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"The sounds, the vibrations, the racket and clamor and buzz of everyday life are as important in their presence as in their absence. O’Daniel’s scrutiny of them is somehow rigorous and abstract, serious and playful, and provocative in a way that makes us take in the world differently.” —Alissa Wilkinson, NYT’s Critic’s Pick, New York Times

This Thu, Apr 18 through Sun, Apr 21, Alison O`Daniel`s THE TUBA THIEVES — exporing the question of sound and prioritizing a hard-of-hearing form of storytelling in which information collides and is allowed to be misunderstood. In prioritizing Deaf and hard of hearing communication, O`Daniel (who is herself hard of hearing) generates new sensitivity to sound and meaning. Tickets 🎟️ > bit.ly/TUBA-THIEVES
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“In a way, GRIZZLY MAN is the ultimate nature documentary, for it chronicles the nature of man as well as the nature of animals.” —David Denby, New Yorker (Jul 31, 2005)

This Wed, Apr 17 at 8pm, another @scienceonscreen film — Werner Herzog’s 2005 documentary GRIZZLY MAN, with a post-screening discussion with Dana Dodd, executive director of TN’s Appalachian Bear Rescue > bit.ly/GRIZZLY-MAN
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“The Indigo Girls make a far more intriguing subject for a music doc than most who’ve gotten the treatment in recent years.”—Chris Willman @Variety

This Mon, Apr 15 — at 2:40pm, 5:15pm and 8pm — Sundance award-winning director Alexandria Bombach’s documentary, INDIGO GIRLS: IT’S ON LIFE AFTER ALL. *And at the 8pm showtime, an introduction by Jordan Brooke Hamlin, producer of the Indigo Girls’ 2015 album “One Lost Day” and Amy Ray’s 2018 album “Holler.” (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/INDIGO-GIRLS-Doc) #MusicCityMondays
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Now playing, writer/director Alice Rohrwacher’s LA CHIMERA. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/LA-CHIMERA)

⭐️ “A sweeping spiritual quest and captivating love story.” —A Rabbit’s Foot
⭐️ “A rich and humorous tale of romance, history and afterlife.” —The Wrap
⭐️ “A gift of a film that will transform the way we look at the world.” —The Playlist
⭐️ “An absolute masterpiece of magical realism.” —Scene Now
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“Tarkovsky is for me the greatest, the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of filmS.” —Ingmar Bergman

Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1983 NOSTALGHIA at the Belcourt this Fri-Sun, Apr 12-14. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/NOSTALGHIA)

NOSTALGHIA was restored in 4K in 2022 by CSC – Cinetecanazionale in collaboration with Rai Cinema at Augustus Color laboratory, from the original negatives and the original soundtrack preserved at Rai Cinema.
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This Tue, Apr 9, FOOD, INC. 2 at 5:20pm, 7:30pm — one night only, nationwide — the sequel to 2008’s Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary, FOOD, INC. 🥬🐄🍑🐓🌽🦐

In this latest FOOD, INC. filmmakers Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo reunite with investigative authors Michael Pollan (“The Omnivore’s Dilemma”) and Eric Schlosser (“Fast Food Nation”) to take a fresh look at our efficient yet vulnerable food system. (Link in bio, or bit.ly/FOOD-INC-2)
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This coming Mon, Apr 8 at 8pm, 2004’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA — a Belcourt Staff Pick, programmed by C.J. who notes: “Notorious for its saccharine charm and gothic spectacle, Joel Schumacher’s frenetic iteration of Gaston Leroux’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’ will leave you breathless and clutching your pearls— and thanking your lucky stars that the Belcourt’s almost a 100-year-old ceiling is free of chandeliers.”

And C.J. says the first 30 arrivals might just receive a rose…🥀 > bit.ly/PHANTOM-OPERA
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“[Director Radu] Jude is happy to launch a Molotov cocktail at everything that came before him… Contemporary malaise has rarely been captured on screen with such thrilling vividness as in DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD.” —Ankit Jhunjhunwala @theplaylistnation

Screening this Fri-Tue, Apr 5-9, Radu Jude’s DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD — part comedy, part road movie, part montage, it centers around Angela (Ilinca Manolache), a bombastic production assistant working 16-hour days — while, on her own time, honing a quippy online brand featuring her alter ego, a self-pronounced friend of misogynistic media personality Andrew Tate, currently facing human trafficking and other charges in Romania. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/DO-NOT-EXPECT)
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Opening this Fri, Apr 5! The documentary BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY chronicles the legacy of one of the most important and influential children’s television shows of all time, PBS’ “Reading Rainbow” — along with the show’s iconic host, LeVar Burton, who brought real-life lessons and honest conversations to life in a way we had never before seen on screen. Despite ongoing funding hurdles and new public school testing standards, Burton and the show’s creators held tight to their authentic, down-to-earth approach to fuel kids’ lifelong love of reading.

And in honor of BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY AND “Reading Rainbow,” we’re having a Book Swap, Fri-Sun, Apr 5-7! Leave a book, take a book! BUTTERFLY showtimes/tix and Book Swap details are all here > bit.ly/BUTTERFLY-IN-SKY 📚🦋🌈
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“I feel relieved that I was able to record, before my death, a performance that I was satisfied with.” —Ryuichi Sakamoto

This Mon, Apr 1 at 5:45pm + 8pm, RYUICHI SAKAMOTO | OPUS — a celebration of an artist’s life in the purest sense and the definitive swan song of one of the world’s greatest musicians. In late 2022, as a parting gift, Sakamoto mustered all of his energy to leave us with one final performance: a concert film featuring just him and his piano.

Intimately filmed in a space he knew well and surrounded by his most trusted collaborators — including his son and the film’s director, Neo Sora — Sakamoto bares his soul through his exquisitely haunting melodies, knowing this was the last time he would be able to present his art.
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Repost from @hundredsofbeavers

“You walked here all the way to Nashville just to murder hundreds of beavers?”
“Yeah, well, murdering hundreds of beavers is good for you...”
NASHVILLE! HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS INVADES THE @belcourttheatre TODAY UNTIL APRIL 4TH! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Buy Tickets: hundredsofbeavers.com/tickets/

#HundredsOfBeaversMovie #WalkTheLine #Nashville #BelcourtTheatre
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Opening this Fri, Mar 29! THE SHOT THE PIANO PLAYER, the new animated feature — completely hand-drawn — from the team behind CHICO & RITA that’s a celebratory origin story of Bossa Nova. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/SHOT-PIANO-PLAYER)

🎶 🎹 🎵 And at 6:30pm this Fri, before the 7pm screening, we’ll have a live jazz performance from Nashville’s own Karlton Taylor Trio! @karltontaylor is a world-renowned keyboardist who’s performed and recorded with artists such as Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Tommy Emmanuel and many others. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind Belcourt evening!
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Tomorrow (Tue, Mar 26), it’s the National Evening of Science on Screen. At 8pm, see Deborah Statman’s LAST THINGS in #35mm —a look at evolution and extinction from the perspective of the rocks and minerals that came before humanity and will outlast us — a picture of evolution without humans at the center. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/LAST-THINGS)

And post-screening, a discussion with paleoecologist Emily Simpson of @MTSU, titled “A Forgotten World: The Lives of the Ancestors of African Mammals.” Her presentation will include a “who done it?” activity that helps explain new tools that can tell us uncover what, where, and how Ice Age animals were eating. Put the pieces back together to solve the mystery of an ancient crime scene!

@sloanpublic @scienceonscreen #scienceonscreen #mammals #africanmammals #lastthingsmovie #evolution #fossils #artifacts #geology #earthscience #earthhistory
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This Tue, Mar 26, it’s the National Evening of Science on Screen! And at 8pm, we’ll screen Deborah Statman’s LAST THINGS —a look at evolution and extinction from the perspective of the rocks and minerals that came before humanity and will outlast us — with a stunning array of images, from microscopic forms to vast landscapes, seeking a picture of evolution without humans at the center. (Tickets at link in bio, or bit.ly/LAST-THINGS)

And we’ll feature a post-screening discussion with paleoecologist Emily Simpson of MTSU, titled “A Forgotten World: The Lives of the Ancestors of African Mammals” — and her presentation will include a “who done it?” activity that helps explicate new tools that can tell us what, where, and how animals were eating. Put the pieces back together to solve the mystery of an ancient crime scene!

@scienceonscreen #sloanfoundaton @mtsu
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From director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, WINTER SLEEP) — called “the living reigning master of Turkish cinema” — ABOUT DRY GRASSES this Sat-Wed, Mar 23-27 (ticket at link in bio, or bit.ly/DRY-GRASSES). ...

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