Now Playing • Nov 25–Dec 3


Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Now Playing • Nov 25–Dec 3


The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Coming Soon • Nov 28

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Coming Soon • Dec 1

Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer

Part of our recurring series Docs Now!

A central figure in the New York art scene of the 1960's, Yvonne Rainer revolutionized modern dance, created what came to be known as "performance art," and transformed 20th century avant-garde filmmaking. This film tells the story of a remarkable woman whose artistic explorations defy convention, and the equally remarkable times that shaped her creative practice.

There will be a post film Skype discussion with Yvonne Rainer and director, Jack Walsh. The discussion will be moderated by Susan Felleman, Professor of Art History & Film and Media Studies at the University of South Carolina.

Coming Soon • Dec 2

Wilhemina's War

A South Carolina grandmother fights for those living with HIV but may be powerless to save the ones she loves the most.

This screening is in partnership with the South Carolina HIV/Aids Council and will occur the day after Wold AIDS Day. We're proud to partner with this community organization who's mission it is to improve public health in South Carolina.

Coming Soon • Dec 4

Christmas Evil

Part of our recurring First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion!

A child sees his mother being groped by his father, who is dressed up as Santa. Heartbroken, the child rushes up to the attic and cuts his hand with a shard of glass from a shattered snow globe. Years later and all grown up, he becomes a serial killer in a Santa suit. John Waters has gone on record saying this is his all-time favorite Christmas movie.

Coming Soon • Dec 8

Most Likely To Succeed

"Most Likely To Succeed" focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century? Interviews with experts in the field as well has voices from the world with education line this film and its critical look at the many facets of the American education system that are lacking.

Screening is free of charge.

Coming Soon • Dec 9

Space Jam

Part of our series from guest-curator Yates.

Bugs Bunny + Daffy Duck + the rest of the Looney Tunes + Michael Jordan + live-action + animation + space aliens + invasion + basketball + Bill Murray + “I Believe I Can Fly” + inspiration + on-court showdown + fun for all ages + best children’s movie of all time + very weird children’s movie + NBA + WB = Space Jam.

Coming Soon • Dec 13–Dec 18

Batman Returns

Part of our Holiday Series.

The primary information you’re looking for: in this one, Michael Keaton is Batman. Secondly: Tim Burton finds the perfect fit for his gothic neo-expressionism in Gotham (obviously), all spindly Victorian get-ups, lurching gears, and blatantly artificial monochromaticity. As the Penguin takes over the city during its Christmas festivities, Batman confronts holiday dispirit, a crush on the mysterious Selina Kyle, and threats to the dreamy, storybook celebrations only Burton could imagine.

Coming Soon • Dec 16

Peace Officer

Part of our recurring series Docs Now!

Peace Officer examines the increasingly militarized state of American police through the story of "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team, only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub investigates this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.

Coming Soon • Dec 19


Part of our Staff Picks series.

With total structural finesse, the camera winds around Austin, TX on a single summer day and night, settling into someone’s life for five or so minutes, then twisting away to another group, as the stories develop more interconnections, more community, but remain personal, peculiar, opaquely significant.

Coming Soon • Dec 20–Dec 21

It's a Wonderful Life

Part of our Holiday Series.

In this through-and-through essential of American cinema and holiday movies the world over, James Stewart contemplates suicide on Christmas Eve, but in an inverted, Dickensian parable, a guardian angel stops him to show him all of the joy he brought to his community. A beautiful, heart-wrenching holiday film for the ages.

Coming Soon • Dec 24

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Part of our Holiday Series.

A slow descent from relaxed vacation into disastrous familial hijinkery, this film set the formula for over two decades of holiday fare that has held on by virtue of Christmas Vacation’s peerless escalation of antic disarray. A revolving door of insistent relatives and visiting coworkers disrupts the Griswold clan’s holiday plans; all the while, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo shore up their bona fides as great reactors to the disasters that attend Advent celebration.

Coming Soon • Dec 25

Fiddler on the Roof

Part of our Holiday Series.

Chiam Topol codified the role of Tevye, a Jewish milkman in a small, fin-de-siècle Russian village. As the Russian Orthodox Christian side of town grows increasingly anti-semitic, he must manage the manual labor of rural, impoverished life and the task of finding suitable partners to whom he can marry off his three daughters, all the while celebrating life and TRADITION!

Coming Soon • Jan 1


Part of our recurring First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion!

Olivia Newton-John and The Warriors' Michael Beck star in the campiest, most over-the-top and coked-out "mushy and limp musical fantasy" of the declining disco era. One of the worst movies with one of the the best soundtracks and a very-much-deserved cult following.

Coming Soon • Jan 13

Buffalo '66

Part of our series from guest-curator Yates.

Once a model, Gallo debuted as a director with a movie so stylized the scenes subordinate the story, which scenes are so peculiar and vivid and singular that the narrative—a family-oriented kidnapping and revenge (unrelated crimes) plot unraveled by a personality too pathological by a hair to be “quirky”—becomes a technicality, despite, or because of, a characteristically vivid turn by Christina Ricci. And what scenes . . .

Coming Soon • Jan 16

The Way of the Dragon

Part of our Staff Picks series.

Bruce Lee’s last film traces a minimal plot—much of one would only burden Lee’s mythically lithe martial-artistry—of saving his family’s struggling restaurant in Italy from encroaching Mafiosos. But you won’t see it for that. You’ll see it because, in the final showdown, Bruce Lee fights Chuck Norris.

Coming Soon • Jan 18

Frame by Frame

Part of our recurring series Docs Now!

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, this film follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves.

Coming Soon • Jan 26

Station to Station

Part of the ART DOCS series.

Doug Aitken records, in 62 discrete, one-minute films, a transcontinental series of artistic happenings from coast to coast along that form of transportation that twines a unified past, decrepit present, and idealistic future: the railroad.

Coming Soon • Jan 26–Feb 23

Art Docs

Art documentaries have a history of pushing filmmakers toward new techniques and processes, acting as a fertile ground for experimentation. ART DOCS encapsulates a diverse range of filmmaking perspectives complementing the myriad artistic subjects and creative forces represented.

Coming Soon • Feb 2

Everybody Street

Part of the ART DOCS series.

The self-presentation of New York City's radically disparate inhabitants via amateur and deeply engaged visual artists gets its proper history in this sprightly, thorough document of a mystifyingly candid but beguilingly composed form.

Coming Soon • Feb 9

The Mystery of Picasso

Part of the ART DOCS series.

In a through-composed collaboration between two transformative artists, we watch with Clouzot as Picasso adds brush-stroke after brush-stroke to canvas, tracing the slow development of a painting from sketch to masterpiece as a figurative dance of color and line. Every work Picasso composed for the camera was designed specifically for the film, and by the end the two have said as much about cinema as about craft, mystery, or Picasso himself.

Coming Soon • Feb 10

Werckmeister Harmonies

Part of our series from guest-curator Yates.

A traveling carnival brings a whale carcass to a small Hungarian town, which precipitates its collapse into disorder. Composed of only 39 rigorously controlled takes, Béla Tarr’s serpentine camerawork obsesses over repetition and process, people walking, dancing, running, sitting, slowly tightening the screws and enunciating their inability to prepare for a tragic, sustained crescendo.

Coming Soon • Feb 16

!Women Art Revolution

Part of the ART DOCS series.

For the same reason Victorians tucked Roman porn into a privileged-access archive, so too has the unapologetic work of pioneering feminist artists been “secret” at all. This film proves how they exploded the horizons of what was acceptable to depict materially, symbolically, and ideologically.

Coming Soon • Feb 20

Thelma & Louise

Part of our Staff Picks series.

An outlaw film, a road movie, an overdue vision of what female empowerment would really look like, this over-referenced and under-seen classic rewrites the history of masculine violence and the buddy movie to follow the societal liberation of two women who secure their radical freedom on the roads of the American West.

Coming Soon • Feb 23

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

Part of the ART DOCS series.

The massive sculptures of land art bend the landscape to a single artist’s aesthetic whim, raising serious questions about art’s relationship to human life—art experienced by economically and physically limited human bodies—that remain relevant for as long as Michael Heizer is still working on City.

Coming Soon • Feb 24

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

Part of our recurring series Docs Now!

How did a boy from a backward town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions, from the poorest to the most powerful? How did he change our perception of reality with his work? The film is a story about the incredible power of human imagination, which follows the interwoven threads of Gabriel García Márquez’s life and work—“Gabo” to all of Latin America—with the narrative tension of an investigation.

Coming Soon • Mar 2

American Movie

Part of our series from guest-curator Yates.

A powerful, seriocomic documentary about the way that cinema shapes perspectives and offers productive escape from them, American Movie follows a resourceless director’s attempt to finance and film a low-budget horror movie. His efforts to overcome both internal and external obstacles tests out what film can offer people of no particular spectacularity beyond their intense, necessary passion.

Coming Soon • Mar 16

Here Come the Videofreex!

Part of our recurring series Docs Now!

Here Come the Videofreex! is the quirky tale of ten people’s optimism and creativity, and their vision of what television could become at a time when the three big networks ruled the TV airwaves. After CBS rejects a pilot news program about the counterculture, they allow the production crew to keep the "worthless" video equipment they had used. The crew members dub themselves the Videofreex and pursue the only sensible option: starting the first pirate TV station in the country.