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LUCKY

LUCKY

Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, a fiercely independent town curmudgeon (Harry Dean Stanton) finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration and enlightenment. A love letter to the life and career of Stanton himself—who passed away Sep 15, 2017.

 

Doctober

Doctober

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

A Tribute to Harry Dean Stanton

A Tribute to Harry Dean Stanton

With the Oct 6 opening of LUCKY, the final film of Harry Dean Stanton, we offer up a handful of films that bear witness to the legend of a character actor best known for his supporting roles.

Nashville Jewish Film Festival 2017

Nashville Jewish Film Festival 2017

The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). In 2017 the NJFF will celebrate its 17th year of bringing educational, entertaining and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films to the Nashville community.

TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON

TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON

A pioneer in both tow-in surfing and foil boarding, Laird Hamilton distinguished himself from surfing legends of the time who wanted to maintain the purity of the sport. Distinguished filmmaker Rory Kennedy (LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM) blends candid interviews with breathtaking action footage for a visceral, white-knuckle look at a life lived on the edge.

Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us

Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us

SOLD OUT | When we watch a film, the experience washes over us. We pay attention to the story and recognize its effect, but we may not notice techniques that move us—the underlying anatomy that makes up each film. In a series of four two-hour sessions, Vanderbilt faculty members in cinema and media arts lead interactive discussions on the primary categories of film technique and the aesthetic experience of the moving image.

HUMAN FLOW

HUMAN FLOW

World-renowned artist, activist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei artfully captures the massive and shocking breadth of the global migration crisis in this breathtaking film, which portrays the plight of today’s 65 million forcibly displaced individuals—the highest number ever to be forced out of their homes.

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

The latest from Sean Baker (TANGERINE) juxtaposes the carefree summer of a spirited kid with the harsh realities dogging the grown-ups of a decaying extended-stay hotel in the shadows of Orlando’s Disney World.

LOVING VINCENT

LOVING VINCENT

By Popular Demand! The world's first fully oil-painted animated feature film brings the art of Vincent van Gogh to life. Shot first as a live-action film, and then painted over frame by frame with oils, LOVING VINCENT is a unique cinematic achievement.

MANSFIELD 66/67

MANSFIELD 66/67

MANSFIELD 66/67 hones in on the later years of “blonde bombshell” Jayne Mansfield, when she scandalously befriended San Francisco’s Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey. A rare doc that takes the camp value of its subject and matches it to irresistible effect.

Olde Worlde Theatre presents “Little Red Riding Hood”

Olde Worlde Theatre presents “Little Red Riding Hood”

The classic tale of a young girl’s adventure through the woods, on her way to Grandma Millie’s house. Vibrantly alive with cool special effects, sound, and comedy for people of all ages.

12 Hours of Terror

12 Hours of Terror

The Belcourt’s annual tradition continues, with a marathon of monsters, murderers, mad scientists, myths, mayhem, masked unknowns and mysteries that span the decades.

MACHINES

MACHINES

Marrying stunning visuals with social advocacy, this award-winning doc wanders freely between pulsating machines and bubbling vats of dye to create a moving portrait of the human laborers who toil away in the labyrinthine passages of an enormous textile factory in Gujarat, India.

CHAVELA

CHAVELA

A captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.

NJFF: THE WOMEN'S BALCONY

NJFF: THE WOMEN'S BALCONY

Monday Matinee! A joyous celebration turns into disaster when a women’s balcony at an Orthodox synagogue collapses during a bar mitzvah party injuring a number of people and leaving the senior rabbi in a state of shock.

NJFF: FANNY'S JOURNEY

NJFF: FANNY'S JOURNEY

In 1943, 13-year-old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to a foster home for Jewish children in Italy.

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Acting in Cinema

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Acting in Cinema

SOLD OUT | Session 2: Acting in Cinema | What difference does it make that film actors play to a camera instead of a live audience, or that what we perceive as a single performance is typically many performances edited together? How do human actors compete with animals, things, and cinema’s wider environments in film as opposed to theater? This seminar takes stock of the film actor as a force of narrative, a master of technique, and as an entity uniquely produced by film style. Led by Claire Sisco King

NJFF: THE HISTORY OF LOVE

NJFF: THE HISTORY OF LOVE

Based on Nicole Krauss’s award-winning novel, THE HISTORY OF LOVE is a sprawling saga of undaunted ardor and merciless twists of fate.

Rental Event: Crane City Revue

Rental Event: Crane City Revue

The Crane City Revue combines the best of a classic variety show with the best of a record label "package" show.  Anchored by Crane City Records recording artists 'Peter Keys,' 'ill Spector,' and 'FourStar' the show offers sonic diversity while focusing on folk, rock & roll and funk/blues.

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.

FACES PLACES

FACES PLACES

French master Agnès Varda collaborates with mysterious street artist JR in this wondrous travelogue, in which the duo travel through small villages in the French countryside and immortalize the faces of those they meet in immense public murals.

JANE

JANE

Academy Award–nominated director Brett Morgen (KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK) reconstitutes 50-year-old National Geographic footage into a poetic look at primatologist Jane Goodall, set to a magnificent score by Philip Glass.

ALIEN

ALIEN

“When I went on the interview for the movie, I told Ridley Scott I didn’t like monster pictures and I didn’t like science fiction.” —Harry Dean Stanton

NJFF: KEEP QUIET

NJFF: KEEP QUIET

Rising through the ranks of Hungary’s far–right extremist party, Csanád Szegedi has built a career of denying the Holocaust and dehumanizing Jews. His world is rocked upon learning a long–held family secret...

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Cinematography

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Cinematography

SOLD OUT | Session 3: Cinematography | Sometimes described as writing with light and movement, cinematography entails the choice of film stock, lenses, framing, shot duration, and camera movement, all of which determine how we see the things, people and environments placed before the camera. Led by Se Young Kim

NJFF: BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE

NJFF: BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE

The 1930s tune “Body and Soul,” composed by Jewish songwriter Johnny Green, introduced on Broadway by Jewish torch singer Libby Holman, and first recorded as a jazz piece by Louis Armstrong. It’s a link both sympathetic and contentious.

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

The strange relationship between a cardiac surgeon and a 16-year-old boy portends a terrifying sacrifice in this eagerly awaited supernatural thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos (THE LOBSTER). Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Alicia Silverstone.

NJFF: BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

NJFF: BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Starlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds “Inventor” to the list.

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Editing

Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Editing

SOLD OUT | Session 4: Editing | Editing is the joining of shots, ranging from the “invisible style” of Hollywood cinema to the more experimental techniques of Soviet Montage and the French New Wave. Because editing enables filmmakers to create completely imaginary geographies and temporalities, it is often considered to be the most cinematic of all techniques. Through it, cinema creates its own world. We consider this manipulation and creation. Led by Jennifer Fay

NJFF: MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE

NJFF: MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE

MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE follows artist and cult filmmaker Philippe Mora as he uncovers his father’s remarkable exploits, specifically his father’s friendship with Marcel Marceau.

TANK GIRL

TANK GIRL

The titular antihero goes head to head with an evil corporation in a post-apocalyptic, drought-ravaged wasteland in this feminist cult classic comic book adaptation.

WONDERSTRUCK

WONDERSTRUCK

The stories of Ben and Rose, two children growing up in different eras, both deaf and both seeking the same mysterious connection. Directed by Todd Haynes (CAROL, FAR FROM HEAVEN).

MUDBOUND

MUDBOUND

One Week Only. In racially divided post-World War II Mississippi, two men—one black and one white—forge a friendship based on their shared war experiences. Directed by Nashville native Dee Rees (PARIAH, BESSIE).

THE SHINING

THE SHINING

As winter creeps in, so does the onset psychosis. This Thanksgiving weekend, counter that tryptophan with a late-night visit to the Overlook Hotel. How’d ya like some ice cream, Doc?

NOVITIATE

NOVITIATE

Oscar winner Melissa Leo (THE FIGHTER) oversees a bevy of up-and-coming female actors in this drama about aspiring nuns at an isolated Catholic school in 1964, forced to re-examine their faith and their calling in light of the liberal reforms of Vatican II. Shot on location in and around Nashville.

THE SQUARE

THE SQUARE

Swedish provocateur Ruben Östlund (FORCE MAJEURE) took home the Palme d’Or at Cannes for this no-holds-barred satire of the postmodern art world.

THE ROOM

THE ROOM

In deference to the opening of THE DISASTER ARTIST, the film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s making-of-THE-ROOM memoir, we present – once again – Tommy Wiseau’s great disasterpiece of the 21st Century.

THE DISASTER ARTIST

THE DISASTER ARTIST

Based on Greg Sestero’s memoir of the same name. Director/star James Franco lovingly recreates the story of the making of THE ROOM, the infamous 2003 film which was unintentionally reborn a few years later as the #1 Midnight Movie of the new millennium.

THE SHAPE OF WATER

THE SHAPE OF WATER

At the height of the Cold War, circa 1962, two workers in a high-tech US government laboratory (Sally Hawkins and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer) discover a terrifying secret experiment, in this otherworldly fairytale from Guillermo del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH).

THE BREADWINNER

THE BREADWINNER

Based on the award-winning novel, this new animated film tells the story of an 11-year-old Afghan girl, born into an ever-changing world of conflict and oppression, who finds strength in the love of her family and the power of storytelling. Directed by Nora Twomey (THE SECRET OF KELLS).

THELMA

THELMA

Recently moved to Oslo to attend school, a young woman falls in love and discovers that she possesses terrifying powers in this supernatural thriller from acclaimed director Joachim Trier.

 

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