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THE DEATH OF STALIN

THE DEATH OF STALIN

Veep creator Armando Iannucci directs a stellar ensemble cast in this acerbic send-up of the Soviet dictator and the bootlick Ministers who vie for power after his sudden demise.

BORG VS McENROE

BORG VS McENROE

A recreation of the legendary 1980 Wimbledon Championship match between tennis savants Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and John McEnroe (Shia Lebeouf), as well as the media frenzy surrounding it and the private angst experienced by the players and their coterie.

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

A traumatized veteran (Joaquin Phoenix), unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. Directed by Lynne Ramsey.

LEAN ON PETE

LEAN ON PETE

From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (WEEKEND, 45 YEARS), and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes this deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY

I'm gonna get you high today, 'cause it's Friday; you ain't got no job... and you ain't got s#!t to do.” After being fired on his day off, down-on-his-luck Craig Jones (Ice Cube) has to help his friend Smokey (Chris Tucker) figure out a way to pay back the brutal drug dealer whose weed they smoked.

ADAM'S RIB

ADAM'S RIB

When a woman is arrested for attempting to kill her husband after discovering him with his mistress, married lawyers Adam and Amanda Bonner (Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn) square off as opposing attorneys in one of the wittiest courtroom battles of the sexes ever depicted on film.

A TOWN CALLED PANIC

A TOWN CALLED PANIC

Hilarious and surreal, this stop-motion extravaganza stars three plastic toys named Cowboy, Indian and Horse who share a rambling house in a rural town that never fails to attract the weirdest events. Age Recommendation: 9+

EMPIRE RECORDS

EMPIRE RECORDS

A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records when everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises. Can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed? In celebration of Record Store Day.

WESTERN

WESTERN

One of the most critically acclaimed films at Cannes last year, this slow-burning culture-clash thriller uses the trappings of the Western genre to explore current anxieties about borders and our relationships with our neighbors.

DESK SET

DESK SET

Two exceptionally strong personalities clash over the computerization of a TV network’s research department.

Farmer Jason in Concert

Farmer Jason in Concert

Farmer Jason returns to the Belcourt for his annual concert to benefit the Nashville Public Television Spring Pledge Drive.

GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI

GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.

DRAGNET GIRL with live score by Coupler

DRAGNET GIRL with live score by Coupler

In Yasujirō Ozu’s silent crime drama from 1933, a gangster tries to find redemption with the inadvertent help of an innocent shop girl and his jealous girlfriend will do anything to keep him.

Rental Screening: SAMMY DAVIS, JR: I'VE GOTTA BE ME

Rental Screening: SAMMY DAVIS, JR: I'VE GOTTA BE ME

Four time Emmy Award winning and Oscar nominated filmmaker and editor Samuel D. Pollard brings us SAMMY DAVIS, JR: I'VE GOTTA BE ME. He closely examines how Davis, a self-proclaimed “colored, Jewish and Puerto Rican,” weathers the storms of racism and articulating his own racial and ethnic identities before both black and white audiences at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Q&A with Mr. Pollard will follow the Nashville screening moderated by Vicki Yates, News Channel 5.

THE ENDLESS

THE ENDLESS

Two brothers reluctantly decide to visit the cult they escaped as teenagers only to find something far more sinister at work in this mind-bending sci-fi masterpiece from the makers of SPRING and RESOLUTION.

GHOST STORIES

GHOST STORIES

Television host and paranormal skeptic Professor Phillip Goodman is challenged by an old colleague to investigate three unsolved and inexplicable cases of the supernatural which he’s promised will turn him into a believer. This unconventional anthology film is an adaptation of writer/directors Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s original stage play.

SUMMERTIME

SUMMERTIME

Katharine Hepburn’s sensitive portrayal of the lonely heroine and Jack Hildyard’s glorious Technicolor photography make SUMMERTIME an endearing and visually enchanting film. Directed by David Lean (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA).

Olde Worlde Theatre presents “Puss 'N Boots”

Olde Worlde Theatre presents “Puss 'N Boots”

Olde Worlde Theatre proudly presents the time-honored tale of ''Puss 'N Boots”. The story originated in the 1600's, during a time and place where an Ogress had the power to shape- shift, as well as a cat being able to talk. Our version follows a simple-minded soul, and his cat, as they adventure along seeking their fortune.

DEEP RED

DEEP RED

When a composer (David Hemmings) witnesses a brutal murder, his search for the killer leads him down a path of discovery filled with vicious slayings, haunted spaces, and mysterious secrets, in this psychedelic masterpiece from Italian filmmaker par excellence Dario Argento.

YEAR OF THE DRAGON

YEAR OF THE DRAGON

Part of Staff Picks, and programmed by James, who says: “YEAR OF THE DRAGON is a film I’ve wanted to see for years. Strap yourself in for a thrill ride of action, ethics questioning, and obsession.”

Seminar: The Sensual, the Monstrous, and the Everyday in the Cinema of Claire Denis

Seminar: The Sensual, the Monstrous, and the Everyday in the Cinema of Claire Denis

In this seminar, we consider clips from Denis’s prolific body of work to see how she captures haptic moments of tenderness and terror, and lyrical scenes of love, loss and pain—and how she refuses to conform to expected conventions in storytelling, cinematography and pacing. Presented by Amy Bertram, professor in motion pictures at Belmont University.

ITZHAK

ITZHAK

As charming and entrancing as violinist Itzhak Perlman himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth and humor. Directed by Alison Chernick.

Rental Screening: JUICE

Rental Screening: JUICE

Four Harlem friends dabble in petty crime and try to out-macho one another until they get trapped in a violent situation which will forever alter their lives.

LET THE SUNSHINE IN

LET THE SUNSHINE IN

Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance as a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love in this deliciously witty departure from acclaimed filmmaker Claire Denis (BEAU TRAVAIL, TROUBLE EVERY DAY).

GODARD MON AMOUR (aka Le Redoutable)

GODARD MON AMOUR (aka Le Redoutable)

Michel Hazanavicius (THE ARTIST) returns with this fictionalized glimpse into the life of iconoclastic filmmaking legend Jean-Luc Godard and his search for inspiration in late 1960s Paris.

RBG

RBG

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected icon. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career.

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn star as bewildered parents whose daughter returns home with her new new fiancé, a distinguished African-American doctor whose own parents are equally dismayed.

PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID

PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID

Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn and Bob Dylan star in this story of friendship and betrayal that has become one of the greatest legends of the American West. Directed by Sam Peckinpah.

DISOBEDIENCE

DISOBEDIENCE

The second stunner this year from Oscar-winning filmmaker Sebastian Lelio (A FANTASTIC WOMAN) stars Rachel Weisz as a woman who returns home to her orthodox Jewish community in London and rekindles a relationship with her childhood friend, played by Rachel McAdams.

THE RIDER

THE RIDER

Chloé Zhao’s award–winning impressionistic drama casts real-life wrangler Brady Jandreau as a South Dakota cowboy struggling to chart a new course.

BLADE

BLADE

Based on the Marvel Comics book. Blade (Wesley Snipes), the immortal warrior, battles a thriving underworld of vampires seeking to decimate the human race.

THE LION IN WINTER

THE LION IN WINTER

It’s Christmas Court in 1183. The three sons of King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his estranged wife (Katharine Hepburn) variously plot to force the King’s decision. New 4K DCP Restoration.

BATMAN

BATMAN

Part of Staff Picks and programmed by Andre, who says “There's not a day that goes by I don't think about this movie. Every set piece pushes to be remembered. The orchestral movement endeavors to be iconic as the Batman fights to be your favorite mysterious hero and the Joker, your favorite theatrical villain.”

BIG TIME

BIG TIME

Tom Waits’ 1988 concert doc, filmed in California and drawing heavily from Waits’ Rain Dogs and Frank’s Wild Years, finds Waits incorporating theatrics and alter-ego into his unique performing style.

ON GOLDEN POND

ON GOLDEN POND

Both Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda took home Oscars for their roles as retirees weathering the changes of age while summering at their New England home on the shores of idyllic Golden Pond.

KILLER OF SHEEP

KILLER OF SHEEP

Part of Staff Picks, and programmed by Dillon, who says: “KILLER OF SHEEP is a tender, disjointed portrait of a working-class father trying to provide and make sense of it all in 1970s Watts, California. Though it was shot for less than $10,000…it is now lauded as a pillar of African-American cinema and has been preserved in the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.”

Rental Screening: No Man's Land

Rental Screening: No Man's Land

A collection of short films featuring the incredible women leading the way in outdoor adventure world! Brought to us by No Man's Land Film Festival.

ZAMA

ZAMA

The long-anticipated new feature from Argentine filmmaker Lucrecia Martel (LA CIENAGA) transports us to a remote corner of 18th century South America, where the servant of the Spanish crown slowly loses his grip on reality.

BEAST

BEAST

In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape from her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of brutal murders, she learns what she’s capable of as she defends him at all costs.

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR

An intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

RiffTrax Live: SPACE MUTINY

RiffTrax Live: SPACE MUTINY

Blast Hardcheese is back! Yes, Mike, Kevin and Bill revisit the Mystery Science Theater 3000 classic "SPACE MUTINY" starring Reb Brown. Live from the Belcourt Theatre!

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