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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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The Square

Jehane Noujaim / 2013 / 95 min


A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience. THE SQUARE is the real story of the the Egyptian Revolution told through the eyes of six different protesters.

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin / 2013 / 88 min

PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER reveals the story of Pussy Riot, a punk band who performed a 40-second “punk prayer” against Putin’s government in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Three members were charged with hooliganism and put on trial.

Cutie and the Boxer

Zachary Heinzerling / 2013 / 82 min

CUTIE AND THE BOXER is a candid love story exploring the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed “boxing” painter, Ushio Shinohara, and his artist wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband’s assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.

Capturing the Friedmans

Andrew Jarecki / 2003 / 107 min

CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS documents how a middle-class American family is turned upside down when the father and youngest son are charged with sexually abusing neighborhood children. Through a strange criminal case, we learn about the elusive nature of truth.


Gabriela Cowperthwaite / 2013 / 83 min

BLACKFISH tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. The film shows just how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.

20 Feet From Stardom

Morgan Neville / 2013 / 91 min

20 FEET FROM STARDOM Shines a spotlight on the untold true stories of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names.

Kings of Pastry

Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker / 2009 / 87 min

16 Chefs. 3 Days. 1 Chance.
France’s KINGS OF PASTRY compete for the title of a lifetime: the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, or Best Craftsmen in France.

The Island President

Jon Shenk / 2011 / 101 mins

THE ISLAND PRESIDENT is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.

The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer / 2012 / 159 min

THE ACT OF KILLING follows former Indonesian death squad leaders as they are challenged to re-enact the real-life mass killings in the cinematic genres of their choice, from classic Hollywood crime scenarios to lavish musical numbers.

*We recommend that you watch the “Director’s Cut” version of this film*

Food, Inc.

Robert Kenner / 2008 / 94min

FOOD, INC. lifts the veil on America’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from consumers with the consent of the U.S. government’s regulatory agencies.


Josh Fox / 2010 / 107 min

GASLAND is a dramatic and literally explosive story about the highly controversial practice of hydro fracking, a drilling method of natural gas extraction which major corporations believe to be a potential new source of cheap energy.

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi

David Gelb / 2011 / 81 min

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro Ono’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father.