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Yep, we're taking a little break with the rest of y'all on Monday, July 4. We'll be back on Tuesday—check belcourt.org to see what's coming up 💙 ...

LOST HIGHWAY 4K restoration from @janus_films , which was supervised by #DavidLynch himself, opens at the Belcourt Fri, Jul 8.
👎👎= two more great reasons to see it. Tickets and showtimes at belcourt.org
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100% Certified Fresh 🍅
MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON is a miracle of a movie—colossally tender, so so funny, and featuring summer’s most lovable breakout star 🐚

Opens Thu, July 7. Tickets on sale now at belcourt.org 🎟
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You won't want to miss these cinematic masterpieces on the big screen!

• ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (This weekend! Sat-Sun, Jul 2-3 + Thu, Jul 7)
• LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Fri-Sun, Jul 8-10 + Thu, Jul 14)
• MALCOM X (Sat-Sun, Jul 16-17)
• GIANT (Sat-Sun, Jul 23-24 + Tue, Jul 26)
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"A work of actual genius" — @RollingStone

@PenelopeCruzOficial & @AntonioBanderas star in the hilarious showbiz satire #OfficialCompetition — opening Friday at the Belcourt. Tickets on sale now at belcourt.org
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"Contributes to a rich tradition of incantatory coming-of-age stories about Black women" — @indiewire

Rebeca Huntt's debut feature BEBA opens Friday—and Saturday's 12:15pm screening will include a free poetry workshop with Melissa Gordon after the film.
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For July, we've gathered 8 family-friendly favorites to re-visit (or see for the first time) on our big screen. The A/C's on and the popcorn is fresh!
First up: THE WIZARD OF OZ and PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE.
See you at the movies 🍿
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📢 Calling all High School Girls!
Coming next month (Jul 25-29, 10am-2pm): our first-ever summer version of Strong Leads! A week-long film seminar for rising 10th, 11th, 12th grade girls of all identities.

There's no cost to participate, but applications are required (+ due by Jul 20) > belcourt.org/strongleads
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“Where nature, the universe, and humans converge… A mystical cinematic experience.” —Bong Joon Ho

“Should be seen on the biggest screen possible. I had a transcendent experience.” —Chloe Zhao

At the Belcourt for a limited engagement, this Sun-Tue, Jun 26-28, Michelangelo Frammartino’s IL BUCO (ticket link in bio, or bit.ly/IL-BUCO).
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From #SaulWilliams and #AnisiaUzeyman, NEPTUNE FROST opens this Fri, Jun 24 (thru Thu, Jun 30) at the Belcourt (tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/NEPTUNE-FROST).

Called “mesmerizing” (CBS), “wildly ambitious” (CNN), “dizzyingly inventive” (Screen Daily), “hauntingly beautiful” (Variety), and “a sensory delight…bursting with life and ingenuity” (IndieWire).

@neptunefrostmovie @saulwilliams @dreamstatesmeta @kinolorber
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MIDSOMMAR this Fri, Jun 24 for @belcourtmidnights! You know the drill. Don’t 🐝🔳, just be there.

And starting at 11:40pm, 20-minute folk horror pre-show. There may be costumes involved. (Ticket link in bio, or bit.ly/Belcourt-MIDSOMMAR)
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"This first, magnificent, outpouring of the sporadic genius of cinema’s equivalent to JD Salinger, Terrence Malick, still seems terrifically modern…. BADLANDS is as psychologically precise as it is splendidly visually observant. But it also exudes a timeless, mythical and tragic quality which is all the more remarkable for the languorous ease with which its story unfolds.” —Wally Hammond, #TimeOut

This Sat-Sun, Jun 25-26 at 12:15pm, Terrence Malick’s 1973 BADLANDS with Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek (tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/Belcourt-BADLANDS).
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"An indispensable watch…Banua-Simon’s approach showcases a singular storytelling voice.” — @carlosfilm @thewrap

"A necessary corrective to the perception of Hawaiian identity that diagnoses the problem of representation in pop culture through the filmmaker’s own deeply personal lens." —Eric Kohn @indiewire

This coming Wed-Thu, 8pm in a limited engagement, @anthonybanuasimon’s CANE FIRE (ticket link in bio, or bit.ly/CANE-FIRE).
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“New York Times Critic’s Pick: REFLECTION is interested in the impact of casual violence on everyday life, right from its opening tableau…. The situation seems all the more charged if you know that REFLECTION, written, directed, photographed and edited by Valentyn Vasyanovych, is a Ukrainian film. It would be a bracing, haunting work even if it weren’t so timely.” — #BenKenigsberg @nytimes

REFLECTION screens this Sun, Jun 19 + Tue, Jun 21 (link in bio, bit.ly/Belcourt-REFLECTION). For all screenings, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Ukraine Crisis Fund administered by Americares.
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"Charm to burn… A showcase for [Cooper] Raiff’s brand of quirky, lighthearted humor — which is admittedly impossible not to warm up to.” —@washingtonpost

Writer, director, star Cooper Raiff’s CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH opens this Fri, Jun 17 (tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/CHA-CHA-REAL-SMOOTH). And at Tue, Jun 21’s 7:20pm screening, an introduction from the @nashville_jewish_film_festival.

@chacharealsmooth @coop_myself @dakotajohnson @lesliemann @evanassante @picturestart #chacharealsmooth #cooperraiff #dakotaJohnson #lesliemann #vanessaburghardt #evanassante
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“...Adorably whimsical and downright touching.” — @ezwrites @thrillist

Opening this Fri, Jun 17, @alrightjim’s BRIAN AND CHARLES. And at Fri’s 7pm’s screening, an introduction from Belcourt friends/supporters and wonderful scholars, Jennifer Fay, chair of Cinema and Media Arts and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Cinema and Media Arts, and Scott Juengel, associate professor of English at @vanderbiltu. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/BRIAN-AND-CHARLES)
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Just announced — and on sale! Queer Qlassics* in July! (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/Queer-Qlassics-2022)

Our inaugural Queer Qlassics series, long ago in 2019, focused on primary-source documents of the history of the LGBTQ community. For this, our second installment, we have focused on transformational narratives — the process of coming to know oneself, the resolve to live on one’s own terms in a hostile environment, taking the pressures of the world and emerging a diamond, and the ways that something once rejected can become something treasured (and vice versa).

*With support from QDP @qdpnashville
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"A kaleidoscopic fantasy warped through the lens of a 1970s sci-fi Western, AFTER BLUE is a synthetic siren song for the freaks of the future and the past.” — @theyjude @indiewire

Screening this Wed-Thu, Jun 15-16 at 8:20pm in a limited engagement, AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE) — the newest vision from @bertrandmandico (THE WILD BOYS) — plays like a lesbian EL TOPO (in space!) with stunning 35mm in-camera practical effects, otherworldly set pieces, and a dazzling score by Pierre Desprats. (Ticket link in bio, or bit.ly/AFTER-BLUE)
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