Now Playing • Sep 12–Sep 25
THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past.
Coming Soon • Sep 21
The New Black
The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.
The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.
Coming Soon • Sep 29
Manhattan Short Festival
MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.
Coming Soon • Oct 3
Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41
Those who have attended previous Lowbrow Explosion screenings may not know what to make of a film as ARTFULLY executed as Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41. This 1972 Japanese film follows a standard "Women In Prison" formula, but is set apart by its highly stylized art direction and photography. This is one film in the Lowbrow series that could and should be appreciated by a "highbrow" audience for the beauty of its imagery. But not to worry, degenerates: there's still heaps of (majorly weird) "Women in Prison" violent shenanigans. Meiko Kaji stars as the unbreakable "Scorpion."
Coming Soon • Oct 5–Oct 6
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre.
This is the first time in 45 years that The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed in full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.
Coming Soon • Oct 13
Sundance Fiction/Documentary Shorts
Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 94- minute theatrical program of eight short films from the 2014 edition of the January Festival, which over the course of its 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for careers of many now-prominent independent filmmakers. With both fiction and documentary, the diverse 2014 program ranges from beautiful insight and the struggle to understand the meaning of life to a hilarious, all-too familiar government deposition.
Monday October 13 - Fiction/Documentary
Coming Soon • Oct 14
Sundance Animated Shorts
Now on tour for the first time: Sundance Animated Shorts! A rambunctious ride from some of the world’s most creative animators, the Sundance Film Festival Animated Short Film Tour is a 90-minute theatrical program of eight animated shorts from past editions of the January Festival.
Coming Soon • Oct 15
Nick Night at Terra
Come support the Nickelodeon Theatre on October 15th for Nick Night at Terra. A percentage of all proceeds from that evening will be donated to the Nick.
Call (803) 791-3443 for reservations. (You’re going to need them)
Coming Soon • Oct 18
Home Movie Day
Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their own movies for inspection, learn how to care for films and videotapes, discuss how home movies capture history, and actually see films and videos from their local community. So pull out those VHS tapes or film reels of babies and puppies, birthdays, vacations, and holidays past, and see them up on the big screen.
Coming Soon • Oct 19
Paycheck to Paycheck
Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert is an HBO documentary following a 30 year old mother of three in Chattanooga, TN over the course of one year. Overworked, underpaid, uninsured and lacking support, she chooses daily between purchasing her own medication and paying for the needs of her three children, which often leaves her struggling to make ends meet.
Coming Soon • Oct 20
Ivory Tower challenges the value of higher education in the United States, where national student loan debt totals over $1 trillion. Director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) examines multiple institutions across the country to illustrate how colleges have adopted a business plan of constant expansion at the expense of students’ educations. The film also looks at the changing social attitudes towards a college as it explores the true value of a degree.
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 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. In the radiantly visceral autobiographical film, a young Jodorowsky is confronted by a collection of compelling characters that contributed to his burgeoning surreal consciousness. The legendary filmmaker was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert, where the film was shot. 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.
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 17
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.