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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.

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.

Strong Leads Docs: A Film Seminar for High School Girls

Strong Leads Docs: A Film Seminar for High School Girls

Strong Leads Docs: A Film Seminar for High School Girls is a five-part after-school seminar spotlighting documentary films about and made by women. A presentation of the Belcourt’s education and engagement program, Strong Leads will explore landmark and new documentary films made by women and featuring girls and women from a range of cultures and backgrounds.

SUSPIRIA (2018)

SUSPIRIA (2018)

As a darkness builds at the center of a world-renowned Berlin-based dance company, its artistic director (Tilda Swinton) and a young American new to the troupe (Dakota Johnson) become entangled in a bloody, sighing nightmare. Directed by Luca Guadagnino.

BOY ERASED

BOY ERASED

The teenaged son of a Baptist pastor is forced into a gay-conversion program by his parents, in actor-director Joel Edgerton’s emotive drama bolstered by uniformly superlative performances from Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Lucas Hedges.

Weekend Classics: Ida Lupino at 100

Weekend Classics: Ida Lupino at 100

Born into a famous British theatrical family and living in Hollywood by 23, Ida Lupino struck a keen balance between her acting ambitions—working with the likes of Raoul Walsh and Humphrey Bogart, among others—and her desire to get behind the camera.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI

THE BIG LEBOWSKI

20th Anniversary! Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski doesn't want any drama in his life, but he must embark on a quest with his bowling buddies after his rug is destroyed in a twisted case of mistaken identity.

OUTRAGE

OUTRAGE

Ida Lupino directed, co-wrote and produced this searing drama about a young woman whose life is shattered when she is raped on her way home from work. 35mm print courtesy of the British Film Institute (BFI)

NEW JACK CITY

NEW JACK CITY

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him. A co-presentation with Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria

THE BIGAMIST

THE BIGAMIST

Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine and Ida Lupino star in this surprisingly sympathetic portrait of an ordinary salesman whose circumstances find him secretly married to two women; an upper-crust lady and a tough-talking waitress.

THE LAST WALTZ

THE LAST WALTZ

Now a perennial kickoff to the week of Thanksgiving, we offer once again Martin Scorsese’s masterful 1978 concert film: an all-star affair, a seven-camera shoot, the final gig of The Band, and the most satisfying postlude to a Thanksgiving dinner that promoter Bill Graham could muster.

WILDLIFE

WILDLIFE

In Paul Dano’s evocative and emotional directorial debut, a teenage boy (Ed Oxenbould) in 1960s Montana experiences the breakdown of his parents’ marriage and his mother’s (Carey Mulligan) struggle to keep their lives afloat after the departure of his father (Jake Gyllenhaal).

ON DANGEROUS GROUND (preceded by The Twilight Zone:

ON DANGEROUS GROUND (preceded by The Twilight Zone: "The Masks")

In this Thanksgiving weekend pairing, Ida Lupino directs (and co-directs respectively) a famous slice of late-era Twilight Zone, as well as Nicholas Ray’s early film noir from some 13 years earlier, in which she stars as a blind woman protecting her accused handicapped brother from a prying big city detective. Episode from The Twilight Zone – Courtesy of CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (One Plus One)

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL (One Plus One)

One of the landmark New Wave films of the late 60s, directed by the celebrated Jean-Luc Godard, SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL alternates between reflections on contemporary politics and social issues, while giving the audience an unprecedented view of The Rolling Stones’ creative process in the recording studio, working on what would become one of the band’s defining tracks.

Peripheral Visions: NEXT OF KIN

Peripheral Visions: NEXT OF KIN

“A horror film quite unlike any other…” —Quentin Tarantino
Following her mother’s death, Linda Stevens (Jacki Kerin) takes over the family’s retirement home, but a dark malevolence lurks in the shadows... Co-presented by Third Man Records

THE ROOM

THE ROOM

A friendly, selfless man who greets everyone with a disarming "Oh, hai..." discovers that you can't trust anyone after getting engaged to a manipulative, self-serving siren who seduces his best friend and destroys his life.

BURNING

BURNING

A searing examination of a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of a spirited woman and a wealthy and sophisticated young man. Directed by Lee Chang-dong (POETRY).

BORDER

BORDER

Ali Abbasi’s fantastical genre (and gender) bending film follows the story of a border agent who uses her ability to sense or smell human emotions to catch smugglers—but when one man confounds her detection, she’s forced to confront a new, hidden reality.

HIGH SIERRA

HIGH SIERRA

Roy Earle (Humphrey Bogart) barely has a chance to savor his freedom before learning that his release from prison has been arranged in exchange for his help in a high-stakes jewelry heist. Co-stars Ida Lupino as his much wiser moll.

THE HITCH-HIKER

THE HITCH-HIKER

Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, Ida Lupino’s 1953 film is a tension-laden saga of two men on a camping trip (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) who are held captive by a homicidal drifter (William Talman).

WAYNE'S WORLD

WAYNE'S WORLD

Loveable slackers Wayne and Garth struggle to promote their quirky midwestern public access cable show. What should be their ticket to prime time instead becomes a wacky battle to save their show and Wayne’s babelicious girlfriend from ruinous exploitation.

MARIA BY CALLAS

MARIA BY CALLAS

Never-before-seen footage and soaring performances offer insight into the life and career of renowned Greek-American soprano Maria Callas, told entirely in her own words.

THE FAVOURITE

THE FAVOURITE

In this top-to-bottom reimagining of the costume epic, the Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz), and her servant Abigail Hill (Emma Stone) engage in a sexually charged fight to the death for the body and soul of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) at the height of the War of the Spanish Succession. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (THE LOBSTER, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER).

SENSO

SENSO

Against the backdrop of the Italian-Austrian war of unification, troubled Countess Livia Serpieri (Alida Valli) betrays her country for the love of an Austrian rogue, Franz Mahler (Farley Granger). Directed by Luchino Visconti. New DCP Restoration

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

With their collective eye focused on retrieving a cache of hidden money, three convicts fast-talk their way out of jams, sidestep alluring riverside sirens, and record a hit country song as the Soggy Bottom Boys. Co-presented with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

AT ETERNITY'S GATE

AT ETERNITY'S GATE

The formidable pairing of Willem Dafoe playing Vincent van Gogh as directed by artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel is a sight to behold: a (don’t-call-it) impressionist portrait of an artist in self-imposed exile in the south of France.

BLACK CHRISTMAS

BLACK CHRISTMAS

Just in time to char the chestnuts and dampen the holiday cheer with the saccharine blood of Canadian sorority sisters… Director Bob Clark’s influential BLACK CHRISTMAS forever taints the seasonal pilgrimage to the attic.

GREMLINS

GREMLINS

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

DIE HARD

DIE HARD

New York City Detective John McClane becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, one of whom is his estranged wife, trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise office building when it is seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve.

LOVE ACTUALLY

LOVE ACTUALLY

LOVE ACTUALLY takes holiday anxiety to 11, weaving in and out of the romantic lives of 10 lonely Londoners longing for lasting love connections and the warmth of another in the midst of a long, cold winter. Emotional exchanges and sexually charged hijinks collide on Christmas Eve, validating the universal need for a love everlasting.

GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH

GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH

If the first film's destruction of small-town America wasn't enough, now they've set their sights on the free market itself. At its core, the tower of unctuous developer Daniel Clamp.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

An annual Belcourt tradition! Frank Capra's inverted take on “A Christmas Carol” stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who's spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his small town humming. Screening in 35mm.

The Ornaments in Concert

The Ornaments in Concert

Led by pianist Jen Gunderman, accompanied by bassist James “Hags” Haggerty and drummer Martin Lynds, The Ornaments play the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” record live from beginning to end.

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Director Barry Jenkins’ ambitious follow-up to MOONLIGHT adapts James Baldwin’s poignant novel about a woman fighting to free her falsely accused husband from prison before the birth of their child.

DETOUR

DETOUR

As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run. From the gutters of Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. New 4K Restoration

SHOPLIFTERS

SHOPLIFTERS

What begins as a heist film develops into the story of a makeshift family united by petty crime. Understated yet ultimately deeply affecting, SHOPLIFTERS adds another powerful chapter to director Hirokazu Kore-eda's richly humanistic filmography.

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