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Allison Inman

Belcourt Theatre
Education and engagement director
Nashville, TN

Growing up in small-town Tennessee, I hitched rides with friends to Nashville to consume culture, which meant rock shows, bookstores, and movies at the Belcourt Theatre. It’s where I discovered art house cinema and people who hung around the lobby to talk after the film. Many years, cities, and career hops later, I now facilitate those conversations as the Belcourt’s education and engagement director. I host in-theatre engagement events -- filmmaker and academic Q&As, performances, seminars, film clubs, field trips -- and take the Belcourt’s Mobile Movie Theatre to schools, shelters, and community centers, finding cinephiles in every pocket of the city. Before the Belcourt, I worked in communications consulting and public media, first for Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver and then for ITVS, where I hosted documentary screening/engagement events in Denver, New Orleans and Nashville. I’ve served on juries at Nashville Film Festival and River’s Edge International Film Festival and recently joined the board of directors of Southern Documentary Fund.