Film clubs are Netflix-inspired businesses that cater to group movie watching. Utne Reader had a write up about them in their February issue and congratulated film clubs for the "community and dialogue that are built into the watching".
A recently organized film club, the Ironweed Club at www.ironweedfilms.com specializes in films with a political bent. One organizer of the club calls the trend "union organizing 101". Membership fees get you a monthly DVD with a feature film, a couple of shorts and some interviews or other special features. The club also connects members who want to give or attend a community screening.
Other Net-based clubs:
-Film Movement www.filmmovement.com; specializes in independent and foreign films
-The Spiritual Cinema Circle www.spiritualcinemacircle.com; focuses on healing, personal transformation.