A Long, Long Way: Greg Garrett in Conversation - part 2
Join us as we continue our conversation about story, race and church. This event will be virtual; you can join us at St John's Facebook page.
Join us again online at 7 pm on August 12 as we continue the conversation. Dr. Garrett suggested interested persons view a few films in anticipation of discussion of race as it is represented in popular culture:
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (NR, 1967). This classic tells the story of Joanna Drayton and her fiancée, John Prentice, as their parents meet for the first time and grapple with race and romance and their own self-perceptions.
- Do the Right Thing (R, 1989). This award-winning film explores racial tension centered on a Brooklyn pizza parlor that leads to violent confrontations between different communities in the same space.
- BlacKkKlansman (R, 2018). Based on the life of Ron Stallworth, this Oscar-winning film tells Stallworth’s story as an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO who successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader.
He also mentioned the fantastic horror film Get Out (R, 2017), but given that many do not watch horror films, he will be focusing on the three films listed above. You can find these films through your favorite streaming services, or in physical media through our area public libraries.
We will continue these conversations on a more-or-less biweekly basis for the foreseeable future and are looking forward to viewing pertinent material together and hearing from a variety of speakers to learn and grow together into God’s Beloved Community.