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Student Events and Seminars

The Belcourt's Education and Engagement Program includes ongoing events for students that provide young people with opportunities to see, learn about and discuss quality film content.

I See Me: A Film Seminar for Black Teen Boys

How does our worldview change when we see ourselves represented on the big screen? How does watching a film help us learn more about who we are?

I See Me: A Film Seminar for Black Teen Boys spotlights high-quality films about the Black male experience. This weeklong seminar invites 7th, 8th and 9th grade African American boys to bring their own experiences and points of view to the discussion. The seminar will explore important social, cultural, and educational issues raised in each film while teaching visual literacy and cinematic concepts.

June 19-23, 10am-2pm | Belcourt Theatre
2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville TN 37212
Click here to apply for the seminar

The seminar is provided at no cost and will include refreshments and lunch each day. However, space is limited and students must apply to be selected to participate (application below).

The seminar is facilitated by Belcourt education and engagement staff and Gilman Whiting, who in addition to being associate professor at Vanderbilt University’s African American and Diaspora Studies and Research Center, is director of the Vanderbilt Scholar Identity Institute and chair of the Peabody Professional Achievement Gap Institute.

I See Me is a co-presentation of the Belcourt Theatre’s Education and Engagement Program and Vanderbilt University’s Urban Education and Scholar Identity Institute.

Note: I See Me features high-quality films designed to spark conversation about important issues. Because of that, some films contain adult situations, profanity, drug/alcohol use, brief nudity, sexual situations, and violence.

High School Film Club

The Belcourt High School Film Club is a great opportunity for students to watch movies together and discuss them with other film lovers their age. You don’t have to be a seasoned cinephile to participate! We all approach cinema from different places, and all points of view are welcome.  

Starting Saturday, Sept 10, 2016, the High School Film Club meets for a public screening of a Saturday matinee twice a month for a new release or repertory film. We follow with an informal discussion over snacks in the Belcourt’s Jackson Education and Engagement Space or elsewhere in Hillsboro Village.

The Belcourt High School Film Club includes one free movie ticket and snacks for current high school students. Walk-ups are welcome, subject to ticket availability, but RSVPs are greatly appreciated (RSVP at

Movie title, date and showtime about the coming week’s event is announced via email on the Monday before. A note about film rating and content will be included.

Come down, bring friends, and be part of the conversation! 

Register here for High School Film Club notifications and updates about other Belcourt events.

Note: The Belcourt High School Film Club is for students only.

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