Live Q&A with Gemini Director!

Now Playing • Apr 20–Apr 26

Gemini

Join us for a Skype conversation with director Aaron Katz following the 7:00pm screening on April 20. 

A smart, stylish new thriller that lends a contemporary, feminist sensibility to film noir. A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant (Lola Kirke) and her Hollywood starlet boss (Zoe Kravitz). As the assistant travels across Los Angeles to unravel the mystery, she must stay one step ahead of a determined policeman and confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

Now Playing • Apr 20–Apr 26

The Death of Stalin

An uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire. When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

Now Playing • Apr 20–Apr 26

Isle of Dogs

The story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Directed by Wes Anderson.

Coming Soon • Apr 24

My Own Private Idaho

One of the most important films of the New Queer Cinema movement, Van Sant based his haunting tale of Mike and Scott, best friends and hustlers in the Pacific Northwest, on Shakespeare’s HENRY IV. In search of Mike's mother, the two embark on a trip from Idaho to Italy, altering their friendship forever. Set at the height of grunge, the film solidified River Phoenix’s indie star status and remains one of Keanu Reeves most memorable performances.

Coming Soon • Apr 30

Slam

Ray Joshua is the local bard of his Washington, D.C. housing project, entertaining children and composing poems for his friends. When he is arrested on trumped-up drug charges and sent to prison, poetry is his only means of survival. While in jail, Ray meets a passionate writing teacher who encourages him to pursue his poetry and find a path to redemption.

Winner of the 1998 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.

Coming Soon • May 1

Black Panthers '68

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of 1968, the Nickelodeon Theatre invites you to join a screening and conversation about the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party.

A conversation with poet and scholar Nikky Finney accompanies the program.

Coming Soon • May 9

Zama

Zama is an immersive, hallucinatory journey through a colonial dystopia and the story of Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer stationed at a remote outpost and seeking transfer to Buenos Aires. Dreamily rendering de Zama’s increasing disorientation as he navigates the sweltering heat and petty frustrations, the film blends absurdism with historical drama to burn with a feverish intensity.

Coming Soon • May 13

Steel Magnolias

This Mother’s Day, the Nick pays a visit to Louisiana for a celebration of friendship and family. Beginning on the wedding day of Shelby (a star turn from Julia Roberts), Steel Magnolias tells the story of the women who frequent a local salon, Truvy’s Beauty Spot, with sparkle and affection. A touchstone of Southern cinema, join us to laugh and cry, and enjoy a special wine deal, with the spirited Shelby and her mother, M’Lynn (Sally Field), Truvy (Dolly Parton), Clairee (Olympia Dukakis), Ousier (Shirley McClaine), and Annelle (Daryl Hannah).

Coming Soon • May 16

Clueless

Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is California royalty who rejects unwanted attention with a firm, “as if!” and spends her time shopping, accruing speeding tickets with equally envied BFF Dionne (Stacey Dash), and arguing with her step-brother Josh (Paul Rudd). After failing as a matchmaker, getting rejected by a Luke Perry look-alike, and at risk of being usurped by new it-girl Tai (Brittany Murphy), Cher takes a fresh look at Josh and undergoes a change of “inner direction.”

preceded by
CRYSTAL LAKE

This film is part of our Girls to the Front series.
Co-Presented by UNSWEETENED MAGAZINE.

Coming Soon • May 20

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The dazzling, candy-colored musical masterpiece that inspired LA LA LAND. Set to a celebrated jazz score, the Palme d’Or winning film is both an emotionally riveting tale of love between working class youth and a delightful visual confection. Considered by many the most beautiful film ever made, the swooning romance also launched French ingenue Catherine Deneuve to superstardom.

Coming Soon • May 23

Josie and the Pussycats

Before Riverdale aired on CW, cult fans coveted this jewel-toned gem.  A small-town girl band makes it big, only to discover the nefarious, corporate machinations of the music industry. Featuring performances from indie darlings Rosario Dawson and Parker Posey, and a punk-pop soundtrack so catchy it warranted a vinyl release in 2017, Josie is an energetic rejection of consumerism and celebration of female friendship.

preceded by
DEAR DIARY

This program is part of our Girls to the Front series.
Co-Presented by Girls Rock Columbia.

Coming Soon • May 26

Shut Up and Play the Hits

In 2012, dance-rock band LCD Soundsystem planned their own funeral and held it at Madison Square Garden. SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS documents that four hour show and the realities of a band composing its own eulogy. Now LCD Soundsystem lives again, making that show a rock and roll spectacle that blurs the lines between sincerity and shrewdness.

With a performance by sandcastles.

Coming Soon • May 28

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Dr. Indiana Jones, a renowned whip-wielding archeologist, must race against the clock to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis get to it first. Assisted by his friend Sallah and ex-flame Marion, Indy dodges disaster from Nepal to Cairo in his quest to foil Hitler. 

Coming Soon • May 29

The Love Witch

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder.