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WATCH LIST: November 2016

By Observer Staff


The Crown
CREATED BY PETER MORGAN, STARRING CLAIRE FOY AND MATT SMITH
(Netflix)

“It’s not as easy at it looks,” she says the first time she tries on the crown and becomes Queen Elizabeth II. The new queen (Clare Foy) is referring to its physical heft, but it’s a statement that rings true for her entire reign, as explored in the Netflix series The Crown. The highly anticipated first 10-episode season will depict the early days of Elizabeth’s reign, beginning with her wedding in 1947. Nov. 4

Loving
DIRECTED BY JEFF NICHOLS, STARRING JOEL EDGERTON AND RUTH NEGGA
(Universal Pictures)

Mildred and Richard Loving want to build a warm, stable life together in 1950s Virginia. But because Mildred (Ruth Negga) is black and Richard (Joel Edgerton) is white, they are sentenced to prison for getting married. Based on the Supreme Court case that brought down American laws against interracial marriage, Loving explores the human experience of this newsworthy family. Nov. 11

Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves
BY KAT KINSMAN
(HarperCollins)

About one in four people experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime, but many stay silent about the personal struggle. That’s why writer and public speaker Kat Kinsman decided to share her experiences with anxiety and depression in a series of pieces for CNN’s website: to keep the conversation going. Now, she’s turned her story into a funny, painful and insightful memoir. Nov. 15

Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis
BY MARK K. SHRIVER
(Penguin Random House)


Bestselling author Mark K. Shriver began admiring Pope Francis’s humble, progressive leadership immediately after his election in 2013. In this thoroughly reported personal narrative, Shriver travels to Argentina to learn about the man behind the papacy, talking to the people who knew him best. As he traces Francis’s journey, Shriver sees his own faith and commitment to the church revitalized. Nov. 29




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