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Essential Westerns

Essential Westerns

Scheduling note: Additional screenings and dates may be added, as well as additional introductions and discussions. Please check our website on Tuesday mornings for updates for the following week (Friday-Thursday).

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

If you want the full effect and unfiltered surprise of this jaw-droppingly improbable and delightful documentary—and trust us enough to take our word for it—please stop reading now, avoid the trailer, and make a solid plan to catch this when it opens. You won’t regret the decision.

BLAZE

BLAZE

Ethan Hawke directs the story of legendary singer-songwriter Blaze Foley (Benjamin Dickey) from early years of living in a Georgia treehouse to defining the Texas Outlaw music scene in 1980s Austin.

THE WIFE

THE WIFE

Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close star in this incisive adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's bestselling novel about a woman who decides to leave her author husband on the eve of his Nobel Prize presentation in order to finally pursue her own writing aspirations.

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

Writer/director Desiree Akhavan sensitively adapts Emily Danforth’s acclaimed eponymous coming-of-age novel to create a refreshingly original teen movie starring Chloë Grace Moretz as a girl who’s been shipped off to a “gay conversion” center.

MANDY

MANDY

Awash in a salacious sea of carnage, colors and sounds, filmmaker Panos Cosmatos grinds up beloved genre tropes into a fine pulp and sculpts them into something altogether otherworldly in this tale of revenge anchored by another gloriously unhinged performance from Nicolas Cage.

MADELINE'S MADELINE

MADELINE'S MADELINE

When a theater workshop's ambitious director pushes teenager Madeline to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. Written and directed by Josephine Decker.

BAD REPUTATION

BAD REPUTATION

A Very Special Wednesday Edition of Music City Mondays. Packed with footage bobbing in and out of present day, this new doc centers on Joan Jett’s early years as founder and backbone of The Runaways, her seminal 1970s punk band, and the formation of her solo career with the Blackhearts.

MEEK'S CUTOFF

MEEK'S CUTOFF

A wagon team of three families have hired a guide to take them over the Cascade Mountains in 1885. Lost, and suffering from hunger, thirst and fear, they encounter a Native American who forces them to reassess their guide. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Introduction from Dawn Hall, author of Refocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

I AM NOT A WITCH

I AM NOT A WITCH

Writer/director Rungano Nyongi’s astounding first feature layers satire and social critique into a richly textured and refreshing take on institutional subjugation with this tale of nine-year-old Shula ousted from her Zambian village on suspicion of being a witch.

LET THE CORPSES TAN

LET THE CORPSES TAN

Absconding with a truckload of stolen gold, a gang of thieves engages in a day-long firefight with pursuing cops through the ruins of a remote Mediterranean hamlet, in this deliriously stylish thriller from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani.

THE FURIES

THE FURIES

In this Freudian riff on King Lear, director Anthony Mann pits the relentlessly controlling cattle baron T.C. Jeffords (Walter Huston) against his firebrand daughter (Barbara Stanwyck) when a new woman enters his life. Introduction from Elyce Helford, Middle Tennessee State University

JOHNNY GUITAR

JOHNNY GUITAR

Arizona saloon-owner Vienna (Joan Crawford) hires her gunslinging ex-lover to help her keep threats from the locals at bay. Nicholas Ray’s “phony Western” is one of Hollywood’s strangest and most feminist, and a high point of both Ray and Crawford’s careers. Introduction from Mark Wollaeger, Vanderbilt University

Essential Westerns wrap-up conversation (4:00pm)

Essential Westerns wrap-up conversation (4:00pm)

Sun, Sep 30 at 4:00pm: Join us in the upstairs Jackson Education and Engagement Space (seating is limited; first come, first served) for an informal discussion of your favorite films from the Belcourt's Essential Westerns series, immediately following JOHNNY GUITAR

Nashville Jewish Film Festival 2018

Nashville Jewish Film Festival 2018

The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). In 2018 the NJFF will celebrate its 18th year of bringing educational, entertaining and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films to the Nashville community.

NJFF: THE CATCHER WAS A SPY

NJFF: THE CATCHER WAS A SPY

Opening Night: Cocktail Supper at Cabana (5:30pm). The true story of a Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox who is recruited by a US intelligence agency to go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb.

NJFF: ITZHAK

NJFF: ITZHAK

Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, Itzhak is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

Doctober

Doctober

Welcome back to Doctober, the Belcourt’s annual celebration of documentary film.

BISBEE '17

BISBEE '17

An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1,200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.

PSYCHO

PSYCHO

Alfred Hitchcock’s genre-defining slasher masterpiece about an on-the-lam embezzling secretary who happens upon a motel run by a very peculiar young man.

EVIL DEAD 2

EVIL DEAD 2

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits is left to clean up the mess with the only tools he has on hand: a chainsaw and a shotgun. Groovy!

MONSTERS AND MEN

MONSTERS AND MEN

When a young father witnesses the police shooting of an unarmed black man, the tight-knit community of Bed-Stuy is pushed to the brink in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s award-winning portrait of race, family and consequence.

Halloween Horrors

Halloween Horrors

Throughout the month of October, we celebrate the spookiest season with an all-out cavalcade of horror classics, cult hits, and underrated gems of the genre in our Weekend Classics, Midnight Movies, and Peripheral Visions series. Capping it all off, our annual 12 Hours of Terror marathon returns with an outrageous assortment of macabre movies to kick your Halloween festivities into high gear.

HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN

The night HE came home… An escaped mental patient dons a mask and stalks the small town of Haddonfield on the 15th anniversary of his sister’s murder.

ALICE, SWEET ALICE

ALICE, SWEET ALICE

When a young girl (Brooke Shields) is brutally murdered during her first communion, her disturbed and withdrawn older sister (Paula E. Sheppard) becomes the main suspect in this criminally underrated, twisty Hitchcock riff by director Alfred Sole.

PICK OF THE LITTER

PICK OF THE LITTER

PICK OF THE LITTER follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind. Cameras document the pups’ two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm.

BABE: PIG IN THE CITY

BABE: PIG IN THE CITY

Part of Staff Picks and programmed by Max, who says: “Far too often, children’s cinema shies away from topics that might be scary or sad, but BABE: PIG IN THE CITY is unafraid to tackle tough topics. Both dark and moving, it is a marvel of narrative and set design, boasting one of the most beautifully crafted fictional cities in film.”

Rental Screening: ANGST

Rental Screening: ANGST

Join Rogers Behavioral Health during OCD Awareness Week for a free screening of ANGST; a film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it.

Peripheral Visions: MANIAC

Peripheral Visions: MANIAC

Director William Lustig’s infamous gritty masterpiece is the New York City-set tale of a deeply disturbed serial killer (Joe Spinell) who collects the scalps and clothes of his victims to outfit his ever-growing assortment of mannequins.

NJFF: THE TESTAMENT

NJFF: THE TESTAMENT

Yoel, a meticulous historian leading a significant debate against Holocaust deniers, discovers that his mother carries a false identity. Will he risk everything to discover the truth?

THE LAST MOVIE

THE LAST MOVIE

Dennis Hopper’s radical, much-mythologized lost masterpiece—widely unseen for nearly 50 years—follows a Hollywood movie crew in the midst of making a Western in a remote Peruvian village. New 4K DCP Restoration

NJFF: THE IMPURE

NJFF: THE IMPURE

In Argentina in the early 20th century, the “Impure” referred to Argentinian Jewish pimps and prostitutes. They were vicious organization leaders and brothel owners who practiced religious lives while trafficking thousands of unfortunate Eastern-European Jewish women.

NJFF: THE CAKEMAKER

NJFF: THE CAKEMAKER

A gay German baker and the Israeli widow of the man they both loved connect after his death. This is a delicate and graceful exploration of the fluidity of desire and sexuality.

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

The audience is invited to experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime in the lives of two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama over the course of five years.

COLETTE

COLETTE

Keira Knightley stars in this historical drama about the eponymous French novelist, whose provocative debut—falsely credited to her husband—becomes the toast of Paris, triggering a battle for identity, equality and self-determination at the dawn of the feminist age.

CARNIVAL OF SOULS

CARNIVAL OF SOULS

A tragic drag racing accident leaves a sole survivor, Mary Henry, who pulls up roots and takes a new job to distance herself from the traumatic event. Despite the move, she is haunted by visions of a man who seems to be beckoning her to an abandoned carnival at the edge of town.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You… Nancy and her peers are having bad dreams. A clawed maniac with severe facial scarring haunts them in their sleep, picking them off one-by-one as the nightmare crosses into reality.

NJFF: SHALOM BOLLYWOOD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF INDIAN CINEMA

NJFF: SHALOM BOLLYWOOD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF INDIAN CINEMA

Monday Matinee: Lunch available at 11:30am with reservation. The unlikely story of the 2000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry. Infused with music and dancing, it unabashedly oozes Bollywood as it uses film motifs to drive the narrative.

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

Drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by Maya Arulpragasm and her closest friends over the last 22 years, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. captures her remarkable journey from immigrant teenager to the international popstar M.I.A.

NJFF: GI JEWS: JEWISH AMERICANS IN WORLD WAR II

NJFF: GI JEWS: JEWISH AMERICANS IN WORLD WAR II

Free popcorn for Veterans & Active Duty Military. In their own words, veterans both unknown and famous from army nurses to Mel Brooks to Henry Kissinger bring their war experiences to life: how they struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks and emerged transformed, more powerfully American and more deeply Jewish.

NJFF: KOSHER LOVE

NJFF: KOSHER LOVE

What happens when a rabbinical matchmaker, a Hasidic couple and a single, explore the precise meaning of humanity’s most powerful word? Using downright silliness, Kosher Love reveals that we’re all the same in our search for love.

FREE SOLO

FREE SOLO

The documentarian duo behind 2015’s acclaimed MERU return to high altitudes, chronicling renowned rock climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to do what no climber has done before: ascend free solo, without safety ropes, up the 3,000-foot cliff of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES

THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES

A doctor, scientist, organist and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes (Vincent Price) seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

12 Hours of Terror

12 Hours of Terror

The Belcourt’s annual all-night horror festival rises like a vampire from its tomb to bring you a non-stop, all-night buffet of the best in ghastly grotesqueries, macabre mayhem, and outrageous obscurities spanning the decades.

GREY GARDENS

GREY GARDENS

Part of Staff Picks and programmed by Isabel, who says “Something important is hidden in this movie, some strange truth about who we are. What are we doing here? Where are we going?”

BREWMASTER

BREWMASTER

The story of craft beer as told through a young New York lawyer who dreams of opening his own brewery and a Milwaukee-based beer educator trying to pass the Master Cicerone exam.

GURRUMUL

GURRUMUL

Living a traditional Yolngu life in Australia, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s breakthrough album “Gurrumul” brought him to a crossroads as audiences and artists around the world began to embrace his music.

NJFF: 1945

NJFF: 1945

Two mysterious strangers appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. In the shadow of Russian occupation, post WWII, the people of the village are preparing for the wedding of the son of the clerk, but the bride’s former fiancé returns. Within a few hours, everything changes - secrets, sins, reckoning, betrayal, and confrontation ensue.

Seminar: Exploring Womanhood in Horror, From Bad Seeds to Hysterical Hags

Seminar: Exploring Womanhood in Horror, From Bad Seeds to Hysterical Hags

Despite the genre’s reputation for being trivial and predictable, some feminist scholars argue that horror is one of the most influential and socially relevant categories in cinema, particularly in terms of studying gender. Presented by Lisa Williams, Lecturer of English and Women’s Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

NJFF: LOVE, GILDA

NJFF: LOVE, GILDA

Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews, home movies and diaries, this film offers a window into the honest, whimsical world of a beloved performer. Featuring interviews from SNL cast members, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler and Martin Short.

TIME FOR ILHAN

TIME FOR ILHAN

A fresh take on the old story of the American Dream, TIME FOR ILHAN offers an inspiring, stereotype-busting portrait of Somali-American Ilhan Omar as she begins a bold and powerful political career.

STUDIO 54

STUDIO 54

It was the epicenter of 70s hedonism—a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across its hallowed threshold, STUDIO 54 tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.

THE HAUNTING

THE HAUNTING

The stories you’ve heard about Hill House? They’re all true. For 90 years, it has stood alone, isolated, patient. Now a group of four find themselves in a trap of their own making; a nightmare maw of wood and stone and secrets, slowly closing around them.

Seminar: Scary Good Screenwriting

Seminar: Scary Good Screenwriting

Horror has always been part of cinema, from the short films of Méliès to the runaway success of GET OUT. How has this perennially popular genre delivered some of the most iconic moments in movie history? Shameless and structurally sound screenwriting! Presented by Diana Grisanti and Stephen Moulds, recent writers-in-residence in Vanderbilt’s cinema and media arts program.

THE FOG

THE FOG

The last time the fog rolled in from sea, just off Spivey Point, six lives were lost, and the fledgling town of Antonio Bay was born from the wreckage of that tragedy. But now, 100 years later, the fog has returned, bringing with it something unspeakable.

CŒUR FIDÈLE (THE FAITHFUL HEART) with live score performed by Alloy Orchestra

CŒUR FIDÈLE (THE FAITHFUL HEART) with live score performed by Alloy Orchestra

The renowned Alloy Orchestra—whom Roger Ebert called “the best in the world at accompanying silent film”—returns to provide its signature musical accompaniment to this recent restoration of Jean Epstein’s formal tour de force: a tragic love story transformed into a visual feast set against the bars, docks and amusements of old Marseille.

NJFF: WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY

NJFF: WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY

The story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive is the most important cache of in-the-moment, eyewitness accounts. This film commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

With live cast Little Morals! This fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock 'n' roll tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad and Janet after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter. 18+ only.

NJFF: PROMISE AT DAWN

NJFF: PROMISE AT DAWN

Closing Night: Complimentary Bubbly, L’Chaim! In this sensational adaptation of author Romain Gary’s memoir, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Pierre Niney star in a story of a man driven to greatness while in search of maternal approval.

This Week (click showtimes to purchase)

Thursday

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSTHE WIFETHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTRental Screening: POPPYSEED: The Story of Naomi TaylorMADELINE'S MADELINEBLAZEMANDY

Friday

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTTHE WIFELET THE CORPSES TANTHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSI AM NOT A WITCHMANDY

Saturday

THE FURIES: Introduction from Elyce Helford, Middle Tennessee State University (1:45pm)
THE WIFETHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSTHE FURIESTHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTLET THE CORPSES TANI AM NOT A WITCHMANDY

Sunday

JOHNNY GUITAR: Introduction from Mark Wollaeger, Vanderbilt University (1:45pm)
Essential Westerns wrap-up conversation (4:00pm)
THE WIFETHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSJOHNNY GUITARTHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTLET THE CORPSES TANI AM NOT A WITCHMANDY

Monday

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSTHE WIFELET THE CORPSES TANTHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTI AM NOT A WITCHMANDY

Tuesday

THE WIFETHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTLET THE CORPSES TANTHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSI AM NOT A WITCHMANDY

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