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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 Interrupters

Steve James / 2011 / 127 min

THE INTERRUPTERS tells the moving and surprising story of three brave people who aim to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. This film is an intimate view of violence, its causes, and its interrupters.

Tricked

Jane Wells, John-Keith Wasson / 2013 / 80 min

TRICKED is an intimate and definitive portrait of human trafficking in America today. Meet the pimps, the victims, families, the johns who fuel the business, and the cops who fight to stop it.

Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley / 2012 / 108 min

STORIES WE TELL is a highly original documentary that explores how we construct our own reality through stories. Sarah Polley’s family and friends weave different narratives into a complex portrait of her mother who died when Sarah was eleven.

The Crash Reel

Lucy Walker / 2013 / 108 min

U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce takes a near-fatal crash. THE CRASH REEL is the story of his recovery, which exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports.

Project Nim

James Marsh / 2011 / 93 min

PROJECT NIM tells the story of a chimpanzee who was the focus of a 1970’s landmark experiment to prove that an ape could learn to communicate through sign language if raised and nurtured like a human child.

Inside Job

Charles Ferguson / 2010 / 105 min

A comprehensive analysis of the 2008 global financial crisis. Through exhaustive research and interviews with key insiders, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia.

Grizzly Man

Werner Herzog / 2005 / 103min

In GRIZZLY MAN Werner Herzog explores the life and death of Timothy Treadwell who lived among the grizzly bears of Alaska for 13 consecutive summers until being attacked and eaten by a bear in 2003.

Searching for Sugar Man

Malik Bendjelloul / 2012 / 86 min

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN follows two fans seeking the truth about their hero – folk musician Sixto Rodriguez, who had a short lived career in the states but  – without the knowledge of Rodriguez himself – became a pop music icon in South Africa.

Man on Wire

James Marsh / 2008 / 94 min

MAN ON WIRE explores tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between the twin towers of New York City’s World Trade Center in what some consider “the artistic crime of the century”.

Restrepo

Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington / 2010 / 93 mins

RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a U.S. soldier platoon in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, revealing extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of hard labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie.

Buck

Cindy Meehl / 2011 / 88 min

 

A look inside the life of Buck Brannaman, a man with an almost surreal aptitude for communicating with horses. He overcame tremendous odds to become the real life ‘horse whisperer.’

Waiting for Superman

Davis Guggenheim / 2010 / 111 min

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN is a courageous film that analyzes the failure of the American public education system by following five promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth.