At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected icon. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career.
The second stunner this year from Oscar-winning filmmaker Sebastian Lelio (A FANTASTIC WOMAN) stars Rachel Weisz as a woman who returns home to her orthodox Jewish community in London and rekindles a relationship with her childhood friend, played by Rachel McAdams.
Chloé Zhao’s award–winning impressionistic drama casts real-life wrangler Brady Jandreau as a South Dakota cowboy struggling to chart a new course.
Sat(s), May 19, 26 at 10:00am
Olde Worlde Theatre proudly presents the time-honored tale of ''Puss 'N Boots”. The story originated in the 1600's, during a time and place where an Ogress had the power to shape- shift, as well as a cat being able to talk. Our version follows a simple-minded soul, and his cat, as they adventure along seeking their fortune.
Mon, May 21 at 7:30pm
Tom Waits’ 1988 concert doc, filmed in California and drawing heavily from Waits’ Rain Dogs and Frank’s Wild Years, finds Waits incorporating theatrics and alter-ego into his unique performing style.
Tue, May 22 at 7:30pm
DISOBEDIENCE: Introduction from Nashville Jewish Film Festival. Post-screening discussion with Vanderbilt University's Ellen Armour and Shaul Kelner (7:30pm)
Tue, May 22, 7:30pm: Introduction by the Nashville Jewish Film Festival. Post-screening discussion with Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Faculty Fellows Ellen Armour, professor and director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality and Vanderbilt University Divinity School; and Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies at Vanderbilt University. Co-presented by the Nashville Jewish Film Festival.
Sat-Sun, May 26-27
Both Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda took home Oscars for their roles as retirees weathering the changes of age while summering at their New England home on the shores of idyllic Golden Pond.
Wed, May 30 at 7:30pm
Part of Staff Picks, and programmed by Dillon, who says: “KILLER OF SHEEP is a tender, disjointed portrait of a working-class father trying to provide and make sense of it all in 1970s Watts, California. Though it was shot for less than $10,000…it is now lauded as a pillar of African-American cinema and has been preserved in the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.”
Thu, May 31 at 6:30pm
A collection of short films featuring the incredible women leading the way in outdoor adventure world! Brought to us by No Man's Land Film Festival.
Fri-Thu, Jun 1-7
Leon Vitali’s first encounter with Stanley Kubrick was when the director cast the young actor for a lead role in BARRY LYNDON (Sat-Sun, Jun 2-3). From there, Vitali decisively moved behind the camera where he would retain a multi-faceted devotion to Kubrick’s vision for the remainder of his output and beyond. Part of Filmworker + Kubrick x3.
Just Announced! Fri-Thu, Jun 1-7
In addition to a lively new documentary on Kubrick aide-de-camp Leon Vitali playing the week of June 1-7 (FILMWORKER), we’ve taken the opportunity to fill out our usual Weekend Classics slot with BARRY LYNDON (starring Vitali) and our Midnight Movies slots with FULL METAL JACKET and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape from her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of brutal murders, she learns what she’s capable of as she defends him at all costs.
Mon, Jun 4 at 7:30pm
Talking Heads singer David Byrne plays host to this bizarre patchwork of tabloid-inspired tales, set in the fictional town of Virgil, Texas.
In deference to the release of her first new film in 10 years, the long-anticipated ZAMA, the Belcourt is pleased to present a complete retrospective of the feature films of Lucrecia Martel.
Wed, Jun 6
With its radical take on narrative, beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of sound, Lucrecia Martel’s debut marvel is a tale of a dissolute bourgeois extended family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer. Part of Director Spotlight: The Films of Lucrecia Martel.
Fri-Tue, Jun 8-12
Sat-Sun, Jun 9-10
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporary composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him. —35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive
Weekends in June
Mon, Jun 11 at 7:30pm
Made with its director’s customary precision and wit, Jim Jarmusch's 1989 film is a triptych of stories that pay playful tribute to the home of Stax Records, Sun Studio, Graceland, Carl Perkins and, of course, the King himself, who presides over the film like a spirit.
Thu, Jun 14 at 7:00pm
Blast Hardcheese is back! Yes, Mike, Kevin and Bill revisit the Mystery Science Theater 3000 classic "SPACE MUTINY" starring Reb Brown. Live from the Belcourt Theatre!
Opens Fri, June 15
An intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
Coming in June
Kate Novack's indispensable portrait of fashion fixture André Leon Talley takes viewers on an emotional journey from his youth in the Jim Crow South to his stature as one of the most influential tastemakers and curators of our time.
Fri, Jun 15 at Midnight
It’s 1987, and motorcycle ninjas trafficking cocaine are making life difficult in Florida. Who can stop them? The obvious answer, of course: a martial arts rock band called Dragon Sound.
Sat-Sun, Jun 16-17
A tender and humorous look at a young woman's journey from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, LOVES OF A BLONDE immediately became a classic of the Czech New Wave and earned Miloš Forman his first Academy Award nomination.
Sat, Jun 16 at Midnight
In Vietnam, he was the best… He still is. Kidnapped off the streets of Los Angeles for his former commander’s dangerously real war games, Mike Danton slaps on some jorts and gets oiled up to exact his revenge by any means necessary in what has been hailed by some as “the CASABLANCA of punching.”
Mon, Jun 18 at 7:30pm
An adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about a German immigrant in Kansas, the victim of a botched sex change, and his search for the other half of his identity, as well as fame, fortune and acceptance as a singer.
Tue-Thu, Jun 19-21
Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and the horror cinema, GANJA & HESS is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Part of Bill Gunn x2.
Tue-Thu, Jun 19-21
This entirely African American-conceived, produced, and shot-on-video ensemble piece is a rough-edged exploration of black working class lives in New York City at the end of the 1970s. Part of Bill Gunn x2.
Wed, Jun 20
A chilling parable about a woman in shock, Lucrecia Martel’s third feature explores the intricacies of class and the role of women in a male-dominated society through the actions of a woman trying to piece together what may have happened in the wake of an accident. Part of Director Spotlight: The Films of Lucrecia Martel.
Coming in June
Set in Lexington, KY, this thrilling heist film follows four misguided young men who attempt one of the most audacious art thefts in U.S. history, from a university’s special collections library.
Sat-Sun, Jun 23-24
Irascible petty criminal H.R. McMurtry pleads insanity to keep himself out of jail. Once institutionalized, he slowly stages mutiny against the oppressive Nurse Ratched. Based on the novel by Ken Kesey. —35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive
Mon, Jun 25 at 7:30pm
Centered around the rock band Deer Tick’s 10th anniversary run in New York City, the film weaves in and out of a decade’s worth of footage from the group’s booze-drenched early days to the successful touring/recording band they are now.
Wed, Jun 27 at 7:30pm
Part of Staff Picks, and programmed by Mae, who says: “Screening I AM CUBA within a contemporary ‘fake news’ media climate, amidst critical debates about information either serving as propaganda to one party or lies that incite hatred towards another, revives the timeless proverb: one man’s meat is another man’s poison.”
Thu-Sun, Jun 28-Jul 1
French master Bruno Dumont (SLACK BAY, HADEWIJCH), on an absurdist/comedic bent as of late, recreates the adolescence of the Maid of Orleans as a radical, electro-metal musical.
Fri, Jun 29 at Midnight
In this Roger Corman-produced JAWS parody directed by the inimitable Joe Dante and written by indie darling John Sayles, the bloodthirsty shark is subbed out for a swarm of military-grade flesh-eating piranhas.
Director Miloš Forman weathered Jim Carrey’s obsessive resolve to both channel and honor artist/comedian Andy Kaufman, both digging their way into the heart of Kaufman’s underground realm of befuddling characters unwilling to conform to conventional roles, rules and tidy expectations.
Sat, June 30 at Midnight
In Spielberg’s phrase-coining “blockbuster,” the tension ratchets as a police chief (Roy Scheider), an oceanographer (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) seek to destroy an insatiable great white shark that’s terrorizing the townspeople of fictional Amity Island.
Mon, Jul 2 at 7:30pm
When the New York Mafia wants to take over the Harlem drug trade, they kidnap the daughter of a local crime lord who hires the one man tough enough to get his daughter back: Shaft. Score by Isaac Hayes.
Opens Tue, Jul 3
From the dazzling imagination that brought you IT FOLLOWS comes a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man's search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.
Thu, Aug 23 at 7:00pm
For the first time in this or any other galaxy, the RiffTrax crew is delighted to take on the sci-fi fantasy classic KRULL. Live from the Belcourt Theatre!