Splices: Act of Valor, Salò, The Mighty Uke and more 

• Online at nashvillescene.com: Read Ridley talks to the makers of the Navy SEALs action drama Act of Valor, opening Friday at local theaters; Jason Shawhan on Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, showing on DVD 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Vanderbilt's The Commons Center as part of the International Lens series.

• Opening Friday at The Belcourt: the well-reviewed U.K. thriller Kill List, from Down Terrace director Ben Wheatley. Opening everywhere Friday: Amanda Seyfried in the kidnapping thriller Gone; Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, co-starring Gabrielle Union; and Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in David Wain's bohemian sex comedy Wanderlust.

• Held over for another week, by popular demand: the 2012 Oscar-nominated shorts at The Belcourt, in three programs of narratives, documentaries and animation. See belcourt.org for show times. Opening Wednesday, Feb. 29, at The Belcourt: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Turkish crime drama Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.

• I Like Uke Department: Vanderbilt's International Lens series hosts a screening of the documentary The Mighty Uke, about ukulele music the world over. The film will be introduced by Blair School of Music senior lecturer Jennifer Gunderman, herself a noted session player; there will also be a 30-minute set by Nashville's The Ukedelics afterward. Free and open to the public, the movie screens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Sarratt Cinema.

• Ralph Avi Goldwasser, co-founder of The David Project and executive producer of the controversial documentary Columbia Unbecoming, will host a screening of his 2005 documentary The Forgotten Refugees, which tells the story of the 20th century exodus of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa. The program takes place 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Gordon Jewish Community Center's Pargh Auditorium, free and open to the public.

Email arts@nashvillescene.com.


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