Revised Schedule for Discussion Series “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. Scroll down for revised scheduled.


June 17th: 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:

July 1st: Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner, which is loosely based on Philip K. Dick‘s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film is set in a dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work at space colonies. When a fugitive group of advanced replicants led by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) escapes back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) reluctantly agrees to hunt them down.

July 15th: 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 29th: 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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