CAST: Dan Pallota, Edward Norton, Rudy Espinoza DIRECTOR: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Due to popular demand from the Pierce County nonprofit community, The Grand is bringing this film back for one additional screening at 6:30 p.m. on December 5. If you donate to nonprofits, are a board member or work for a nonprofit, this is a must see film. Join us after the film for a post film discussion of the topics you'll see on screen.
What if charity could be transformed from a gesture to an answer - to solving the world's greatest problems? What if everything we've been taught about charitable giving is wrong? What if it's undermining the very causes, we love the most? "Uncharitable" is a one - of - a - kind movie that shows how our charitable traditions and prejudices have suffocated the charitable sector and prevented it from leading the charge to truly change the world. Based on the book, "Uncharitable," by Dan Pallotta, which became one of the most talked - about TED talks of all time - changing everything from charity watchdog standards to the giving practices of America's biggest foundations - Uncharitable follows the stories of four iconic American charitable efforts that were crippled or destroyed by old ideas. Step - by - step, and with a chorus of leading voices in the field, the movie shows how charity's real power has been misunderstood and undermined by anachronistic ideas about frugality and deprivation and takes the viewer on a journey from sach - cloth and ashes to a place where unleashed, charities can play the leading role in creating an unimaginably beautiful world that works for everyone.