The Belcourt Theatre announces the return of Pizza and a Movie, co-presented with Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria

Hype Williams’ 1998 BELLY screens Monday, May 16 at 8 p.m. in 35mm film.

NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 18, 2022) — This spring, the Belcourt Theatre and co-presenter Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria bring back Pizza and a Movie. The series’ first 2022 screening will 1998’s BELLY, directed by Hype Williams, on Monday, May 16 at 8 p.m. and shown on 35mm film. The pre-show will include music videos from the BELLY soundtrack, as well as local talent. Tickets are now on sale and include an option to add a Slim & Husky’s pizza. 

First started in early 2018, Pizza and a Movie presents Black classics from ‘90s, along with the chance to enjoy pizzas from Slim & Husky’s, Nashville’s homegrown pizza beeria. Past Pizza and a Movie selections have included JUICE, DO THE RIGHT THING, SET IT OFF and POETIC JUSTICE.

About the movie:

BELLY (Dir. Hype Williams | USA | 1998 | 96min | R | 35mm)

Ever since they were kids, Sincere (Nas) and Buns (DMX) have lived life close to the edge, doing whatever it takes to survive. As the two grow up in this lifestyle, their priorities begin to differ significantly. Buns’ nihilistic no-holds-barred pursuit of stacking up cash no matter the cost leads to a meteoric rise through the criminal underworld — while Sincere’s search for knowledge empowers him to see the joys of the intangible things in his life. As the two are confronted with the repercussions of their actions, their priorities and perspectives adapt as they attempt to negotiate their way out of the mess they’ve gotten themselves into. The film’s climax, set during a turn-of-the-millennium celebration is as powerful as it is stylish and tense. A perennial cult classic, this hyperkinetic, neon-soaked street morality tale from music video pioneer Hype Williams boasts an incredible supporting cast including Taral Hicks, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and Method Man — and features a hit soundtrack with songs by most of the principle cast along with tracks featuring RZA, ODB, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Ja Rule, Gang Starr, and Jay-Z.  

About the Belcourt Theatre:

The Belcourt Theatre is Nashville’s nonprofit film center, a cultural institution that engages, enriches and educates audiences through innovative film programming in our theatre, our community, and beyond. Housed in Nashville’s only neighborhood theatre, the Belcourt presents the best of independent, documentary, world, and repertory cinema 365 days a year, while promoting visual literacy and providing opportunities for people of all ages to experience the power of film. First opened in 1925 as a silent movie house, the theatre was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1934-35. The theatre reopened as a nonprofit art house in 1999. The Belcourt Theatre is funded in part by Metro Arts: Nashville Office of Arts & Culture, the Tennessee Arts  Commission and the National Arts Endowment, and is grateful for their support of our nonprofit mission.

About Slim & Husky’s:

Slim & Husky’s is a story of three friends with a mission to empower communities while using pizza as their vehicle to engage. It aims to offer quality food, employment opportunities, and community events as the company expands across the nation. As a fast casual, artisan pizza shop that uses locally sourced ingredients and has a love for hip hop and R&B culture, Slim & Husky’s builds community by advocating for the people and businesses that make every space great.