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Nashville classic cinema this week: International Lens returns

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Regal Cinemas Classic Series continues this week at Opry Mills. Wednesday brings a screening of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” while Sunday brings showings of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Regal Crown Club members can receive credits for attending the screenings; scroll down below for more information.

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The International Lens Film Series at Vanderbilt has returned,with a screening of the Jonathan Ratner-directed art film “Traveling Light” scheduled for Wednesday.

The Belcourt Theatre’s Oscar Picks series continues next weekend with the classic 1954 film “All About Eve” starring Bette Davis. Featuring one of the most quotable screenplays ever written, “All About Eve” is a must-see.

Cult Fiction Underground will be screening a pair of more recent films next weekend, including last year’s Wright/Frost/Penn sci-fi/comedy “The World’s End” on Saturday. Friday brings a screening of Takashi Miike’s infamous “Ichi The Killer.”

A complete list of this week's repertory screenings is below.. The descriptions are taken from the screeners' respective websites, which you can click on below:

The Belcourt Theatre
Cult Fiction Underground at Logue's Black Raven Emporium
Regal Cinemas Classic Film Series
International Lens at Vanderbilt

Are you screening classic films in the middle Tennessee area? If so, drop me a line, and I'll add you to this weekly feature. To keep track of repertory screenings in the Nashville area, subscribe to the Nashville Classic Cinema Examiner today.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High - 2:00pm and 7:00 pm at Opry Mills

Come experience these classic movie favorites on the Big Screen!

Tickets for the Classic Film Series are on sale now for participating theatres. Showtimes for each Classic Film are 2:00 p.m. on Sundays and both 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Regal Crown Club members receive 50 extra credits for seeing any three films in the series and 100 extra credits for seeing all six. Extra credits will be awarded at the conclusion of the series. Through the industry-leading Regal Crown Club, patrons accumulate credits with each purchase at the box office and concession stand. Rewards include free popcorn, soft drinks and movies. Free membership is available at every Regal Entertainment Group theatre.

AARP members age 50 and above can enjoy a senior discount on admissions to the Classic Film Series!

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Traveling Light - 7:30 at the Sarratt Cinema as part of the International Lens Film Series - Presented by Jonathan Rattner, Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Art, and Assistant Director of Film Studies; and Thomas C. McGrath, A&S 2016

USA (2012) Dir. Gina Telaroli. Looking out the window of a moving train is similar to watching a movie in the passive observation of a moving world. Traveling Light makes the view from the window its focus, revealing the beauty of images viewed from trains moving across the natural landscape, and demonstrating the poetry of cinematic motion itself, “all while the light continues shifting, bouncing, swelling and slouching into eventual darkness.” 60 mins. Blu-ray.

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Ichi The Killer - 8pm and 10pm at Cult Fiction Underground - Okay, first things first. Brace yourselves. The trailer opens with "from the director of AUDITION" -- and that should help prepare you for what's in store. If you haven't seen AUDITION, then I need you to do a few things between now and January 24. First, go watch AUDITION. Then lie down for a bit and slowly re-introduce yourself into human society. Then come see ICHI THE KILLER. A Yakuza thug trying to track down a turncoat boss stumbles on an absolute killing machine called Ichi - Joker-slash-smile and side-blown smoke rings and boot-blades and all - and everyone's path to vengeance and mayhem point them to the same endgame. It really has to be seen to be believed. Yowza. -jack

Election - 11:59 at the Belcourt - Tracy Flick is the smartest student in all Carver High and the only one having an affair with a teacher. Her other teacher Mr. McAllister is the most involved teacher at Carver High and is messing around with his wifes best friend. Elections are coming up and Tracy Flick is the only one running and after seeing Tracy always winning something and doing everything right, Mr. McAllister bribes the dumb jock Paul to run against her for his own pleasure. Tracy is mortified that Paul is even trying to compete. Tammy, Paul's lesbian sister who got dumped by her girlfriend to go with Paul decides that running against her brother is the best revenge. After the three say their speeches everything goes on a downfall. Who will win the election this year?

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All About Eve - TBA at the Belcourt Theatre - Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sharp script anchors this story about New York City theater life, with Bette Davis playing an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan (Anne Baxter) as her assistant, only to learn the woman is a conniving upstart. The now-classic ALL ABOUT EVE won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

The World’s End - 8pm and 10pm at Cult Fiction Underground - I don't break out this rule very often, but I kind of feel like if you're not a lover of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ, then we can't really be friends. It's not me, it's you. But I'm willing to give you one last chance with the conclusion of the CORNETTO TRILOGY (mmm... ice cream...), which sees our intrepid heroes (including Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) returning to their old haunts to finish a fabled beer-drinking-quest from their glory days. Load up your first few rounds at the bar, then sit back and enjoy. Also, the trailer below maybe give too much away, but all is redeemed by the face-punch-spit-take combo at the 1:18 mark. Cheers! -jack

Election - 11:59 at the Belcourt

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All About Eve - TBA at the Belcourt

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - 2:00pm at Opry Mills

Mystery Movie - 7pm at Cult Fiction Underground

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