Reel Women/Real Women

Movie and Discussion Club – Meeting the 4th Tuesday from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Gail Borden Public Library, Community Room. Contact Janelle at 847-404-3482 for more information.

There will be a guided discussion after the viewing of each movie. We may eat during/and or after the movie – brown bag or purchase from, In the Neighborhood Cafe, at the library.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017:  Sunset Boulevard (1950) with Gloria Swanson & William Holden. Directed by Billy Wilder, this film takes a very era-appropriate look at how a May-December relationship between an older woman and a younger man is still considered an outsider in the film world. Sunset Boulevard was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won three. In 1998, it was ranked number twelve on the America Film Institute’s list of the 100 best American films of the 20th century, and in 2007, it was 16th on their 10th Anniversary list.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Wonder Woman


Previously Viewed Films:

  • The Salesman
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife
  • Hidden Figures
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Postcards from the Edge
  • Loving
  • Queen of Katwe
  • Girl on the Train
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Witch
  • Joy
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Lady in the Van
  • Carol
  • Room
  • Brooklyn
  • Far From the Maddening Crowd
  • Selma
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert
  • Woman in Gold
  • Into the Woods
  • Big Eye
  • Still Alice
  • Wild
  • Belle
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Gone Girl
  • To Have and Have Not
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Gloria
  • Philomena
  • Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • August: Osage County
  • A Separation 
  • Stories We Tell 
  • Much Ado About Nothing 
  • Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore 
  • Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
  •  Blue Jasmine
  •  Gravity