Online Film Discussions

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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 Upcoming Film

June 27, 8 pm ET

Seattle is Dying, 2019, is a 60-minute news documentary produced by KOMO-TV. It maintains that Seattle’s homelessness and crime issues are spurred by drug addiction, and advocates for intervention, including jail time during which drug treatment is administered.  It holds up as a model Rhode Island’s prison- and community-based Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Be sure to watch the film before attending the discussion.

Past Films

Previous Film Discussions

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

       No Trailer                                          Film Discussion (Partial).  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)

      Film Trailer                                         Film Discussion    

       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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