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Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us

Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us

Anatomy of Cinema is now at capacity and SOLD OUT.

When we watch a film, the experience tends to wash over us. We pay attention to the story and recognize its effect, but we may not notice techniques that move us—the underlying anatomy that makes up each film. In a series of eight two-hour sessions, Vanderbilt faculty members in Cinema & Media Arts lead interactive discussions on the primary categories of film technique and the aesthetic experience of the moving image.

Artist Discussion with HATCH-ed Designers and Printers: Jim Sherraden, Julie Sola, Mary Louise Sullivan, Bryce McCloud

Artist Discussion with HATCH-ed Designers and Printers: Jim Sherraden, Julie Sola, Mary Louise Sullivan, Bryce McCloud

Join former Hatch Show Print designers and printers Jim Sherraden, Julie Sola of Fat Crow Press, Mary Louise Sullivan of Crowing Hens Bindery, and Bryce McCloud of Isle of Printing for a discussion of their art and techniques, moderated by Hatch Show Print manager Celene Aubry. These artists’ works are currently part of the HATCH-ed Print Show, on display until March 1 on the Belcourt’s second floor, and guest curated by Jason Brown is the guest curator.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening discussion with Vanderbilt University's Hortense Spillers and Terrance Dean (7:00pm)

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening discussion with Vanderbilt University's Hortense Spillers and Terrance Dean (7:00pm)

Fri, Feb 24, 7:00pm: Post-screening discussion with Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Professor at Vanderbilt Unviersity and author of Black, White, and In Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture, and Comparative American Identities: Race, Sex, and Nationality in the Modern Text; and Terrance Dean, PhD student in religion at Vanderbilt University and author of Reclaim Your Power! A 30-Day Guide to Hope, Healing and Inspiration for Men of Color; Hiding in Hip-Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry—from Music to Hollywood; and Straight From Your Gay Best Friend – The Straight Up Truth About Relationships, Love, and Having A Fabulous Life

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening poetry in the round with Destiny Birdsong, Tiana Clark, Joshua Moore and Ciona Rouse (7:00pm)

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening poetry in the round with Destiny Birdsong, Tiana Clark, Joshua Moore and Ciona Rouse (7:00pm)

Sat, Feb 25, 7:00pm: Post-screening poetry in the round from Destiny Birdsong, research coordinator and visiting scholar at Vanderbilt University and assistant editor of Nashville Review; Tiana Clark, MFA candidate at Vanderbilt University and author of Equilibrium on Third Man Books; Joshua Moore, host of Versify on Nashville Public Radio and coordinator of Poetry on Demand for the Porch Writers Collective; Ciona Rouse, host of Lyrical Brew poetry series and author of forthcoming chapbook from Third Man Books

A Red Carpet Evening 2017

A Red Carpet Evening 2017

Join film fans on Hollywood's biggest night to watch on the Belcourt's big screens! And this year, for the first time, in our newly-renovated theatre... Tickets now on sale!

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening discussion with Nashville Black Pride's Dwayne Jenkins and Vanderbilt University's Terrance Dean (7:00pm)

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening discussion with Nashville Black Pride's Dwayne Jenkins and Vanderbilt University's Terrance Dean (7:00pm)

Tue, Feb 28, 7:00pm: Audience discussion facilitated by Dwayne Jenkins, president and founder of Nashville Black Pride; and Terrance Dean, PhD student in religion at Vanderbilt University and author of Reclaim Your Power! A 30-Day Guide to Hope, Healing and Inspiration for Men of Color; Hiding in Hip-Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry—from Music to Hollywood; and Straight From Your Gay Best Friend – The Straight Up Truth About Relationships, Love, and Having A Fabulous Life

Science on Screen®

Science on Screen®

This March, the Belcourt features Science on Screen® for the fourth year, a national initiative made possible through a grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and tied directly to the Belcourt’s ongoing education and engagement programs.

1984

1984

Under the watchful eye of the all-seeing totalitarian entity known as a Big Brother, a lowly clerk rebels against his inhumane overlord by doing the most human thing of all—falling in love.

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Unlike the “black cast” films produced in Hollywood, these "race films" not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Previously circulated in poor-quality 16mm prints, these restored versions allow modern audiences to witness the legacies of Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams, and James and Eloyce Gist with fresh eyes.

Farmer Jason in Concert

Farmer Jason in Concert

The brainchild of rock music legend Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers. In 2002 he created Farmer Jason to educate and entertain children about farm life and the wonders of nature.

ON THE SILVER GLOBE

ON THE SILVER GLOBE

A group of astronauts crash-land on an Earth-like planet where they proceed to build a village and repopulate it with their offspring. The film follows this new civilization’s struggle to make sense of where they came from, why they’re there, and what it means to be human.

UNCERTAIN

UNCERTAIN

UNCERTAIN is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of Uncertain, TX, a town with 94 residents that’s so tucked away "you've got to be lost to find it.”

Light and Sound Machine: John Berger's

Light and Sound Machine: John Berger's "Ways of Seeing"

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.

HIDDEN FIGURES

HIDDEN FIGURES

The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

CONTACT

CONTACT

National Evening of Science on Screen. Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), a radio astronomer working with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), intercepts a message seemingly sent by aliens with plans for the construction of a strange device.

This Week (click showtimes to purchase)

Wednesday

MANCHESTER BY THE SEATONI ERDMANNTHE RED TURTLEPATERSON2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live ActionArtist Discussion with HATCH-ed Designers and Printers: Jim Sherraden, Julie Sola, Mary Louise Sullivan, Bryce McCloud

Thursday

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
TONI ERDMANNTHE RED TURTLEPATERSON

Friday

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening discussion with Vanderbilt University's Hortense Spillers and Terrance Dean (7:00pm)
XX: Post-screening discussion via Skype with director Roxanne Benjamin (11:59pm)
THE RED TURTLEMANCHESTER BY THE SEAI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNPATERSONXX

Saturday

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening poetry in the round with Destiny Birdsong, Tiana Clark, Joshua Moore and Ciona Rouse (7:00pm)
Olde Worlde Theatre presents "Peter and the Wolf" and "The Golden Goose"THE RED TURTLEMANCHESTER BY THE SEAI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNPATERSONXX

Sunday

PATERSONTHE RED TURTLEI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNA Red Carpet Evening 2017

Monday

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Post-screening discussion with retired TSU professor Amiri Al-Hadid (7:00pm)
THE RED TURTLEMANCHESTER BY THE SEAI AM NOT YOUR NEGROTONI ERDMANNPATERSON

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