"What Went Wrong" Film Series

What Went Wrong Cinema: Movies That Open Your Eyes

The “What Went Wrong” film series is a sort of Cinema Verite.  Telling the truth through films. We believe in the power of art and media to influence and shape values.  Movies are a powerful medium for reaching people in 2 tickets of admission to the moviestheir emotional centers–the wellspring of our value-making and motivation to act.

We offer a film series and show videos to raise awareness and  provoke discussions about the role of the corporations and the corporate monied elite in creating many of the serious problems facing the middle class and the rest of the 99%, our democracy and the planet–educating the public about the distortions in American priorities, the impact of corporate greed and the profit motive run amok, the corruption in our political and financial systems, and more. We also present films that offer new possibilities and ideas to change our economy and society.

The Film Series shows films on the 3rd Monday of each month at various locations in the Natick area. Details are listed on our home page in the Important Announcements box. We’d like you to join us.

For a complete archive of the Free Movie Nights we have offered.

February Free Movie: The Brainwashing of My Dad

The truth behind the right-wing media machine that changed a father–and divided the nation Join us on Monday, February 20th for a screening and discussion of the documentary film, The Brainwashing of My Dad.  When: Monday, February 20th, 2017 from 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall (side rear entrance, St. Paul’s Church) 39 E. Central Street, Natick… Read more

November Event: Free Discussion: Election 2016: Debrief & Degrief

November Event: Free Discussion: Election 2016: Debrief & Degrief

Post-Election Points of Concern/Hope/Action Updated: November 28, 2016 We had a good turn out for our Debrief/Degrief event.  Each person had the opportunity to share their concerns and feelings about the election, as well as to contribute their ideas for what to do next. We began by asking why people came: Companionship. Organized direction. Visibility.… Read more

October Free Movie & Discussion: Hacking Democracy

October Free Movie & Discussion: Hacking Democracy

Monday, October 17th, 7-9p.m., Natick, MA Electronic voting machines count almost 100% of America’s votes in county, state and federal elections. The Diebold voting machines and their hackable software are still used today in twenty seven states. The security holes and complete lack of transparency still pose an extraordinary risk to US elections. Filmed over… Read more

June Free Movie & Discussion: Citizenfour

June Free Movie & Discussion: Citizenfour

CITIZENFOUR is a real-life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal
invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Read more

May Free Movie & Discussion: “Bag It”

May Free Movie & Discussion: “Bag It”

We’re Drowning in a Sea of Plastic!! What: A free screening of the movie “Bag It” followed by conversation When: Monday, May 16th, 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall, St. Paul’s Church (side rear entrance), 39 East Central Street, Natick, MA Sponsored by: Occupy Natick What Else: Lots of street and municipal parking.  Light refreshments. Enlightened company.… Read more

April Free Movie & Discussion: This Changes Everything

April Free Movie & Discussion: This Changes Everything

April 18th, 7-9 pm.  39 E. Central Street, Natick, MA This event is co-sponsored by Occupy Natick, Common Street Spiritual Center, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church & Metrowest Peace Action What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries… Read more

March Free Movie: Broken on All Sides

March Free Movie: Broken on All Sides

A movie about race, mass incarceration, and new visions for criminal justice in the U.S. What: Free Movie and discussion When: Monday, March 21st, 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall (St. Paul’s Church, side rear entrance). 39 E. Central Street, Natick MA (see map below) What Else: Ample parking in lot next to building and on street… Read more

February Free Movie & Discussion: Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot

February Free Movie & Discussion: Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot

We are pleased to show this film that is part of the Teaching Tolerance program. What: Free movie and discussion: Selma: Bridge to the Ballot When: Monday, February 22nd, 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall, (St. Paul’s Church side rear entrance), 39 E. Central Street, Natick, MA (see map below) Price of Admission:  FREE! What Else: All… Read more

January Free Movie: Dream On

January Free Movie: Dream On

Exclusive Metrowest Screening When: Monday, January 18th, 7-9 pm. Where: Sherrill Hall (St. Paul’s Church, side rear entrance) 39 E. Central St., Natick, MA (see map below). What: An exclusive pre-release screening of a documentary film that will appear in 2016 on PBS. Political comic, John Fugelsang, takes a road trip tracing that of 19th-century… Read more