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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 Harvest: Integrating Mississippi's Schools," May 16, 8:00 pm ET

On May 16 at 8 pm ET we’ll discuss “The Harvest: Integrating Mississippi’s Schools,” 2023, 107 minutes. Douglas Blackmon (author, Slavery by Another Name), revisits Leland, Mississippi, where he was a white, six year old when this small town integrated its public schools in 1970. He interviews former classmates, teachers and parents about how the experience transformed them. We will talk about what happened in Leland, and also address the question: why are so many American schools still highly segregated?

Past Films

Previous Film Discussions

      4/21/2024 With Malice Toward None, With Charity Toward All: Reclaiming Civility in American Politics, 2024 (Available on YouTube)

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      3/21/2024 In Our Son’s Name, 2015 (DVD available for purchase at http://www.inoursonsname.com/buy.php)

      Trailer          Film Discussion

      2/15/2024 American Creed, 2018 (Available for free here)

      Trailer           Film Discussion

      1/11/3024 Democracy and Faith Under Siege: Responding to Christian Nationalism, 2021 (Available on YouTube)

      No Trailer      Film Discussion

      12/12/2023 Trustworthy, 2023 (Not streaming yet. Ask about hosting a screening here.)

      Trailer            Film Discussion

      11/14/2023 ‘Greater Idaho Movement’: Why Some Want to Leave Oregon, 2023 (Available on YouTube)

       No Trailer     Film Discussion

       10/17/2023 Join or Die, 2023 (Not streaming yet; request here to host a screening)

       Trailer            Film Discussion

       9/28/2023 Sound of Freedom, 2023 (Available for free on Amazon Prime and for a small fee elsewhere)

       Trailer            Film Discussion (The presenter from Love146 who spoke about child trafficking asked us not to film her. The recording therefore begins with questions to the audience.)

      8/15/2023 Refuge, 2022 (list of platforms where it’s streaming)

      Trailer            Film Discussion

      6/27/2023 Seattle is Dying, 2019 (Available on YouTube)

      No Trailer       Film Discussion

      5/23/2023 The Trans Teen Trend: A Case of Social Contagion?, 2019 (Available on YouTube)

      No Trailer       Film Discussion (recording starts partway through)
                               Links shared in chat by participants

      4/20/2023 The First Step, 2023 (Available for a small fee on Vudu or Amazon Prime)

      Film Trailer     Film Discussion

      3/22/2023 Trust Me, 2022 (Available for a small fee here)

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       2/28/2023 Can We Take a Joke?, 2015 (Available on Tubi)

     Film Trailer        Film Discussion

      1/25/2023 A Tale of Three Chinatowns, 2021 (Available for a small fee on Amazon)

      Film Trailer        Film Discussion

       12/12/2022  The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, 2011 (Available for a small fee on Vimeo)

      Film Trailer        Film Discussion

       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         No recording of discussion

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

     Film Trailer          No recording of discussion                                    

       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

        11/23/21 Other Side of the Hill, 2021 (Vimeo)

       Film Trailer       Film Discussion

        10/26/21  Swing State, 2020 (Available for a small fee on Vimeo)

       Film Trailer       Film Discussion                                       

        9/28/21 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939 (Available for a small fee on various platforms)

       Film Trailer       Film Discussion

         8/24/21  Black Boys, 2020 (Available on Amazon Prime and Peacock)

        Film Trailer      Film Discussion (except for first 20 minutes)

         6/22/21 My Octopus Teacher, 2020 (Netflix)

        Film Trailer      Film Discussion

         5/27/21No Safe Spaces, 2019  (Amazon Prime, YouTube)

        Film Trailer      Film Discussion

         4/27/21The Best of Enemies, 2019  (Amazon Prime, YouTube, Vudu, etc.)

        Film Trailer      Film Discussion                           

         3/23/21Trumphobia: What Both Sides Fear, 2020 (Google Play, YouTube)

        Film Trailer       Film Discussion

          2/23/21Lincoln, 2012 (Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.)

        Film Trailer       Film Discussion

         1/26/21The Reunited States, 2020 (Vudu, Amazon Prime, etc.)

        Film Trailer       Film Discussion

        12/17/20 It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 (Amazon Prime)

        Film Trailer      No recording of discussion

         11/24/20 Divided We Fall: Unity Without Tragedy, 2020 (AppleTV, Amazon Prime)

        Film Trailer      Film Discussion

        10/29/20 The Social Dilemma, 2020 (Netflix)

        Film Trailer      Film Discussion 

         9/25/20 High Noon, 1952  (Starz, YouTube, etc.)     

        Film Trailer     No recording of discussion

8/28/20 The Campaign of Miner Bo, 2020 (Vudu, Amazon Prime)

        Film Trailer      Film Discussion

         7/31/20 — Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race and America, 2016 (Kanopy, Apple TV)

Film Trailer     Film Discussion

7/24/20 — The Banker, 2019 (Apple+)

        Film Trailer      Film Discussion 

 

FAQ

Yes, that’s highly recommended.

About 90 minutes.

You can register through the Eventbrite link which we provide.

Yes, discussions are recorded and saved in the Past Films section.

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