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 join the Film Discussion Club which chooses films and organizes these events, please contact Donna Murphy.
Next Film Discussion : The Reunited States (2020) Jan. 26 at 8 pm ET
At a time when America is ripping apart at the seams, The Reunited States is a powerful and urgent documentary that follows the unsung heroes on the difficult journey of bridging our political and racial divides. Susan Bro, who lost her daughter when a car drove through a group of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, and David and Erin Leaverton, a Republican couple who travel to all fifty states in an RV to find out what divides us, are just a few of the people profiled in the film. Each of these bridge-builders have realized that while our divides run deeper than they ever could have imagined, so does the love and hope to bring our country back together. Based on the book of the same name, this 84-minute film urges us to consider that everyone has a role to play in reuniting the country.
Director Ben Rekhi and the Leavertons will attend our discussion!
12/17— It’s a Wonderful Life
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 (via link from the director)
7/31 — Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race and America, 2016 (Amazon Prime)
7/24 — The Banker, 2019 (Apple+)