In the Nashville area, signs of fall are becoming more and more apparent. With the beginning of a new season comes the ending of another. The Belcourt Theatre’s fantastic summer program, Second Saturday Outdoor Cinema, comes to an end this Saturday, September 10th at sunset when it will screen the 1960 classic Hitchcock thriller, Psycho. As usual, this screening is free, open to the public and will be projected onto the wall of the Belcourt. Be sure to grab a good seat in the parking lot and bring snacks! There’s nothing quite like the programming of the Belcourt Theatre and I can’t think of a better way to say hello to the fall than watching this classic film outdoors.
Also playing at the Belcourt this Saturday and Sunday is 1940 classic film, The Grapes of Wrath directed by the legendary John Ford and stars Henry Fonda. This is an epic, beautiful film based on the John Steinbeck timeless novel written just one year previously. The Grapes of Wrath is one of the greatest films ever made and it’s always exciting to have an opportunity to see such a film on the big screen. The Grapes of Wrath sits at #23 of the AFI Top 100 and currently resides in my own personal Top 100 as well. It was nominated for Best Picture in 1939 and John Ford won the Oscar for Best Director. Henry Fonda was nominated for Best Actor and Jane Darwell won for Supporting Actress. There are only 2 screenings for this film and following the 7:00 screening on Sunday, join the crowd at Fido’s across the street for Cinematic Conversations. My gut tells me the discussion is about John Ford/Henry Fonda collaborations. See below for The Grapes of Wrath Screenings
Saturday 10th – 1:55
Sunday 11th – 7:00 – Cinematic Conversations at Fido’s following the screening