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 22, 2018,  Served Like a Girl (2017) Director Lysa Heslov’s documentary provides a candid look at seven American female veterans as they transition to civilian life after serving tours o duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struggling with PSTD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness, physical in juries and the aftermath of military sexual abuse, these women came together to participate in the 2015 Ms. Veteran America competition, whose purpose is to raise money for homeless women veterans, the fastest growing homeless group that, at the time of filming, numbered more than 55,000.

June 25, 2018   The Post(2017)

July, 23, 2018    All the Money in the World (2017)

August 28, 2018   A Fantastic Woman (2017)

September 25, 2018   Tully (2018)

Previously Viewed Films:

  • 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