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, May 23, 2017  – Florence Foster Jenkins   – Starring Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant  (2016) PG-13           

Tuesday, June 27, 2017  – Hidden Figures (2016)- Starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji Henson, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst & Kevin Costner  This is the highly acclaimed film of the incredible untold story of three brilliant African-American women who, working as human computers, served as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit and future space exploration.       

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – The Zookeeper’s Wife -(2017 PG-13) Starring  Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh & Daniel Bruhl  Based on Diane Ackerman’s 2007 best selling true story, this film begins in Poland in 1939 as the Nazi bombs wrack Warsaw, destroying much of the city, including many animals in its zoo, which is owned by a couple and their young son.   Forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief  zoologist, the couple covertly begin working with the Resistance and help smuggle people into the zoo where they shelter them in animal cages, sheds and their villa’s cellar until sfe houses can be arranged for them.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – The Salesman (2017 – PG-13) Starring Taraneh Alidoosti & Shahab Hosseini – Won an Oscar this year for Best Foreign Language Film.  The story begins when Emad and Ranas, a married couple starring in an Iranian production of Arthur Miller’s classic drama, have to evacuate their apartment building when the foundation starts collapsing. Fortunately, an apartment in a building managed by a fellow actor is available, and they take it. Unfortunately, the previous tenant left a room full of her things, which she refuses to come and get.  it is this inconvenience that leads to the drama of the film.   


Previously Viewed Films:

  • 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