Friday, June 25, 2010

Fido, Belcourt Team for Wine, Snacks and Joan Rivers Documentary

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 2:20 PM

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A new documentary about Joan Rivers opens today at The Belcourt Theatre in Hillsboro Village, and nearby cafe Fido is hosting a Girls Night Out party paired with the film.

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is getting strong reviews in the Scene and elsewhere.

It seems appropriate that the film chosen for The Belcourt's first Girls Night Out is directed by two women (Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg) and focuses on one of the legendary women of comedy. Rivers is also one of the most controversial women in American pop culture, and if you think she's abrasive, you don't know the half of it. We hear the movie blows viewers away with an unfiltered look at Rivers' honesty, insight and wildly vulgar wit.

The party starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Fido, 1812 21st Ave. S., where chef John Stephenson will serve up hors d'oeuvres and wine. After the pre-film nosh and dish, guests will cross the street to the historic Belcourt to watch the film at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $25 ($20 for Belcourt members) and includes food, wine and tickets to the film. Membership costs as little as $45 a year and it's well worth it. Show your member card and get movie tickets for just $5.75 anytime and 20 percent off concessions in addition to other benefits.

(Furthermore, you get the satisfaction of helping one of Nashville's most important cultural treasures, the home of terrific cinema you'll never see in the multiplex, everything from foreign films to beloved classics, Asian action movies to underground cult faves.)

Wanna go to the party? Interested gals (and we assume a willing guy with $25 won't be tossed out on his tukhes) should hurry up and buy tickets here. (There are only 36 slots available.) Parking in the Belcourt lot is free for filmgoers.

And though it's not food-related, it's worth mentioning that another special screening of the film will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. It's in partnership with the Nashville Jewish Film Festival, and everyone who attends that screening will be registered in a drawing to win tickets to NJFF in the fall.

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