Series & Events

April 20-23, 2017

Indie Grits

Indie Grits is happening April 20 – 23, 2017. 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.

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Indie Grits Visiones

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Through the theme Visiones, we seek not only to bring Latinx culture into the light, but also to celebrate it. Visiones will provide new opportunities to redefine Latinx and Latin American culture and make a new vision for the future possible. We have an amazing slate of events, music acts, and films lined up this year, so make sure to head to indiegrits.com to check out our full schedule!
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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
Nekki Shutt and Francie Kleckley
Darryl Cooper
John Lucas
Robert Keenan and Brian Chen
Lula Drake
Dr. Ed Madden and Bert Easter
Larry Hembree and Joe Hudson

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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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First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion

The First Friday of every month THE FIRST FRIDAY LOWBROW CINEMA EXPLOSION will bring you the finest in philistine sleaze at 11pm at the Nickelodeon Theatre. Curated by Columbia's Top Creep, Christopher Bickel, THE FIRST FRIDAY LOWBROW CINEMA EXPLOSION brutalizes Columbia with the tackiest of the tacky, the vulgarest of the vulgar and the basest of the base. You've been warned, you are doomed, and on the FIRST FRIDAY nothing can save you.
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Magic Hour

Now accepting submissions for Magic Hour IV

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.
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