How It Works

We have partnered with Drew University to create a virtual movie club for students, alumni, faculty and staff. We'll select and discuss a new critically-acclaimed movie each month ranging from box office hits to powerful documentaries. The movie club will connect through a private text-based forum where all participants can discuss the current movie and network with each other. Joining the club is completely free and all movie selections will be available to stream on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Why Join

1. Elevate Your Movie Watching: Joining our movie club will expose you to impactful and important movies that you might have otherwise missed. The group will watch a range of independent films, documentaries and bigger studio productions so there will be plenty of variety.
2. Connect with the Drew University Community: Our movie club will introduce you to students, alumni, faculty and staff across generations and geographies all while gaining different perspectives on amazing movies. Through the discussion of each film, you and your fellow members will gain fresh insights and learn from each other.
3. The Power of Film: Movies allow us to experience different cultures, narratives, and ways of life which can enhance our own lives. Films can also help us learn, drive social change, and help us process difficult life lessons. [1]

The Movies

Below are a few examples of the kind of movies the group may watch and discuss.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often will movies be watched, what is the time commitment and what are the expectations?

The movie club will watch a new movie every month. During the month, we will have an on-going discussion in the forum about the movie. Each participate can watch the movie on their own when it is convenient for them while the online forum is on 24/7 so you can join the discussion whenever you like.

Will there be any in-person meetings of the movie club?

No, the movie club will be entirely online and the discussion will take place on our text-based forum. You can participate anywhere you have Internet access and on days and times that are convenient to you.

Is there any cost to participate?

No, the movie club is free to join.

How do I get the movies?

Movies will be selected that are available for online streaming in the US on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You can also check your local library or rent the movies.

How do movie club discussions work?

During the month-long discussion period, you will watch the movie and then engage in the forum. The movie club will have a moderator from PBC Guru who manages the forum. The moderator will pose questions to the club, share relevant articles, and facilitate conversations about topics in the movie. Members will be encouraged to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for members to connect with each other through the forum.

How do I make a forum profile?

We're using a private forum to host the virtual movie club, so it's easy to connect with the community. During our sign-up process, you will enter the information to auto-generate your free profile. After you complete the signup, we'll send you a link to the forum and you can begin to post right away!

What exactly is PBC Guru and what do they have to do with the movie club?

Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru is a book club management company that works with businesses, alumni associations and professional societies. We are teaming up with PBC to put this program in place for students, alumni, faculty and staff. You can check out their website at www.pbc.guru if you want to see more of what they do.

I've already signed up. How do I log in?

If you are already a member, you can click here to log in.

What if my question isn't answered?

Feel free to send an email to info@pbc.guru and we will be happy to help.