Second Monday Movie Committee

MAY MOVIE: HIT AND STAY, May 13, 7 p.m.

On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists, including Daniel and Philip Berrigan, entered a Selective Service office in suburban Catonsville, Maryland, dragged stacks of Draft Board records out into the parking lot, and set them on fire with homemade napalm. They then prayed, and waited to be arrested. In doing so, they kindled a wave of similar protests against the Vietnam War across the country that swept up dozens of participants and inspired thousands, and then millions. Hit & Stay tells the story of the nine and those who joined them in protesting the war. Catonsville galvanized the nonviolent antiwar resistance away from protest marches and toward direct actions by ordinary citizens against draft boards. Through interviews with many of the participants (as well as observers Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn), Hit & Stay explores the early actions, the activists going to prison or going underground, the FBI’s pushback against the movement, the escalating scale and stakes, and the ultimate victory of the protesters in the trial of the Camden 28. A documentary film by Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk.

(2013, 1 hr, 39 mn, USA)

Connecting the dots. . . A chance to discuss the film follows the showing.

Always FREE and open to the public. 

ALL ARE WELCOME! Free popcorn!

Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee


JUNE MOVIE: AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, June 10, 7 p.m.

Fight Like Your World Depends on It
Time is Running Out
Change is in the Air
Climate Changes. Truth Does Not.
This is Our Home

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes-in moments private and public, funny and poignant-as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Renowned filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (Audrie & Daisy, 2016 Sundance Film Festival) have taken the baton from 2006 Academy Award-winner Davis Guggenheim. What started then as a profound slide show lecture has become a gorgeously cinematic excursion. Our extraordinary former vice president invites us along on an inspirational journey across the globe that delivers the tools to heal our planet. The question is: Will WE choose to take the baton?  

(2017, 1 hr 38 mn, Documentary, Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk)

Connecting the dots. . . A chance to discuss the film follows the showing.

Always FREE and open to the public. 

ALL ARE WELCOME! Free popcorn!

Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee and Veterans for Peace Chapter 37

BE A WAMM MOVIE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER!

The Second Monday Movie committee meets virtually via e-mail. 

JOIN US as we bring cutting edge and informative movies to WAMM Second Monday Movies. 

Here are some things Movie Committee volunteers do.

  • Some fun things

    • Help choose the movies WAMM for Second Monday Movie Nights.

    • Get to see movies not usually seen in movie theaters or on television.

    • Meet like-minded interesting people with new perspectives during discussions on movie night.

    • Help introduce movies and lead a discussion.

  • Some PR things

    • Help with PR by leafleting at events you attend and talking to people about the movie of the month to your friends and others who may be interested.

    • Share on your social media and email

  • Some technical things

    • Help set up the projector and sound system on movie nights.

    • Help make popcorn (with our machine it becomes technical!)

  • Some practical things

    • Help set up and clean up the room on movie night.

    • Monitor and control the lights on movie night.

Not able to make a long term commitment? We are always looking for one-night only help as well!

Contact the WAMM office for more information - 612-827-5364