Please join us for an advanced screening of THE ANTIDOTE, a film featuring stories of kindness, decency and the power of community in America. After the film, join a special conversation with filmmaker John Hoffman, Union alum David Gushee ’93 who is featured in the film and President Serene Jones.
About the Film: Made in response to the times we are living in, THE ANTIDOTE is a feature documentary that weaves together stories of kindness, decency, and the power of community in America. The Antidote is about everyday people who make the intentional choice to lift others up, despite the fundamentally unkind ways of our society, which are at once facts of life in America and yet deeply antithetical to our founding ideals. Directed by Academy Award-nominee, Kahane Cooperman, and six-time Emmy winner, John Hoffman, THE ANTIDOTE aims to drive a national conversation about the roles that kindness, decency, compassion and respect play in a civilized, democratic society. While it’s easy to court despair in the face of monumental, structural problems, THE ANTIDOTE tells stories of compassionate people intentionally leveraging the resources within themselves and their communities to give others a chance at a better life. THE ANTIDOTE isn’t about an idea or a policy; it is about how we treat each other. It is about who we are, or maybe, who we can be.