BLACK STORIES: TWO CITIES

Now Playing • Feb 12–Feb 26

Black Stories: Two Cities

“Black Stories: Two Cities” celebrates Black filmmakers as key narrators of American experience and activists in fights for liberation and equity. Featuring a formally eclectic array of films produced in cities throughout the United States, this series explores the economic, political, and personal forces that shape the built environment.

Thank you to our series sponsor:
Bakari Sellers

Now Playing • Feb 19–Mar 1

Call Me By Your Name

In the summer of 1983, in the north of Italy, Elio Perlman, (Timothée Chalamet) a 17-year-old American spends his days in his family's 17th century villa lazily transcribing music and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). One day Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate student working on his doctorate arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture. Soon, Elio and Oliver discover a summer that will alter their lives forever. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, is based on the novel by André Aciman.

Now Playing • Feb 19–Mar 1

Phantom Thread

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril [Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma(Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. PHANTOM THREAD is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

Now Playing • Feb 23–Mar 1

The Insult

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, 2018 Academy Awards.

Inspired by a real argument involving the filmmaker, The Insult explores the wars we wage internally, with our loved ones and in our countries. In Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.

Now Playing • Feb 23–Feb 28

2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action

These immensely powerful films feel much larger than their "short" format. Traveling from Atlanta, Georgia to Mississippi, Australia, England, and Kenya, all the selections in this program explore the depths of human strength across the globe.

Featuring DEKALB ELEMENTARY, MY NEPHEW EMMETT, THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK, THE SILENT CHILD, and WATU WROTE (ALL OF US).

Now Playing • Feb 23–Feb 28

2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films

Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

Now Playing • Feb 24

2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated

From Kobe Bryant to a creature made of forgotten toys, this year's best animated shorts are sure to delight.

Featuring DEAR BASKETBALL, GARDEN PARTY, LOU, NEGATIVE SPACE, and REVOLTING RHYMES.

Now Playing • Feb 24

Monterey Pop

This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series presented in partnership with DRIP (records).

With a performance by Grace Joyner

During the Summer of Love, before Lollapalooza or Woodstock, there was the seminal rock music festival Monterey Pop. Hailed as one of the best rock documentaries of the 1960s, the film features performances by The Who, The Mamas & The Papas, Janis Joplin, and most memorably the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s guitar-burning rendition of “Wild Thing.”

Coming Soon • Feb 26

Flag Wars

This program is part of our Black Stories: Two Cities series.

A post-screening conversation with Dr. Ed Madden and Dr. Todd Shaw about race, gender, and gentrification accompanies the program.

Prompted by filmmaker Goode Bryant’s inquiry: “Does it look different when two historically oppressed groups try to live together?” FLAG WARS is an exceptionally thoughtful, in-depth study of the emotional, economic, and infrastructural motivations and effects of white, gay and lesbian home buyers acquiring property in a historically African-American neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.  

Thank you to our series sponsor:
Bakari Sellers

Coming Soon • Mar 2

Turkey Shoot

This film is a part of our First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion!

This 1982 Australian "Ozploitation film" is a dystopian retelling of The Most Dangerous Game, as filtered through 1984, in which subversives are jailed and hunted down for sport. Steve Railsback (Manson, from the Helter Skelter TV movie) and Olivia Hussey (Black Christmas) star.

Coming Soon • Mar 4

Red Carpet Awards Party

Join us for the ultimate Academy Awards watch-party as we laugh, cry, and cheer over surprise winners, fashion triumphs, and celebrity mishaps. Our annual Red Carpet party is a night of glamour, libations, and hilarious award show commentary, hosted by the inimitable Larry Hembree and Patti O’Furniture.

Doors open at 7:30pm - Show begins at 8:00pm

Tickets: $40 members/ $50 general admission
(Tickets include two complimentary drink tickets, heavy hors d'oeuvres from Tallulah, and a seat at the watch-party.)

Sponsored by Schmoyer and Company, LLC.

Coming Soon • Mar 6

LA 92

This film is a part of our For the Record series.

A conversation with Dr. Kenneth Campbell and Claudia Smith Brinson about representations of race in the media accompanies the program.

In 1992 the acquittal of white LAPD officers for the brutal beating of motorist Rodney King despite video evidence spurred six days of protests and public violence. Drawing on decades of archival footage, LA 92 examines how the “Rodney King trial,” subsequent unrest, and their representation in media continue to frame conversations about race in America.

Thanks to our series sponsor:
Susan Thorpe and John Baynes

Coming Soon • Mar 13

Selena

A musical performance by Pedro LDV accompanies the program!

Alycia Guevara’s Staff Pick! If there’s one thing people who can remember the 90s know for sure, it’s that they would do anything for Selenas. Featuring Jennifer Lopez in the role that made her a star, Academy Award-nominated Writer/ Director Gregory Nava’s 1997 biopic follows the life of Tejano music superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez.  Beloved and celebrated to this day, Selena remains a pop icon and fashion inspiration (in 2016 M.A.C. cosmetics released a top-selling Selena line) who is honored annually with the music festival “Fiesta de la Flor” in Corpus Christi, Texas. The film was met with critical praise at the time of it release won both the 1998 ALMA Award for Outstanding Feature Film and the 1998 IMAGEN award for Best Motion Picture.

Coming Soon • Mar 14

The Other Side of Hope

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

A former traveling salesman begins an unlikely friendship with a group of Syrian refugees that have recently arrived in Finland. Kaurismäki addresses the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis through a dark sense of humor as he points out the hardships of asylum seekers and underlines just how truly remarkable a bond between strangers can be.

Foreign Focus is sponsored by:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman

Coming Soon • Mar 20

Saturday Church

This film is a part of our OUT Here series

An introduction by Audria Byrd and Nathaniel Simmons-Thorne accompanies the program. Audria Byrd is a Columbia-based filmmaker and activist and Nathaniel Simmons-Thorne is an academic and anti-racism activist-organizer.

An innovative musical about Ulysses, a young man exploring his identity and sexuality in New York. Invigorated by imaginative dance sequences, original songs and interior-monologues, the film follows its protagonist as he finds refuge amongst dancers and performers in the city’s vibrant transgender community.

Coming Soon • Mar 21

Get Out

The Nickelodeon is proud to participate in End Racism Day with a screening of Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking, Oscar-nominated social thriller GET OUT. In 2018 Peele became the third person, and first African American filmmaker, to earn Oscar nominations in the directing, original screenplay, and best picture categories for his first feature film.

Coming Soon • Mar 25

Silver Screen Studies

"Silver Screen Studies" is a recurring screening and discussion series that pairs films with special presentations by scholars and cinema experts. Whether you are a seasoned cinephile or just film-curious you'll enjoy these classics that everyone deserves to see on the big screen.

Coming Soon • Mar 25

Persona

This film is a part of our Silver Screen Studies series.

Introduction by Professor Susan Felleman.

Join us to celebrate the centennial of legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman with a special screening of his most groundbreaking film!

Now widely considered one of the most accomplished filmmakers of all time, by the mid-1960s Ingmar Bergman was already a two-time Academy Award winner and the recipient of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

However, PERSONA was a radical break from the thoughtful chamber dramas he had made in the past. The story of the melding identities of a psychiatric patient and her seemingly supportive nurse, this essential film left an indelible impression on filmmakers including David Lynch (especially MULHOLLAND DRIVE), Woody Allen, and Robert Altman.

Coming Soon • Mar 28

The Big Lebowski

A 20th birthday party for The Dude!  Join us as we celebrate ace-bowler Jeff “the Dude” Lebowski with trivia, discounted draft beer, and a special screening of the Coen Brothers’ cult classic, THE BIG LEBOWSKI! Be sure to wear your cardigans and bathrobes because we are giving away prizes for the best themed costumes.

Coming Soon • Mar 31

Purple Rain

This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series presented in partnership with DRIP (records).

With a performance by Skeleton

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life and life is a whole lot better with PURPLE RAIN. In this mix of myth and biography, Prince stars as The Kid, a young musician from the wrong side of the tracks searching for the song that will change his life.