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.
For further information, contact [email protected].
Next Film Discussion : My Octopus Teacher June 22, 8 pm ET
My Octopus Teacher won the 2021 Academy Award for Best Documentary, and is a remarkably enchanting film about the relationship between a man and an octopus.
Why discuss it in Braver Angels? You’ll be surprised at how much My Octopus Teacher teaches us about how two very different beings can get along.
We will be talking about overcoming fear; visiting the other in his/her environment; the importance of curiosity; gaining trust; self sacrifice; and more.
My Octopus Teacher is streaming on Netflix.
Previous Film Discussions
5/27— No Safe Spaces, 2019
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—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 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 — The Banker, 2019 (Apple+)