"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.

June Free Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

June Free Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

The Perfect 1939 Message for 2018! Occupy Natick presents the political comedy-drama, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a classic Frank Capra film starring James Stewart as Mr. Smith. The very statements that this movie makes about greed and corruption still exist today, after 79 years. What: Free Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington When: Monday,… Read more

May Free Movie: Taking Root

May Free Movie: Taking Root

The Vision of Wangari Maathai Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration. What: Free movie and discussion:… Read more

February Free Movie: Prescription Thugs

February Free Movie: Prescription Thugs

Please join us for a screening of the documentary film, Prescription Thugs, a personal/cultural look at the opiate crisis in America: the major players and the devastation, as 59,000 Americans die annually from painkiller overdose.   What: Free Screening of Prescription Thugs When: Monday, February 19th, 7-9pm Where: Sherrill Hall (St. Paul’s), side rear entrance… Read more

January Free Movie & Discussion: Minimalism

January Free Movie & Discussion: Minimalism

Come join us in Natick as we screen the 2016 award-winning film, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.  “Minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value to their lives. By clearing the clutter from life’s path, we can all make room for the most important aspects of life: health, relationships,… Read more

October Free Presentation: Ranked Choice Voting

October Free Presentation: Ranked Choice Voting

What: Film and Speaker, Ben Schattenburg of Voter Choice Massachusetts, about Ranked Choice Voting When: Monday, October 16th, 7-9pm. Where: Sherrill Hall, St. Paul’s Church (rear side entrance) 39 E. Central St., Natick, MA (see map below) What Else: Ample parking. Light refreshments. Handicap access. Help Promote This Event Please help us promote this event. … Read more