Now Playing • Jan 13–Feb 2

La La Land

The Golden Globe Award-winning love story between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

Now Playing • Jan 20–Feb 2

20th Century Women

The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.

Coming Soon • Jan 24

54th Ann Arbor Film Festival Digital Tour

The AAFF is a pioneer of the traveling film festival tour concept, starting with film screenings in Paris, Los Angeles and Berkeley in 1964. Beginning in August 2016 and continuing through February 2017, the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour will visit galleries, art house theaters, universities, media arts centers and cinematheques throughout the world. Our tour offers several distinct programs of recent independent and experimental short films from the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival across all genres: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative and hybrids.

Coming Soon • Jan 27–Feb 2

Jackie

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Coming Soon • Jan 28

Gimme Shelter

This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series in partnership with Drip (Records).
Live intro performance by Debbie and the Skanks.

The landmark documentary about the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Only four months earlier, Woodstock defined the Love Generation; now it lay in ruins on a desolate racetrack six miles outside of San Francisco.

Coming Soon • Jan 28–Mar 25

Sound & Vision

Sound & Vision brings together siblings of form through a new music documentary series in partnership with DRIP (records). In addition to screening both repertory and contemporary music docs, local bands will perform live before each film, bringing a bit more action to Columbia's Saturday night.

Coming Soon • Feb 2

Double Feature: Groundhog Day & Groundhog Day

Thursday February 02
8:00pm & 10:00pm

Once the holiday season blows over, it's easy for winter to turn into the same day playing on repeat of bitter cold with no promise of spring blooming. The best way to combat those winter blues? A double screening of the Bill Murray/Andie McDowell classic about a newsman who goes to report on Puxatony Phil and ends up getting stuck living the same day over and over again.

You can purchase your tickets individually, or save money to see Groundhog Day twice with our double feature pass!

Coming Soon • Feb 3

Ebola Syndrome

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

A restaurant employee wanted for murder contracts Ebola by raping a woman in South Africa and starts an outbreak there and in Hong Kong when he returns home.

Coming Soon • Feb 6

SOLD OUT! Freedom Riders

SOLD OUT!

Featuring a Q & A moderated by Bobby Donaldson on behalf of the USC Civil Rights Center and the Columbia SC 63 project. Mr. Donaldson is an Associate Professor of History at The University of South Carolina, whose research and writings explore African American intellectual thought, print culture, education and religion.

The Story of the Civil Rights Movement interstate busing protest campaign.

This screening is presented for free thanks to our partnership with SC Humanities. Reservations for 10 or more tickets are considered group sales, and must be reserved through the office. Please contact us at info@nickelodeon.org or call the Operations Manager at 803-978-1614 to make your reservations. In the occurrence of a sold out screening, reservations unclaimed by 5 minutes prior to the screening start time are forfeit to guests on the wait list.

Coming Soon • Feb 6–Feb 27

Black Stories

Black Stories captures moments that serve as milestones for an entire movement and explores them from a local and global perspective. Thanks to a generous partnership with SC Humanities, we are pleased to present all film screenings for free to the public so our community can come together to learn more abut key chapters in history, honor Black leaders, reflect on current challenges that concern all of us, and discover characters that inspire us.

Black Stories screenings are presented for free thanks to our partnership with SC Humanities. Reservations for 10 or more tickets to the following screenings are considered group sales, and must be reserved through the office. Please contact us at info@nickelodeon.org or call the Operations Manager at 803-978-1614 to make your reservations. In the occurrence of a sold out screening, reservations unclaimed by 5 minutes prior to the screening start time are forfeit to guests on the wait list.

Coming Soon • Feb 8

Rams

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

Coming Soon • Feb 10

Some Kind of Hate: A Night of Supernatural Happenings

Part of our Staff Picks series. Picked and presented by Alice Maenad

Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer

A bullied teenager is sent to a reform school where he accidentally summons the spirit of a girl, herself a victim of bullying, who takes vengeance on his tormentors.

Alice Lith brings on friends from Devil's Playground and Infinite Room to summon the Mind's Eye Academy, the New Age reform school from the world of the film, who will present this screening. There's been a change in management and direction after the unfortunate events presented in the film. Mind's Eye Academy will offer a special performance/meditation on the cleansing of anger before the film. We must realign ourselves with Earth and Sky, and when better than during a full moon in Leo and a lunar eclipse? A talkback with co-writer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer, also hosted by the Mind's Eye Academy, will follow.

Coming Soon • Feb 13

SOLD OUT: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

SOLD OUT!

This film is a part of our Black Stories series.

Featuring a Q & A with Nikky Finney, National Book Award Winning Poet and Professor of Creative Writing and Southern Letters, African American Studies in the Department of English Language and Literature.

Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement—Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them—the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this footage is illuminated in a mosaic of images, music and narration chronicling one of our nation’s most indelible turning points.

This screening is presented for free thanks to our partnership with SC Humanities. Reservations for 10 or more tickets are considered group sales, and must be reserved through the office. Please contact us at info@nickelodeon.org or call the Operations Manager at 803-978-1614 to make your reservations. In the occurrence of a sold out screening, reservations unclaimed by 5 minutes prior to the screening start time are forfeit to guests on the wait list.

Coming Soon • Feb 14

Shakespeare in Love

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. This screening will be in partnership with the CMA, as part of their Valentine's Day evening program (also including dinner, wine, and a stroll around their newest exhibit).

Coming Soon • Feb 20

SOLD OUT! Fruitvale Station

SOLD OUT!

This film is a part of our Black Stories series.

Featuring a Q & A with Napoleon Wells, an American author, psychologist, speaker and activist noted for writing A Field Negroes Handbook.

The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

This screening is presented for free thanks to our partnership with SC Humanities. Reservations for 10 or more tickets are considered group sales, and must be reserved through the office. Please contact us at info@nickelodeon.org or call the Operations Manager at 803-978-1614 to make your reservations. In the occurrence of a sold out screening, reservations unclaimed by 5 minutes prior to the screening start time are forfeit to guests on the wait list.

Coming Soon • Feb 23

Magic Hour

Now accepting submissions for Magic Hour III: Love
Thursday, February 23 2017

Magic Hour is a variety show full of original talent, be it short films, music videos, theatre pieces, docs--anything under 10 minutes. There's no censorship, it's free to enter, and all are welcome! Hosted by local scallywags, Pedro and Rupert, Magic Hour promises to be a night of wonder, with a variety of entertainment and surprises that you can't find anywhere else.

Coming Soon • Feb 26

Red Carpet Awards Party

Join us February 26, 8:00 pm for our annual Red Carpet Awards Party!

We're coming up on the most wonderful time of the year again! That's right, award season is just around the corner and what's an award ceremony without a viewing party? Join us for a night of glamour, libations, and some good old-fashioned cheeky, always hilarious, commentary!

Hosted by the inimitable Larry Hembree and Patti O'Furniture.

This event is sponsored by Vow with catering provided by Bourbon.

Coming Soon • Feb 27

SOLD OUT: The Fits

SOLD OUT!

This film is a part of our Black Stories series.

Featuring a Q & A with founder of CA Johnson's The Ladies of Gold & current leader of Benedict College's flagline, Divine Silk, Sheree Nelson. The Q & A will be moderated by Nikky Finney, a National Book Award Winning Poet and Professor of Creative Writing and Southern Letters, African American Studies in the Department of English Language and Literature.

While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.

This screening is presented for free thanks to our partnership with SC Humanities. Reservations for 10 or more tickets are considered group sales, and must be reserved through the office. Please contact us at info@nickelodeon.org or call the Operations Manager at 803-978-1614 to make your reservations. In the occurrence of a sold out screening, reservations unclaimed by 5 minutes prior to the screening start time are forfeit to guests on the wait list.

Coming Soon • Feb 28

The Armor of Light

Director: Abigail Disney

The journey of Evangelical minister, Reverend Rob Schenck, to find the moral strength to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America while many long-time friends and colleagues warn him to stay away from this issue. The minister meets an Evangelical mother, Lucy McBath, who has just lost her son to gun violence. The two become allies through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they attempt to persuade others to consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens.

Film will feature discussion with Lucy McBath and Reverend Rob Schenck.

This film is presented in partnership with the Faith Coalition on Gun Violence.

Coming Soon • Mar 3–Mar 9

A United Kingdom

Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.

Coming Soon • Mar 3

Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega)

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

Grief-struck after the death of his wife, a young man attempts to keep her with him forever - by gutting her, stuffing her and replacing her eyes with glass eyes, turning her into a doll. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning.

Coming Soon • Mar 8

Fire at Sea

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

Situated some 200 km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.

Coming Soon • Mar 25

Tupac: Resurrection

This film is a part of our Sound & Vision series in partnership with Drip (Records).
Featuring a live intro performance by Free Society Hip Hop Collective.

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

Coming Soon • Mar 29

Exclusive Early Screening: Tell Them We Are Rising

From the director of Freedom Riders and The Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution comes a new documentary & multimedia project shares stories of Historically Black Colleges and Universities pivotal to our national identity. We are excited to present a special early screening of this film before its formal release!

Join us for a special Q&A with director Stanley Nelson to be moderated by President of Voorhies College, Cleveland Sellers. Mr. Sellers is a veteran civil rights activist who helped lead the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

This event is brought to you in partnership with the History Center and the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina.

Coming Soon • Apr 7

Road House

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

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.