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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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Encounters at the End of the World

Werner Herzog / 2007 / 99min

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD follows Werner Herzog as he travels to Antarctica, looking to capture its natural beauty and investigate the characters there who, much like their surroundings, cannot be found anywhere else on earth.

If A Tree Falls

Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman / 2011 / 85 min

IF A TREE FALLS offers a rare and provocative look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s number one domestic terrorist threat.

Grey Gardens

Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer / 1975 / 100 min

In GREY GARDENS we meet Big and Little Edie Beale—mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.—thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion.

Forks Over Knives

Lee Fulkerson / 2011 / 90min

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all,  degenerative diseases can be controlled, or even reversed, by switching to a diet that is free of animal-based and processed foods.

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.