Online Film Discussions
For Braver Angels
Watch a movie on your own, then get together with others who are similar to or different from you to discuss it.
The movies we choose cover social/political issues we’re currently dealing with in our daily lives and society at large. They may highlight liberal-leaning, conservative-leaning or independent themes, or feature actors or directors from opposite sides of the political spectrum.
We encourage participants to engage in thoughtful conversation, exposing themselves to different points of view, and emphasizing Braver Angels listening and speaking skills. In addition to bridging divides, we hope participants will find enjoyment in rewatching some of their favorite films, and in discovering new ones. To suggest a film, please contact [email protected].
August 24, 8 pm ET: Black Boys, 2020
Black Boys illuminates the spectrum of black male humanity in America. An intimate, inter-generational exploration, Black Boys strives for insight to black identity and opportunity at the nexus of sports, education and criminal justice. For more information, read this review.
View for free on Peacock (you will need to create an account, but it is free. Peacock is different than Peacock Premium, which is a paid subscription service).
Film Trailer Registration link: Coming soon
Previous Film Discussions
6/22–My Octopus Teacher, 2020 (Netflix)
Watch for free on Tubi
4/27—The Best of Enemies, 2019 (Showtime)
3/23—Trumphobia: What Both Sides Fear, 2020
For information on how to view, visit https://www.trumphobiamovie.com/watch
Available to watch for a small fee on iTunes, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play and Vudu.
1/26—The Reunited States, 2020
Available on Amazon Prime, and for a small fee elsewhere. For a list, see https://reunitedstates.tv/watch
12/17— It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 (Amazon Prime)
11/24 — Divided We Fall: Unity Without Tragedy, 2020
Watch the film for free here
10/29 — The Social Dilemma, 2020 (Netflix)
9/25 — High Noon, 1952
8/28 — The Campaign of Miner Bo, 2020
Available for a small fee from Amazon Prime
7/31 — Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race and America, 2016 (Amazon Prime)
7/24 — The Banker, 2019 (Apple+)