Reel Women/Real Women

Movie and Discussion Club – Meeting the 4th Tuesday, except November and December,  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. You are welcome to bring food and drink into the movie. Open to the public.

September 25, 2018   Tully (2018)  Starring Charlize Theron & Mackenzie Davis.  Via a mother of two who’s about to have her third, this film delves into the modern parenthood experience with a deft blend of humor and raw honesty.

August 28, 2018   A Fantastic Woman (2018)  Rated R     Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes & Luis Gnecco.   Awarded the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film, this Chilean productions one film you do not want to miss, but the key to it involves a twist that needs to be experienced rather than revealed here. It is about a young woman who after celebrating her birthday with her older lover with whom she is planning a future, ends up rushing him to the emergency room, where he dies. Instead of mourning him, however, she is treated with suspicion by the doctors, the detectives, and her lover’s son.

Previously Viewed Films:

  • All the Money in the World
  • The Post
  • Served Like a Girl
  • Lady Bird
  • Victoria and Abdul
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Glass Castle
  • Wonder Woman
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • 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