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 or if you have any questions, please contact donna@braverangels.org.

October 26, 8 pm ET: Swing State, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Director Bryan Oldenburg and Senators Tim Cullen and Dale Schultz will join us for our film discussion!

Director Oldenburg, a lifelong Wisconsite, travels to red and blue counties in Wisconsin, and interviews Republicans and Democrats about polarization and other issues. The movie features, among others, former state legislators Tim Cullen (D) and Dale Schultz (R) who are good friends and promote working together across the aisle. It also places the spotlight on red and blue citizens from the town of Friendship, Wisconsin.

Watch the film on Vimeo for a small fee at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/swingstatewisconsin.

         Film Trailer                                            Register here

Previous Film Discussions

         9/28 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939 (Available for 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.

         1/26The 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 — The Banker, 2019 (Apple+)

         Film Trailer                                                Film Discussion

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