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THE MUSTANG

THE MUSTANG

Juxtaposing the regimented rhythms of a prison drama with the wild lyricism of a classic western, THE MUSTANG depicts a despondent convict’s attempt to rehabilitate through the Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Wild Horse Training Facility.

Weekend Classics: Stanley Donen

Weekend Classics: Stanley Donen

This April, The Belcourt presents five beloved Stanley Donen classics to commemorate his mesmerizing legacy to both the classic Hollywood musical canon and the romantic comedy.

HER SMELL

HER SMELL

In Alex Ross Perry’s combustible new drama, Elisabeth Moss takes center stage as Becky Something, a talented but self-destructive musician who seems determined to alienate everyone around her.

AMAZING GRACE

AMAZING GRACE

Long held from release for myriad technical and legal reasons, this thrilling concert film of Aretha Franklin at the peak of her powers—a return to gospel recorded in L.A.’s Temple Missionary Baptist Church—has remained unseen and unfinished for 47 years. Until now.

Seminar: The Sensual, the Monstrous, and the Everyday in the Cinema of Claire Denis

Seminar: The Sensual, the Monstrous, and the Everyday in the Cinema of Claire Denis

In this seminar, we consider clips from Denis’ prolific body of work to see how she captures haptic moments of tenderness and terror, and lyrical scenes of love, loss and pain—and how she refuses to conform to expected conventions in storytelling, cinematography and pacing. Presented by Amy Bertram, Lecturer in Motion Pictures at Belmont University.

HIGH LIFE

HIGH LIFE

Master French filmmaker Claire Denis’ long-anticipated English-language debut and provocative sci-fi drama stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth, and André Benjamin as a group of criminals sent into deep space.

TWO FOR THE ROAD

TWO FOR THE ROAD

A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled 10-year marriage.

9 TO 5

9 TO 5

Three secretaries (Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin) turn the tables on their tyrannical, sexist boss (Dabney Coleman) by abducting him and running the business themselves.

BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK

BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK

A part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park takes on a rough, end-of-season trail assignment. She takes a wrong turn into backcountry and stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Directed by former Belcourt staff member Roxanne Benjamin.

Rental Screening: MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

Rental Screening: MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

This special screening of MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL is the third annual Fisk & Film Event. The event features a food & wine cocktail reception and a Q&A hosted by Vicki Yates of News Channel 5 with musician Rod McGaha. All proceeds benefit the Fisk University Scholarship Fund.

HAIL SATAN?

HAIL SATAN?

HAIL SATAN? explores the Satanic Temple's fight for equality, its focus on community, and its devilish sense of humor. In an era when founding principles and institutions can't be trusted to work on behalf of all people, these progressive Satanic crusaders advocate to save the soul of a nation.

DEADBEAT AT DAWN

DEADBEAT AT DAWN

Goose, a former gang leader whose girlfriend is slaughtered when he leaves the thug life behind is pulled back into the gang during an uneasy alliance and exacts his head-crushing revenge...

FACES

FACES

An ordinary suburban, middle-class couple futilely attempt to escape the anguish of their disintegrating marriage and lack of purpose by looking for love, connection and meaning in the arms of strangers.

Dare to Fail: Cassavetes at 90

Dare to Fail: Cassavetes at 90

“As an artist, I feel that we must try many things—but above all we must dare to fail.” ―John Cassavetes

Cassavetes at 90 celebrates one of the leading agents of change in New American Cinema, while recognizing a few of the indelible contributions of the late, great actor Seymour Cassel.

HARD TICKET TO HAWAII

HARD TICKET TO HAWAII

“The Agency” is a tough-as-nails, tech-savvy squad who defend Hawaii’s Molokai Island from diamond smugglers, narcotics slingers and a skateboarding maniac armed with an inflatable sex doll in this pinnacle of action cinema’s Golden Age.

AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

Set in an industrial Chinese province, the film follows a day in the life of strangers brought together by a series of interconnected, hapless life-altering events while collectively searching for a mythical Buddha-like elephant.

Rental Event: Dreamer Boy

Rental Event: Dreamer Boy

Dreamer Boy is the musical project of Zach Taylor, based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Zach and roommate/producer Bobby Knepper, met while attending Belmont University and collaborated on their debut project Love, Nostalgia, which was released in November of 2018.

ASK DR. RUTH

ASK DR. RUTH

A winsome portrait chronicling the incredible life of America's most famous sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer. As her 90th birthday approaches, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and her career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY

Informed by the private letters of Emily Dickinson, WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY illustrates the beloved poetess’ passionate love affair with her sister-in-law and the posthumous campaign to bury the same-sex affair with a lucrative image overhaul by her brother’s mistress.

THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE

THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE

Hapless nightclub owner Cosmo Vitelli has an undermining weakness for drinking and gambling. When he makes good on outstanding debts, he can’t help but immediately fall for a mob debt trap that can’t be paid for in cash.

CARMINE STREET GUITARS

CARMINE STREET GUITARS

Documentarian Ron Mann delivers a ballad to Greenwich Village guitar maker Rick Kelly, who builds custom instruments from repurposed wood scavenged from historic New York City buildings. With appearances by store clientele, including Charlie Sexton, Bill Frisell and Jim Jarmusch.

DAYS OF HEAVEN

DAYS OF HEAVEN

Part of Staff Picks and programmed by Abby, who says “DAYS OF HEAVEN reminds me of the farmland I grew up on, yet doesn’t compare at all. The world within the film is its own cursed dreamland. Every second is stunning.

Rental Screening: A STAMPEDE OF HAPPINESS

Rental Screening: A STAMPEDE OF HAPPINESS

Join director Jon Kent and one of the film's stars, Avi Lesser, for a free screening of A STAMPEDE OF HAPPINESS. This inspiring film on Williams Syndrome is guaranteed to make you smile. There will be a short Q&A with Jon & Avi after the film.

Rental Screening: WRESTLE

Rental Screening: WRESTLE

HOOP DREAMS goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools.

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ

Narrated by Jodie Foster, BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ investigates the full scope of the life and work of cinema's first female director, screenwriter, producer and studio owner Alice Guy-Blaché.

RAFIKI

RAFIKI

Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives”—but they yearn for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST

One of the heaviest genre films of the 80’s, director Ruggero Deodato’s infamous anti-imperialist tale of an American documentary team’s exploitation and subjugation of an indigenous Amazonian tribe of cannibals which eventually leads to their grotesque demise, was also the very first found footage horror film.

MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ

MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ

Broken-hearted Minnie Moore longs for the kind of love sold at the picture shows. Parking lot attendant Seymour Moskowitz is not her idea of a leading man, but he’s determined to prove he’s the right man for the role.

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found…

SET IT OFF

SET IT OFF

We’re back at it again with another pizza and a movie 90’s blassic! F. Gary Gray’s (the director of Friday) SET IT OFF breaks the mold of traditional heist films by having four strong female protagonists with an unbreakable bond.

An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs

An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs "How Rednecks Saved Hollywood"

Spend a hilarious, eye-popping, fast-and-furious two hours with the legendary Joe Bob Briggs, America’s foremost drive-in movie critic, as he uses over 200 clips and stills to review the history of rednecks in America as told through the classics of both exploitation and mainstream movies.

SHADOW

SHADOW

To secure victory over a rival kingdom, a brilliant general devises an intricate plan involving his wife, a decoy, and two kings. Directed by Zhang Yimou.

A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Nick is a neurotic blue collar worker wrestling with his wife Mabel’s mental instability. When he feels her actions are affecting their children, he makes a difficult decision that inadvertently highlights his own unique brand of lunacy.

OPENING NIGHT

OPENING NIGHT

A young woman is killed in an accident trying to meet her favorite actress Myrtle Gordon. Myrtle, already struggling with alcoholism, feels responsible for her death and the ensuing emotional turmoil overwhelms her as the opening night of her play approaches.

AMERICAN GRAFFITI

AMERICAN GRAFFITI

Spend the night cruising around small town Northern California with a group of teenagers as they revel in their youth, great music and the fleeting freedom of summer.

MEETING GORBACHEV

MEETING GORBACHEV

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician.

KNIFE+HEART (Un couteau dans le coeur)

KNIFE+HEART (Un couteau dans le coeur)

Paris, Summer 1979. Anne (French pop star Vanessa Paradis) produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Loïs leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. Screening in 35mm

CRUISING

CRUISING

A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who’s preying on gay men.

NON-FICTION (Doubles vies)

NON-FICTION (Doubles vies)

Set in the Parisian publishing world, an editor (Juliette Binoche) and an author (Guillaume Canet) find themselves in over their heads, as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives. Directed by Olivier Assayas.

THE FATE OF LEE KHAN

THE FATE OF LEE KHAN

When Lee Khan, an official working for Mongolian Emperor Yuan of the Yuan Dynasty procures the battle map of the Chinese rebel army, resistance fighters, aided by an undercover female-gang within Khan's ranks, strive to corner him in an inn. Directed by wuxia master King Hu (DRAGON INN, A TOUCH OF ZEN).

SHADOWS

SHADOWS

Cassavetes's jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in 50s’ Beat Generation era New York City. Featuring music by Charles Mingus and Shafi Hadi.

THE DEAD DON'T DIE

THE DEAD DON'T DIE

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. Featuring the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

RiffTrax Live: THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION

RiffTrax Live: THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION

There’s a monster in Wisconsin, and it’s going to slowly, VERY slowly, strike TERROR INTO YOUR HEART! Sure your grandma could outrun it, but TERROR is more fun! When a fiery meteor lands in the woods, strange things begin to happen in this small Wisconsin town — even weirder than usual, and that’s a pretty high bar! Live from the Belcourt Theatre!

 

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