Once a month we host a virtual watch party for all of our movie buffs. We hope you join us, but first please download the Scener Chrome Extension onto your computer! This allows us to enjoy movies synced together and hang out over video chat from the safety of our homes. We will send an email to join the party before the screeners starts!
*Popcorn and wine are encouraged but not enforced.
🍿 NEXT MOVIE NIGHT:
The Devil's Advocate
Sunday, March 21st at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST
Aspiring Florida defense lawyer Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) accepts a high-powered position at a New York law firm headed by legal shark John Milton (Al Pacino). As Kevin moves up in the firm's ranks, his wife, Mary Ann (Charlize Theron), has several frightening, mystical experiences that begin to warp her sense of reality. With the stakes getting higher with each case, Kevin quickly learns that his mentor is now who he appears to be.
This month we aim focus on the work of the brilliant and graceful Angela Y. Davis.
📖 FEBRUARY BOOK OF THE MONTH:
Are Prisons Obsolete?
by Angela Davis
In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues for "decarceration", and for the transformation of the society as a whole.
Davis weaves together the history of slavery, redemption, gender issues, capitalist pressures and the consequences of de-industrialization in the late 20th century. Her proposed way forward is a complete abolishment of incarceration, and replacement of the punishment system with structures for supporting human flourishing: education, health care, and a “justice system based on reparation and reconciliation”. She writes: “The first step, then, would be to let go of the desire to discover one single alternative system of punishment that would occupy the same footprint as the prison system.”
"I couldn't help but wonder, with all this time inside at my makeshift standing desk, did I actually hate my job or did I just need new work music?" This mix of global beats peppered with lo-fi tunes will safely transport you to somewhere that's not your dining room.
Remember those first couple of days where the weather hits that sweet spot between spring and summer and everyone looks like love? Sink into your feels and put this one on your speakers for a good love dose of oldies hip hop, nostalgic pop and groovy tracks. You'll be looking like the heart eyes emoji in no time.
Our collection of curated playlists created with you and all your moods in mind.
Your body is a temple and it needs to groove! Whether you're running miles or doing the running man, these catchy melodies are going to get your body moving. Keep it up--health is wealth, baby!
Let's be real--you don't give yourself enough credit, you've done a lot today. Let's cool down and take a second to check in with some soothing, comforting melodies. You deserve a good cool down.