Now Playing • Apr 20–Apr 23

Indie Grits Visiones

Through the theme Visiones, we seek not only to bring Latinx culture into the light, but also to celebrate it. Visiones will provide new opportunities to redefine Latinx and Latin American culture and make a new vision for the future possible. We have an amazing slate of events, music acts, and films lined up this year, so make sure to head to to check out our full schedule!

Now Playing • Apr 21–Apr 23

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry


Date/ Time: Friday, April 21st at 7:10pm
Sunday, April 23rd at 3:45pm
Runtime: 82 minutes
Genre: Documentary Feature

Novelistic in its quiet introspection and episodic structure, this carefully composed, astonishingly intimate praise song offers unprecedented access to the notoriously private, internationally renowned writer and environmental activist Wendell Berry. Sporting elegant interviews with family members, a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival photographs, as well as a rich, nuanced voiceover from the author himself, Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry is a ravishingly told story of one man’s unflagging passion for the Kentucky landscape that he calls home.

Now Playing • Apr 22–Apr 23



Saturday, April 22nd at 12:30pm at Richland Library
Sunday, April 23rd at 5:00pm

Carefully curated to present a diverse look at nearly all facets of the human experience, the narrative shorts from Oaxaca FilmFest are sure to resonate with every viewer in some form or fashion. Through the talented directing of filmmakers from across the globe, human relationships to danger, tragedy, love, oppression, and the supernatural are dissected in films that are as rich in substance as they are in mastery of technical skill. Asking the audience to ponder their own circumstances and responses, these films are a provocative look at what it means to possess a soul, personality, sexuality, set of responsibilities, and other elements of humanity. Although focused on various unique characters and themes, the films from Oaxaca FilmFest manage to unite under the idea of the universality of the human condition and weave together to form a challenging and stimulating cinematic tapestry.


Cuckold Picasso, directed by Lance Larson
Las Nadadoras de Villa Rosa, directed by Josefina Recio
Little Syria, directed by Francisco Sánchez Solis
Brother in Midnight Sun, directed by Lars Persson
Save, directed by Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Glass House, directed by Erik Ivar Sæther, Nicolai Berg Hanssen
Schirkoa, directed by Ishan Shukla
Cuerdas en la Vida, directed by Gerardo González Pérez
Hugo Bumfeldt, directed by Éva Katinka Bognar

Now Playing • Apr 23

An Outrage


Date/ Time: Sunday, April 23rd at 1:30pm
Runtime: 33 minutes
Genre: Documentary Feature
Preceded by: More Dangerous than a Thousand Rioters
The Courage of Her Convictions

Crisp monochrome cinematography, thought-provoking interviews with scholars, and rarely-seen archival photographs document the rise of lynching in the postbellum South. This riveting documentary (which premiered at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC) travels to six different lynching sites around the South, with African-American historians, community activists, and descendants of lynching victims seeking to excavate the racist motivations behind this appalling practice.

Now Playing • Apr 23



Date/ Time: Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00pm
Runtime: 105 minutes
Genre: Documentary Feature

Striking handheld camerawork and spellbinding voiceovers are hallmarks of this expressionistic documentary, a study in atmosphere and introspection. Miriam, wrongfully imprisoned on trumped up charges of human trafficking in her native México, grapples with the violence she endured behind bars, while Adela–a circus clown–longs for her missing daughter, gone some ten years. Tempestad was commended as “a passionate plea for freedom” by jurors at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, where it premiered.

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Now Playing • Apr 23

Indie Grits Winner Screenings

Join us for our Indie Grits 2017 winner screenings!

6pm: The feature Your Ride is Here (The Big Grit - best feature length)

preceded by the shorts:
La Comida de Los Cocineros (Reel South Short Film Award - A non-exclusive license deal to distribute the best short film representing the new American South.Sponsored by South Carolina ETV, UNC-TV and the Southern Documentary Fund.)
Crass (Local Grit - best local film)

7:30pm: The feature Meadow Bridge (Helen Hill Memorial Award - Awarded to the best work by a female filmmaker, in honor of Columbia native and celebrated animator, filmmaker and teacher Helen Hill (1970-2007).)

preceded by the shorts:
Fear (Animated Grit - Best animated film as decided by the jury.)

8:30pm: The feature Cairo in One Breath (Top Grit - Given to the top film as determined by our jury. Films from all categories are eligible to win this award.)

preceded by the shorts:
Blua (Experimental Grit - Best Experimental film)
White Death (Short Grit - Best short film)

Now Playing • Apr 24–Apr 27

The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Now Playing • Apr 24–Apr 27


A part of Foreign Focus.

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

Warning: This film contains extremely graphic and disturbing content that may be upsetting. Please be advised that this feature is not suitable for children.

Coming Soon • Apr 28

I Voted?

Executive produced by Katie Couric, I Voted? investigates the US election system, bringing up questions of security, accuracy, and integrity when it comes to electing officials.

Coming Soon • Apr 28

The Lost City of Z

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Coming Soon • May 10


This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

Nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, a first for Australia!

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

Coming Soon • May 15

Last Men in Aleppo

This film is part of The Seventh Art Stand, as well as our Foreign Focus series.

After five years of war in Syria, Aleppo's remaining residents prepare themselves for a siege. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, founding members of The White Helmets, have remained in the city to help their fellow citizens-and experience daily life, death, struggle and triumph in a city under fire.

Coming Soon • May 16

The Queen of Ireland

This film is part of our OUT here series

A documentary on the life and times of trailblazing Irish drag queen, Panti Bliss.

Coming Soon • May 16

OUT Here

This April, the Nick is launching OUT Here– a new community-curated and monthly LGBTQ series screening films of all genres.

"What was the first gay film you saw? What was the first gay film that changed your life, made you laugh, broke your heart, lifted your imagination, gave you hope? Those are some of the films we want to see."
- Ed Madden, Director of Women's & Gender Studies,
Department of English Language and Literature

Support provided by:

SC Equality PAC
Famously Hot South Carolina Pride
South Carolina Gay + Lesbian Business Guild
Nekki Shutt and Francie Kleckley
Darryl Cooper
John Lucas
Robert Keenan and Brian Chen
Lula Drake
Dr. Ed Madden and Bert Easter
Larry Hembree and Joe Hudson

Coming Soon • May 19

The Lovers

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.

Coming Soon • May 19


Director: Joseph Cedar
Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

Coming Soon • May 27–Mar 25

Sound & Vision

Sound & Vision brings together siblings of form through a new music documentary series in partnership with DRIP (records). In addition to screening both repertory and contemporary music docs, local bands will perform live before each film, bringing a bit more action to Columbia's Saturday night.

Coming Soon • May 27

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back

This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series in partnership with Drip (Records).

Featuring live intro performance by singer/songwriter, Jade Blocker.

Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Coming Soon • May 30

Starless Dreams

This film is part of The Seventh Art Stand, as well as our Foreign Focus series.

The Seventh Art Stand is a nation wide series of films presented in solidarity with countries affected by Islamophobia and the Muslim Ban.
Director: Mehrdad Oskouei

Teenage girls consigned to the Iranian "Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre" discuss their troubled lives and reveal what brought them there.

Coming Soon • Jun 6

Beats of the Antonov

A part of Foreign Focus

The story of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, showing how they deal with civil war. Traditionally music has always been part of daily life in these areas, but now, it has a new role in a society challenge by war.

Coming Soon • Jun 14

After the Storm

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

A struggling novelist, now working as a private detective under the pretense of doing research, attempts to reconcile with his aging mother, ex-wife and 11-year-old son. As a typhoon passes, they end up spending the night together in his mother’s Tokyo apartment, but things don’t go particularly well for this fractured family.

Coming Soon • Jun 19

Deconstructing the Beatles: Revolver

Deconstructing The Beatles’ Revolver explores the groundbreaking production techniques that went into creating this landmark piece of music history. In addition to many of the tracks from Revolver, Mr. Freiman will also explore the creation of two other songs recorded during the same time period, “Paperback Writer”and “Rain.” Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions

Coming Soon • Jun 20

After Stonewall

A part of OUT Here.

Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Coming Soon • Jun 25

RSC LIVE: Julius Caesar

A filmed performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The RSC is at it again, presenting you with a LIVE filmed performance of Julius Caesar from Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

Coming Soon • Jul 18

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Coming Soon • Aug 15

20th Anniversary: The Watermelon Woman

Part of OUT Here

Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who appeared in films in the 30s and was known as the Watermelon Woman.