The Jurkowitz Center for community Engagement

Movies that Matter

Film critic and former Santa Barbara Mayor Hal Conklin introduces audiences to extraordinary movies that draw out the best in humanity and links the event with a community partner related to the theme of the movie during his pre-screening conversations.

These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others and ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema in Focus” these presentations blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.