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Sometimes the experience of sitting next to one another in a theater and sharing the lives of the characters on the big screen can remind us of who we are in the best way.  

Yes, Hollywood is in the business of making myths, and it can be nostalgic and not brave enough to lead the cultural change ... but sometimes they get it right. 

We talked about the power of community and culture through food, and now we discussed movies that exemplify our shared experience as Americans.


Liliana Percy —Executive producer with "On Being" and host of "This Movie Changed Me"

Ansa Akyea — Stage, radio, and television actor. Winner of 2011 McKnight Award for acting from the Minnesota Playwright Center

To listen to the full discussion you can use the audio player above.