice for all. Americans are capable of great courage and kindness.
Some of the most powerful films exemplify how we can honor and celebrate diversity as well as educate us on the history of America. Below is a list of thought provoking and powerful films you can watch and learn from.
“Selma” (2014) is a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and his pursuit for equal voting rights, centered on the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The film, starring David Oyelow as the late Dr. King, follows the true story of the famous activist embarking on a dangerous three-month campaign to secure equal voting rights for African Americans, culminating in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Feel free to watch the film anytime you’re in need of some major inspiration.
It’s time to pull out your tissue box, folks. “Loving” (2016) is based on the real-life love story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple that got married in the 1960s. At the time, it was illegal for them to wed in their home state of Virginia due to miscegenation laws, and they traveled to DC to tie the knot after Mildred realized she was pregnant. Soon after, the Lovings were arrested, put on trial and banned from the state of Virginia for their apparently illegal union. They refused to give up their fight to live in the state though, and their perseverance and love eventually led them all the way to the Supreme Court, whose unanimous decision led to the end of the country’s last remaining segregation laws.
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Can’t stop that summer feeling! Summer time is notorious for some of the biggest blockbuster hits in history! The season has officially started in Chelan and although things are different this year, we still have all the summer feels. Looking for a little inspiration to set your summer mood? Here’s a few of the most… Continue Reading
Memorial Day has always meant so much to our Valley. It’s when we honor those who died for their country by having our annual Memorial Day Parade, it’s the kick off to summer and it’s pure nostalgia for all locals and visitors alike. Although it is going to look quite different this year, we can still… Continue Reading
Dear Ruby Friends, We hope that you are all keeping well, and supporting each other, during these extraordinary times. The Ruby team keeps busy doing projects inside and outside the Ruby while we are closed. You will see a few happy changes when we re-open. And the Ruby is also working with Riverwalk Books and… Continue Reading
It’s almost Mother’s Day! Wishing all the Mothers out there a wonderful and love filled weekend this weekend and every day! To show our love from a distance, enjoy this list of some of the most outstanding Mom’s on Film! Tanya Anderson (Angela Bassett) Akeelah and the Bee (2006) Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) The… Continue Reading
Hey Chelan Valley! We miss you! As we continue to fight the good fight and get through this, we wanted to remind you to DANCE! Why you ask? Because dancing has MANY health benefits including: improved condition of your heart and lungs. increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness. increased aerobic fitness. improved muscle tone and strength. weight management. stronger… Continue Reading
Another week has come and gone and although we are making headway to get through this, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to ensure the continued safety of our community members as well as guests. A common theme in feel good film is “Teamwork.” It inspires us, restores our hope… Continue Reading
Much like in the movies, we are seeing more and more Heroes emerge within the community and throughout the entire world in this uncertain time of crisis. From Healthcare providers who are on the front lines wearing masks to save lives (as well as their own), To farmers and farmworkers, fruit packers, grocery and hardware store… Continue Reading
Take Quiz Now! Movies to look forward to at the Ruby! We might be closed for crisis now, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a great list of films lined up to show you! Here are some titles to look forward to once we get back going again. Have a Happy Easter and stay… Continue Reading
We miss you at the Ruby but… We miss you all at the Ruby! We hope you are using this time to watch classic films and feel good movies that inspire and spark joy! And while we can’t show you movies at the Ruby at this time, we’ve created a fun little quiz to test… Continue Reading