Film Forward At The Belcourt: Explore Other Cultures With Free Films, Panels

April 8, 2011 12:51 PM 0 comments

The perfect prelude to the Nashville Film Festival, tomorrow marks the start of Film Forward at the Belcourt, a “cultural exchange program” screening of nine films over six days in partnership with the Sundance Institute. What’s a cultural exchange program? From Film Forward:

Film Forward is a cultural exchange program designed to enhance cross-cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of film and conversation with the filmmakers.  Film Forward is an intiative of the Sundance Institute and The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Belcourt is one of only fourteen theaters worldwide to participate in the program, joining partners in China, France, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Uganda as well as seven US cities. Best of all, Film Forward screenings are free to attend. A week’s worth of free critically-acclaimed film screenings and panel discussions? Count us in! Additional screenings of several films will be held at different locations around Nashville, so check out the full list of films, times and locations below.

Saturday, April 9

SON OF BABYLON
Nashville Public Library, Edmondson Pike Branch, 5501 Edmondson Pike, 10:30am
A discussion of Iraq’s missing persons, featuring SON OF BABYLON producer Isabelle Stead. Kirmanj Gundi, EdD, of Tennessee State University, will moderate the discussion.

LA MISSION
Oasis Youth Opportunity Center, 1704 Charlotte Ave, Suite 200, 2pm
A free screening of LA MISSION and discussion featuring the film’s director Peter Bratt. Pam Sheffer, program coordinator for LGBT Youth Services at Oasis, will moderate the youth- and family-oriented discussion.

Sunday, April 10

LA MISSION
Belcourt Theatre, 7pm
A free screening of LA MISSION and discussion featuring the film’s director Peter Bratt.

Monday, April 11

LAST TRAIN HOME
Belcourt Theatre, 12pm

SON OF BABYLON
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa Parks Blvd, 1pm
A SON OF BABYLON screening and a discussion about the film and the role of film producers, featuring SON OF BABYLON producer Isabelle Stead and Anne Lai, producer-in-residence for the Sundance Institute Feature Films Program. The event will be led by professor Amy Bertram Read in her Elements of Film Art class. **This is a closed event for Watkins students only.

SON OF BABYLON
Belcourt Theatre, 7pm
SON OF BABYLON public screening and discussion with producer Isabelle Stead. Kirmanj Gundi, EdD., of Tennessee State University, will moderate the discussion.

Tuesday, April 12

UDAAN
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, 37203, 12pm

AFGHAN STAR
Belcourt Theatre, 3:30pm

AMREEKA
Belcourt Theatre, 6pm

Wednesday, April 13

A SMALL ACT
Belcourt Theatre, 12pm

BOY
Belcourt Theatre, 6pm

Thursday, April 14

WINTER’S BONE
Belcourt Theatre, 12pm

Photo by SeeMidTN.com.