Friday Film Forum
The Third Friday Film Forum is a faith development opportunity that is both social and educational. Watching these films and engaging in the discussion that follows helps us educate ourselves, learn more about different circumstances, cultures or history, as well as provide criticism and/or commentary on events. Meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 6:00 pm.
January 19th Barbie 2023
Margot Robbie’s Stereotypical Barbie ventures into the “Real World” to learn which hapless human has triggered her malfunctions. Along the way, she learns who made her, the moral implications of death and decision-making, the tangled web of patriarchy and feminism, the trap of attempted perfection, and the importance of originality in an onslaught of intellectual Property (trademarking).
To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you're a Ken.
February 16th Disclosure 2020
The documentary follows an in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of their stories on transgender lives and American culture. It takes the audience through a history lesson using films and television shows to show how damaging and inaccurate the depiction and ideas of transgender people were displayed throughout, mostly, American cinema. Some of these examples used include Ace Ventura, Bosom Buddies, Tootsie, Victor Victoria, To Kill a Mockingbird, and much more. Disclosure provides a direct conversation between transgender people and Hollywood by showcasing both sides of the conversation with examples in film history.