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Influence Playlists

Can't decide which film to watch? Check out our playlists – curated collections of 6 films that explore a common theme or topic. They make it easy for you to organize your clubs, and they're a great way to begin deeper, ongoing conversations around certain topics.

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Losing Sight Of Shore

Sarah Moshman / 2017 / 92 min

LOSING SIGHT OF SHORE follows the extraordinary journey of four brave women known as the Coxless Crew that set out to row the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia unsupported.

Embrace

Taryn Brumfitt / 2016 / 90 min

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women in Power

Tiffany Shlain / 2016 / 20 min

What will it take to get to a 50/50 world—not just in politics and boardrooms, but to truly shift the gender balance to be better for everyone? Through a cinematic-thought-essay style, the film explores where we really are on the greater arc of history of women and power. 

13th

Ava DuVernay / 2016 / 100 mins

America makes up 5% of the world’s population, yet locks up 25% of the world’s prisoners. 40% are black men. 13TH gives an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.

Tickling Giants

Sara Taksler / 2016 / 113 mins

The Arab Spring in Egypt: From a dictator to free elections, back to a dictatorship. TICKLING GIANTS is the story of Bassem Youssef, a cardiologist turned comedian, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, and his show “The Show,” which united Egypt and tested the limits of free press.

The Lovers and the Despot

Ross Adam, Robert Cannan / 2016 / 97 min

After the collapse of their glamorous romance, a famous South Korean director and actress are kidnapped by movie-obsessed North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to make films in the world’s weirdest state, they get a second chance at love, but only one chance at escape.

Trapped

Dawn Porter / 2016 / 90 mins

TRAPPED follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of women across the United States.

Tickled

David Farrier, Dylan Reeve / 2016 / 92 min

TICKLED follows journalist David Farrier as he stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Audrie & Daisy

Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk / 2016 / 95 min

AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. The film takes a hard look at American teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.

Cameraperson

Kirsten Johnson / 2016 / 103 min

As a visually radical memoir,  CAMERAPERSON draws on the remarkable footage that filmmaker Kirsten Johnson has shot for other filmmakers and reframes it in ways that illuminate moments and situations that have personally affected her.

Weiner

Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg / 2016 / 96 min

Many politicians have seen their careers go off the tracks, but few instances have been captured so completely on film as the incisive and painfully funny WEINER. With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, his family, and his campaign team as they mount his New York City mayoral campaign, the film documents the impending political meltdown of epic proportions.

Notes On Blindness

Pete Middleton, James Spinney / 2016 / 90 min

Following the award-winning short film of the same name, the feature version of NOTES ON BLINDNESS documents John Hull’s extraordinary journey into “a world beyond sight,” utilizing his own audio material and a creatively inspired take on the documentary medium in order to understand his transition to blindness.

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