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 email@example.com.
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.
Previous Film Discussions
9/28 — Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939 (Available for 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—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 — The Banker, 2019 (Apple+)