Sun, May 6 at 7:30pm
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.”
Since the last time we did Staff Picks—a series whose title needs little description—the Belcourt has gone through a decade of changes and growth, thereby doubling in both full-time and part-time staff. The conversations around movies had within our walls are endless and continue unabated at all hours. They happen both in and out of the public ear by a staff whose unique fields of interest—be they perched in a dark projection booth, maintaining a welcoming space between shows, or maybe guzzling dark coffee over a spreadsheet and a browser full of tabs—and will provide the fruit of this loose-fitting series, kicking off this month and sprinkled into the lineup over the months to come. Behold, please if you will, the first few Staff Picks.
Sat, May 19 at Midnight
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.”
Wed, May 30 at 7:30pm
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.”