Join Theology & Peace Social Hour for “Mimesis at the Movies”

Every other Thursday at 4:00 EST, we will gather for our regular social time. At 4:30 we will discuss one of the films we’ve chosen. We recommend you watch it in advance.


May 20th: Promising Young Woman Traumatized by recent events, including the death of her best friend, Cassie seeks justice. Is this a straight up revenge fantasy? To what extent does she succeed in exposing the mechanisms underpinning systemic misogyny? Written and directed by Emerald Fennell and starring Carrie Mulligan. Oscar winner for best screen play. [Warning: the film contains graphic content.] For more info:

June 3rd: Postcards From Babylon A long-form documentary featuring author and pastor, Brian Zahnd, as he investigates possibly the most important question for the church in North America today: How does the church stay faithful to the way of Jesus while situated in one of the most divisive political climates in our nation’s history? The film argues that Christians seeking proximity to power has led to a hyperpartisan Nationalistic posture that is demonstrably hindering the witness of Christ. For more info:

June 17th: Two Distinct Strangers A 2020 American short science-fiction drama film written by Travon Free and directed by Free and Martin Desmond Roe. The film examines the deaths of black Americans during encounters with police through the eyes of a character trapped in a time loop that keeps ending in his death. Oscar Winner for Best Live Action Short. For more info:

July 1st: The Present A 2020 short film directed by Farah Nabulsi and co-written by Nabulsi and Hind Shoufani, about a father and daughter in the Palestinian enclaves of the Israeli-occupied West Bank trying to buy a wedding anniversary gift. The cast is led by Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. For more info:

For a Zoom link, please RSVP Sue Wright at or go to our Facebook Discussion Page.

We welcome suggestions of films or topics for future discussions!

About Sue Wright

I use Rene Girard's mimetic theory to read comics. It's amazing what comes to light. Comics are far richer than I ever realized.
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