Now Playing • Jul 18–Jul 31
The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
Now Playing • Jul 20
Who is Dayani Cristal
The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.
Coming Soon • Jul 26–Aug 26
A Lotta Talent and A Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen
Columbia, South Carolina native Stanley Donen is the last of the notable directors from Hollywood’s golden age still living. In celebration of his 90th birthday, the Nickelodeon Theatre is hosting a citywide celebration of Donen’s work. Recipient of an honorary Academy Award in 1998, Donen, who worked closely with Gene Kelly, directed such classic films as Singin’ in the Rain, On the Town, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
The series kicks off on July 26 with an outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain in Hollywood Park - the same neighborhood where Stanley grew up. The celebration continues with a lecture by Stephen Silverman, author of Stanley’s biography Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies. And for the next five weeks, the Nickelodeon will host Monday evening and Tuesday matinee screenings of classic Donen films with pre-film discussions led by local film experts and enthusiasts.
Now Playing • Jul 26
Singin' in the Rain
A Lotta Talent and A Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen opening night celebration!
Join us at Hollywood Park beginning at 6pm for walking tours led by Historic Columbia through Stanley's neighborhood, including his childhood home! Tours begin at 6 and 6:30. At 7 we all converge at Hollywood Park for a picnic and a DJ before we screen Singin' in the Rain at 8pm.
Admission is FREE
Coming Soon • Jul 27
Stanley Donen and His Movies
A lecture presented by Stephen Silverman, Editor, People Magazine, and Stanley Donen's biographer followed by a reception in the lobby.
Free at the Nick.
This event will also feature fashion from the 1950s displayed in the lobby and provided by local collector Kathryn Luchok.
Coming Soon • Jul 28–Jul 29
On the Town
Three sailors on a 24-hour pass - Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra), and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) -- decide to soak up the sights and sounds of New York.
Coming Soon • Jul 29
Child of God
Part of the New York Film Critics Series
Based on the acclaimed Cormac McCarthy novel, director James Franco's CHILD OF GOD follows Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man in 1960s Tennessee. Deprived of family and home, Ballard collapses into a life of crime and degradation. Starring Scott Haze, James Franco and Timothy Blake Nelson.
Coming Soon • Aug 1
Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.
Primarily a showcase for the gory special-effects artistry of Gianetto de Rossi, this revolting horror film stars Giovanni Lombardo Radice (also known as "John Morghen") as a drug-dealer who comes to the Amazon jungle from New York looking for a cache of stolen emeralds.
Coming Soon • Aug 4–Aug 5
Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in this stylish comedy-thriller, very much in a Hitchcock vein. Grant plays Peter Joshua, who meets Reggie Lampert (Hepburn) in Paris and later offers to help her when she discovers that her husband has been murdered.
Coming Soon • Aug 6–Aug 10
Monty Python Live (Mostly)
For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe.
Coming Soon • Aug 9
The Little Prince
Stanley Donen directed this lugubrious musical fantasy based on the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupery children's parable, featuring a musical score by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe -- their first film score since Gigi. The simple story concerns a French aviator who crashes his airplane in the middle of the Sahara desert and comes upon a young blonde prince from another planet.
Coming Soon • Aug 11–Aug 12
Two real-life events were incorporated into the plot of the 1951 MGM musical Royal Wedding. One, the marriage of Fred Astaire's sister Adele to a British nobleman had occurred years earlier; the other, the wedding of England's Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip was only four years in the past.
Coming Soon • Aug 15–Aug 28
Magic in the Moonlight
Director: Woody Allen
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.
Coming Soon • Aug 17
Marta Cunningham’s stirring pro-tolerance documentary, Valentine Road, chronicles the emotional aftermath and clumsy legal process that followed the killing of 15-year-old Lawrence “Larry” King by a middle-school classmate in 2008.
Coming Soon • Aug 18–Aug 19
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.
Coming Soon • Aug 25–Aug 26
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.