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, March 27, 2018:  Victoria and Abdul(2017), PG-13 Starring Judy Dench and Ali Fazal  – This film focuses on the relationship between Queen Victoria and an Indian Muslim clerk. The facts of Abdul’s appearance at the English court and the intrigue, power struggles and jealousy that resulted from her attachment to him over the remaining 15 years of her life are well-documented in their private journals which were suppressed for over 100 years. this film develops the emotions behind the facts and is a warm story about an aging, lonely queen finding the emotional support she needs from a man from a very different culture.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018:  Lady Bird


Previously Viewed Films:

  • 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