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“The best fairy tale — the most disturbing, complex and intellectually challenging boy’s adventure story — Mr. Spielberg has made.” —A.O. Scott @nytimes.

This Fri, Dec 2 at 9:00pm* (*with introduction from Belcourt staff member James Spence), and next Wed, Dec 7 at 5:00pm + 8:00pm, #StevenSpielberg’s A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/AI-ARTIFICIAL-INTELLIGENCE)
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“If the camera is predatory, then the culture is predatory.”

Join us this Sat, Dec 3 at 10am for a special morning screening of Nina Menkes’ explosive new documentary that will change the way you see movies. To explore sensitive topics in BRAINWASHED: SEX-CAMERA-POWER related to gender and violence, we’ll divide into small groups for discussion after the film and the small groups will then report back to the larger group. This hour-long audience discussion is included with your film ticket (link in bio, or bit.ly/Belcourt-BRAINWASHED).

Director Menkes uses film clips by A-list directors from 1896 through to the present to show how sexist shot design contributes to a pervasive environment of sexual harassment and assault, as well as employment discrimination against women, especially in the film industry.
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“One of the most phenomenal debut films in the history of movies,” critic Pauline Kael famously wrote about Spielberg’s THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS.

Along with THE FABELMANS, we continue our selection of Steven Spielberg’s family-themed fare with his 1974 debut theatrical movie, THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS, starring Goldie Hawn and William Atherton as Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin, a down-on-their-luck couple who lose their child to the state of Texas and decide to pull out all stops to get him back. See it this Wed, Nov 30 at 3:30pm + 8pm, Thu, Dec 1 at 2pm, and Sat, Dec 3 at 9pm (tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/SUGARLAND-EXPRESS).
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Just announced! Our December lineup, including 17 films comprising 2022’s #HolidayClassics — Dec 9-28, with a little something for every seasonal taste — plus ticket 5-packs available. (Link in bio, or bit.ly/Holiday-Classics-2022) ...

“This filmed record is a musical bliss-out.” —Chuck Wilson @laweekly

CONCERT FOR GEORGE as a very special Tuesday edition of #MusicCityMondays — this Tue, Nov 29 at 2:40pm, 5:20pm + 8pm (ticket link in bio, or bit.ly/Belcourt-CONCERT-FOR-GEORGE).

On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George’s songs, and music he loved, performed by artists including Clapton, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi & Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr and more.
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Now at the Belcourt, Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS. ...

Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS now playing at the Belcourt! Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/THE-FABELMANS ...

Tomorrow! Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS opens at the Belcourt (tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/THE-FABELMANS). ...

Today’s the day. And we’ll play it loud. THE LAST WALTZ at 5:15pm + 8pm (ticket link in bio, or bit.ly/LAST-WALTZ-2022). ...

#StevenSpielberg’s THE FABELMANS opens at the Belcourt this Wed, Nov 23. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/THE-FABELMANS)

⭐️ “Spielberg’s storytelling has plenty of humor and verve, but it has a devastating sense of self-awareness as well. In focusing on a boy who puts a camera between himself and the world, Spielberg essays both the power in that perspective, and the limitations.” —The Atlantic

⭐️“ A coming-of-age story, a romance, an emotional drama, an account of familial resilience, a fairy tale, and a yarn of a young artist finding his voice all in one.” —The Playlist

⭐️ “Immediately joining the first ranks of artists’ memoirs, Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS is both a vivid capturing of the auteur’s earliest flashes of filmmaking insight and a portrait, full of love yet unclouded by nostalgia, of the family that made him.” —Hollywood Reporter

⭐️ “Spielberg has always been someone to take seriously. The proof has also always been onscreen, and still is. He will always err on the side of entertainment, I think, and will invariably try to make us weep so that he can dry our tears. I’ve chafed against that impulse of his, at times, even while falling for his movies. But it’s what he does, beautifully.”
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E.T. phone home… This weekend, see Steven Spielberg’s E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL on the Belcourt’s big screen — Sat at 12:30pm* + 9pm; Sun at 12:30pm (tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/ET-EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL). *Sat’s 12:30pm screening introduced by Belcourt staff member @andrechurchwell.

And this Wed, Nov 23, Spielberg’s newest THE FABELMANS opens at the Belcourt (link in bio, or bit.ly/THE-FABELMANS).
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As we look forward to #StevenSpielberg’s newest film, THE FABELMANS, opening next Wed, Nov 23, our selection of 6 other family-themed Spielberg films start Fri, Nov 18 with CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND at 4pm + 9pm (+ next Tue, Nov 22 at 8:20pm).

Tickets at link in bio, bit.ly/CLOSE-ENCOUNTERS-THIRD-KIND
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“A thoughtful, meditative thesis on humanity’s relationship with nature, filmed with the kind of cinematographic beauty most fiction filmmakers can only aspire towards.” —John Nugent, Empire

This coming Fri, Nov 18 thru Tue, Nov 22, ALL THAT BREATHES —New Delhi–based filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s hypnotic, poignant, and beautifully crafted documentary that tells the story of brothers Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad who have taken it upon themselves to save the black kites, birds of prey that have for years routinely been falling from the skies over New Delhi — due to injuries sustained from pollution or manja, the dangerous cotton threads of paper kites that slice through their wings. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/ALL-THAT-BREATHES)
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Thanks to all who joined us for a post-screening discussion of AFTERSUN with the @nashfilmfest’s Sarah Childress in our upstairs Jackson Education and Engagement Space. Charlotte Wells’ acclaimed debut film, AFTERSUN, continues at the Belcourt. ...

Renewing your license plate soon? 🚙 🚘 🛻

Get a TN Arts Plate, and you'll be helping support Tennessee's arts organizations — including the Belcourt — through the work of our Tennessee Arts Commission. All details at link in bio or bit.ly/TN-specialty-plates — and thank you! 💙

#TNArts @tennesseeartscommission @tn4arts
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Rita Baghdadi’s SIRENS this coming Mon, Nov 14 at 8pm for #MusicCityMondays (tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/Belcourt-SIRENS).

• “A cool as you might expect.” — @ezwrites @thrillist
• “The all-female Middle-Eastern thrash metal documentary we need.” — #RebeccaLandman @collider
• “A powerful reminder that punk isn’t dead if you know where to look.” — @theyjude @indiewire
• “A rip-roaring Lebanese music documentary.” — #ShaynaMaciWarner @pastemagazine

@ritaamal @sirensdocumentary @slavetosirensband
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Showtimes posted + tickets now on sale for MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM — this Fri, Nov 11 through Thu, Nov 17 (link in bio, or bit.ly/Belcourt-MEET-ME).

• “A euphoric and romanticized ode to the rock ‘n’ roll renaissance of early 2000s New York.” — #ebertvoices.
• “A tremendous document of one of the most integral musical periods of our time, when the kids asked ‘is this it?’ and responded by changing the world.” — @Collider.

@utopiamovies #MeetMeInTheBathroom #willlovelace #dylansouthern @thestrokes @lcdsoundsystem @yeahyeahyeahs @interpol @averagecabbage @kimyadawson @tvontheradio @therapture @liarsliarsliars
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Adding a limited run of the new doc, MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM — tickets on sale tomorrow (Tue, Nov 8).

“A euphoric and romanticized ode to the rock ‘n’ roll renaissance of early 2000s New York,” writes #ebertvoices. “A tremendous document of one of the most integral musical periods of our time, when the kids asked ‘is this it?’ and responded by changing the world” writes @Collider.

Featuring @thestrokes @lcdsoundsystem @yeahyeahyeahs @interpol @averagecabbage @kimyadawson @tvontheradio @therapture @liarsliarsliars and, of course, New York City.
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