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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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Last Train Home

Lixin Fan / 2009 / 85 min

Each spring, 130 million migrant workers in China journey home to their villages for Chinese New Year. LAST TRAIN HOME reveals a nation tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future.

Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Fredrik Gertten / 2011 / 90 min

What is a big corporation capable of in order to protect its brand? BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* follows filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and his partners as they refuse to be bullied and silenced by the fruit giant, Dole Food Company.

Muscle Shoals

Greg 'Freddy' Camalier / 2013 / 111 min

MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama helped create some of the most important, resonant songs of all time. Meet Rick Hall, the Swampers, and many musicians who bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism, mystery, and undeniable influence.

In the Shadow of the Moon

David Sington / 2007 / 100 min

Surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission that flew to the Moon are brought together for the first time. IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON is the definitive story of going to the moon, told by those who went.

Dirty Wars

Rick Rowley / 2013 / 87 min

DIRTY WARS follows investigative reporter, Jeremy Scahill, as he delves into the heart of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. A gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time.

The Genius of Marian

Banker White, Anna Fitch / 2013 / 86 min

THE GENIUS OF MARIAN is a visually rich, emotionally complex story that follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease as her son documents her struggle to retain her sense of self and family members grapple with their new roles as caregivers.

Bag It!

Suzan Beraza / 2010 / 74 min

BAG IT! tells the story of how an average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store – a decision that will change his life. Through Jeb’s journey, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up with us and what we can do about it.

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.

Blackfish

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.