Vanderbilt is in the habit of serving up free screenings of stellar smaller-run movies and like the best of addicts, can’t quit it just because it’s summer. Vandy’s Flicx program lets Vanderbilt students (including graduate school students) see movies for free at The Belcourt. Every showing includes a faculty-led discussion afterwards and oftentimes there are special opportunities like a skype conference with the director or a visit by an actor or actress who is a Nashville native.
This summer they will be showing a particularly great slue of great flicks at the Belcourt. In June they are showing all of director Terrence Malick’s major motion pictures leading up to his new movie, The Tree of Life, on June 24. In August, they are showing road trip movies and throughout the summer season there are various other “first-run films” available for (free) viewing. Coming up next in Flicx’s lineup, Queen of the Sun is being screened at 7 pm on June 3. An award-winning documentary on the global bee crisis, Queen of the Sun is directed by Taggart Siegel (The Real Dirt on Farmer John) and looks at the bee crisis from a philosophical, environmental and personal level.
Students can register online at https://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/form/dycUFi for movies. Once registered, students just have to sign in when they get to the theater and then sit back and enjoy their free show. Below are some of the upcoming movies but there are more listed on the Flicx website.
- Jun 3, 7 pm; Queen of the Sun
- Jun 4/5; National Velvet
- Jun 7; Badlands
- Jun 9, 7 pm; Last Mountain
- Jun 10; Incendies
- Jun 11/12; A Place in the Sun
- Jun 14; Days of Heaven
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