Popcorn Theology on Zoom
Saturday, August 22
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
We'll be watching The Hate U Give," which is based on the #1 New York Times Bestselling Young Adult novel written by Jackson, Mississippi author Angie Thomas. The story is about 16 year old Starr Carter who moves between 2 worlds: the poor black neighborhood in which she lives with her family and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Facing pressures from all sides, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what is right. Spoiler alert: along the way and in the end, Starr and her family choose nonviolence and love. PG-13, a little less than 2 hours without the end credits. The novel was published in 2017 (I have read the book and recommend it.) The film was released in 2018 and stars Common, Amanda Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie and K.J. Apa.
Please plan to watch the movie between now and Saturday August 22nd . Here are the ways you may watch the movie:
~ the DVD is available to rent from Netflix. (Perhaps in Redboxes too?) But not to stream on Netflix.
~ the movie may be streamed on Hulu
~ the movie may be streamed on Amazon Prime
~ I have a copy I am able to loan
~ Molly Graves has a copy she will loan
We'll meet on one of the St. Bede's Zoom accounts from 7-8 the evening of August 22nd (the invitation will be emailed before the gathering) to share our insights, to reflect on where we saw and heard God in the movie, to share our connections with the content of the movie and we'll end our time together with Compline.
Everyone is invited to participate. Pop some popcorn and join us!