Playing through November 19.
- Platform: Eventive
- Ticket details: $12 ticket price // 7 days to start watching // 7 days to finish once started
- How to watch: Through the Eventive app for Apple TV or Roku, or through the internet browser on your computer, phone, or tablet
The divisions in the United States are what drive headlines and political discourse. But kindness — as a serious response, a vital counterbalance, and a tool to make things better — is instrumental to American life. The country is filled with a constellation of everyday citizens not performing small gestures or what are often called “random acts of kindness,” but intentional, willful, and sometimes large-scale efforts to improve the lives of others.
Directors Kahane Cooperman and John Hoffman set out to find examples of this kindness, and they find many: a Congolese refugee family in Alaska; a California teacher whose class fosters religious tolerance; a single mom in Texas receiving help continuing her education; a clinic that restores respect and provides health care to the homeless population in Boston; members of a differently-abled center in upstate New York that is a vibrant part of its town; a subsidized housing center in Portland, Oregon that blends the needs of seniors and foster families; a professor of Christian Ethics in Georgia who renounced his anti-LGBTQ+ views; an Indianapolis community organizer who lives up to his job title of “Roving Listener.”
“If ever there was a time for kindness, this is it,” says Hoffman. “It wouldn’t have occurred to us to make this film a few years ago. But THE ANTIDOTE was made in response to the time we’re living in now.”