2018 Summer Movie Series
We live a culturally complex world, and navigating that complexity can be both frustrating and invigorating. Whether dealing with differences in family culture, organizational culture, socioethnic culture, generational culture, or national culture, living with wisdom in our globalized, connected world requires that we grow in our cultural intelligence. And like any area of life, sustainable growth involves moving through productive conflict.
Movies are one practical way for us to encounter different cultures and wrestle with the complexity and conflict that emerges from that encounter. In four unique ways, Black Panther, The Big Sick, Coco, and Lion are movies that move us to see that cultural complexity is a gift to be embraced rather than a threat to be rejected.
Popular films resonate deeply in our culture. This summer, we’re looking at four strikingly different films from the last year that share the theme of cultural collision.
AUG 05 / BLACK PANTHER
AUG 12 / THE BIG SICK
AUG 19 / COCO
AUG 26 / LION
Watch the films with your friends, then come to discuss and unpack them on Sunday.