Series & Events

April 12-15, 2018

Indie Grits

Indie Grits is happening April 12-15, 2018. What started as a DIY festival for a tight-knit and dedicated audience, Indie Grits has grown into a staple of the city’s cultural life, giving novice to advanced media makers a venue for sharing their interest in independent media making, while also giving thousands of visitors and locals access to a progressive cultural life unmatched in the Southeast.

For the Record

In the face of a 24-hour news cycle rife with punditry and accusations of fakery, the subjects of truth and evidence remain more vital and contested than ever. Motivated by a curiosity about how and when images are accepted as fact, “For the Record” presents a combination of new and classic documentary films that explore and interrogate cinematic realism.

Recognizing the important role that history plays in shaping our communities, this season the Nickelodeon invites you to join us for thought-provoking films and conversations about the forces that mediate our encounters with the past and influence our decisions for the future.

Special thanks to our series sponsor:
Susan Thorpe and John Baynes
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Girls to the Front

Girls, femmes, and friends of all ages come to the front!

This May, the Nick joins with Unsweetened Magazine and Girls Rock Columbia to invite punks, princesses, and everyone in between to celebrate friendship and creativity. Join us for a lineup helmed by women directors that declare once and for all that it is camaraderie, not competition, that defines us.

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OUT Here

This April, the Nick is launching OUT Here– a new community-curated and monthly LGBTQ series screening films of all genres.

"What was the first gay film you saw? What was the first gay film that changed your life, made you laugh, broke your heart, lifted your imagination, gave you hope? Those are some of the films we want to see."
- Ed Madden, Director of Women's & Gender Studies,
Department of English Language and Literature

Support provided by:

SC Equality PAC
Famously Hot South Carolina Pride
South Carolina Gay + Lesbian Business Guild
Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA
Darryl Cooper
John Lucas
Robert Keenan and Brian Chen
Lula Drake
Dr. Ed Madden and Bert Easter
Larry Hembree and Joe Hudson
James Hendrick and Richard Irwin

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Silver Screen Studies

"Silver Screen Studies" is a recurring screening and discussion series that pairs films with special presentations by scholars and cinema experts. Whether you are a seasoned cinephile or just film-curious you'll enjoy these classics that everyone deserves to see on the big screen.
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Foreign Focus

Foreign Focus is a monthly series screening the best contemporary films from across the globe. As a space for cultural enrichment, we understand how essential it is to expose our audiences to different realities and perspectives. With the creation of our new series Foreign Focus, we want our audience to explore the world through striking images and thought provoking content.

Foreign Focus will transport you to awe-inspiring places where you will witness different traditions and be fascinated by the infinite ways human beings interact throughout the world.

Foreign Focus is sponsored by:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman
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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.
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Staff Picks

Those smiling young whippersnappers handing over your small popcorn and soda are more than just employees here at the Nick: they are the source of our theater’s charm and personality. With Staff Picks, the lovely, hard-working cinephiles will showcase their favorite films for the Nick community. In this series, a staff member will take over one of our screens, with free rein to make it a night of their own. Combining sure-fire hits and cinematic classics, the program invites you to connect with the Nickelodeon squad in all its diverse and eccentric glory!
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