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Staff Picks

Staff Picks

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.



I AM CUBA (Soy Cuba)

I AM CUBA (Soy Cuba)

Part of Staff Picks, and programmed by Mae, who says: “Screening I AM CUBA within a contemporary ‘fake news’ media climate, amidst critical debates about information either serving as propaganda to one party or lies that incite hatred towards another, revives the timeless proverb: one man’s meat is another man’s poison.

AMERICAN MOVIE

AMERICAN MOVIE

Part of Staff Picks, and programmed by Jon, who says: "Mark Borchardt is an endlessly inspiring character who pursues his dreams no matter what the cost. This is one of the quirkiest, most heartfelt documentaries ever made."

2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT

2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT

Part of Staff Picks, and programmed by Bob, who says: “2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT is one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time. A beautiful piece of classic science-fiction, the oft-overlooked and underappreciated sequel to 2001 features a top-notch cast and astounding practical special-effects to tell a story that's a heady blend of equal parts geo-political drama, suspense-thriller, atmospheric ghost story, and meditation on humanity's role in the universe. It's truly something wonderful.

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