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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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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.

Particle Fever

Mark Levinson / 2013 / 99 min

PARTICLE FEVER follows the inside story of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, documenting the successes and setbacks in the planet’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough. This film is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.

Cane Toads: The Conquest

Mark Lewis / 2010 / 85 min

CANE TOADS: THE CONQUEST is a comic yet provocative account of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunder, a documentary horror film about the environmental devastation left in the wake of the cane toads’ unstoppable march across the great land down under.

The Lovers and the Despot

Ross Adam, Robert Cannan / 2016 / 97 min

After the collapse of their glamorous romance, a famous South Korean director and actress are kidnapped by movie-obsessed North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to make films in the world’s weirdest state, they get a second chance at love, but only one chance at escape.

Weiner

Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg / 2016 / 96 min

Many politicians have seen their careers go off the tracks, but few instances have been captured so completely on film as the incisive and painfully funny WEINER. With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, his family, and his campaign team as they mount his New York City mayoral campaign, the film documents the impending political meltdown of epic proportions.

We Are Legion

Brian Knappenberger / 2012 / 93 min

WE ARE LEGION explores the historical roots of early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater and then follows Anonymous, the radical collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. From 4chan to a full-blown movement with a global reach, one of the most transformative of our time.

The Fog Of War

Errol Morris / 2003 / 95 min

THE FOG OF WAR: ELEVEN LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ROBERT S. McNAMARA is a 20th century fable, the story of Robert S. McNamara, an idealist who saw his dreams and ideals challenged by the role he played in history, as he both witnessed and participated in many history-altering events.

 

A Lego Brickumentary

Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge / 2014 / 93 min

A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the planet, exploring the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world.