Virtual Screening Room
The Nickelodeon Theatre, in partnership with independent distributors, now bring you Virtual Screening Rooms! Enjoy all the indie films you miss – from home! We will bring you new and exciting indie and foreign films that are not currently available on any VOD platform, for about the same price as your regular movie ticket. This is an exciting adaptation to our theatrical experience, and an important way for the Nick to continue generating income during these difficult times (yup, we get a cut of your ticket sale).
Sit back, pop some corn, and join us from your home!
Thank you for your continued support and patience with this new initiative.
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The Virtual Screening Room is sponsored by George Wolfe. Thank you, George!
In a crime-noir about the urban child-soldier, Akilla Brown captures a fifteen-year-old Jamaican boy in the aftermath of an armed robbery. Over one grueling night, Akilla confronts a cycle of generational violence he thought he escaped
New French Shorts 2021
Back by popular demand! This annual showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France includes the Oscar-nominated animated short Genius Loci and César Award winners And Then the Bear and So What if the Goats Die? Boasting festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, and beyond, this feature-length program of delightful, funny, charming, and provocative French shorts is sure to fill you with joie de vivre.
New French Shorts 2021 is made available through Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy."France has always been the heart of cinematic art... The seven short films have a remarkable, multicultural range." - Charles Ealy, Sightlines Austin
A ROCKY-esque tale of determination and grit, PLATFORM follows three Iranian sisters as they compete to become international champions of Wushu, a Chinese martial art. The sisters' thrilling underdog story explores not only their dedicated training but also their surprising place in society as they challenge traditional gender roles on the path to success. Iranian cinema has a rich, varied, and self-aware texture. While one might expect the strictures of a theocratic state to impinge creative output, these very restrictions push filmmakers to extraordinary lengths to tell stories with unique, even revolutionary methods. PLATFORM explores the unique and extraordinary tale of three sisters rejecting the assumptions placed upon them to become masters of Wushu, a Chinese martial art. They are not free from the conservatism of their country - they are forced to cover themselves entirely, unlike their opponents - but they do not shy from these problems, and succeed in spite of them. PLATFORM is more than a simple telling of a sporting success story, it is an inspirational, motivational film about what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.”
Sheep Without a Shepherd
A re-make of the Indian/Malaysian film Drishyam, this Chinese box-office blockbuster is a Hollywood-esque cat-and-mouse crime thriller. Working family man and self-described movie-geek Li (Xiao Yang) is thrown into a battle of wits with the law after his daughter accidentally kills, and his wife hurriedly buries, a fellow student who had sexually molested her. The dead boy’s father is an ambitious politician, and his mother (Twin Peaks’ Joan Chen) is La Wen, a steely-eyed, morally corrupt police chief. Utilizing his encyclopedic knowledge of crime cinema, Li concocts a complicated alibi but for La Wen, the crime is personal, and she smells a coverup. An inventive twisty-plotted tale of blackmail, murder, and justice, and the two families caught up in the deadly game.
Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and delinquent adolescence; forced to grow up fast to become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Indigenous uprising known as The Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.