Don’t Look Up: Excerpts and Discussion @ SECULAR SATURDAY

Don't Look Up: Excerpts and Discussion @ SECULAR SATURDAY

May 14, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

First Unitarian Society

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With the climate crisis upon us, political disasters looming, and the war in Ukraine persisting, gather with fellow humanists and friends to revisit “Don’t Look Up,” the recent dark comedy from Netflix. We’ll watch snippets of the movie as prompts for some lively discussion on the intersection of art and life.

If you haven’t already done so, try to watch the movie ahead of time, but even if you haven’t seen it, everyone can participate in this discussion about one’s outlook on life in troubling times. And the role art plays in helping us get through it. And, then, what else do we need?

Hosted by HumanistsMN members Sophie and Audrey.

Sophie says: I’m a pharmacist, a patient, a caregiver, and an in-progress immigrant. As a Gen Z young adult, I tend to have a more pessimistic but realistic view of the future. My husband and I are not planning to have children because we gather that things might not be getting any better, probably worse, decades from now. For this reason, the movie “Don’t Look Up” resonates with us. But there are moments in life and in the movie that make us smile and keep our faith in humanity.

Audrey says: I’m a pragmatic optimist. While no longer in my idealistic youth, I hope I never give up trying to make a better world. Humanist community helps keep me going.

Movie excerpts and discussion will be from 3:00—4:30. Afterwards, join other Secular Saturday attendees in the gallery for refreshments and socializing.

This event is sponsored by HumanistsMN. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining to help us cover our costs and build the humanist movement. Not ready to join? Donations are gratefully accepted! Join or donate at

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