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THE WATCH CLUB

June 2022

June 2022 Recommendations

This month in THE WATCH CLUB:

In the superb new two-part documentary GEORGE CARLIN’S AMERICAN DREAM, filmmakers Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio explore the life and times of the great stand-up comedian. Spanning a half-century and more than a dozen HBO specials, Carlin’s career remains more relevant than ever today, more than a decade after his death. NBPT Docu Fest Program Director, who wrote a book about Carlin (SEVEN DIRTY WORDS), appears in the film!

Stream GEORGE CARLIN’S AMERICAN DREAM on HBO, then join us at 7 p.m. TUESDAY, JUNE 21 for a live interview and Q&A with co-director Michael Bonfiglio on YouTube here.

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More WATCH CLUB Recommendations


THE AUTOMAT is a love letter to the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, which introduced America to the concept of fast food served by vending machines. For decades, regulars including Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Starbucks founder Howard Schultz made the automats their “third space” – their home away from home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWNkIsLEny4 

Watch THE AUTOMAT on Kanopy (free with library card) or other streaming services

BROKEN WINGS tells the curious, utterly charming story of the one-winged vulture that captured the hearts of the community in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Director Jonathan Sutak asks: How can a bird that devours the dead inspire the living? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmgQ4DVVRQ4

Watch BROKEN WINGS on PBS


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