Now Playing • Aug 6–Aug 23
So far, eighth grade has been a disaster for thirteen-year-old Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher). Despite her efforts to make friends and her hobby of creating self-help Youtube videos, Kayla is still overlooked by most of her classmates. Desperate to move on and begin high school, Kayla first has to get through her final week of middle school.
Directed by Bo Burnham.
Now Playing • Aug 10–Aug 23
At the beginning of the 1970s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective at the Colorado Springs police department. Soon after, with the help of fellow detective Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), he infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan, eventually becoming the head of the local KKK chapter.
Directed by Spike Lee.
Coming Soon • Aug 19–Aug 23
Yellow Submarine 50th Anniversary
An exuberant fusion of music, film, and art, YELLOW SUBMARINE is a landmark cinematic experience that is as fun and vibrant as it was in 1968.
Once upon a time, there was a paradise called Pepperland - a place where happiness and music reigned. But that was threatened when the Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army, led by a menacing Flying Glove, to destroy all that was good. Armed with little more than their humor, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, the Fab Four tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom.
Coming Soon • Aug 25
Dave Chappelle's Block Party
Featuring a live performance from Demetrius "6ixx" Similien.
In 2004, fresh off two groundbreaking seasons of his wildly popular Comedy Central show, comedian Dave Chappelle hosted an exuberant end-of-summer block party in Brooklyn with performances by The Roots, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Common, Kanye West, and John Legend — many as they waited on the precipice of superstardom. A dynamic tribute to Wattstax and a celebration of hip-hop in the early years of the 21st century.
This film is part of our "Sound & Vision" series.
Coming Soon • Aug 29
Grease Sing-a-Long | SOLD OUT
Slick your pompadours and grab your poodle skirts because the Nick is taking you back to Rydell High. Join us for an end of summer, sing-a-long celebration and get ready to shimmy along to “Greased Lightning” and reminisce about those “Summer Nights.”
Coming Soon • Aug 30
A group of young friends on a camping trip, deep in the South African countryside wake up to discover they've all swapped bodies. Stranded in the wilderness, they'll have to navigate a personal-political labyrinth if their friendship, and their lives, are ever to be the same again.
This film is part of our "Foreign Focus" series.
Coming Soon • Sep 6
BLUE HEART documents the battle for the largest undammed river in Europe, Albania’s Vjosa, the effort to save the endangered Balkan Lynx in Macedonia, and the women of Kruščica, Bosnia, who are spearheading the protest to protect their community’s only source of drinking water. These and other stories expose for the first time the gravest potential environmental disaster in Europe.
This film is presented in partnership with Congaree Riverkeeper.
Coming Soon • Sep 11
Bones of Contention
Lining the roads of Spain, masked by miles and miles of pine trees, are unmarked graves in which over 120,000 victims of the Franco regime are buried. Today, the families of the desaparecidos lead a grassroots effort to uncover and identify the bones of their loved ones, despite opposition from the Spanish government.
This film is part of our "OUT Here" series.
Coming Soon • Sep 12
I Am Not a Witch
When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – to resign herself to life on the camp or take a risk for freedom.
Directed by Rungano Nyoni.
This film is part of our "Foreign Focus" series.
Coming Soon • Sep 16
The Last Movie
Consciously self-reflexive and co-written by Dennis Hopper and REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE screenwriter Stewart Stern, THE LAST MOVIE follows a Hollywood movie crew in the midst of making a western in a remote Peruvian village. When production wraps, Hopper, as the baleful stuntman Kansas, remains, attempting to find redemption in the isolation of Peru and the arms of a former prostitute. Meanwhile, the local Indians have taken over the abandoned set and begun to stage a ritualistic re-enactment of the production – with Kansas as their sacrificial lamb.
This film is part of our "Silver Screen Studies" series.
Coming Soon • Sep 18
Yours in Sisterhood
From 2015 to 2017, a filmmaking team traveled across the United States speaking with women from all walks of American life. Each interviewee was given a letter from the 1970s, written to the editor of Ms. Magazine, the country's first feminist magazine, and then was allowed to respond. A striking comparison between 1970s and 2010s feminism and culture emerges, giving a new look at the old slogan, "the personal is political."
This film is part of our "For the Record" series.
Coming Soon • Sep 26
The Rape of Recy Taylor
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator, Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
This screening is presented in partnership with The Hive.
Coming Soon • Oct 2
Bisbee, Arizona, 1917. Almost 1,200 miners are removed from their homes, shipped away in train cars, and left to die in the middle of the desert.
One hundred years later, citizens of the former mining town gather together to reflect upon and recreate this dark event from their town's past. Tensions both new and old bubble to the surface, between the hippies and artists who moved into the town, and the old mining families who have lived there for decades.
This film is part of our For the Record series.