You’re invited to participate in our Movies and Meaning group. Below are the movie title for you to watch on your own. Then, on Wednesday, June 17, and Wednesday, July 22, at 7:00 pm a discussion on the movies will be held. Registration (below) for the discussion group is required. A Zoom link and discussion questions will be sent out in preparation for sessions. Contact Karen Matthias-Long with any questions.
June 17 – The Queen of Katwe
“The Queen of Katwe” is a film based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan who grew up in poverty and became a chess champion. This is not your typical Disney “feel good” movie. In fact, someone has said that this is a “feel true” film. It is a film full of heart but contains challenges to both patriarchy and colonialism. The director Mira Nair, an Indian American, wanted to make a film so that Anglo-Americans could see life through the eyes of “the other.” Phiona’s story is one that in some ways everyone can relate to. Be sure to watch through the end credits! (Streaming on iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Vudu)
July 22 – Encounters at the End of the World
When describing “Encounters at the End of the World,” a documentary film by Werner Herzog, Gareth Higgins (editor of The Porch Magazine) says that it is a “film of spectacular landscapes, fascinating science, and eccentric characters.” This documentary is unlike any other in that respect. In addition to being a collection of fascinating stories, this film is visual journey well worth taking. (Streaming on Vudu, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play)