Louisiana Tech’s Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Student Success is launching a virtual community film club, free to all members of the university community, on November 1.
The group will discuss a monthly “movie that matters” highlighting social issues. Discussions will take place through a private online forum so that everyone can participate wherever and whenever they want.
Joining the group is free and all movie selections will be available to stream online via Netflix or Amazon Prime. Or the movies can be fetched from a library or rented.
The group will watch a range of films, including box office hits, Oscar winners, independent films and documentaries.
The first film club chat begins Nov. 1 and will feature “Indian Horse,” now available on Netflix. The 2017 Canadian film adaptation of author Richard Wagamese’s 2012 novel centers on Saul Indian Horse, a Canadian boy who survived Canada’s residential school system to become a star ice hockey player.
The Movie Club will be run by PBC Guru, which runs book and movie clubs for businesses and colleges. The moderator will ask the club questions, share relevant articles, and facilitate conversations about the topics of the film. Members will also be encouraged to post and share. This format allows for ongoing conversation and allows members to easily connect with each other through the forum.