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November 17, 2021

Revel Documentary Club

Find out what we'll be watching, and register to join the conversation.

Revel CCO Nina Collins has decided that 2022 is the year she’s going to watch more documentaries, and she’s inviting you along for the ride!

Revel CCO Nina Collins has decided that 2022 is the year she’s going to watch more documentaries, and she’s inviting you along for the ride! Each month — and members are totally welcome to drop in and out, no homework or regular attendance required — the task is to watch the designated documentary on your own time (all can be found in various streaming platforms as indicated below) and then meet with a glass of wine, or water, or popcorn, or nothing, to discuss the film! Here's what we'll be watching: 

Finding Vivian Maier

a woman holds a camera next to her daughter and looks in a window

This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (12/6/21)

Regarding Susan Sontag

a woman leans back in a chair

An intimate investigation into the life of Susan Sontag, a literary, political and feminist icon who was one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. This film explores her life through experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues and lovers, as well as her own words, read by the most fabulous actress, Patricia Clarkson!

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (1/10/22)

Grey Gardens

a woman in an loud coat in a field

Meet Big and Little Edie Beale--high-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O --thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. An intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the Kennedy Camelot, Albert and David Maysles's 1976 Grey Gardens quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (2/7/22)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

woman smoking a cigarette

The true story of Hollywood glamour queen Hedy Lamarr, the uncredited inventor of technology that would lead to the cell phone and Bluetooth.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (3/7/22)

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

woman in front of a gun shop

The story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (4/4/22)

My Octopus Teacher

an octopus

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (5/2/22)

Ballets Russes

ballet dancers

This intoxicating film traces the history of the famous Ballet Russes companies who spread the art form all over the world during the 20th century.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (6/6/22)

Harlan County, USA

women at a picket line

Director Barbara Kopple spent a year filming nearly 200 Kentucky coal-mining families and their battle to unionize.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (7/4/22)

How We Got To Sesame Street

Take a stroll down Sesame Street and witness the birth of the most impactful children's series in TV history. From the iconic furry characters to the classic songs you know by heart, learn how a gang of visionary creators changed our world.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (8/1/22)

Growing Up Coy

A young girl in a field

A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they decide to fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (9/5/22)

Crip Camp

disabled children outdoors

A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (10/3/22)

Keyboard Fantasies

Emerging from years in isolation to an enraptured crowd, a time-travelling, transgender musical genius finally finds his place in the world.

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REGISTER FOR THE DISCUSSION GROUP (11/7/22)

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