In continuing with our semi-regular Wednesday night Director’s Spotlight series, we offer up four Wednesdays (and one midnight block) to two directors whose latest film will open at the Belcourt in January: Paul Verhoeven’s ELLE (opening Jan 13) and Jim Jarmusch’s PATERSON (opening Jan 27).
Wed, Jan 4 at 8:15pm
While investigating a murder, a San Francisco cop (Michael Douglas) on the edge takes a dive into the dangerous world of bestselling suspense novelist Catherine Trammell (Sharon Stone).
Tue, Jan 10 | 7-9pm
This seminar explores how a Dutch child raised during Nazi occupation amidst resistance fighters, sex workers, artists, and scientists found his way to become the internationally acclaimed one-man vanguard of Dutch narrative cinema in the '70s, the preeminent satirist of post-Reagan America, the foremost innovator in the “gargantuan special effects mainstream tentpole” subgenre of Hollywood filmmaking, an acclaimed theological scholar, and now, approaching 80, a respected (but never respectable) arthouse auteur. Presented by film critic Jason Shawhan.
Wed, Jan 11
From the strobelit stages of gentlemen’s clubs to the neon otherworld of casino-strewn pageantry, Nomi Malone has come to Las Vegas to make a wager.
Fri-Sat, Jan 13-14 at Midnight
The gorgeous youth of Earth’s most patriotic families battle the unspeakable menace of extraterrestrial bug monsters.
Wed, Jan 18 at 8:30pm
With its delicate humor and dramatic nonchalance, Jim Jarmusch's one-of-a-kind minimalist masterpiece forever transformed the landscape of American independent cinema.
Wed, Jan 25 at 8:30pm
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) encounters a Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.