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 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!
The Love Witch
Alice Lilitu's Staff Pick!
Featuring a live "love spell" performance by Devil's Playground.*
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder.
With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, The Love Witch explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.
Directed by Anna Biller.
*Devil's Playground is a diabolic witchcraft collective employing noise, performance, and the pop imaginary toward anti-imperialist malefica.
[caption id="attachment_6797" align="aligncenter" width="273"] Talismanic poster art by Maxima Mith.[/caption]