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Online Film Discussions

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, volunteer to help out,  or if you have any questions, please contact filmdiscussion@braverangels.org

NEXT FILM The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, Dec. 12, 8:00-9:30 pm ET

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth  is a 123-minute, 2011 documentary that tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.

The televised image of its dynamited implosion has helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, a failure that has been used to critique Modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight. 

View the trailer here, and watch the film for free here (we have a group license; if it requests permission, write to jburke@braverangels.org), or for a small fee here. The film is also available on kanopy.com, which you may be able to access via your public library or school. Register for this discussion here.

Be sure to watch the film before attending the discussion.

Previous Film Discussions

       11/16/2022Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech, 2009 (Available for free here)

       Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

       10/27/2022 The Abortion Talks, 2022 (For information on viewing, visit www.abortiontalks.com)  

       Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

       9/28/22 The Armor of Light, 2015 (Available for free here)

       Film Trailer                                             Film Discussion

       8/24/22 Look Away, Look Away, 2022 (Apple TVYouTube, iTunes or Google Play)

       Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

       7/18/22 Shut Up and Sing, 2006 (Available for free here)

       Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

      6/30/22 Uncle Tom, 2020 (Available for free on Amazon Prime)

      Film Trailer                                             Film Discussion

       5/31/22 Dialogue Lab, America, 2022 (Watch film for free here)

       Film Trailer 

       4/28/22 Poverty, Inc., 2014 (Available for free on Amazon Prime, Tubi and Vudu)

        Film Trailer                                          

       3/29/22 Common Grounds?, 2021 (Available for free on YouTube)

         Film Trailer                                          Film Discussion

      3/1/22 —  What Killed Michael Brown?, 2020 (Available for a small fee on YouTube).

        Film Trailer                                           Film Discussion

       1/31/22 12 Angry Men, 1957 (Available for free on Amazon Prime)
        Film Trailer                                           Film Discussion

        11/23 Other Side of the Hill, 2021 (learn more about how to view it here)

        Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

        10/26  Swing State, 2020 (Available for a small fee on Vimeo)

        Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion                                       

        9/28 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939 (Available for a small fee on various platforms)

        Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

         8/24  Black Boys, 2020 (Peacock)

         Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion (except for first 20 minutes)

         6/22 My Octopus Teacher, 2020 (Netflix)

         Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

         5/27No Safe Spaces, 2019

         Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

         Watch for free on Tubi

         4/27The Best of Enemies, 2019 (Showtime)

         Film Trailer                                             Film Discussion                           

         3/23Trumphobia: What Both Sides Fear, 2020

         Film Trailer                                              Film Discussion

         For information on how to view, visit https://www.trumphobiamovie.com/watch

          2/23Lincoln, 2012

          Film Trailer                                              Film Discussion

          Available to watch for a small fee on iTunes, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play and Vudu.

         1/26/21The Reunited States, 2020      

         Film Trailer                                                Film Discussion

         Available on Amazon Prime, and for a small fee elsewhere. For a list, see https://reunitedstates.tv/watch 

        12/17It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 (Amazon Prime)

         Film Trailer

         11/24 Divided We Fall: Unity Without Tragedy, 2020 

         Film Trailer                                              Film Discussion

        Watch the film for free here

        10/29 The Social Dilemma, 2020 (Netflix)

         Film Trailer                                              Film Discussion 

         9/25 High Noon, 1952

        Film Trailer                                              Watch film for free here

8/28 The Campaign of Miner Bo, 2020 

        Film Trailer                                                 Film Discussion

        Available for a small fee from Amazon Prime

7/31 — Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race and America, 2016 (Amazon Prime)

Film Trailer                                                Film Discussion

7/24/20 — The Banker, 2019 (Apple+)

         Film Trailer                                                Film Discussion fo

 

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, volunteer to help out,  or if you have any questions, please contact filmdiscussion@braverangels.org

NEXT FILM The Abortion talks, Oct. 27, 6:30-9:30 pm ET.

This month we will discuss “The Armor of Light,” 87 min., a 2015 documentary about two Evangelical Christians who question whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life: Rev. Rob Schenck, a conservative Evangelical Christian leader, and Lucy McBath, whose son was shot and killed by a man objecting to the volume of music coming from the car her son was in. The movie depicts both sides of the gun debate, focusing on the minister’s personal exploration of the issue. Please view the film in advance. Watch the Film Trailer. Watch the film for free here.

To register for our discussion on Sept. 28 at 8 pm ET: Click here

Previous Film Discussions

       9/28/22 The Armor of Light, 2015 (Available for free here)

       Film Trailer                                             Recording of Discussion coming soon

       8/24/22 Look Away, Look Away, 2022 (Apple TVYouTube, iTunes or Google Play)

       Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

       7/18/22 Shut Up and Sing, 2006 (Available for free here)

       Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

      6/30/22 Uncle Tom, 2020 (Available for free on Amazon Prime)

      Film Trailer                                             Film Discussion

       5/31/22 Dialogue Lab, America, 2022 (Watch film for free here)

       Film Trailer 

       4/28/22 Poverty, Inc., 2014 (Available for free on Amazon Prime, Tubi and Vudu)

        Film Trailer                                          

       3/29/22 Common Grounds?, 2021 (Available for free on YouTube)

         Film Trailer                                          Film Discussion

      3/1/22 —  What Killed Michael Brown?, 2020 (Available for a small fee on YouTube).

        Film Trailer                                           Film Discussion

       1/31/22 12 Angry Men, 1957 (Available for free on Amazon Prime)
        Film Trailer                                           Film Discussion

        11/23 Other Side of the Hill, 2021 (learn more about how to view it here)

        Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

        10/26  Swing State, 2020 (Available for a small fee on Vimeo)

        Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion                                       

        9/28 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939 (Available for a small fee on various platforms)

        Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

         8/24  Black Boys, 2020 (Peacock)

         Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion (except for first 20 minutes)

         6/22 My Octopus Teacher, 2020 (Netflix)

         Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

         5/27No Safe Spaces, 2019

         Film Trailer                                            Film Discussion

         Watch for free on Tubi

         4/27The Best of Enemies, 2019 (Showtime)

         Film Trailer                                             Film Discussion                           

         3/23Trumphobia: What Both Sides Fear, 2020

         Film Trailer                                              Film Discussion

         For information on how to view, visit https://www.trumphobiamovie.com/watch

          2/23Lincoln, 2012

          Film Trailer                                              Film Discussion

          Available to watch for a small fee on iTunes, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play and Vudu.

         1/26/21The Reunited States, 2020      

         Film Trailer                                                Film Discussion

         Available on Amazon Prime, and for a small fee elsewhere. For a list, see https://reunitedstates.tv/watch 

        12/17It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 (Amazon Prime)

         Film Trailer

         11/24 Divided We Fall: Unity Without Tragedy, 2020 

         Film Trailer                                              Film Discussion

        Watch the film for free here

        10/29 The Social Dilemma, 2020 (Netflix)

         Film Trailer                                              Film Discussion 

         9/25 High Noon, 1952

        Film Trailer                                              Watch film for free here

8/28 The Campaign of Miner Bo, 2020 

        Film Trailer                                                 Film Discussion

        Available for a small fee from Amazon Prime

7/31 — Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race and America, 2016 (Amazon Prime)

Film Trailer                                                Film Discussion

7/24/20 — The Banker, 2019 (Apple+)

         Film Trailer                                                Film Discussion  

 

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