"We’ve hatched a plan. From the ritzy Riviera to the Windy City, the crew’s all here … the heist is on!"
That's the setup for the Belcourt Theatre's upcoming, freshly announced Heist! Series, set to go down from Sept. 3 through Oct. 10 at the beloved Hillsboro Village arthouse.
Belcourt programmers Toby Leonard and Zack Hall put together an exceptional array of heist and heist-adjacent films, from the iconic and essential (The Italian Job, Rififi, Dog Day Afternoon) to the quirky (The Lady Killers, Bottle Rocket) and the modern blockbuster (Inception, Widows, Hustlers). The series will also feature some unexpected gems, like Studio Ghibli mastermind Hayao Miyazaki's animated 1979 debut The Castle of Cagliostro.
Full series passes for Heist! are $112 apiece, or $80 for Belcourt members. See the full list of titles below, and watch the series trailer — cut together by Hall — below that. Visit the Belcourt's site for tickets and further info.
And remember — you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!
Sept 3 & 6: Jackie Brown
Sept 4-5 & 8: To Catch a Thief
Sept. 6 & 9: Heat
Sept. 7 & 12: Dog Day Afternoon
Sept 8-12: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
Sept. 10 & 14: Point Break
Sept. 11-12: Rififi
Sept. 15 & 19: Widows
Sept. 17 & 21: Bottle Rocket
Sept. 18-19: The Lady Killers
Sept. 20: Hustlers
Sept 24 & 28: Inception
Sept. 25-26: The Italian Job
Sept. 29 & Oct. 3: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Oct. 2 & 5: The Great Muppet Caper
Oct. 8-10: Le Cercle Rouge