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, volunteer to help out, or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXT FILM — Look Away, Look Away, August 24, 8 pm ET
On August 24 we will discuss Look Away, Look Away, a 2022 film that documents the fierce five-year battle that led to the removal of the confederate “stars and bars” from the Mississippi state flag, revealing how race, heritage and long-simmering grievances over the Civil War shape our sense of who we are as Americans. This 89-minute film presents “a rare opportunity to… empathize with those who hold viewpoints that differ from ours” and “takes us through a journey of cultural identity,” Malcolm Good, The Flag Institute.
Film director and producer Patrick O’Connor will join us for the discussion!
Whether you’ve attended no film discussions, just one, or a number of them, you are welcome to attend and join in! Watch Look Away, Look Away for a small fee on Apple TV, YouTube (SD version is fine), iTunes or Google Play. Please watch this film before the discussion.
Previous Film Discussions
7/18/22 — Shut Up and Sing, 2006 (Available for free here)
6/30/22 — Uncle Tom, 2020 (Available for free on Amazon Prime)
5/31/22 — Dialogue Lab, America, 2022 (Watch film for free here)
4/28/22 — Poverty, Inc., 2014 (Available for free on Amazon Prime, Tubi and Vudu)
3/29/22 — Common Grounds?, 2021 (Available for free on YouTube)
3/1/22 — What Killed Michael Brown?, 2020 (Available for a small fee on YouTube).
11/23 — Other Side of the Hill, 2021 (learn more about how to view it here)
10/26 — Swing State, 2020 (Available for a small fee on Vimeo)
9/28 — Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939 (Available for a small fee on various platforms)
8/24 — Black Boys, 2020 (Peacock)
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.
1/26/21—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)
7/24/20 — The Banker, 2019 (Apple+)