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PARASITE

PARASITE

Bong Joon Ho (THE HOST, SNOWPIERCER) pits a scheming working class family against a wealthy household for a pitch-black modern fairytale about class struggle, turning in one of the most dynamic thrillers in recent memory.

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of reluctant bride-to-be Héloïse under the guise of a hired companion. Observing Héloïse by day and discreetly interpreting her essence by night, their intimacy blossoms as the portrait progresses towards its inevitable completion.

THE ASSISTANT

THE ASSISTANT

Straight from Sundance and seemingly ripped from the headlines, this look at the day in the life of an assistant to a powerful but nameless film executive slowly elucidates the insidious abuse that surrounds her.

WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL

WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL

With over 35 new interviews and never-before seen archival material, WHAT SHE SAID is an unvarnished portrait of one of the most passionate, polarizing and influential movie critics of the 20th century, the late Pauline Kael.

ZOMBI CHILD

ZOMBI CHILD

Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead to work in the hell of sugar cane plantations. Fifty-five years later, a Haitian teenager tells friends her family secret—not suspecting that it will push one of them to commit the irreparable.

Cat Video Fest 2020

Cat Video Fest 2020

A big hit at the Belcourt last year, CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need.

AND THEN WE DANCED

AND THEN WE DANCED

A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who’s thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, another gifted male dancer with a rebellious streak.

CUJO

CUJO

Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and terrorizes a small town in this adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic tale of canine chaos.

Weekend Classics: Kirk Douglas

Weekend Classics: Kirk Douglas

By the time the last man standing from Hollywood’s famed Golden Age passed away at 103 last month, Kirk Douglas—born Issur Danielovitch—had enjoyed an astounding six-decade career. Often choosing to portray intractable, virile antiheroes that refused to operate in accordance with the Establishment, the resolute producer, director, writer, and star leveraged his bankability to collaborate with many of the era’s most notable directors and talent. We remember this screen titan with four of his greatest performances that faithfully project his signature moxie and ineffable presence.

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Ambitious and self-centered producer Jonathan Shields befriends, uses and betrays an actress, a director and a writer to achieve unparalleled success in Hollywood. When his fortunes plummet, a newly humbled Jonathan plans a comeback that requires the forgiveness and participation of those he wronged.

CATS

CATS

A beloved musical fantasy sprung from the poetry of T.S. Eliot, this singular adaptation went from First Run fiasco to Midnight Movie resurrection without ever leaving theatres. A gathering of singing, dancing, teleological cats face uncertain destinies and a confounded audience as they await some kind of new life.

A Celebration of Life for David Olney

A Celebration of Life for David Olney

A Celebration of Life for David Olney, the widely acclaimed and wholly unique singer-songwriter, is set for Monday, March 9 at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville. Doors open at 6:00pm, and the event will begin at 6:30pm sharp. (Line will form outside of the Belcourt’s main entrance.)

EXTRA ORDINARY

EXTRA ORDINARY

Rose, a mostly sweet and lonely Irish driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely) from a washed-up rock star who aims to use her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame.

SAINT FRANCES

SAINT FRANCES

Thirty-four-year-old aimless server Bridget—played by Kelly O’Sullivan, who also wrote the film’s screenplay—hasn’t yet achieved her goal of becoming a respected writer. When casual relations with a younger ‘nice guy’ leads to an unexpected confrontation with potential motherhood, she manifests a job nannying a pint-sized spirit guide disguised as an obstinate six-year-old.

BEANPOLE

BEANPOLE

1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

WENDY

WENDY

Transported to a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up. From the director of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.

PATHS OF GLORY

PATHS OF GLORY

Colonel Dax is ordered by General Paul Mireau to launch an impossible attack on a heavily fortified German position. Dax is forced to mount a defense against his own egomaniacal superiors and their insatiable hunger for glory.

ALMOST FAMOUS

ALMOST FAMOUS

A regular contributor to Creem and Rolling Stone while still in high school, writer and director Cameron Crowe's experiences as a teenage rock journalist inspired this coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy hitting the road with an up-and-coming rock band in the early 1970s.

THE PLAYERS CLUB

THE PLAYERS CLUB

Part of Staff Picks and programmed by Sheronica, who says: “THE PLAYERS CLUB is the love child of  blaxplotation coupled with the riot-like feminine energy of the 1990s. Directed by Ice Cube, this film pulls you down the grimey rabbit hole of black female survival, and exposes the complicated anatomy of the sex industry.

THE WHISTLERS

THE WHISTLERS

A corrupt police inspector from Bucharest travels to La Gomera in Spain’s Canary Islands to master an ancestral whistling language to facilitate the jailbreaking of a controversial Romanian businessman with access to 30 million euros.

CORPUS CHRISTI

CORPUS CHRISTI

Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up that dream and takes on the ministry of a troubled small-town parish, beset with dark secrets and hypocrisies.

SPEED RACER

SPEED RACER

The 1967 anime classic roars to life in this master class of the synthetic possible from the Wachowskis. The art of the race, the act of the chase, and every human emotion imaginable mesh in this dazzling whirl through the intersection of the mind, the machine, and the biggest of hearts.

SPARTACUS

SPARTACUS

Stanley Kubrick's epic adventure stars Kirk Douglas as the Thracian Spartacus, a slave trained to become a mighty gladiator. Uniting his fellow slaves, Spartacus heroically leads the fight to freedom from Roman rule, setting the stage for a vicious power struggle between two Roman senators.

SPACE JAM

SPACE JAM

His Airness and His Hareness—what a team! Michael Jordan slams, Bugs Bunny jams, and a cavalcade of Looney Tunes and NBA stars hoop it up in this rim-rattlin', out-of-this-world, roundball romp.

LADY SINGS THE BLUES

LADY SINGS THE BLUES

Pop star Diana Ross earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress portraying legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in this 1972 biographical drama based on Holiday’s best-selling 1956 autobiography. Co-starring Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor.

Rental Screening: SHINE SERVICE

Rental Screening: SHINE SERVICE

SHINE SERVICE is a documentary film about Nashvillian Robert Person, Sr., AKA Percy, an 82-year-old African-American shoe shiner, who has been shining shoes for more than seven decades, since starting in 1947 at the age of 7 years old.

NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

Autumn, a stoic quiet teenager, is a cashier in a rural Pennsylvania supermarket. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a state law that restricts abortion without parental consent, she and her cousin Skylar board a bus for New York City with only a clinic address in hand.

LONELY ARE THE BRAVE

LONELY ARE THE BRAVE

The loss of a key ally on the frontier reinforces fiercely independent cowboy Jack Burns’ (Kirk Douglas) commitment to the preservation of his old-fashioned idealism.

PJ HARVEY: A DOG CALLED MONEY

PJ HARVEY: A DOG CALLED MONEY

The film takes us inside this prodigiously talented artist’s creative process—through the gestation, writing and recording of the Grammy®-nominated album The Hope Six Demolition Project—in an experimental, open-to-the-public studio at London’s Somerset House.

Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us

Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us

When we watch a film, the experience washes over us. We pay attention to the story and recognize its effect, but we may not notice the techniques that move us—the underlying anatomy that makes up every film. In a series of four two-hour sessions, Vanderbilt faculty members in cinema and media arts lead interactive discussions on film technique and the aesthetic experience of the moving image.

FIRST COW

FIRST COW

Out foraging dinner for rowdy fur trappers, a shy cook encounters Chinese immigrant King-Lu, a kindred spirit with an enigmatic past and entrepreneurial spirit. Eager to manifest success, the two conspire to secure their fortunes in a territory without definitive boundaries and rules.

BACURAU

BACURAU

Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find that its citizens have been sold as prey to bloodthirsty hunters, in Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles' politically charged genre hybrid.

LATCHO DROM

LATCHO DROM

This vibrant, cross-continental audiovisual postcard traces the music and culture of the Roma through eight countries: from its origins in northwest India to Spain, from oral tradition to “gypsy jazz” and flamenco.

Rental Screening: YOU DON'T KNOW ME

Rental Screening: YOU DON'T KNOW ME

YOU DON'T KNOW ME is a documentary film about Tennessee death row inmate Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman and the celebrated attorney and justice system that failed him. Brief panel discussion to follow.

RiffTrax Live: HOBGOBLINS

RiffTrax Live: HOBGOBLINS

RiffTrax Live roars back into theaters nationwide this summer with one of our most requested films, Rick Sloane’s 1988 rubber creature classic HOBGOBLINS. Live from the Belcourt Theatre!

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