The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s only non-profit art house film theater located at 1607 Main Street in Columbia, S.C., announces its plans for special programming outside of regularly schedule films for the first quarter of 2015.
Oscar-nominated short films: Audience members have the opportunity to see Academy Award-nominated short films.
- Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.: Narrative Oscar shorts
- Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m.: Documentary Oscar shorts
Docs Now: Each month, The Nick will screen a documentary as part of its Docs Now series, which will program documentary films with varying subject matters.
- Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.: Finding Fela – A look at the life and music of Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.
- March 9, 5:30 p.m.: A Will for the Woods – Determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet, a man prepares for his own green burial.
Civil Rights Sundays: As part of an ongoing partnership with Columbia SC63, the Nick will continue to host Civil Rights Sunday screenings bi-monthly.
- March 15, 2 p.m.: Demonstration by Victor Kossakovsky – Amidst mass strikes against Spain’s newly implemented austerity policies, Victor Kossakovsky leads thirty-two of his documentary filmmaking students into Barcelona’s streets. Demonstration sets the students’ footage against music from Ludwig Minkus’s Don Quixote, resulting in a “film ballet.”
Burn to Shine: a series of films curated to generate discussion surrounding the 150th anniversary of the burning of Columbia and the beginning of Reconstruction. The series, which will take place Jan. 19 – Feb. 16, 2015, will feature six different films, each followed by conversations with scholars or experts relative to the film.
- Jan. 19, 7 p.m.: Rebirth of a Nation, featuring discussion with director DJ Spooky.
- Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m.: Confederate State of America – with speaker Todd Shaw, associate professor of African American Studies at the University of South Carolina.
- Feb. 1, 3 p.m.: The Battle of Bull Run – Live musical accompaniment provided by students from the School of Music.
- Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m.: The Searchers – Introduced by Bob Brinkmeyer, director at the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina
- Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m.: Sherman’s March – with a post-film Skype conversation with director Ross McElwee.
- Feb. 11, 12 p.m.: Free lunchtime discussion on films regarding President Abraham Lincoln led by Tom Brown, Associate Professor of History at University of South Carolina.
- Feb. 15, 1 p.m.: Gone with the Wind
- Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m.: Gone with the Wind: REDUX, a program of short films by local filmmakers who recut the classic film.
Looking forward to the second quarter of 2014, The Nickelodeon Theatre plans the ninth annual Indie Grits Film Festival: Future Perfect for April 15-19. The theater also plans to finish construction and open its second, upstairs movie theater, additional office space and space for the organization’s Helen Hill Media Education Center.