The Purge is the second film in our America-themed movies for July! Directed by James DeMonaco, this 2013 horror flick gives us the framework to talk about wealth inequality in the US, gun control analogies, the emptiness of “supporting the troops,” flower symbolism, the distressing nature of the Emergency Broadcast System, and our personal obsession with dystopian/philosophical storytelling.
- The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
- The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- There’s a Meaning to the Horrible Noise the Emergency Alert System Makes by Dennis Mersereau
- Information on Baptisia australis, depending on your source preference: Witchipedia or the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center