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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).

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.

DESTROYER

DESTROYER

When a new case uncovers traumas from a past undercover operation, an LAPD detective (Nicole Kidman) is forced to face her personal and professional demons in this genre-defining work from Karyn Kusama.

MONROVIA, INDIANA

MONROVIA, INDIANA

Renown and prolific filmmaker and documentarian (now with 40+ non-fiction films to his credit), Frederick Wiseman turns his attention to Monrovia, Indiana, a farming community founded in 1834 with a current population of 1,063. With his distinct observational eye, Wiseman looks to find the ways this middle American town, far from the urban centers of the East and West coasts, forms and experiences its values, amid conflicting stereotypes and cliches.

HEAT

HEAT

In Memoriam: Burt Reynolds (1936-2018), William Goldman (1931-2018): Working as a Las Vegas bodyguard to support his gambling habits, Nick Escalante (Burt Reynolds) hopes for a jackpot that will take him all the way to Italy and a relaxing gondola in Venice.

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

In Memoriam: William Goldman (1931-2018): Robert Redford as blue-eyed, laid back train robber, Sundance and Paul Newman his equally charming partner-in-crime, Butch, in this soulful, romantic look at the infamous Hole in the Wall gang. Brillianty scripted by novelist/screenwriter William Goldman.

SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT

SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT

In Memoriam: Burt Reynolds (1936-2018): Eastbound and down, fun-loving Bandit (Reynolds) takes on his craziest haul yet—delivering 400 cases of beer from Texarkana to Atlanta in just 28 hours.

A BREAD FACTORY, PARTS 1 & 2

A BREAD FACTORY, PARTS 1 & 2

A two-part whimsical, minimalist epic about an upstate New York community arts center struggling for survival.

Peripheral Visions: SUBURBIA

Peripheral Visions: SUBURBIA

A group of teens from troubled families attempt to find stability and acceptance by forming a punk rock commune in a flop house of a failed L.A. subdivision slated for demolition—and discover the families they left behind aren’t the only problems they’ll have to run from.

COLD WAR

COLD WAR

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (IDA).

CABARET

CABARET

Adapted from the hit 1966 Broadway stage production, CABARET documents the exploits of naive but irrepressible American singer Sally Bowles and her friends, set amongst the moral decadence and sexual ambiguity of pre-war Berlin.

KANSAS CITY

KANSAS CITY

Kansas City in the 1930s: a young man robs a gambler and is held hostage by a mysterious night club owner. In response, the man's wife kidnaps a socialite, whom she tries to trade for her husband. Directed by Robert Altman and featuring a superb live score from a who’s who of the 90s jazz scene.

DO THE RIGHT THING

DO THE RIGHT THING

Co-presented with Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria. Join us for Slim & Husky's pizza, the movie that lost to DRIVING MISS DAISY for Best Picture of 1989, and a post-screening discussion on community building and youth empowerment with musical artist Tim Gent; educator, artist and consultant Melissa Gordon; community organizer Gicola Lane; and artist and neighborhood curator Thaxton Waters; moderated by artist advocate Brian Sexton. Part of STAFF PICKS, and programmed by ANTHONY, who says: “Thirty years later, how we lookin’?

BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY

BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY

This fanciful doc follows former “Late Show with David Letterman” writer Steve Young down the rabbit hole as he pursues rare recordings and tracks down cast members from so-called industrial musicals.

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

For the 14th consecutive year, the Belcourt again presents this very popular program. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action, Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut

BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut

Los Angeles, 2019. Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is assigned to track down a rogue group of artificial humanoids after they hijack a spaceship and head to Earth to literally meet their maker.

SWEET CHARITY

SWEET CHARITY

Having directed and choreographed the Broadway show based on a book by Neil Simon, Bob Fosse was hired by Universal to direct the film version. Boasting a bold visual style and employing a wide arrange of technique, the film stars Shirley MacLaine as dancer Charity, adrift and lovelorn but incurably optimistic.

AKIRA

AKIRA

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. When a secret military experiment accidentally turns a member of a teenage biker gang into a superhuman weapon of mass destruction, the only people who can save the city are his friends and a council of juvenile psychics.

LET'S GET LOST

LET'S GET LOST

Filmmaker/photographer Bruce Weber tells the captivating, heartbreaking life story of jazz icon Chet Baker through conversations with the musician himself, as well as archival footage and interviews with his friends and family—all the while weaving in the moods of modern coastal L.A. to paint a nuanced picture of a musician in what would be the final year of his life.

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?

Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire.

TITANIC

TITANIC

James Cameron’s cinematic spectacle follows society girl Rose (Kate Winslet) and penniless artist Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) as they fall in love—just as tragedy strikes.

AUDITION

AUDITION

When a film producer friend of his teenage son devises a plan to hold a fake audition for a new girlfriend, long-widowed Aoyama falls for the silent beauty of Asam, a former ballerina with a dark past. Their courtship veers from quiet romance to…. Well, let’s not spoil one of the great turn-on-a-dime plot twists.

CAPERNAUM

CAPERNAUM

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki's CAPERNAUM tells the story of a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life.

LENNY

LENNY

Bob Fosse’s third feature hones in on controversial comedian Lenny Bruce (Dustin Hoffman), who begins his career telling bad jokes to bored audiences in the 1950s but can't repress his desire to unleash edgier material.

STAR '80

STAR '80

Bob Fosse returned to biographical drama for his final film, based on the murder of Playboy model Dorothy Stratten (Mariel Hemingway) in 1980.

MILES AHEAD

MILES AHEAD

Don Cheadle directed himself as Miles Davis in this rollicking biopic—underseen in its 2015 release—that mashed up the key creative eras of Miles’s nearly 50-year career into a self-referential bitches brew of kinetic energy and urban legend.

ALL THAT JAZZ

ALL THAT JAZZ

Bob Fosse turned the camera on his own life for this madly imaginative musical masterpiece, casting Roy Scheider as stand-in Joe Gideon, whose exhausting work schedule and self-destructive private life is rendered as phantasmagoric spectacle.

JIMI HENDRIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH

JIMI HENDRIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH

In 1970, Jimi Hendrix - backed by Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell - headlined the 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival, a set significant not only for being one of his final public performances, but also in terms of socio-political dynamics in the South. Features rediscovered footage. Post-screening discussion with bassist Billy Cox.

EVERYBODY KNOWS

EVERYBODY KNOWS

Academy Award® winner Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION) directs Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem in this layered, psychological drama about a family wedding interrupted by a shocking crime and some long-buried secrets.

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT) once again team up for this exquisitely detailed story of a Wayuu man’s downward spiral—and its effects on his community—as he becomes increasingly involved in northern Colombia’s marijuana trade.

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