Reel Women/Real Women

Next Meeting:    Wednesday, June 3 at 4:30 PM  VIA ZOOM

Movie to be discussed:  “Olympic Dreams”. It can be found for a small fee on You Tube or Amazon Prime. To receive the Zoom link – contact:


Movie and Discussion Club – Meeting the 4th Tuesday, from January through October,  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.

March 24, 2020       Judy (2019)  PG-13  Starring Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger won this year’s Best Actress Oscar for her performance in this film. She “disappears” into the character, astonishingly recreating the mannerisms, posture and vocal cadences” of Judy Garland.

Febuary 25, 2020         Harriet (2019) PG-13  Starring Cynthia Erivo
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.


January 28, 2020         The Farewell (2019) PG  Starring Awkwafinba, Diana Lin, Lu Hong & Shuzhen Zhou
Billi- a 30 year old Chinese Born, New York raised artist and writer – is conflicted about her family’s decision to not tell her beloved grandmother that she has but weeks to live.  But she acquiesces and joins her relatives in China to celebrate the quickly arranged wedding o a cousin – the vehicle by which everyone will be able to be with the grandmother one last time, albeit they must suppress their grief.


October 22, 2019        Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
The Pieces I Am is built around an extended interview. Morrison faces the camera and reflects on her career as a novelist and editor and on the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

Previously Viewed Films:

  • Widow
  • A Private War
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • The Wife
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • A Star Is Born (2018)
  • The Wife  (Had to be canceled and will be rescheduled in the future)
  • RBG
  • Tully
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • All the Money in the World
  • The Post