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#WesAnderson`s ASTEROID CITY opens Thu, Jun 22 at the Belcourt — and tickets now on sale for the first week`s showtimes! ...

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Opening this Fri, May 26, director #NicoleHolofcener’s YOU HURT MY FEELINGS starring #JuliaLouisDreyfus (tickets at link in bio, or

⭐️ “Julia Louis-Dreyfus has never been better.” —The Guardian
⭐️ “Delightful… A story about how love means always having to say you’re sorry.” —Slate
⭐️ “A knock-out from writer-director Nicole Holofcener.” —Elle

@nicole_holofcener @officiaULD @A24

“Timeless and universal… Nothing short of amazing.” —Los Angeles Times

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff in the groundbreaking THE HARDER THEY COME (released in the U.S. in 1973) — this Mon, May 22 at 3:35pm + 8pm, and this Wed, May 24 at 3pm + 5:40pm (tickets at link in bio, or #1973 #MusicCityMondays

This summer, the Belcourt — with support from the @nashfilmguild — is hosting three Film Kitchen Meetups for high school filmmakers! Film Kitchen is a student-led community that provides young people a chance to connect, collaborate and build networks — and it’s been created by a participant of the Belcourt’s High School Film Club and Strong Leads Film Seminar for High School Girls.

The Film Kitchen Meetups will take place on three Sundays — June 11, July 9, August 13 — from 2-3:00pm at the Belcourt (in our upstairs Jackson Education and Engagement Space). Each meetup will feature guest speakers from Nashville’s filmmaking community and provide space for teen filmmakers to socialize, discuss their creative projects, and collaborate.

The meetups are designed for high school-age teens who are already making films or just getting started. They’re free — but RSVPs are needed. You can RSVP via the link in our bio, or at

Questions? Contact Allison Inman at

“Joyful, grateful, and wise. A stirring, epic, and intimate tale of friends in high places.” —#JessicaKiang @variety

Winner of the Cannes Grand Jury prize, Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch’s THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS opens this Fri, May 19.

#theeightmountains @charlottevanderme_ersch @alessandro.borghi #felixvangroeningen #charlottevandermeersch #lucamarinelli #alessandroborgli

“A furious, queer, boisterous gangster epic that offers a view of the country from the outskirts and turns oppression into resistance.” —Leonardo Goi @thefilmstage

This Wed-Sun, May 17-21, a limited engagement of Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós’ DRY GROUND BURNING. An all-female gang draws oil from an underground pipeline and sells it to working-class motorbike couriers in this hybrid feature — part narrative documentary, part crumbling sci-fi, part classic Western — an electrifying reflection of modern-day Brazil. (Tickets at link in bio, or

@ghopperfilm #drygroundburning #joanapimenta #adirleyqueiros

“It breaks no new ground, offers no ingenious plot twist and makes no unique character insights. But who cares when the movie is so much fun.” —Joe Hollemon, St. Louis Post Dispatch (Jun 2, 1992)

For #MusicCityMondays this Mon, May 15 at 3:45pm + 8pm, #WhoopiGoldberg in SISTER ACT! (Tickets at link in bio, or

“A phantasmagorical journey… An eye-opening film… Through these directors’ eyes, these bodies look wondrous and unsettling, macabre and beautiful, and often uncannily unfamiliar.” —Nicolas Rapold, Critic’s Pick @nytimes

Now at the Belcourt for a limited engagement — Sun-Tue, May 14-16 — DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA opens the human body to cinema, from the directing team of Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (LEVIATHAN, SWEETGRASS). Tickets at link in bio, or

“Blending jittery naturalism with thrilling showdowns and even a surreal climax, R.M.N. is [Cristian] Mungiu’s most fully realized work since 4 MONTHS” —Eric Kohn @indiewire

In a limited engagement, Fri-Thu, May 12-18, R.M.N. — Romanian New Wave auteur Cristian Mungiu’s (4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS and BEYOND THE HILLS) chilling, universally relevant parable of the dangers of malignant nativism. (Tickets at link in bio, or

@cristian_mungiu @r.m.n_filmul

The country watches intently as a disgraced former president faces allegations of covering up illegal activities, inflation is completely out of control, and the Supreme Court is hearing arguments on the state of abortion. It’s 1973 in America.

Fifty years have passed, but many of the same issues still haunt the national psyche. As the U.S. ended its involvement in Vietnam, the young countercultural filmmakers who broke down Hollywood’s doors in the late ‘60s — and prepared the American consciousness for the moral complexities of the war and a changing society — became the heirs apparent to the entertainment-industrial complex. With more resources and the support of an avid public, the New Wave rolled ashore and gave us a veritable treasure chest of gritty stories and meaty performances.

This year, we celebrate the golden anniversary of many of the masterpieces those turbulent times helped produce with an eye to the future — and the art this generation might create to help us process the challenges we face today.

With 18 films, from Fri, May 19 through Thu, Jun 8 — and with tickets on sale now (including ticket 5-Packs and Full Series Passes) and a downloadable schedule to help you make your movie plans. Head to the link in our bio, or

“No, it’s not FEMALE TROUBLE, but it’s just as nuts. Pretty? Pretty? Pretty f*cked up!” —John Waters’s Best Films of 2022 (#4), @artforum

At the Belcourt Wed-Sun, May 10-14, SICK OF MYSELF is a skin-crawling, black-as-midnight-on-a-moonless-night satire about influencer culture, depraved narcissism, and the vagaries of the high art world (tickets at link in bio, or at Wed’s 7:35pm screening, artist and Belcourt staffer Cody Lee Hardin provides an introduction.

@sykpike @kristogger #sickofmyself #KristofferBorgli @codysuckscartoons

“There’s gotta be more to life than just makin’ out.”

This Mon, May 8 at 8pm, it’s a GREASE 2 for #MusicCityMondays — directed and choreographer by Patricia Birch (herself a dancer) and starring #michellepfeiffer and Mayfield Caulfield. Introduced by film critic Michael Compton. (Tickets at link in bio, or

It’s 1961, two years after the original GREASE gang graduated, and there’s a new crop of seniors — and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T–Birds. Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield) is the new kid in school — but he’s been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T–Birds (Adrian Zmed), and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer)? He’s surely going to try!

At the Belcourt Jun 13-15, Reel Proud: A Film Seminar for LGBTQ+ High School Students, a free summer seminar spotlighting films by LGBTQ+ artists featuring LGBTQ+ lead characters. It is designed to serve rising 10th, 11th and 12th LGBTQ+ students. A presentation of the Belcourt’s education and engagement program and Oasis Center’s Just Us, Reel Proud explores LGBTQ+ life in film and focuses on representation on both sides of the camera. While there’s no cost, applications are required (due Jun 1) — more info, including the application, can be found at link in bio, or

Students will meet at the Belcourt Tue-Thu, Jun 13-15, 10am-1:30pm to watch films and discuss with their peers. Reel Proud is facilitated by T. Minton, Belcourt public historian, archivist and front of house manager; Sheronica Hayes, Belcourt special projects associate and front of house manager; and Joseph Clark, Oasis Center’s Just Us program manager.

The seminar’s films are:
• Tue, June 13 | FRAMING AGNES (Dir. Chase Joynt | USA | 2022 | 75 min.| NR)
• Wed June 14 | THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTURE OF TWO GIRLS IN LOVE (Dir. Maria Maggenti | USA | 1995 | 94min. | R)
• Thu, June 15 | MOONLIGHT (Dir. Barry Jenkins | USA | 2016 | 111 min. | R)

“I hope they have confidence to talk about movies and be film nerds, and don’t apologize for what they like, and just assert their opinions. I think that’s something that girls are not encouraged to do…. I also hope that they make their own stuff and see the value in their own narratives.” —Allison Inman, Belcourt Theatre’s director of education and engagement

Thanks to Hannah Cron of the @nashvillescene for talking with Allison about the Belcourt’s Strong Leads film seminar for high school girls.

A new 4K restoration of Martin Scorsese’s 1980 RAGING BULL — at the Belcourt Fri-Thu, May 5-11 (tickets at link in bio, or

Robert De Niro teams up with Scorsese to create one of cinema’s eternal masterpieces. Nominated for eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director, this contemporary classic is “ambitious, violent, poetic and lyrical” (New York Times). De Niro turns in a powerful, Best Actor Oscar®-winning performance as Jake La Motta, a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty co-star.

Approved by director Martin Scorsese, this new master was created in 4K resolution on a Lasergraphics Director film scanner from the 35mm original camera negative. The original 2.0 surround soundtrack was remastered from the 35mm three-track magnetic track. Transfer supervisor: Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker. Colourist: Gregg Garvin/Roundabout Entertainment, Burbank, CA.

#NidaManzoor’s POLITE SOCIETY continues at the Belcourt (tickets at link in bio, or <>).

“Nida Manzoor weaves a hyper-creative coming-of-age tale about (pause to take a big breath): fighting the patriarchy, gut-punching feminine expectations, THE MATRIX, Islam, martial arts, family dynamics, high school dynamics, fresh-pressed juice, romance, friendship, forced leg waxing, possibly evil hybrid alien babies, diplomacy, computer hacking, and one seriously cool convertible.” —Kate Erbland, IndieWire

@politesocietymovie @priyakansara @rituarya

Just wrapped… Our Spring 2023 edition of Strong Leads, our perennial seminar for 10th, 11th and 12th girls of all identities. A presentation of the Belcourt’s education and engagement program, Strong Leads explores gender representation in cinema, in the Hollywood establishment, and in film discourse.

After every edition, we collect comments from the participating students. Here’s some of what we heard this year:

• "Strong Leads inspires me to want show the world what being a woman means! My fellow peers enlighten me with their ways of thinking, and I love hearing everyone’s reaction to a film.”

• “It’s really cool to be around super nonjudgmental and accepting people.”

• “Met so many awesome people…"

This Mon, May 1 at 8pm for #MusicCityMondays! A May Day essential. Three secretaries (Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin) entertain fantasies of killing their chauvinist boss (Dabney Coleman), but when one of them suspects she’s really poisoned the tyrant, the trio respond by abducting him and running the business themselves.

As for 9 TO 5 as part of our ongoing Music City Mondays — is Dolly Parton’s namesake #1 hit enough to justify inclusion? Consider that it not only went on to be adapted as both a TV series and a Broadway musical, while launching Parton — already an established singer/songwriter — into a permanent icon of pop culture — and the answer to that question is an emphatic “Atta Girl!”

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