NEW Series | October Only!

Now Playing • Oct 12–Oct 18

Free Solo

A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock––the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park––without a rope.

Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death.

Now Playing • Oct 15–Oct 25


After marrying a successful Parisian writer known as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her home in rural France to the splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a novel about a country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and cultural sensation. Colette's fight over creative ownership defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion, and sexual expression. 

Now Playing • Oct 16

An Act of Defiance

Ten political activists (Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government. Bram Fischer (Peter Paul Muller), a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend the men, attempting to hide the fact that he, too, frequently convened on the farm where they were arrested.

This film is part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

Coming Soon • Oct 17


An intimate documentary about Suzanna, now called Coby, who begins transitioning into a man at 23 years old. After spending his whole life in small-town Midwest, Coby's transition deeply disrupts the lives of his friends and family. Ultimately, Coby's transformation compels his loved ones to undergo changes of their own.

This film is part of our "OUT Here" series.

Coming Soon • Oct 19–Oct 25

Old Man & the Gun

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford)—from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.  Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Coming Soon • Oct 20

Home Movie Day

Join us for a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking!

Drop in between 10:00am and 1:00pm to watch home movies from the University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), including a projection of 16mm film from the Willie Lee Buffington Collection. Buffington filmed the students and campuses of SC, NC and GA African-American schools in the early 1950s—on the eve of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education desegregation decision.

Volunteers will be available to teach you how to preserve your own home movies. Indie Grits Labs will also be here, sharing their fall adult workshop lineup.

Coming Soon • Oct 21

Student Short Film Competition Showcase

Join us to celebrate the work of student filmmakers from across South Carolina. This year, students were asked to create three to six-minute film using the theme Lo Ta’amod, a concept defined as not standing by while others are threatened or mistreated with rudeness, bullying, violence, racism, or intolerance.

Registration for entries will remain open through September 28, 2018.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Coming Soon • Oct 21

The Last Suit

A heartfelt and charming journey begins when Abraham (Miguel Ángel Solá), a spry octogenarian tailor and Holocaust survivor, leaves his Buenos Aires home on a one-way trip across Europe in search of the man who once saved his life.

This film is part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

Coming Soon • Oct 23

Scandal in Ivansk

In the small Polish town of Ivansk, one word ignites a nationwide controversy. Most of Ivansk’s Jews were killed by the Nazis, and the headstones in the Jewish cemetery were plundered for construction purposes. A group of descendants of Ivansk Jews restores the town’s cemetery, retrieving what headstones they can. When they commission a plaque that includes the word “collaborator,” a national scandal is unleashed. This eye-opening documentary strives to understand why much of the nation won’t accept “collaborator” to describe Polish people who aided the Nazis and benefitted from the genocide of Jews.

This film is part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

Coming Soon • Oct 24

The Cakemaker

Thomas (Tim Kalkhof), a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren (Roy Miller), an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates the life of Anat (Sarah Adler), his lover’s newly widowed wife and finds himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation. To protect the truth, Thomas must stretch his lie to a point of no return.

This film is part of our "Foreign Focus" series.

Coming Soon • Oct 25

The Hunger

In THE HUNGER, danger and passion lurk in the gothic shadows of the 1980s New York City club scene. The cult classic stars Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon as a love triangle laced with loss and blood. Miriam Blaylock (Catherine Deneuve) is a centuries-old vampire whose current lover John (David Bowie) is showing signs of rapid aging. Out of desperation, they seek out Dr. Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon) in order to find a cure. THE HUNGER combines the archaic with the modern, putting a new spin on the vampire genre and creating a timeless goth classic. 

This film is part of the "Medusa's Gaze" series.

Coming Soon • Oct 27


Cohen’s artful film is part tour documentary, part studio diary, part concert film, and part compilation of interviews. INSTRUMENT doesn’t simply draw from one tour or one performance, but relies on footage shot over the course of 11 years, from Fugazi’s early days to the peak of its success in the mid-’90s. It’s a beguiling, mesmerizing film because it never settles on a straightforward path. It creates a portrait of the band without revealing the whole picture.

This film is part of our "Sound & Vision" series.

Coming Soon • Oct 28

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

Full of unexpected delights, SHALOM BOLLYWOOD tells of the Jewish stars that dominated early Indian cinema. When the world’s largest film industry began, it was frowned upon for Hindu and Muslim women to appear on screen. So their roles were played by India’s Jewish community, Baghdadi and Bene Israel descendants that faced no taboos about performing in public. From the silent era through Bollywood’s golden age, Indian cinema icons share how their careers pushed the boundaries of Indian-Jewish culture.

This film is part of the Columbia Jewish Film Festival.

Coming Soon • Oct 29


Celebrate the 200th birthday of Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein! 

In this iconic horror film, Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and his assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye) create a monster (Boris Karloff) from collected body parts and succeed in bringing it to life.

This film is presented in partnership with the University of South Carolina's Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. 

Coming Soon • Oct 31


Come to the Nick to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the slasher classic, Halloween!

On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for fifteen years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.

Coming Soon • Nov 9

Suspiria (1977)

Ballet student Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) arrives at a prestigious dance academy in Freiburg, a school plagued by gruesome and supernatural happenings. Soon students begin to die in horrific circumstances—is Suzy next, and can she uncover the academy’s sinister secret before it’s too late?

Italian horror auteur Dario Argento’s visionary symphony of terror, SUSPIRIA (co-written by Daria Nicolodi) abandoned traditional conventions in favor of a witchy brew of magic and mystery. This year, before you see Academy Award-nominated director Luca Guadagnino’s (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) hotly anticipated remake, catch the original at Nick After Hours!