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THE WATCH CLUB

July 2022

July 2022 Recommendations

This month in THE WATCH CLUB:

Rarely has a documentary arrived in such timely fashion as THE JANES. This groundbreaking new doc tells the story of the seven Chicago women who were arrested in 1972 for creating an underground service for women seeking an abortion. The following year saw the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Roe v. Wade – the ruling that legalized abortion. Until now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRbquE2BAkQ

Stream THE JANES on HBO, then join us at 7 p.m. TUESDAY, JULY 19 for a live Q&A with co-directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes and join us here

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More WATCH CLUB Recommendations


“I think it was some sick experiment for him,” says one of the subjects of OUR FATHER, which explores the disturbing saga of an infertility doctor who secretly inseminated countless patients.

Watch Our Father on Netflix
https://www.netflix.com/title/81227735

The six-part docuseries THE ANARCHISTS recounts the saga of a Canadian entrepreneur who launched an annual conference in Mexico promoting pure anarchy. Dubbed “Anarchapulco,” this experiment in statelessness and absolute self-rule eventually erupted in some predictable consequences.
Watch THE ANARCHISTS on HBO beginning July 10

If you’ve ever visited the western Mass. town of Lenox, chances are good you’ve stopped by Matt Tannenbaum’s aptly named The Bookstore. HELLO, BOOKSTORE explains how this lifelong bookseller survived the pandemic, and how a good bookstore remains a vital part of any thriving community.
Watch HELLO, BOOKSTORE on Prime Video, Apple TV and other services

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