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JACKIE

JACKIE

Provocative Chilean director Pablo Larraín (NO, THE CLUB) depicts the events leading up to and following the assassination of JFK through the eyes of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman).

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

In the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor (Casey Affleck) is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew.

ELLE

ELLE

Isabelle Huppert stars in the daring new film from perennial provocateur Paul Verhoeven, about a high-powered businesswoman whose brutal sexual assault elicits both erotic fantasies and dreams of revenge.

THE EXORCIST (Director’s Cut)

THE EXORCIST (Director’s Cut)

When young Regan starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- a local priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job.

GUYS AND DOLLS

GUYS AND DOLLS

Desperate for cash to arrange his next game, a New York gambler (Frank Sinatra) makes a sucker bet with a travelling high-roller (Marlon Brando): woo the leader of the local mission, or lose $1000.

TIME BANDITS

TIME BANDITS

In Terry Gilliam's fantastic voyage through time and space, a boy escapes from his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. It's a giddy, visually outrageous fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson and a satire on technology gone awry—all wrapped into one adventure. Recommended age: 9+

DEAD MAN

DEAD MAN

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.

TRAINSPOTTING

TRAINSPOTTING

Director Danny Boyle’s slick adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s book of the same name perfectly captures the feeling of a time and place where riding the line between euphoria and heartbreak is just a matter of getting your next fix.

PATERSON

PATERSON

A working-class poet (Adam Driver) practices his craft amidst the quiet magic of married life in a small New Jersey town. This new film from Jim Jarmusch is an offbeat meditation on a couple and their desire for creative self-expression.

FUNNY GIRL

FUNNY GIRL

Barbra Streisand shines in her star turn as comedienne Fanny Brice, whose life until the mid-20s is dramatized in this highly successful 1968 film. Directed by William Wyler.

IRON MONKEY with post-screening discussion

IRON MONKEY with post-screening discussion

Post-screening discussion in the Jackson Education and Engagement Space with Chinese martial artist Joseph Rembert and Peter Lorge, assistant professor of Asian studies at Vanderbilt University. This event is presented in conjunction with the Chinese Arts Alliance's Chinese New Year celebration in Corner Park (21st and Blakemore), noon to 3pm.

THE NEVERENDING STORY

THE NEVERENDING STORY

When Bastian, a bullied bibliophile, seeks shelter in an old bookstore to escape his tormentors, he comes across a magical book called “The Neverending Story.” Upon reading the book, he is transported to the land of Fantasia, a beautiful world of fanciful creatures threatened by the unrelenting Nothing, a force which destroys everything it comes in contact with. Recommended age: 8+

JOHN WICK

JOHN WICK

They took his car. They ransacked his home. They killed his dog. Now, retired hitman John Wick aka “Baba Yaga” aka “The Boogeyman” (Keanu Reeves) is out to kill every last one of them.

CARMEN JONES

CARMEN JONES

Transposing Bizet’s Carmen to World War II-era North Carolina, Otto Preminger’s film concerns a sultry factory worker (Dorothy Dandridge) who seduces a young soldier (Harry Belafonte) into an affair with tragic results.

Peripheral Visions: HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB

Peripheral Visions: HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB

Peripheral Visions is a monthly screening series of cult action and horror films from the 70s and 80s, co-presented by the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records in Third Man Record’s Blue Room.

DONNIE DARKO

DONNIE DARKO

When a jet engine falls from the sky into his room, the universe begins winding down, and only our titular paranoid schizophrenic can save the universe from the end of all things.

A STAR IS BORN

A STAR IS BORN

A film star (James Mason) helps a young singer and actress (Judy Garland) find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral. Directed by George Cukor.

Light and Sound Machine: THE OTHER SIDE

Light and Sound Machine: THE OTHER SIDE

Light and Sound Machine is a monthly screening series of marginalized cinema, both new and repertory, co-presented by the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records in Third Man Record’s Blue Room.

DOLEMITE

DOLEMITE

His name is Dolemite and he’s got an all-girl army that knows what to do. They’re foxy as hell and practice Kung Fu. See him uptown, downtown, crowned, and renowned. If you crave satisfaction, this is the place to find that action.

TONI ERDMANN

TONI ERDMANN

One of the most talked-about films of the major festivals this year, the latest from Maren Ade (EVERYONE ELSE) is an alternately hilarious and mortifying comedy about the fraught relationship between a repressed corporate consultant and her incessantly prank-playing dad.

THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT

THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT

Hefty hoodlum "Fats" Murdock employs a has-been agent to transform his girlfriend into a singing star. But the more time he spends with her, the more smitten he becomes. Directed by Frank Tashlin.

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

For the 12th consecutive year, the Belcourt 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)!

XX

XX

Straight from Sundance! Gather round if you dare for four murderous tales of supernatural frights, predatory thrills, profound anxiety, and Gothic decay in the first all-female-driven horror anthology film.

THE RED TURTLE

THE RED TURTLE

The latest animated film from Studio Ghibli, THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones in the life of a human being through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island among turtles, crabs and birds.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final project—a personal account of the lives and assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.—director Raoul Peck (LUMUMBA) creates a stunning meditation on what it means to be Black in America.

NERUDA

NERUDA

Another audacious and grandly entertaining new film from acclaimed director Pablo Larraín (JACKIE, NO), NERUDA lavishly reimagines the Nobel Prize-winning poet’s flight into political exile and and the police inspector pursuing him (played by Gael García Bernal).

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