• October 4-31

    Doctober

    October 4-31

    Welcome back to Doctober, the Belcourt’s month-long celebration of documentary film. This year, we offer 15 highly anticipated films from promising new directors and masters of documentary cinema. These are stories of artists and activists, eccentrics and champions, ordinary people and infamous events. When you grab your pen to circle your must-see films, please note that Doctober films have limited runs (sometimes only one or two showtimes). We’ll add speakers and discussions throughout the month, so keep your eye on our weekly e-newsletters and our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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      INEQUALITY FOR ALL

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      Part of Doctober. In lectures, books, and years of commentary, former labor secretary and current UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich has argued passionately that widening income inequality pose
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    • Fri-Sun, Oct 4-6 + Thu, Oct 10

      THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI

      Fri-Sun, Oct 4-6 + Thu, Oct 10
      Part of Doctober. Befitting its extraordinary and complex subject, the film examines Ali's life outside the ring, beginning with the announcement of his deeply held and controversial Islami
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    • Sun-Tue, Oct 6-8

      BAND OF SISTERS

      Sun-Tue, Oct 6-8
      Part of Doctober. Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00 pm: Introduction from Bruce Morrill, professor of theological studies and Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies at Vanderbilt Univeristy'
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    • Tue-Wed, Oct 8-9

      DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY

      Tue-Wed, Oct 8-9
      Part of Doctober. Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson)—and a performer w
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    • Wed-Thu, Oct 9-10

      TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY

      Wed-Thu, Oct 9-10
      Part of Doctober. Every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets... and are not only selling the informa
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    • Fri-Sun, Oct 11-13 + Wed, Oct 16

      CUTIE AND THE BOXER

      Fri-Sun, Oct 11-13 + Wed, Oct 16
      Part of Doctober. Once a rising star in the '70's New York art scene, 80-year-old "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara is prepping for his latest show, hoping to reinvigorate his
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    • Ends Thursday

      MUSCLE SHOALS

      Ends Thursday
      Part of Doctober. In a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, something miraculous sprang from the mud of the Tennessee River. A group of unassuming, yet incredibly talented,
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    • Sun, Oct 13 + Wed-Thu, Oct 16-17

      JAMEL SHABAZZ: STREET PHOTOGRAPHER

      Sun, Oct 13 + Wed-Thu, Oct 16-17
      Part of Doctober. In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Ahear
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    • Fri-Sun, Oct 18-20 + Wed, Oct 23

      PORTRAIT OF JASON

      Fri-Sun, Oct 18-20 + Wed, Oct 23
      Part of Doctober.  Fri, Oct 18, 8:15 screening: Introduction from film critic Jason Shawhan. The third film in restoration heroes Milestone Films’ “Shirley Project” (the
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    • Fri-Sat, Oct 18-26

      THE SUMMIT

      Fri-Sat, Oct 18-26
      Part of Doctober.  K2, commonly known as Savage Mountain, is an extension of the northwestern Himalayan Mountain range and is located in the remote region between Pakistan and China. With
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    • Sat-Mon, Oct 19-21

      THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!

      Sat-Mon, Oct 19-21
      Part of Doctober. Showtimes posted the Monday prior to opening. THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING! is a comedy documentary which follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small
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    • Sun, Oct 20 + Tue-Wed, Oct 22-23

      WILD STYLE

      Sun, Oct 20 + Tue-Wed, Oct 22-23
      Part of Doctober. Showtimes posted the Monday prior to opening. On Sunday, October 20th, following the 8:15 pm screening of WILD STYLE, a discussion will be led with filmmaker Charlie Ahearn vi
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    • Fri-Thu, Oct 25-31

      GOD LOVES UGANDA

      Fri-Thu, Oct 25-31
      Part of Doctober.  Sat, Oct. 26, 3:20pm: Post-screening discussion with director Roger Ross Williams via Skype (moderated by Steven Hale, staff writer for the Nashville Scene). A battle
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    • Sun, Oct 27 + Wed, Oct 30

      LE JOLI MAI

      Sun, Oct 27 + Wed, Oct 30
      Part of Doctober. Showtimes posted the Monday prior to opening. The restoration of Chris Marker's legendary portrait of Paris in May 1962 premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival,
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    • Sun-Tue, Oct 27-29

      LET THE FIRE BURN

      Sun-Tue, Oct 27-29
      Part of Doctober.  On Mon, Oct 28, after the 7:00pm screening, Richard Pitt, associate professort of sociology at Vanderbilt University, will lead a discussion. In this astonishingly grip
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