Now Playing • Sep 26–Oct 9
The Trip to Italy
The much anticipated sequel to The Trip. Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri.
Coming Soon • Oct 2
THIS SCREENING IS SOLD OUT. Part of the New York Film Critics Series.
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Coming Soon • Oct 3
Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41
Those who have attended previous Lowbrow Explosion screenings may not know what to make of a film as ARTFULLY executed as Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41. This 1972 Japanese film follows a standard "Women In Prison" formula, but is set apart by its highly stylized art direction and photography. This is one film in the Lowbrow series that could and should be appreciated by a "highbrow" audience for the beauty of its imagery. But not to worry, degenerates: there's still heaps of (majorly weird) "Women in Prison" violent shenanigans. Meiko Kaji stars as the unbreakable "Scorpion."
Coming Soon • Oct 3–Oct 9
Love is Strange
After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing - a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.
Coming Soon • Oct 5–Oct 6
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre.
This is the first time in 45 years that The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed in full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.
Coming Soon • Oct 10
God Help the Girl
As Eve begins writing songs as a way to sort through some emotional problems, she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own. This is an original musical featuring songs from Indie Rock darlings Belle and Sebastian.
Coming Soon • Oct 10–Oct 23
Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.
Coming Soon • Oct 13
Sundance Fiction/Documentary Shorts
Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 94- minute theatrical program of eight short films from the 2014 edition of the January Festival, which over the course of its 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for careers of many now-prominent independent filmmakers. With both fiction and documentary, the diverse 2014 program ranges from beautiful insight and the struggle to understand the meaning of life to a hilarious, all-too familiar government deposition.
Coming Soon • Oct 14
Sundance Animated Shorts
Now on tour for the first time: Sundance Animated Shorts! A rambunctious ride from some of the world’s most creative animators, the Sundance Film Festival Animated Short Film Tour is a 90-minute theatrical program of eight animated shorts from past editions of the January Festival.
Coming Soon • Oct 15
Nick Night at Terra
Come support the Nickelodeon Theatre on October 15th for Nick Night at Terra. A percentage of all proceeds from that evening will be donated to the Nick.
Call (803) 791-3443 for reservations. (You’re going to need them)
Coming Soon • Oct 17
A documentary that follows Dan Harmon on tour for his podcast series after he was fired from his television show Community in 2012.
Coming Soon • Oct 18
Home Movie Day
This is a free event!
Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their own movies for inspection, learn how to care for films and videotapes, discuss how home movies capture history, and actually see films and videos from their local community. So pull out those VHS tapes or film reels of babies and puppies, birthdays, vacations, and holidays past, and see them up on the big screen.
Coming Soon • Oct 19
Paycheck to Paycheck
Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert is an HBO documentary following a 30 year old mother of three in Chattanooga, TN over the course of one year. Overworked, underpaid, uninsured and lacking support, she chooses daily between purchasing her own medication and paying for the needs of her three children, which often leaves her struggling to make ends meet.
Coming Soon • Oct 20
Ivory Tower challenges the value of higher education in the United States, where national student loan debt totals over $1 trillion. Director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) examines multiple institutions across the country to illustrate how colleges have adopted a business plan of constant expansion at the expense of students’ educations. The film also looks at the changing social attitudes towards a college as it explores the true value of a degree.
Coming Soon • Oct 21
A Thousand Times Goodnight
Part of the New York Film Critics Series
Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young daughters need Rebecca, who, however, loves both her family and her work.
Coming Soon • Oct 25
Found Footage Fest
The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Letterman, Colbert) take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.
Coming Soon • Oct 31
The Dance of Reality
SPECIAL LATE NIGHT HALLOWEEN SCREENING
After a 23-year hiatus, The Dance of Reality marks the triumphant return of Alejandro Jodorowsky, the visionary Chilean filmmaker behind cult classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain. In the radiantly visceral autobiographical film, a young Jodorowsky is confronted by a collection of compelling characters that contributed to his burgeoning surreal consciousness. The legendary filmmaker was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert, where the film was shot. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations.
Coming Soon • Nov 7
This Italian-made Zombie film opened on only 6 US theater screens in 1996. One of those screens was incidentally in Columbia, where your humble host viewed it in a theater with all of 3 other people. It's truly a shame that this brilliant film by Michele Soavi never received proper attention or credit. This existentialist masterpiece is easily one of the 5 best Zombie movies ever made and delivers the goods in the gore department. Rupert Everett stars as Francesco Dellamorte, a cemetery caretaker who must protect his village from the dead who are constantly trying to escape the cemetery gates. The final scene is the best movie ending of all time.
Coming Soon • Nov 7–Nov 13
A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.
Coming Soon • Nov 14
BjöRk: Biophilia Live
Biophilia live' is a concert film by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland that captures the human element of Björk's multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at Björk's show at London's Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on ‘Biophilia' and more using a broad variety of instruments - some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable.
Coming Soon • Nov 16
Half of a Yellow Sun
Set in the mid-to-late sixties, twin sisters return to Nigeria after their expensive English education and both make decisions that shock their family. One moves in with her lover, the ‘revolutionary professor,’ and the other falls for an English writer. All of this is surrounded by the Igbo people’s struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, and the sisters become caught up in the Nigerian Civil War. This is a partnership with PANASA (Pan-African Student Association)
Coming Soon • Nov 17
A strange singer with god given talent drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of ancient oak trees, shattered windows, and burning spirituality. Surrounded by lovers, legends, hustlers, preachers, and a wolfpack of kids, the unstable performer avoids the recording studio and is driven to spend time in his own form of self-discovery.
Coming Soon • Nov 21
The Ballad of Shovels and Rope
The Ballad of Shovels and Rope captures the tours and detours of a husband and wife as they create and release the critically acclaimed album, O' Be Joyful.
Coming Soon • Jan 18
Evolution of a criminal
Filmmaker Darius Monroe tells his story of carrying out an armed bank robbery when he was 16 years old.More than just a tale of a good kid gone wrong, Evolution of a Criminal is filled with compassion for human frailty and the knowledge that a person is not forever defined by their mistakes.