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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 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.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Alison Klayman / 2012 / 91min

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY takes a fascinating up-close look at renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and finds himself repeatedly clashing with the Chinese government.

The Cove

Louie Psihoyos / 2009 / 92min

THE COVE follows a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Richard O’Barry, as they infiltrate a hidden cove near Taiji, Japan to expose a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Exit Through The Gift Shop

Banksy / 2010 / 87 min

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur filmmaker as he attempts to capture the world’s most famous street artists, only to have the camera turned back on him by the artist called Banksy. The results are wildly unexpected.

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