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 28

For No Good Reason

Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.

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. 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.

There will also be a live performance before the screening by postmodern witchcraft collective, Ritual Abjects.

Coming Soon • Nov 7

Cemetery Man

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

Birdman

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

Memphis

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.

Coming Soon • Jan 19–Feb 16

Burn to Shine

The Nickelodeon’s Burn to Shine series will work to generate dialogue on a range of topics stemming from the 150th anniversary of the burning of Columbia and the beginning of Reconstruction. Through six different film screenings – each featuring conversations with scholars – audiences will have the opportunity to discuss the utopian drives and political realities communities in the South continue to address.

Coming Soon • Jan 26

C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

This biting mockumentary explores what would happen if the Confederate army had won the Civil War and gained control of the United States. The film traces the alternate history of the United States from the end of the civil war to the 21st century, ultimately lampooning contemporary real-world issues of discrimination.