The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville Tennessee has quite a few films opening this week, September 26 – October 2.
STRAW DOGS (1971)
Monday-Wednesday, September 26-28 @ 9:00 PM
With the recent release of the remake, the Belcourt has deemed it appropriate to screen the original STRAW DOGS this Monday through Wednesday. STRAW DOGS was made in 1971 and stars Dustin Hoffman in a surprisingly rough role. The film is based on the novel “The Siege of Trencher’s Farm” by Gordon Williams and is known for its extreme violence. STRAWDOGS was heavily censored overseas and had to be edited thoroughly just to be released in the U.S. The film was directed by Sam Peckinpah (THE WILD BUNCH) and can be seen in its entirety this week at the Belcourt. Coincidently, Peckinpah also directed the 1975 KILLER ELITE, which was also remade this year.
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life – Late September
GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE is a 2010 French biopic of the French singer Serge Gainsbourge. It is written and directed by Joann Sfar and also based on his graphic novel. GAINSBOURG documents the singer’s life in France, then occupied by the Nazi’s, through his love affairs and musical journey. The film received 11 Cesar Award (French Film) nominations and won 3: Best Actor (Eric Elmosnino), Best Debut for director Joann Sfar and Best Sound. The Belcourt says that this film is opening in late September, so I assume it will be this week. Check the theatre’s website for updates.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil – Friday & Saturday, September 30-31 @ Midnight
TUCKER & DAVLE VS. EVIL will be this weekend’s midnight movie. It’s a Canadian comedy/horror film written and directed by Eli Craig. Out of 35 reviews, the film currently stands at an impressive 100% rating on Rottentomatoes.com. Two vacationing hillbillies with the best of intentions help out an injured college girl. However, her friends think they’ve kidnapped her and a hilariously blood massacre ensues. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals.
The Man Who Fell To Earth – Friday-Thursday, September 30-October 6
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH is the 1976 British sci-fi cult classic film directed by Nicolas Roeg. The film is based on the 1963 novel by Walter Tevis and also stars David Bowie. Bowie plays, Thomas, an alien crash-lands on Earth in an effort to transport water back to his home planet, but ends up becoming rich by using his home planet’s technology on Earth.
L’Amour Fou – October 1
L’AMOUR FOU documents the auctioning off of the art collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Peirre Berge’ after the death of Saint Laurent in 2008. Berge recalls their decades long relationship and the emotion stemming from selling the art. L’AMOUR FOU is a part of the Belcourt’s nD Festival.
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – Thursday, September 29 @ Dusk
This is the 1973 concert movie/documentary of David Bowie’s alter ego, Ziggy Stardust. It was filmed on July 3, 1973 at the Hammersmith Odeon in Hammersmith, London and was directed by D.A. Pennebaker. This screening is also a part of the 2nd Annual nD Festival and will be shown at Fanny’s House of Music in East Nashville.