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Crossing Party Lines: Portland, OR
Join us for our January Film Club selection.
On the air. Unaware.
He doesn’t know it, but everything in Truman Burbank’s life is part of a massive TV set. His gradual discovery of the truth is a metaphor for us. How is our life a “closed system” like his? How do we zoom out beyond our own narrow frame to become critical thinkers?
Does it seem we’re all living in the Truman Show? Journalist Tim Pool writes: “It’s easy to make fun of someone else living in an alternative reality until you realize you may be living in one too.”
We’re all Truman, in silos of our history, conditioning, filters, bias, programming. In other words, we’re all living in our own closed systems. As the character Christof says: “We accept the reality of the world as it’s been presented.”
Crossing Party Lines seeks to increasingly zoom out through viewpoint diversity in order to present a bigger picture of “the reality of the world.” To do so we need to be able to leave our comfort zones, much as Truman needs to do. Once we do, we can start to see what’s of value that we haven’t been seeing outside of our own personal Truman Show world.
About the CPL FILM CLUB
Enjoy great films that help us see the world differently.
Film offers a novel entry point to examining important topics. Film engages more of our senses simultaneously. It can help us understand an issue more directly, as it plays out in lived lives, whether in documentaries or fiction. Films show, not tell — they help us see the world in a holistic way.
Introducing the CPL Film Club: a new way to cross party lines with warm and engaging conversations. Participants will watch the film on their own after watching a 10 minute CPL video that will explain
– why we picked the film,
– how it is relevant to our month’s topic,
– what you should pay particular attention to, along with
– questions you might want to ask yourself.
MEETS MONTHLY ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS
3PM PT / 6PM ET VIA ZOOM 90 minutes
CPL FILM CLUB
The Truman Show
The Best of Enemies