HEADHUNTERS, PONYO and More Set for Nashville's Belcourt Theatre, 6/8-14


The Belcourt has announced its showings for the week of June 8th-14th. The showings include:

Fri-Thu, June 8-14 at 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:25
Additional Sat-Sun matinee at 12:30
Based on Jo Nesbø’s best-selling thriller from 2008, HEADHUNTERS stars Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway's most accomplished headhunter.

Fri-Sat, June 8-9 at 11:59pm
Part of Midnight Movies - On the outskirts of Jakarta is an old apartment building stuffed to the gills with villainy. It's the headquarters of the notorious crimelord Tama, and today, a special squad of police are coming in to try and tidy things up...

CASTLES IN THE SKY: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli
Two Weeks - June 1-13, 2012 – The Belcourt presents this comprehensive retrospective of films from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli animation house.

This code indicates which version of the film will be screened:
[D] = Dubbed in English (featuring the voices of well-known actors).
[S] = In Japanese, but subtitled in English.
Download the chronological schedule here. (35mb .pdf)

Fri, June 8 at 5:10pm[D]
Sat, June 9 at 1:20pm[D]
Sun, June 10 at 3:00pm[D]
Based on Miyazaki’s own childhood imaginings, this is a deceptively simple tale of two girls who discover that their surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children.

Sun, June 10 at 7:00pm[S]
Tue, June 12 at 7:00pm[S]
Rarely seen outside of Japan, OCEAN WAVES is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation. Taku and his best friend Yutaka find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude vacillates wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. [ages: 10+]

POM POKO (1994)
Sat, June 9 at 7:00pm[S]
Sun, June 10 at 8:40pm[S]
Mon, June 11 at 9:30pm[S]
Mischevious raccoon-like animals spend their days playing idly in the hillsides and squabbling over food – until the construction of a huge new Tokyo suburb clears the nearby forest and threatens their way of life. In an effort to defend their home, the tanuki learn to transform into humans and start playing tricks to make the workers think the construction site is haunted, ending in a spectacular night-time spirit parade, with thousands of ghosts, dragons and other magical creatures descending on the city. [ages: 8+]

Sat, June 9 at 3:10pm[D]
Mon, June 11 at 3:10pm[D]
Shizuku is perusing the eclectic selection of books she has checked out from the library, her curiousity is piqued when she notices that the name Seiji appears before hers on the checkout card of each one. Through a series of curious and magical incidents, a deep bond is born. [ages: 9+]