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SAINT OMER opens this coming Fri, Feb 3 at the Belcourt. This gripping narrative debut by acclaimed documentarian Alice Diop — an intimate courtroom drama as seen through the point of view of a pregnant novelist as she observes the trial of a Senegalese woman accused of infanticide — was awarded the Grand Jury prize at the Venice Film Festival for Diop’s directing, as well as the trophy for best debut feature, and was also France’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film. (Ticket link in bio, or bit.ly/SAINT-OMER <http://bit.ly/SAINT-OMER>)

@superltdfilm #AliceDiop #SaintOmer #KayijeKagame #GuslagieMalanda
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For #MusicCityMondays, this Mon, Jan 30 at 3:45pm + 8pm — IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING (tickets at link in bio, or /bit.ly/CRIMSON-KING).

“By turns comical and melancholy, it may be the most revealing film about working life in a band since SPINAL TAP.” ––@neil_mccormick @telegraph
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BROKER — Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or-winning SHOPLIFTERS — opens this Fri, Jan 27 at the Belcourt (tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/Belcourt-BROKER <http://bit.ly/Belcourt-BROKER>).

“…Miraculous in its sensitivity, asking questions about issues of ethics, of choice, of money, and murder, and family, and how to find love in all this sorry mess…. It’s one of the master’s most transparent and — when it comes to confrontations about what parents, and specifically women, can or should do for themselves and for the babies they are forever bound to — brave films of his career.” —@ellakemp @indiewire

#hirokazukoreeda #broker #brokerfilm @neonrated
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Repost from @nashvillebuylocal

Coming this February, "Beloved: A Spotlight Series on Black Female Directors." Join Belcourt Theatre as Nashville celebrates the diversity and complexity of the Black feminine experience through our Beloved film series. From the mundane to the magical, these six films showcase the bravery, tenderness, humor, grief, failure, and triumph that shape the lives of Black women in America. Don't miss this opportunity to see diverse Black female identities both on and off the screen.

TUE, FEB 14 AT 8:00PM- "LOVE & BASKETBALL"
SAT-SUN, FEB 18-19- "DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST"
TUE, FEB 21 AT 2:45PM, 8:00PM- "QUEEN & SLIM"
SAT-SUN, FEB 25-26- "ALMA’S RAINBOW"
TUE, FEB 28 AT 3:30PM, 8:00PM- "THE WATERMELON WOMAN"
SAT-SUN, MAR 4-5- "EVE’S BAYOU"

#NashvilleBuyLocal #SupportLocalTheater #SupportIndependentTheaters #Nashville #Tennessee #BlackFeminineExperience #BelovedFilmSeries #DiversityInFilm #BlackWomenInFilm #RepresentationMatters #CelebrateBlackWomen #BlackFemaleVoices #BlackCinema #BlackWomenLead #BlackWomenEmpowerment @belcourttheatre
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This Sat-Sun, Jan 28-29 at 12:30pm (in #35mm), Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 IKIRU, screening as a supplement to LIVING (which opens Fri, Jan 27) with Bill Nighly — which is an exquisitely realized remake of IKIRU, directed by Oliver Hermanus, with an adapted screenplay by Nobel and Booker Prize–winning author Kazuo Ishiguro. (Nighly received an Oscar nomination for his LIVING performance, as did Ishiguro for his adaptation.)

Considered by some to be Kurosawa’s greatest achievement, IKIRU presents the director at his most compassionate — affirming life through an exploration of a man’s death. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/Belcourt-IKIRU)
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“Bill Nighy knocks it out of the park.” —Andy Howell @filmthreat

Bill Nighy stars in LIVING, opening this Fri, Jan 27 — an exquisitely realized remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film IKIRU (playing this Sat-Sun, Jan 28-29 at 12:30pm in #35mm). For LIVING, director Oliver Hermanus teams with Nobel and Booker Prize–winning author Kazuo Ishiguro to renew a classic. (Link in bio, or bit.ly/Belcourt-LIVING <http://bit.ly/Belcourt-LIVING>)

#livingfilm #billnighy #oliverheranus @oliver_hermanus @sonyclassics #ikiru #akirakurosawa #kazuoishiguro
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“Robert Bresson is one of the saints of cinema and AU HAZARD BALTHAZAR is his most heart breaking prayer.” —#RogerEbert

The perfect complement to #JerzySkolimowski’s EO, #RobertBresson’s 1966 masterpiece, AU HAZARD BALTHAZAR at the Belcourt this Sun, Jan 22 at 1pm and this Tue, Jan 4 at 3pm + 7pm (link in bio, or bit.ly/AU-HAZARD-BALTHAZAR).
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Repost from @belcourtmidnights

Heads up . . . in addition to our January Giallo midnights this weekend, we’re also screening the newly-released composer’s cut of Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND next Monday as part of our Music City Mondays program. Experience the new score from @fabiofrizzi for the gory gothic New Orleans-set second installment in Fulci’s Gates of Hell trilogy on the @belcourttheatre big screen!
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Don't miss the Belcourt's annual signature fundraiser A Red Carpet Evening on Sunday, March 12 — and tickets are now on sale (see link in bio, or bit.ly/RCE-2023 <http://bit.ly/RCE-2023>). And remember, your ticket purchase directly supports the Belcourt!

Join us on Hollywood's biggest night to watch the awards ceremony on the Belcourt's big screens. Walk the red carpet, enjoy a cocktail buffet, full bar, silent auction, a glamorous VIP backstage lounge—and plenty of movie buzz! (Please note this is a 21+ event.)
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“No movie that I’ve seen this year has moved me as deeply, made me feel as optimistic about cinema or engaged me with such intellectual vigor as EO, whose octogenarian genius auteur and all the donkeys who play EO — Hola, Tako, Marietta, Ettore, Rocco and Mela — deserve all the love and the carrots, too.” —@manohladargis @nytimes

Opening this Fri, Jan 20, ##JerzySkolimowski’s EO — shot in Poland and Italy, whose hero is a donkey, that is forced to leave the circus. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/Belcourt-EO)
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This Mon, Jan 16 at 2:50pm + 8pm, #SissySpacek in her Oscar-winning role as #lorettalynn in COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER for #MusicCityMondays (tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/COAL-MINERS-DAUGHTER <http://bit.ly/COAL-MINERS-DAUGHTER>).

And at 8pm screening, an intro and trivia from Country Music Hall of Fame senior writer-editor Michael McCall and director of public programs Abi Tapia!
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“SKINAMARINK is like spooky church. It is solemn, isolating, structured and constantly unfolding on the precipice of a chasm that stretches so far that you lose all sense of time and self. This is a psychological minefield, made with an incredible amount of care.” —Jason Shawhan @nashvillescene

SKINAMARINK opens this Fri, Jan 13 at the Belcourt, and Jason Shawhan introduces Fri’s 9:15pm screening (tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/SKINAMARINK).
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We hope you’ll save the date and join us! This year’s Red Carpet Evening event is Sunday, March 12 (Academy Awards night, of course) — and we’re deep in planning mode already.

In the meantime, please vote for our 2022 Red Carpet Evening in @nfocusmagazine’s “Best Parties” poll. You can vote for this important Belcourt event in up to 4 different categories (here are just a few to consider: Best Event of 2022, Best Arts Event, Best Decorations, Best Menu, Best Online Auction, Most Fun Party). Voting ends this Thursday, January 11 at 11:59pm. And here’s the link — bit.ly/Nfocus-Best-Parties-2022
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SKINARAMINK opens this Fri, Jan 13 (ticket link in bio, or bit.ly/SKINAMARINK) ...

“CORSAGE is the Austrian writer-director Marie Kreutzer’s bold, visually striking and ingeniously anachronistic portrait of an empress in complicated rebellion…. [Vicky] Krieps is wonderful to watch in motion, whether she’s in the saddle, crossing swords or just leaving a dinner. But she’s a virtuoso of stillness, and at times she brings to mind old Hollywood sphinxes like Garbo and Dietrich….” —@manohladargis @nytimes

CORSAGE opens this Fri, Jan 13 at the Belcourt (tickets at link in bio, or at bit.ly/Belcourt-CORSAGE).
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Thank you to everyone who attended our Sight and Sound Top 10 mixer this past Saturday!

Here are results from our relatively small, informal audience poll – perhaps influenced by the MULHOLLAND DRIVE matinee that followed! (And remember…today through this Thu, Jan 12, your last chances to catch our Sight and Sound Top 10 selections.)

Sight and Sound Top 10 Belcourt Audience Poll Results:

1. MULHOLLAND DRIVE
2. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
3. THE GODFATHER
4. Tie: 8 ½, CITIZEN KANE, VERTIGO
5. Tie: NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, PERSONA, SUNSET BOULEVARD
6. Tie: TAXI DRIVER, THE SHINING
7. Tie: BLUE VELVET, CASABLANCA, PSYCHO, STALKER
8. Tie: BREATHLESS, APOCALYPSE NOW, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, LA DOLCE VITA, REAR WINDOW, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, SPIRITED AWAY
9. Tie: ANDREI RUBLEV, DO THE RIGHT THING, THE GODFATHER II, M, PARASITE, PLAYTIME, RASHOMON, SEVEN SAMURAI, THE RED SHOES
10. Tie: A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, BARRY LYNDON, BEAU TRAVAIL, CLEO FROM 5 TO 7, JEANNE DIELMAN…, MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, METROPOLIS, SÁTÁNTANGÓ, SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, THE THIRD MAN, TOKYO STORY
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This Mon, Jan 9, from the #SightandSound Top Ten series and for #MusicCityMondays, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN — at 3:30pm, 5:45pm and 8:00pm* (*with an introduction from Claire Sisco King, chair of Cinema and Media Arts at @VanderbiltU). ...

Repost from @belcourtmidnights: Alright, TBH we had no clue this crossover existed when we booked TMNT and MMPR for this weekend, but now we do, and now you do too. We’re sorry.

• Tonight (Fri) at midnight, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES — with preshow starting at 11:30pm, and a pizza-eating contest at midnight, sponsored by @twobootsnashville.
• Tomorrow (Sat) at midnight, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE — with preshow at 11:30pm, and an introduction from Belcourt staff member and comedian @andrechurchwell.
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“WOMEN TALKING is not melodramatic or desperate or exploitative. It is astute and urgent and may just help those previously unable to find words or even coherent feelings for their own traumatic experience (s. And hopefully it might just inspire more works of wild female imagination.” —@ldbahr @apnews

Sarah Polley’s WOMEN TALKING now at the Belcourt — starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Frances McDormand and more. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/WOMEN-TALKING)

After the Fri, Jan 6, 7:00pm screening, a discussion in the upstairs Jackson Education and Engagement Space (limited space; seating is first come, first served) led by film educator Sarah Childress.

@womentalkingfilm @realSarahPolley @rooney.mara @theclairefoy #womentalking #sarahpolley #rooneymara #clairefoy #jessiebuckley #francesmcdormand
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