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Join as today 11:45am-12:45 pm for @samsmyth’s seminar on the great Hayao Miyazaki! (And afterwards, stay for MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO at 1pm.) • Repost from @samsmyth

What’s for breakfast on Miyazaki Seminar day? Comment below and see you at the B 🍳 #miyazaki #ghibli #ghiblifood

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This coming Wed, Dec 6 at 8pm, #PaulThomasAnderson’s PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (in #35mm!) is our next #StaffPicks — programmed by @photorenzo, who says: “Until society is ready to demand the complete Adam Sandler retrospective that we DESERVE, this entry will suffice. Plus I think I can confidently say that you will, for the rest of your life, have less than like 10 chances to see PTA’s tender-hearted masterpiece on 35mm film — don’t blow this one!”

AND…we’re giving away this very cool, limited edition PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE t-shirt (designed by @restricted.vr)!

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We’ll pick a winner at noon on Wed, Dec 6. No purchase required, of course — but if you win, and you’re coming to see PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE at 8pm, we’ll get you your t-shirt Wed evening. Otherwise, we’ll make a Plan B. (And please note — we’ve only got one of these special t-shirts, and it’s a size L.)

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Pizza and a Movie returns, co-presented with @slimandhuskys! 35 years after its release, see Eddie Murphy in COMING TO AMERICA, Wed, Dec 13 at 8pm!

And...Black Santa joins us for this holiday edition of Pizza and a Movie. Plan on coming early for photos and festive trivia.

Get your tickets now — and you`ll also have the option to purchase your pizza >

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Written and directed by Tennessee native Raven Jackson, ALL DIRT ROADS TASTE OF SALT opens this Fri, Dec 1 for a week’s run (ticket link in bio, or All screenings with a pre-recorded introduction from Raven Jackson.

⭐️ “Rapturous, tender, and lyrical.” —The New Yorker
⭐️ “A beautiful expressive portrait of Black life.” —W Magazine
⭐️ “A riveting emotional epic that will change you.” —Collider
⭐️ “Powerful, achingly beautiful.” —The Guardian

#AllDirtRoadsTasteofSalt #RavenJackson #MariaAltamirano @dopevibrations @_maltamirano

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Screening Tue, Nov 28 at 7pm + Sat-Sun, Dec 2-3 at 3:15pm, famed Mexican director Emilio Fernández’s VICTIMS OF SIN — fully restored in 4K from the original 35mm nitrate camera negative, bringing this 1951 classic back to the screen with a clarity and depth not seen since its original release. (Tickets at link in bio, or #RestorationRoundup

Rarely seen in the U.S. and long due for rediscovery, VICTIMS OF SIN’s unique blend of film noir, melodrama and musical is infused with impassioned songs and performances by acting-dancing sensation Ninón Sevilla, an icon of Mexican cinema and a purveyor of African, Caribbean and Cuban dance styles.

“A tumultuous product of Mexican cinema’s Golden Age, the movie is a perfect storm, the confluence of three huge talents: It was directed and cowritten by the nation’s most macho filmmaker, given to boasting ‘There is only one Mexico, the one I invented’; it was shot by Mexico’s greatest cinematographer, Gabriel Figueroa (an even tougher Communist than his mentor Sergei Eisenstein); and it stars filmdom’s ultimate rumbera, a thirty-year-old bolt of lightning, the Havana-born, sensationally uninhibited dancer Ninón Sevilla.” —J. Hoberman, Artforum

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For #MusicCityMondays this Nov 27, EVER DEADLY — at 3:30pm, 8pm + 10pm — a portrait of Inuk throat singer and ecstatic avant-garde artist @tanyatagaq, one of the most innovative musical performers of our time.

Hers is a voice that, according to the @nytimes, “demands full attention, whether she’s whispering in her softest register or howling at the sky.” EVER DEADLY weaves together intimate concert footage of Tagaq alongside moving personal reflections, stunning sequences filmed in Nunavut, and hand-drawn animation by Inuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona to seamlessly bridge history, landscapes, stories and songs with pain, anger and triumph.

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Nicolas Cage stars in Kristoffer Borgli’s DREAM SCENARIO now at the Belcourt (tickets at link in bio, or bit.lyDREAM-SCENARIO).

“Nicolas Cage goes delightfully, derangedly meta in DREAM SCENARIO, a smart, dizzyingly entertaining horror-comedy that morphs into scathing social satire… A showcase for Cage to prove once again why he’s a national treasure — never more so than when he’s in bemused normie mode.” —Ann Hornaday @washingtonpost

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Can you survive? Find out Friday at midnight as we revisit one of the most iconic horror films of all time. Intro by Belcourt staffer @joeltonmayfield Preshow starts at 11:40pm.

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“Let’s say the first version is the work of a talented amateur and the second was made by a professional.” —Alfred Hitchcock

This Thu-Sun, Nov 23-26 at 2:30pm, the new 4K restoration of #AlfredHitchcock’s 1956 THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, starring James Stewart and Doris Day — a remake of his 1934 film of the same name (though with a significantly different plot and script). The 1956 remake won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be,” sung by Doris Day — and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE returns to the Belcourt Dec 20-25 — with tickets now on sale for Belcourt members! General tickets on-sale starting this Fri, Nov 24 at 10am. (Link in bio, or

Also now on sale, Dec’s collection of Holiday Classics (starting Dec 9) — and all other Dec programming too.

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THE HOLDOVERS continues at the Belcourt — but your last chances to see it in #35mm with us are this Wed-Sun, Nov 22-26! The perfect outing for the Thanksgiving holiday.

And if you can’t make it before this Sun, we’ll continue to screen it in DCP — it’s just that after Sun, we’re sharing our 35mm print with another arthouse theater. So, everybody wins!

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“[Todd] Haynes has done something spellbinding here: heady, grown-up and committed to a refreshing dose of moral ambiguity… You’ll cherish every bite of this complex layer cake that will reveal its kaleidoscopic colors as soon as you cut it open.” —Tomris Laffly @thewrap

Now playing… From director #Todd Haynes (CAROL, FAR FROM HEAVEN, I’M NOT THERE) and first-time screenwriter Samy Burch, MAY DECEMBER starring Juliette Moore, Natalie Portman and Charles Melton. (Tickets at link in bio, or

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This Fri, Nov 17 thru next Wed, Nov 22… In commemoration of the centenary of the “father of African cinema,” Senegalese novelist-turned-filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, both a sharp critic of modern Africa and passionate advocate for its autonomy — whose filmography spans 40 years — we offer new restorations of three revolutionary films from the 1970s. And each screens 2x. (Tickets atène-100 — or link in bio.)

Savvy Belcourt patrons may recall opportunities to see Sembène’s best known film BLACK GIRL (1966), a recent restoration of MANDABI (1968), or even his final film MOOLAADÉ during its theatrical release in 2005. While no less essential and every bit as crucial, the films presented over these six days — EMITAÏ (1971), XALA (1975), and CEDDO (1977) — have been much harder to access.

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We’re giving away two LPs of the original motion picture soundtrack from THE HOLDOVERS! Featuring ‘70s faves including (among others) The Allman Brothers, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Shocking Blue, Khruangbin, The Temptations, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, The Swingle Singers and Andy Williams!

And Alexander Payne’s THE HOLDOVERS starring Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa continues at the Belcourt (ticket link in bio, or

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“Like its characters, Moreno’s banally surreal, madly sensible, big-little movie eschews the safe old daily grind in favor of the perilous unknown, and so, in a uniquely pleasurable way, reminds us that we too have options: Choose work, or choose the whole wide, weird world instead.” —Jessica Kiang @variety

Argentinean writer-director Rodrigo Moreno’s THE DELINQUENTS in a limited engagement this Wed, Nov 15 at 7:15pm and Thu, Nov 16 at 4:30pm, and next Sun, Nov 19 at 1:50pm. A heist picture unlike any other, THE DELINQUENTS upends genre expectations with a gentle yet deftly constructed existentialist fable. (Tickets at link in bio, or

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Tomorrow for #MusicCityMondays at 5:20pm + 8pm*, His Royal Badness at the top of his game in PURPLE RAIN (*film critic #JasonShawhan
Introduces the 8pm screening). Tickets at link in bio, or

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For just one week only (Fri, Nov 10 – Thu, Nov 16), Chen Kaige’s 1993 epic FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE —widely considered one of the most important motion pictures ever made, and hailed as “a cultural achievement” (@nytimes) and “a gorgeous, intoxicating epic” (@latimes). In a new 4K version in celebration of its 30th anniversary — and in the complete, uncut film (20 minutes longer than its original Miramax theatrical release) on screen for the first time ever. (Ticket link in bio, or ...

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