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Join us this Saturday, June 15th for
“Panic Like It’s 1999: Crisis in Turn of the Century Cinema” led by Claire Sisco King, chair of Cinema and Media Arts at Vanderbilt University


The year 1999 was a very strange time in our lives.
It was a watershed moment in cinema history. The movies saw several industry-changing developments, including the move to fully computer-animated films in the TOY STORY franchise and the use of bullet time in THE MATRIX films. These developments within the cinema were paralleled by other technological advancements — including the birth of the Blackberry and the continued expansion of the Internet. In turn, these changes inspired stylistic and narrative innovations in films like RUN LOLA RUN and BEING JOHN MALKOVICH. This seminar will address a spectrum of changes and innovations in the cinema of 1999 and their relationship to each other — considering both the context from which these changes emerged and their implications for the cinema of the 21st century.

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Just announced! Our 4th installment of Queer Qlassics. Five films, Wednesdays at 8pm, Jul 10 – Aug 7. And it’s Dialectrifying! Tickets now on sale (link in bio, or ...

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“Wickedly funny, an ode to youthful overachievers…. Director [Alexander] Payne doesn’t allow you to smugly laugh at his characters; he’s going to make you walk a mile in their perfectly polished penny loafers first.” —Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon (Apr 28, 1999)

ELECTION this Fri, Jun 14 at 2:35pm + 7pm*** — and next Tue, Jun 18 at 3:30pm, 5:45pm + 8pm. (***And we’ve got Pick Flick buttons for the first 70 people arriving for this Fri’s 7pm screening!)

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“I sit in a cubicle and I update bank software for the 2000 switch.”

Mike Judge’s OFFICE SPACE this Thu, Jun 13 at 4:05pm + 8:20pm* (*with an intro from Belcourt staff member Coley Hinson) — and Sun, Jun 16 at 2:45pm + 9:20pm >

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SAT, JUN 15 | 11AM-12:15PM

Panic Like It’s 1999: Crisis in Turn of the Century Cinema

Led by Claire Sisco King, chair of Cinema and Media Arts at Vanderbilt University 

This seminar is in conjunction with the 1999 series. It will be presented in the 1966 Hall, prior to the 12:30pm matinee of TOY STORY 2.

Film tickets and seminar tickets are sold separately.

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“Sleek, gripping entertainment with a raw-nerved, changeable camera style that helps to amplify its meaning… By far Mann’s most fully realized and enthralling work.” —Janet Marlin @nytimes (Nov 5, 1999).

Today (Wed) at 1:45pm + 7:45pm* (*with an intro from film critic Jason Shawhan), #MichaelMann’s THE INSIDER. Also screening this Sat, Jun 15 at 5:25pm. In #35pm. (Tickets at link in bio, or

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“To watch the movie today is to reaffirm how smartly made it was, and how influential it has become to a generation of suspense and horror movies following it.” —Chicago Tribune

Last chance to catch
M. Night Shyamalan‘s THE SIXTH SENSE!

TUE, JUN 11 AT 3:20PM, 5:40PM, 8:00PM

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“Finds catharsis and beauty in the power of our collective imagination” re @nashvillescene.

One night only — this Wed, Jun 12, 4:15pm + 8pm! The QUEER FUTThrough four short films, the QUEER FUTURES series radically imagines future visions of queer life — the four shorts explore fat beauty and liberation, gender-affirming healthcare, nonbinary siblinghood in ballroom culture, and the anonymous connections of a decades-old LGBTQ hotline. (Tickets at link in bio, or

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RUSH on over to catch MORE of our 1999 series today with Wes Anderson’s sophomore film RUSHMORE

MON, JUN 10 AT 3:35PM, 5:40PM, 8:00PM

FRI, JUN 14 AT 4:50PM, 9:15PM

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“The decades have done little to wither the poetic originality that clings to the film like a diaphanous shroud.” —David Harris, Spectrum Culture

In a new 4K restoration, #LynneRamsay’s 1999 RATCATCHER screens this Sun, Jun 9 at 2:45pm + 7pm* (*with an intro from Allison Inman, the Belcourt’s education and engagement director) — and on Thu, Jun 13 at 2pm + 6:15pm (tickets at link in bio, or

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In a limited engagement — this Fri-Sun, Jun 7-9 + next Thu, Jun 13 — Don Hertzfeldt’s newest animated film ME, screening with IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY (returning to theaters for the first time since 2012) >

IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the best animated films of all time. Originally released as three short films over the course of six years, the picture was captured entirely in-camera on a 35mm rostrum animation stand.

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Just announced! In recognition of Nicole Kidman’s recent AFI Life Achievement Award, our new series, A Celebration of Nicole Kidman (with 8 films she selected) — June 26 – July 7. Tickets now on sale (link in bio, or ...

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This Wed-Thu, Jun 5-6 only — MAN RAY: RETURN TO REASON. The four films Man Ray directed between 1923 and 1929 Le Retour À La Raison, Emak-Bakia, L’étoile De Mer And Les Mystères Du Château Du Dé — represent a high watermark of early European avant-garde cinema. (Tickets at link in bio, or

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Le Retour À La Raison, the Jim Jarmusch-Carter Logan combo Sqürl present MAN RAY: RETURN TO REASON, with a newly-recorded drone rock soundtrack for that title as well as the three other Ray films. The band’s cosmic sounds complement Ray’s work by conjuring the beautiful, ineffable, haunting and sublime.

The restoration process was led by Womanray and Cinenovo sourcing original prints from various parts of the world, in partnership with La Cinémathèque française, the Centre Pompidou, the Library of Congress, the French CNC and Cineteca di Bologna.

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💕 “It’s a movie adaptation that’s filled with love.” —Stephanie Zacharek, Salon
💞 “In her first film, Coppola is already a master at rendering inner depths startlingly, immediately visual.” —Richard Brody, New Yorker
💓 “Pure aesthetic candy; her saturated colors, pitch-perfect ‘70s sensibility, and snapshot editing produce an unsettling modern fairy tale.” —Emily Drabinski, Out Magazine

Sofia Coppola’s THE VIRGIN SUICIDES this Mon, Jun 3 at 3:30pm + 8pm* (*with an introfrom Nancy McGuire Roche, assistant professor of motion pictures at @belmontu) and Fri, Jun 7 at 3pm + 9:30pm. Part of our continuing 1999 series. (Tickets at link in bio, or

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A (maybe new to you) #1999 offering well worth your attention… Here’s how Roger Ebert described the director and this movie in 1999: “At a time when so many movies feed on irony and cynicism, here is a man who hopes we will feel better and wiser when we leave his film.” Hirokazu Kore-eda’s AFTER LIFE screens this Sun, Jun 2 at 1:45pm + 8pm* — and Thu, Jun 6 at 5:45pm (*at Sun 8pm screening, film critic Jason Shawhan introduces). Tickets at link in bio, or ...

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See BABES at the Belcourt! (Tickets at link in bio, or ...

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Our 1999 series starts this Fri, May 31 (with Paul Thomas Anderson’s MAGNOLIA screening in #35mm).

Check out the full lineup, get you Ticket 5-Packs and/or Full Passes, and download your own handy schedule >

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