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KEDI

KEDI

A profile of the ancient city of Istanbul and its unique people, seen through the eyes of one of the most mysterious and beloved animals humans have ever known, the Cat.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final project—a personal account of the lives and assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.—director Raoul Peck (LUMUMBA) creates a stunning meditation on what it means to be Black in America.

RAW

RAW

When a young vegetarian student consumes raw meat as part of bizarre hazing rituals at her veterinary college, well...things get downright bloody. A grisly but bold tale of female sexuality from the country that gave us steak tartare.

SONG TO SONG

SONG TO SONG

Terrence Malick returns with this modern love story set against the Austin, TX music scene. Two entangled couples—struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares—chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

HAIL! HAIL! ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

HAIL! HAIL! ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

In celebration of Chuck Berry’s sixtieth birthday in 1986, an all-star band assembled by Keith Richards—with camera crew in tow—took over the Fox Theatre in St. Louis to back Chuck Berry in a concert for the ages.

OCEAN WAVES

OCEAN WAVES

Taku and his best friend Yutaka find their friendship tested by the arrival of a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo. An accomplished teenage drama and a true discovery, it is bathed in a palette of pleasingly soft pastel colors and rich in the unexpected visual details typical of Studio Ghibli’s most revered works. New 4K DCP RestorationAge Recommendation: 12+

WEIRD SCIENCE

WEIRD SCIENCE

2x Paxton Midnights! When a wannabe hipster (Anthony Michael Hall) and his nebbish best friend use a computer to create an ideal woman (Kelly LeBrock), trouble brews when Wyatt’s cruel older brother (Bill Paxton) realizes that something’s up.

HAPPY HOUR

HAPPY HOUR

Simply put, this 5+ hour cinematic tour de force drama of four thirtysomething female friends in a misty seaside city, is long-form cinema at its best: deeply felt, precisely observed, full of absorbing sequences, and utterly engaging.

MANHATTAN

MANHATTAN

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. New 4K DCP Restoration.

CISCO PIKE

CISCO PIKE

A down-on-his-luck former drug-dealer and musician (Kris Kristofferson) is blackmailed into selling 100 kilos of marijuana by a dirty cop (Gene Hackman).

Peripheral Visions: DEATH RACE 2000

Peripheral Visions: DEATH RACE 2000

Peripheral Visions is a monthly screening series of cult action and horror films from the 70s and 80s, co-presented by the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records in Third Man Record’s Blue Room.

NEAR DARK

NEAR DARK

2x Paxton Midnights! A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

PERSONAL SHOPPER

PERSONAL SHOPPER

Kristen Stewart reunites with director Olivier Assayas (CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA) for this artful ghost story about a young woman trying to reconnect with the spirit of her departed brother.

JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES

JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES

In meticulously observing three days in the life of a middle-aged widow, Chantal Akerman’s landmark of experimental film depicts the fissuring of a psyche under the weight of routine.

POM POKO

POM POKO

Mischievous raccoon-like animals spend their days playing idly in the hillsides and squabbling over food—until the construction of a huge new Tokyo suburb clears the nearby forest and threatens their way of life. Age Recommendation: 10+

BEAU TRAVAIL

BEAU TRAVAIL

Claire Denis’s masterful Billy Budd adaptation is a braggadocio battle of male bodies and egos played out against the stark terrain of Djibouti.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS

After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns (Diane Lane) forms a punk band with her sister (Marin Kanter) and cousin (Laura Dern), despite their lack of musical experience and talent.

A QUESTION OF SILENCE

A QUESTION OF SILENCE

This provocative feminist work explores themes of violence, justice, and rationality under patriarchy through a criminal psychiatrist (Cox Habbema) investigating three women—total strangers—who have spontaneously joined together and brutally murdered the male owner of a clothes shop in an seemingly unprovoked attack.

Light and Sound Machine: LAST SUMMER

Light and Sound Machine: LAST SUMMER

Light and Sound Machine is a monthly screening series of marginalized cinema, both new and repertory, co-presented by the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records in Third Man Record’s Blue Room.

FRANTZ

FRANTZ

Director François Ozon’s elegiac tale of love and remembrance is set in a small German town in the aftermath of World War I, where a young woman mourning the death of her fiancé forms a bond with a mysterious Frenchman who has arrived to lay flowers on her beloved’s grave.

NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR

NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR

Aboard a fast moving train bound for Hell, God and Satan decide the fates of three unfortunate mortals.

AFTER THE STORM

AFTER THE STORM

A divorced man struggles to regain his estranged family’s trust while sheltering with them during a typhoon, in the latest film from celebrated Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (OUR LITTLE SISTER, NOBODY KNOWS).

CLEO FROM 5 TO 7

CLEO FROM 5 TO 7

Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this spirited real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy.

ONLY YESTERDAY

ONLY YESTERDAY

Realizing that she is at a crossroads in her life, 20-something Taeko heads for the countryside. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self. Age Recommendation: 11+

VAGABOND

VAGABOND

Agnès Varda’s poetic 1985 film pieces together the story of a defiant young drifter through flashbacks told by those who encountered her, producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman.

TICKET OF NO RETURN

TICKET OF NO RETURN

Rich, eccentric and always dressed to the nines, “She” hides her feelings behind a rigid mask, consciously drinking herself to death while on a one-way-ticket drunkard’s tour of Berlin.

MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA

MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA

The title tells the tale in this inventive, beautiful and bizarre animated feature from acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw, featuring the voices of Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon and Reggie Watts.

COLOSSAL

COLOSSAL

In the latest genre-smashing film from Nacho Vigalondo (TIMECRIMES), hard-partying Gloria (Anne Hathaway) and childhood chum Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) discover that their moves are being mirrored by a giant monster stomping its way through Seoul.

AMERICAN PSYCHO

AMERICAN PSYCHO

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

LOSING GROUND

LOSING GROUND

Recently restored for its first-ever theatrical release, Kathleen Collins’ 1982 film LOSING GROUND, one of the first feature films written and directed by a black woman, is a groundbreaking romance exploring women’s sexuality, modern marriage, and the life of artists and scholars.

PORCO ROSSO

PORCO ROSSO

This unsung treasure from Hayao Miyazaki nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring airborne adventure—a tribute to early aviation and the reckless flyboys whose home was the open sky. Age Recommendation: 10+

MORVERN CALLAR

MORVERN CALLAR

Morvern Callar (Samantha Morton) wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her boyfriend has killed himself, leaving a suicide note, mix tape, and an unpublished manuscript behind. Erasing his name and adding hers, it becomes her ticket out of small-town Scotland. Directed by Lynne Ramsay.

THE DEVILS

THE DEVILS

Because there's no controversy like 70s controversy... An infamous and acclaimed tale of conspiracy, machination, and hysteria unfolds as the priest Grandier (Oliver Reed) investigates the excesses and transgressions in the convent of Loudun. With production design by Derek Jarman.

I CALLED HIM MORGAN

I CALLED HIM MORGAN

On a snowy night in 1972, legendary jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife during a gig at a club in New York City. Tracing implications, this new doc is another absorbing deep-dive into jazz history from filmmaker Kasper Collin (MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER).

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of devastation, a brother and sister’s doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and an emotional tour de force. Not for younger kids. Age Recommendation: 13+

SWEPT AWAY

SWEPT AWAY

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, SWEPT AWAY is Lina Wertmüller's most famous and controversial film about sex, love and politics.

BORN IN FLAMES

BORN IN FLAMES

A landmark of early 1980s American independent cinema, Lizzie Borden's Molotov cocktail of a film uses documentary techniques alongside invented narratives to tell the story of a feminist insurgency against the incumbent Socialist Democratic government.

URGH! A MUSIC WAR

URGH! A MUSIC WAR

Punk, New Wave, Reggae and Techno bands from Europe and the U.S. recorded live in several locations in 1980. Every performance is a jewel, a time capsule of the influenced and the influential in rock music right up to today.

WANDA

WANDA

This lean and understated landmark of 70s independent cinema, a revisionist road movie written and directed by Barbara Loden who stars in the title role, is a feminist portrayal of a woman seeking solace after a string of abusive relationships.

CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY

CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY

Produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog, this definitive documentary makes inspired use of archival materials, animated murals, extensive interviews and, of course, the music.

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