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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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Martha & Niki

Tora Mkandawire Mårtens / 2016 / 93 min

Beginning at the height of their success, Tora Mkandawire Mårtens’s MARTHA & NIKI delves into the world of competitive dance culture while exploring the emotional complexities of a coming-of-age female friendship and the cultural cost of international immigration to stunning effect.

Sonita

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami / 2015 / 91 min

Though the iron odds are stacked high against her, 18-year-old Sonita – an Afghan refugee in Iran – fights to make her dream of breaking the code of silence around child marriage through the tool of rap music a reality. Watch her roar.

Embrace

Taryn Brumfitt / 2016 / 90 min

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

Notes On Blindness

Pete Middleton, James Spinney / 2016 / 90 min

Following the award-winning short film of the same name, the feature version of NOTES ON BLINDNESS documents John Hull’s extraordinary journey into “a world beyond sight,” utilizing his own audio material and a creatively inspired take on the documentary medium in order to understand his transition to blindness.

America Recycled

Noah Hussin, Timothy Hussin / 2015 / 97 min

AMERICAN RECYCLED follows brothers Tim and Noah Hussin as they bicycle 5,000 miles across the U.S. South over a period of two years, in a wildly poetic yet personally intimate experiment into scaling down, relocalizing, and connecting to community and land.

Tickled

David Farrier, Dylan Reeve / 2016 / 92 min

TICKLED follows journalist David Farrier as he stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Cameraperson

Kirsten Johnson / 2016 / 103 min

As a visually radical memoir,  CAMERAPERSON draws on the remarkable footage that filmmaker Kirsten Johnson has shot for other filmmakers and reframes it in ways that illuminate moments and situations that have personally affected her.

Detained

Shaon Chakraborty, Anna Persson / 2015 / 99 min

At a Swedish detention center, asylum seekers await their fate as staff members struggle to find a balance between the strict rules of their workplace and their empathetic impulses. With great sensibility to its characters and environment, DETAINED depicts the psychological stresses faced in modern detention centers and questions this crucial, global phenomenon.

13th

Ava DuVernay / 2016 / 100 mins

America makes up 5% of the world’s population, yet locks up 25% of the world’s prisoners. 40% are black men. 13TH gives an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.

My Beautiful Broken Brain

Sophie Robinson, Lotje Sodderland / 2014 / 86 minutes

Lotje Sodderland journeys into her own mind to recover and rehabilitate after a hemorrhagic stroke leaves her unable to communicate. As a means of remedial aegis, she began to document her rapidly changing life with her iPhone, and shortly thereafter she asked filmmaker Sophie Robinson to help document her recovery.

Burden of Dreams

Les Blank / 1982 / 95 min

BURDEN OF DREAMS goes behind the scenes of the chaotic production of Werner Herzog’s epic “Fitzcarraldo,” following the director and his team as they battle against the seemingly endless obstacles in pursuit of an impossible dream.

The Swedish Theory of Love

Erik Gandini / 2015 / 90 min

Sweden is seen by some as a “perfect” society, a model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress. THE SWEDISH THEORY OF LOVE digs into the true nature of Swedish life style, explores the existential black holes of a society that has created the most autonomous people in the world.