Birit Haarla and Katja Haarla appear in <i>Birds in the Earth</i>  by Marja Helander, an official selection of the Shorts Programs at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Marja Helander.

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Now Playing • Nov 1–Nov 30

Sundance Institute Indigenous Program Shorts

Art House Convergence, a North American coalition of community-based, mission-driven movie theaters, and the Sundance Institute Indigenous Program have partnered to provide a slate of six Indigenous short films to screen during National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month in November.

Now Playing • Nov 10

The Mystery of Picasso

In 1955, Clouzot joined forces with Picasso to make an entirely new kind of art film, "a film that could capture the moment and the mystery of creativity." Together, they devised an innovative technique: the filmmaker placed his camera behind a semi-transparent surface on which the artist drew with special inks. "The Mystery of Picasso" is exhilarating, mesmerizing, enchanting, and unforgettable.

Sunday, November 10 at 2:00pm.
Part of our Silver Screen Studies series.

Now Playing • Nov 11–Nov 21

Harriet

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, 'Harriet' tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Screening daily.

Now Playing • Nov 12–Nov 21

Jojo Rabbit

Taika Waititi brings his signature style of humor and pathos to this World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world is turned upside down when he discovers his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Daily screenings begin Friday, November 8.

Now Playing • Nov 12

Where's My Roy Cohn?

One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th Century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.

Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30pm.
Part of our For the Record series.

Now Playing • Nov 13

Yardie

From Director Idis Elba. Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, 'Yardie' centers on the life of a young Jamaican man named D who never fully recovered from the murder of his older brother. D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox who dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart and daughter. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path," he encounters the man who shot his brother and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution.

Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00pm.
Part of our Foreign Focus series.

Coming Soon • Nov 14

The Matrix

Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you couldn't awaken? How would you know the difference between dream and reality? When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence. Neo joins legendary and dangerous rebel warrior Morpheus in the battle to destroy the illusion enslaving humanity.

Thursday, November 14 at 8:00pm.
Presented as part of Richland Library's "Like It's 1999" series. 

Coming Soon • Nov 16

NY Int'l Children's Film Festival | Kids Flicks Two

Take a wild ride and harness the (cat) power of the cosmos with the quirky film Catmos. If you're curious about more earthly matters, take a page out of a Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl. And whether their tastes lean umami or sweet, the duo in Mogu & Perol just might convince you there is simply nothing more delish than a warm friendship.

Saturday, November 16 at 1:00pm.
Part of our Saturday Stories series.

Coming Soon • Nov 20

Dawnland

Amidst the echoes of genocide, an unprecedented truth commission attempts to heal the wounds of a foster care system devastating Native American families in 'Dawnland.' A documentary about cultural survival and stolen children: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans.

Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00pm.
Free admission! Part of the Equity Summit: Conversations on Race and Reconciliation.

Coming Soon • Nov 22

Parasite

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Coming November 22, 2019.

Coming Soon • Nov 23

Falls Around Her | "Sisters are Sacred" Exhibit

Tantoo Cardinal shines as a world-famous Anishinaabe musician who returns to the reserve to rest and recharge—only to discover that fame (and the outside world) are not easily left behind, in writer-director Darlene Naponse’s riveting portrait of resilience set among a northern First Nation.

Screening in partnership with the South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission and the Indigenous Women's Alliance of South Carolina as part of the "Sisters Are Sacred" exhibit.

FREE ADMISSION. Ticket reservations are encouraged. 
Saturday, November 23 at 1:00pm.

Coming Soon • Nov 26

I Miss You When I See You

Best friends in high school, Kevin and Jamie’s feelings for each other are cut short by Kevin’s departure to Australia with his mother. Fast-forward a dozen years: Jamie tracks down Kevin in Australia. The reunion with his best friend reminds Kevin of his youthful ambitions, so he decides to return to Hong Kong. Inevitably, Jamie must make a choice between society’s expectations or following his heart.

Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00pm.
Part of our OUT Here series.

Coming Soon • Nov 27

The Last Waltz

This film should be played loud! Join us for our annual presentation of The Last Waltz. Directed by Martin Scorsese, Waltz captures The Band’s “farewell concert appearance” on Thanksgiving Day 1976. Featuring performances by The Band, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and others, the film is a must for rock n’ roll fans and has been applauded for being one of the best concert films ever made.

Wednesday, November 27 at 8:30pm

Coming Soon • Nov 30

Scared of Revolution

"Scared of Revolution" concentrates on Umar Bin Hassan's (member of The Last Poets) personal life, in which he still fights his demons.

“Deep inside, Umar was scared of the revolution himself,” says fellow member of The Last Poets, Abiodun Oyewole. But Hassan takes control of his life again, breaks the destructive cycle and does his best to be the devoted father and grandfather that he was never fortunate enough to have.

Saturday, November 30 at 9:30pm.
Part of our Sound & Vision series.

Coming Soon • Dec 7

Disco Godfather

Nightclub owner (Rudy Ray Moore) declares a war on drug dealers after his nephew has a bad trip on angel dust.

Friday, December 6 at 9:30pm.
Part of Preach Jacobs' Super Soul Sinema series.

In celebration of actor Danny Kaye’s centennial, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the holiday classic “White Christmas” (1954) at Oscars Outdoors in Hollywood on Thursday, December 6, and Friday, December 7, at 7 p.m. 

Pictured: WHITE CHRISTMAS, 1954.

Coming Soon • Dec 8

White Christmas

Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. One winter they join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. The result is stuff dreams are made of.

Sunday, December 8 at 6:00pm.
Part of our Holly Jolly Hollywood series.

Coming Soon • Dec 12

Midnight Traveler

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

Part of For The Record, our recurring documentary series.
Screening one time only on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30pm

Coming Soon • Dec 12

This Christmas

This year, Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they help each other discover the true meaning of family.

Thursday, December 12 at 7:30pm.
Part of our Holly Jolly Hollywood series.

Coming Soon • Dec 15–Dec 16

It's a Wonderful Life

After spending his life in his small hometown and letting his dreams pass him by, George Bailey feels as if he has wasted his life. When he begins feeling suicidal after misplacing an important loan, his guardian angel comes to show George what his friends' and family's lives would have been like if he were never born.

Sunday, December 15 at 2:00pm & Monday, December 16 at 6:00pm.
Part of our Holly Jolly Hollywood series.

Coming Soon • Dec 20

Friday After Next

It's Christmastime in the 'hood, and cousins Craig and Day-Day have finally left their parents' homes and moved into their own apartment. But a ghetto grinch breaks into their crib and steals all their presents––and the rent money! Craig and Day-Day's only hope of avoiding eviction before Christmas is to take jobs as unarmed security guards at a local strip mall, where they learn some comic lessons about the true meaning of the holiday season.

Friday, December 20 at 8:30pm.
Part of our Holly Jolly Hollywood series.

Coming Soon • Dec 21

Home Alone

In one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time, Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has free reign over his suburban home when his family forgets to take him on their Christmas vacation. After a frolicking montage of junk-food eating, bed jumping, and television bingeing, Kevin must defend his home from the Wet Bandits!

Saturday, December 21 at 1:00pm.
Part of our Holly Jolly Hollywood series.

Coming Soon • Dec 24

Miracle on 34th Street

Doris (Maureen O’Hara), a hard-working realist, hires Kris Kringle as Macy’s resident Santa. Kris becomes a hit with the company and shoppers alike––even Doris’s no-nonsense daughter (Natalie Wood) is won over. However, jealous co-workers aren’t so charmed by Kris’s insistence that he is the real Santa Claus, and soon he’s involved in a court battle to prove his sanity.

Tuesday, December 24 at 6:30pm.
Part of our Holly Jolly Hollywood series.