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DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY

Winner of the 2019 SXSW Special Jury Award for Excellence in Storytelling, NOTHING FANCY provides an intimate look at ‘Mexicanophile’ Diana Kennedy—a gastronomical anthropologist who’s dedicated more than six decades of her life to collecting, preserving and sharing traditional Mexican recipes across nine acclaimed cookbooks.

LIFE ITSELF

LIFE ITSELF

Wed, May 27, 7pm CDT: Q&A with Chaz Ebert in conversation with director Steve James. Included with LIFE ITSELF ticket purchase.

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

Desperate for answers about the theft of her two most valuable paintings, an artist reaches out to the career criminal who stole them. After she invites him to sit for a portrait, the two form an inseparable bond through their mutual affinity for art.

UP FROM THE STREETS

UP FROM THE STREETS

Looking at New Orleans through the lens of music and hosted by Oscar nominee and six-time Grammy Winner Terence Blanchard, UP FROM THE STREETS tells the story of how music and culture intersected to create a distinct form of expression.

A WHITE, WHITE DAY

A WHITE, WHITE DAY

An off-duty police chief delays grieving the loss of his wife by investing his energy into rebuilding a home for his devoted granddaughter, but a surprise discovery from his wife’s past releases an avalanche of grief that threatens to bury a reputation that took a lifetime to build.

THE WILD GOOSE LAKE

THE WILD GOOSE LAKE

After the accidental killing of a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is issued for low-level gangster Zhou. On the lam from the authorities and dodging reward hungry rivals, Zhou’s struggle to survive is further complicated by familial relations and an enigmatic woman with her own agenda.

RBG

RBG

At the age of 87, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans—until now.

SPACESHIP EARTH

SPACESHIP EARTH

In the recent tradition of highly entertaining stranger-than-fiction docs comes a quarantine-adjacent origin story of Biosphere 2, an early 90s experiment meant to demonstrate the viability of closed ecological systems to support and maintain human life in Outer Space.

BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT

BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT

Inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the majesty of the natural world, mystic Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed. Misjudged and dismissed by contemporaries, the documentary examines her evolving legacy following a retrospective mounted by New York’s Guggenheim Museum, the first major U.S. exhibition devoted to her work.

DEERSKIN

DEERSKIN

A divorcee in the midst of a midlife identity crisis encounters a fringed deerskin jacket with influential supernatural powers. He meets an enterprising bartender in a sleepy alpine village and the two form a tenuous alliance to shoot a film directed by the visionary deerskin jacket.

THE INFILTRATORS

THE INFILTRATORS

Winner of both the NEXT Innovator and Audience Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, THE INFILTRATORS is the true story of two radical young DREAMers that sacrifice their own freedom by infiltrating a shadowy for-profit detention center to put a stop to unjust deportations.

SÁTÁNTANGÓ

SÁTÁNTANGÓ

A seminal work of “slow cinema,” Béla Tarr’s 7.5-hour magnum opus depicts the autumn return of a false prophet to an impoverished village in the Hungarian plains.

VITALINA VARELA

VITALINA VARELA

Playing herself in an extraordinary performance based on her own life, Vitalina Varela journeys to Lisbon to reunite with her husband after two decades of separation —and arrives mere days after his funeral. Alone in a strange forbidding land, she perseveres and begins to establish a new life. Winner of the Golden Leopard for Best Film and Best Actress prizes at the Locarno Film Festival.

BALLOON

BALLOON

Released last November to commemorate the 30th anniversary of German reunification, BALLOON brings to life the uplifting and remarkable true story of one of the Cold War’s most renowned, and near-mythical, escape stories.

THE BOOKSELLERS

THE BOOKSELLERS

Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, detective, and businessperson. Their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle, and each plays an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside a rarefied world populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.

Best of Cat Video Fest: Creature Comforts Edition

Best of Cat Video Fest: Creature Comforts Edition

For the first time ever, CatVideoFest is available to screen virtually outside of theaters! Long time CatVideoFest curator extraordinaire, Will Braden, has crafted a 40-min "treat" of a reel —  specifically designed for home-viewing — that includes the very best videos from CVF's illustrious history. The cats are here to comfort you!

SORRY WE MISSED YOU

SORRY WE MISSED YOU

Hoping that self-employment through the gig economy can solve their financial woes, an enterprising British delivery driver and his caregiver wife struggle to raise their two children—and end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labor exploitation. Directed by Ken Loach.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FANTASTIC FUNGI

FANTASTIC FUNGI

Imagine an organism that feeds, heals, harbors cosmic secrets, and can help save the planet. FANTASTIC FUNGI is a revelatory time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and an exploration of their power to contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth.

A Few of Our Favorite Docs

A Few of Our Favorite Docs

The Belcourt is collaborating with Magnolia Pictures to present their series, A Few of Our Favorite Docs. The series consists of four films, each “opening” on a Friday, with a live Q&A the following Wednesday. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to a charity of the filmmakers’ choice. Tickets for each documentary are $5 and include access to the accompanying Live Q&A.

This Week (click titles to learn more)

Thursday, May 28

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY
LIFE ITSELF
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
UP FROM THE STREETS
A WHITE, WHITE DAY
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE
RBG
SPACESHIP EARTH
BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT
DEERSKIN
THE INFILTRATORS
SÁTÁNTANGÓ
VITALINA VARELA
BALLOON
THE BOOKSELLERS
Best of Cat Video Fest: Creature Comforts Edition
SORRY WE MISSED YOU
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
THE WHISTLERS
CORPUS CHRISTI
AND THEN WE DANCED
BACURAU
SAINT FRANCES
FANTASTIC FUNGI

Friday, May 29

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY
LIFE ITSELF
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
UP FROM THE STREETS
A WHITE, WHITE DAY
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE
RBG
SPACESHIP EARTH
BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT
DEERSKIN
THE INFILTRATORS
SÁTÁNTANGÓ
VITALINA VARELA
BALLOON
THE BOOKSELLERS
Best of Cat Video Fest: Creature Comforts Edition
SORRY WE MISSED YOU
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
THE WHISTLERS
CORPUS CHRISTI
AND THEN WE DANCED
BACURAU
SAINT FRANCES
FANTASTIC FUNGI
BLACKFISH
THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS
THE WOLF HOUSE

Saturday, May 30

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY
LIFE ITSELF
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
UP FROM THE STREETS
A WHITE, WHITE DAY
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE
RBG
SPACESHIP EARTH
BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT
DEERSKIN
THE INFILTRATORS
SÁTÁNTANGÓ
VITALINA VARELA
BALLOON
THE BOOKSELLERS
Best of Cat Video Fest: Creature Comforts Edition
SORRY WE MISSED YOU
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
THE WHISTLERS
CORPUS CHRISTI
AND THEN WE DANCED
BACURAU
SAINT FRANCES
FANTASTIC FUNGI
BLACKFISH
THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS
THE WOLF HOUSE
Virtual Watch Party 2.0: The Weekend Rewindening

Sunday, May 31

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY
LIFE ITSELF
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
UP FROM THE STREETS
A WHITE, WHITE DAY
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE
RBG
SPACESHIP EARTH
BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT
DEERSKIN
THE INFILTRATORS
SÁTÁNTANGÓ
VITALINA VARELA
BALLOON
THE BOOKSELLERS
Best of Cat Video Fest: Creature Comforts Edition
SORRY WE MISSED YOU
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
THE WHISTLERS
CORPUS CHRISTI
AND THEN WE DANCED
BACURAU
SAINT FRANCES
FANTASTIC FUNGI
BLACKFISH
THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS
THE WOLF HOUSE

Monday, Jun 1

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY
LIFE ITSELF
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
UP FROM THE STREETS
A WHITE, WHITE DAY
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE
RBG
SPACESHIP EARTH
BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT
DEERSKIN
THE INFILTRATORS
SÁTÁNTANGÓ
VITALINA VARELA
BALLOON
THE BOOKSELLERS
Best of Cat Video Fest: Creature Comforts Edition
SORRY WE MISSED YOU
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
THE WHISTLERS
CORPUS CHRISTI
AND THEN WE DANCED
BACURAU
SAINT FRANCES
FANTASTIC FUNGI
BLACKFISH
THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS
THE WOLF HOUSE

Tuesday, Jun 2

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY
LIFE ITSELF
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
UP FROM THE STREETS
A WHITE, WHITE DAY
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE
RBG
SPACESHIP EARTH
BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT
DEERSKIN
THE INFILTRATORS
SÁTÁNTANGÓ
VITALINA VARELA
BALLOON
THE BOOKSELLERS
Best of Cat Video Fest: Creature Comforts Edition
SORRY WE MISSED YOU
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
THE WHISTLERS
CORPUS CHRISTI
AND THEN WE DANCED
BACURAU
SAINT FRANCES
FANTASTIC FUNGI
BLACKFISH
THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS
THE WOLF HOUSE

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