Bud Watch Party: Purple

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
  • Multi-day Event - Access Info Below
A short film uncovering the humanity beneath our national conflicts
Purple tells the story of everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints addressing their differences head-on and discovering the concerns and humanity that lie behind each other’s positions. Designed to build greater empathy and recognition in the face of deepening U.S. divides, Purple models a rare conversation that uplifts and inspires even while going toward the heat of passionate political differences.
​​The film takes place in rural Wisconsin and Iowa, two swing states where “red” and “blue” still live in the same neighborhoods and where many people feel unrepresented by the two-party system. This politically pivotal region was home to the greatest concentration of counties that flipped Obama-to-Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Purple is produced by Resetting the Table  – a non-profit organization that strengthens democracy through building collaborative deliberation across political silos in America today – in partnership with Transient Pictures, an Emmy-award winning production firm.  ​As we enter one of the most weighty and charged election seasons in our history, thank you for helping to deescalate our country’s divisions and to foster greater recognition, empathy, and insight in the face of them.

America, we need to talk! Join a film discussion.

Watch the film, and sigh up here to join a community conversation at 7 p.m. on October 14. Once you're signed up, we'll email you Zoom access the day of our virtual gathering.

About Bud's Watch Party

During this time while we're staying safer at home, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share some of the newest documentaries you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience and maybe even put our isolated heads together for some thought-provoking brainstorming and solutions.