The Belcourt Theatre
Welcome to the Belcourt, a beloved Nashville institution that has been woven into the fabric of its city since it opened in 1925. The venue was one of the Grand Ole Opry’s first homes, and it continues today as a vibrant art-house cinema run by a dedicated staff. A movie lover’s paradise, the Belcourt also serves as a hub for education through programs like the Strong Leads initiative, which introduces a new generation of young female cinephiles to films directed by and centered on women. Plus, Belcourt programmer Toby Leonard presents a selection of all-time favorites.
The Belcourt Theatre
Discover the storied history of the indispensable Nashville movie theater and community hub committed to enriching its city through cinema.
Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1952 • Japan
Starring Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyoko Seki
One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, IKIRU shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death. Takashi Shimura beautifully portrays Kanji Watanabe,...
Elevator to the Gallows
Directed by Louis Malle • 1958 • France
Starring Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly
For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Da...
Profound Desire of the Gods
Directed by Shohei Imamura • 1968 • Japan
When an engineer from Tokyo arrives on an island inhabited by the Futori family, he is drawn into their primitive culture and superstitions. Directed by Shohei Imamura.
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
Directed by Volker Schl√∂ndorff and Margarethe von Trotta ‚Ä¢ 1975 ‚Ä¢ Germany
When Katharina Blum spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. Suddenly a suspect, Katharina is subject to a vicious smear campaign by the police and a ruthless tabloid jou...
Directed by John Huston • 1979 • United States
Starring Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton
In this acclaimed adaptation of the first novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston vividly brings to life her poetic world of American eccentricity. Brad Dourif, in an imp...
Directed by Robert Altman • 1984 • United States
Starring Philip Baker Hall
Sequestered in his home, a disgraced President Richard Milhous Nixon arms himself with a bottle of scotch and a gun to record memoirs that no one will hear. He is surrounded by the silent portraits of Lincoln, Eisenhower...
Directed by Lucrecia Martel • 2001 • Argentina, Spain
Starring Martín Adjemián, Diego Baenas, Leonora Balcarce
The release of Lucrecia Martel’s LA CIÉNAGA heralded the arrival of an astonishingly vital and original voice in Argentine cinema. With a radical and disturbing take on narrative, beaut...