Indie Grits Picks 2017

Columbia’s annual Indie Grits film & arts festival runs this Thursday April 20th through Sunday April 23rd.  Here are our picks…

THURSDAY April 20th…

Never Came Back,  a black and white feature film observing the return of an African-American father after long-term incarceration to an ambivalent family.  Screens at 1:30pm at the Nickelodeon Theatre, 81 minutes.

El Sur screens a block of short films that capture the Latinx experience in the the South.  Latinx, as in gender non-conforming, neither Latina or Latino Screens Thursday April 20th at 4:30pm at the Nickelodeon Theater and also Saturday April 22nd 3pm at the RCPL Library.

The Ties that Bind a thoughtful documentary examines a woman’s  gradual acceptance of her trans woman sister.  Screens at 6:30pm at the Nickelodeon Theatre.

Cairo in One Breath, a documentary that captures the political and cultural tumult of Cairo in the weeks approaching Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak’s fall.  Screens at 7PM at the Nickelodeon. 80 Min

FRIDAY April 21st…
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry documentary offers an intimate portrait of the poet and environmental activist. Screens at 7:10PM at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  Also screening Sunday after at 3:45PM.  82 min.

ALSO

Moments of Campaign is a a frank and stark documentary that follows  the 2013 reelection campaign of populist Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa with resonating parallels for our own politics today. Screens 5PM at Nickelodeon Theatre. 52 min.

Gallery Talk with Santiago Echeverry  5PM-6:30PM at Columbia Museum of Art.  Echeverry, a Columbian born multimedia artist will discuss Cabaret: Unsung Heroes, a series of three-dimensional portraits and video art pieces about the LGBTQ+ community and its allies on display at the Columbia Museum of Art.

SATURDAY April 22nd…

Femme Frontera, a series of narrative and documentary shorts from Latina filmmakers living along the US-Mexico border.  Screens at 12:30PM at the Nickelodeon Theatre.

Room of Bones is a documentary following forensic anthropologists attempting to identify victims’  bones drawn from El Salvador’s innumerable mass graves amidst ever spiraling gang violence.  Screens at 3:30PM at the Nickelodeon Theatre.  60min.

Don Chico Con Alas (Don Chico with Wings).  Mexican theatrical troupe Facto Teatro presents a traditional paper theatre tale of Don Chico who tires of his routine long walk and fashions a pair of wings to cover the distance.  Performances that will appeal to the young and the young at heart at 11AM and 3PM at the Columbia Marionette Theatre, 401 Laurel St. Columbia.  $5 admission at the door.

El Sur screens a block of short films that capture the Latinx experience in the the South.  Latinx, as in gender non-conforming, neither Latina or Latino.  Screens 3pm at the RCPL Library.

SUNDAY April 23rd…

An Outrage.  Crisp monochrome cinematography, thought-provoking interviews with scholars, and rarely-seen archival photographs document the rise of lynching in the postbellum South.  Traveling to six different lynching sites around the South, with African-American historians, community activists, and descendants of lynching victims seeking to excavate the racist motivations behind this appalling practice.  Screens at 1:30PM at Nickelodeon Theatre.  33 min.

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry documentary offers an intimate portrait of the poet and environmental activist. Screens at 3:45PM.  82 min.

Tempestad. A striking expressionistic documentary follows the reflections of Miriam, wrongfully imprisoned on trumped up charges of human trafficking in her native México, grapples with the violence she endured behind bars, while Adela–a circus clown–longs for her missing daughter, gone some ten years.  Screens at 2pm at the Nickelodeon Theatre. 105 min.

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