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30 years after EUROPA EUROPA, three-time Oscar® nominee Agnieszka Holland’s GREEN BORDER opens this Fri, Jul 26 (through Wed, Jul 31) at the Belcourt. (Tickets at link in bio, or

⭐️ “A heart-in-mouth thriller.” —Variety
⭐️ “A gripping, visceral human drama.” —Time Out
⭐️ “A humanitarian masterpiece.” —The Deadline
⭐️ “Agnieszka Holland pulls no punches.” —Eye For Film

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“A devilishly complicated thriller of superior class.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

This Wed, Jul 24 at 8pm for #QueerQlassics, Herbert Ross’ 1973 THE LAST OF SHEILA (written by Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins no less!). AND…a post-screening discussion and book-signing with film historian and critic @alonso.duralde, author of “Hollywood Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Representation and Perseverance in Film,” with support from @novelettebooksellers. (Tickets at link in bio, or

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“A forgotten documentary featuring many of the genre’s most influential voices…. The film never received a theatrical release in the United States and has existed for 50 years as a piece of lost media available only to the most diligent scholars and archivists who could track down a copy.” —Christian Zilko,@IndieWire

Roviros Manthoulis’ 1973 THE BLUES UNDER THE SKIN — in a new restoration — this Mon, Jul 22 at 4:30pm, 8pm, and this Tue, Jul 23 + Thu, Jul 25 at 3pm. Traveling throughout the deep South, Manthoulis filmed candid interviews and intimate performances by such legends B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Mance Lipscomb, Bukka White and Roosevelt Sykes. His objective was to not only document the music but also penetrate the surface of the blues — exploring the emotional and sociopolitical factors that make it such an expressive and haunting musical form. (Tickets at link in bio, or

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Repost from @nashvillescene

Critic Ken Arnold writes about ‘Seven Samurai’ playing at @belcourttheatre through July 25.⁠

One of legendary director Akira Kurosawa’s greatest films and one of the most acclaimed films in history — sitting at 20th all-time from the ‘Sight and Sound’ Top 250 poll — returns to the Belcourt with the fresh new coat of 4K restoration. ‘Seven Samurai,’ which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, stands tall not only in the canon of cinema but also through its influences. The most obvious of these is John Sturges’ 1960 Western adaptation ‘The Magnificent Seven,’ but the film also influenced films such as ‘Ocean’s Eleven,’ ‘A Bug’s Life’ and ‘The Avengers.’ ⁠

The film opens in the year 1586, when a poor Japanese village learns that a band of bandits plans to attack their village after the harvest. Upon hearing this news, the village elder suggests the villagers go into town to recruit hungry samurai or those willing to work for only rice. When the villagers gather their samurai (a band that includes recurring Kurosawa actors such as Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune), everything comes down to a last-stand effort of the village with their seven samurai facing off against hundreds of bandits.

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“A model for how to reimagine a standard documentary structure to accommodate a multifaceted subject without smoothing over the rough spots and slapping on a halo… [Director Jeff] Zimbalist hits on a great idea: arrange the film in terms of what Mailer’s friends, enemies and acquaintances believe his ‘rules for coming alive’ might be.” —Alissa Wilkinson, NYT Critic’s Pick, @nytimes

HOW TO COME ALIVE WITH NORMAN MAILER now playing at the Belcourt (through Thu, Jul 25). Tickets at link in bio, or

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“Not only a great film in its own right, but the source of a genre that would flow through the rest of the century…. It could be argued that this greatest of filmmakers gave employment to action heroes for the next 50 years.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, #AkiraKurosawa’s 1954 SEVEN SAMURAI at the Belcourt through Thu, Jul 25 — now in at new 4K restoration in celebration of it’s 70th anniversary.

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Repost from @gary_hustwit

More “Eno” live screenings this week! Nashville (@belcourttheatre on Thursday), Austin (@austinfilm on Friday), and Dallas (@texastheatre on Saturday). I’ll be creating unique versions of the film each night in real time on Brain One, the world’s first generative film device. This is the only time these versions of the film will ever be seen.

Tickets and full event list link in my bio. Photo by @jnpck

#enodocumentary #eno #brianeno #creativity #garyhustwit #brendandawes #musicdocumentary #bowie #davidbowie #U2 #roxymusic #talkingheads #davidbyrne #laurieanderson #laraaji #devo #johncale #ambient #ambientmusic #generative #generativeart #generativefilm #obliquestrategies

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The excellent #QueerQlassics programmers — @therealtminton @sheronica_mars #jasonshawhan — introducing SAINT LAURENT. (See the full Queer Qlassics lineup at ...

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SAINT LAURENT on Wed, Jul 17 at 8pm! Part of our #QueerQlassics series! (With an intro from QQ programmers Sheronica Hayes, T. Minton and Jason Shawhan.) Tickets at link in bio, or at

✨ “Rapturous insanity. And of course it’s stylish as hell.” —The Wrap
✨ “If Scorsese adapted Proust, this would be it.” —Vanity Fair
✨ “Profoundly intoxicating.” —Artforum

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This Tue, Jul 16 at 8pm, another Belcourt #StaffPick!

SPY KIDS, programmed by Grant who says: “Bask in the early-2000s-CGI glory of Robert Rodriguez’s over-the-top film anchored on just one simple premise: ‘What if James Bond was nine years old and his uncle was Machete?’” (Tickets at link in bio, or

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“Watching Curtis Hanson’s gritty and electrifying 8 MILE, the first thing you notice about Eminem, the most scaldingly powerful artist in pop music today, is how vulnerable he looks.” —Entertainment Weekly (Nov 6, 2002)

This Mon, Jul 13 at 8pm, 2002’s 8 MILE for #MusicCityMondays! (Tickets at link in bio, or

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In anticipation of the Belcourt’s 2 special screenings on Thu, Jul 18 (6:30pm is SOLD OUT; tickets to 9:15pm available) of ENO, enter to win a copy of the just-released official soundtrack, with 17 tracks from throughout Brian Eno’s prolific career, including 3 previously unreleased recordings. ENO is the definitive documentary about this visionary musician and artist, and a ground-breaking generative film that’s different every time it’s shown. At the Belcourt, each screening will be created live in real time by director @gary_hustwit — in versions that will never be seen again! And afterward, Hustwit joins audiences for post-screening discussions. (Film tickets at link in bio, or

How to enter to win the ENO soundtrack:
• Follow the Belcourt (if you’re not already!).
• Tag your favorite movie buddy in the comments.
• Share this post in your stories.

*No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be notified on Thu, Jul 18.

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“Few directors get as deeply under the skin as Breillat, a longtime, reliably interesting provocateur who tests the limits of what the world thinks women should do and say and be... LAST SUMMER is complex, tricky, at times very uncomfortable and thoroughly engrossing. —#ManohlaDargis, NYT Critic’s Pick, @nytimes

The fearless 75-year-old French auteur Catherine Breillat’s LAST SUMMER — her first film in a decade — screens Fri-Sun, Jul 12-21. (Tickets at link in bio, or >

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One night only! Thu, Jul 18 at 6:30pm + 9:15pm! Nashville’s premiere performances of director Gary Hustwit new generative documentary ENO at the Belcourt will be created live in real time by the filmmaker. These versions will never be seen again! And after both showtimes, Gary joins audiences for post-screening discussions — after the 6:30pm screening, @nprmusic critic and correspondent Ann Powers moderates the discussion; after the 9:15pm screening, music journalist and @BBC correspondent Bill DeMain moderates. (Tickets for this special evening are $30/$25 Belcourt members — via link in bio, or

ENO is the world’s first generative cinematic documentary and, like a musical performance that’s different every night, ENO creates a unique viewing experience for each audience. Utilizing a proprietary software system developed by Hustwit and digital artist Brendan Dawes, the film has millions of possible variations of scenes and footage drawn from Hustwit’s original interviews and Eno’s rich archive of hundreds of hours of never-before-seen footage and unreleased music. The result is a film that resonates with Eno’s own artistic practice, his methods of using technology to compose music, and his endless deep dive into the mercurial essence of creativity.

@gary_hustwit #garyhustwit @brianeno #brianeno @annkpowers #annpowers @bdmcartoons #billdemain

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Queer Qlassics 2024 starts this Wed, Jul 10 (with support from @QDPnashville) with THE COLOR PURPLE! See the full lineup, get tickets, and check out the QQ intros + post-screening discussions. (Link in bio, or ...

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“Watching REVIVAL 69, you can’t help but compare it to today’s musical landscape and pine for a simpler time when musicians could play with anyone at any time. Public relations teams weren’t a thing then. And brand recognition and rock ’n’ roll had yet to meet.” —Dana Gee @thevancouversun

REVIVAL 69 this Mon, Jul 8 at 8pm + Tue, Jul 9 at 4:25pm, 8:45pm — a behind-the-scenes look at the 1969 Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival — with the likes of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Little Richard, The Doors, Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, and others. (Tickets at link in bio, or

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Repost from @belcourtmidnights

BODY DOUBLE, Brian De Palma’s ultimate Hitchcock remix set in the porno chic LA underground, plays tonight at midnight with an intro from Jason Shawhan and drinks by the horrendous folks @coldbrewboba before the film.

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You heard her 🔪… Don’t miss America’s scream queen! Mia Goth is MAXXXINE — now at the Belcourt in an exclusive #35mm engagement. And we’re one of only four theaters nationwide screening it in #35mm film. (Tickets at link in bio, or ...

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