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Nickelodeon Annual Report


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Nickelodeon Annual Report


 

937 Main Facade before its closing in August 2012.

 
 

Move the Nick campaign outside the new 1607 Main location, 2012.

Welcome

"Five years ago, we opened our doors on the 1600 block of Main Street. The Nick’s been a Columbia standby since 1979 so we weren’t exactly the new kids in town, but in a new theatre on a mostly empty city block, we sure felt like it.

We “moved up Main” to grow as an organization and as a community, and each year we’ve found new ways to fulfill that promise. Some were changes you may have noticed—a new theater upstairs, a shining marquee, and even an education center. We invited you to meet our new Theatre Director, Alison Kozberg, and celebrated Andy Smith’s rise as CEO of the Columbia Film Society (CFS). We created Indie Grits Labs to strengthen our education programs and focus on new ways to expand our artistic services and the Indie Grits Festival.

All of these were changes you could see, but you might not know about the behind the scenes—how our budget has increased in the past five years, how our membership has continued to grow, or just how many buckets of popcorn we’ve doled out; this is what our annual report is all about. We invite all of you to see how far we have come and where we are headed."

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– John P. Boyd
Board of Directors,
Nickelodeon Theatre


Phase 1

Construction of downstairs
and the Frank Cox Theater

Facade of 1607 Main during Indie Grits, 2015. 

A finished downstairs theater during Indie grits 2013 puppet slam!

A finished downstairs theater during Indie grits 2013 puppet slam!

1607 Main lobby during Phase I consruction. 

Lobby crowd before the keynote speech with favianna roddriguez, april 2017. 

Progress on downstairs theater construction, March 2012. 

Progress on downstairs theater
construction, March 2012. 

 

 

Upstairs theater, 2011.

Upstairs theater construction, 2015.

 

Upstairs theater premiere during first night, April 2015.

 

Phase 2

Construction of upstairs
and the Blue Cross Blue Shield
of South Carolina Theater

blueprint plans for upstairs renovation

blueprint plans for upstairs renovation

progress on the upstairs office construction, 2015. 

progress on the upstairs office construction, 2015. 


 

Economic impact

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celebrating the noche de visiones festivities on the 1600 block of main street, april 2017.

celebrating the noche de visiones festivities on the 1600 block of main street, april 2017.

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Our attendees spend an average of $26 every time they visit the Nick. With over 64,000 visitors this past year, we contributed to over $1.6 million in economic activity for our neighborhood, and over $4.6 million since we’ve moved to Main Street.

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michael's cafe customers during indie grits 2015.

michael's cafe customers during indie grits 2015.

Ca Johnson marching band relaxing at boyd plaza, april 2015.

Ca Johnson marching band relaxing at boyd plaza, april 2015.

 
 
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soda city market, april 2015. 

 
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Indie Grits Labs


Indie Grits Labs


looking back at
Indie Grits

2013 – the first indie grits at 1607 Main Street

2013 – the first indie grits at 1607 Main Street

 
2013 cinemovements with the sc philharmonic

2013 cinemovements with the sc philharmonic

2013 was the first time Indie Grits was hosted at the new Nickelodeon Theatre at 1607 Main Street. 

In it's seventh year, Indie Grits had grown to present an array of cultural events– expanding our partnerships with the Spork in Hand Puppet Slam, the SC Philharmonic, and continuing to grow our special event programming. 

2013 block party outside the new nickelodeon theatre

2013 block party outside the new nickelodeon theatre


2014 was the first year of the Weekly Revue, the first year of featuring an artist-in-residence (Amada Cassingham-Bardwell), and we expanded our music programming–bringing in Of Montreal to headline the big music event at the Columbia Museum of Art.  

2014 - first year of the weekly revue featuring toby lou.

2014 - first year of the weekly revue featuring toby lou.

2014 opening night party

2014 opening night party

 
2014 – of montreal performing at the columbia museum of art

2014 – of montreal performing at the columbia museum of art


 
2015 resident Artist antoine williams

2015 resident Artist antoine williams

2015 resident artist sleeper

2015 resident artist sleeper

2015 resident artist gabrielle duggan installing her piece, resound in the nick theatre stairwell.

2015 resident artist gabrielle duggan installing her piece, resound in the nick theatre stairwell.

Future Perfect

As Indie Grits has expanded and grown over the past nine years to cover art, film, music, and tech, we became more and more interested in the cross-sections between these different disciplines. We saw these overlapping areas as the future of the festival. With the future in mind, we created an integrated multimedia experience built around a central theme that would push our artists, filmmakers, designers, and programmers to explore challenging new ideas. The 2015 theme was Future Perfect. The theme was a starting point, an abstract concept, a pair of words in need of physical space.

2015 muralist-in-residence trek matthews

2015 muralist-in-residence trek matthews


 
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Waterlines

"Celebrating ten years of indie grits, we wanted to highlight Columbia’s defining feature–the lines of water coursing through our city built on rivers. those broad and deep imprints have long shaped the community’s culture and development. But in early October of 2015, those rivers took a violent and unexpected turn. After historic rainfall, man-made dams failed, water lines streaked unexpectedly across urban landscapes, and we saw our neighbors’ homes submerged, our community changed overnight.

Changing our original concept, we gathered a group of local and regional artists to explore these new relationships with our waterways and assist with the healing of our strong community. This group of artists formed Waterlines and was challenged to create new works in film, performance, transmedia, and public art, all commissioned by the Nickelodeon Theatre."

- Seth Gadsden,
Director of Indie Grits Labs

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Visiones

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"Visiones focuses on individual visions for the future of the Southern Latinx community and Latin Americans around the world. In today’s climate it’s crucial for Latin Americans to redefine our place in the art world and society, and spread knowledge of the depth of our culture through the creative arts. Through the project Visiones, our main objective is to celebrate Latin American culture, shed light on our stories, and proudly showcase our role in shaping new Southern culture."

– Amada Torruella,
Visiones Co-curator

mighty latinas! performance during noche de visiones

mighty latinas! performance during noche de visiones

"It was an honor to be included in Indie Grits 2017. The mission of our film collective, Femme Frontera, aligned perfectly with that of Visiones, which is to create exhibition opportunities for work that frequently gets overlooked, most especially films made by Latinx filmmakers. The filmmakers, festival goers, performers, and organizers were so warm and welcoming, and the whole event felt very communal. I not only made good connections, but great friends. It was a truly memorable experience."

– Angie Tures
Founder of Femme Frontera
Filmmaker Showcase

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Partnering Organizations

Appleseed Legal Justice Center
Palmetto Luna Arts
PASOs
Richland County Library
One Columbia for Arts & History
Oaxaca Film Festival
Austin Film Society
O Cinema Miami

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DACA Voices

Indie Grits Labs teamed up with South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center to develop a series of interviews to allow for Deferred Action on Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients to share their stories and communicate with lawmakers and congressmen who play a tremendous role in shaping their uncertain future.

Decisively human and apolitical, DACA Voices presents a series of urgent testimonies, as a plea for reason, offering a glimpse into the experiences of undocumented youth.

 
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Thank you to our sponsors:

City of Columbia
Richland County
Surdna Foundation
Andy Warhol Foundation
for the Visual Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences
SC Humanities
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
The Nord Family Foundation
 

South Carolina Arts Commission
Palmetto Luna Arts
One Columbia for Arts and History
South Carolina Parks, Recreation & Tourism
BlueCross BlueShield of SC
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
McDaniels Subaru of Columbia
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Elizabeth and Whit Slagsvol
Tracy and Eddie Jones
McDaniels Volkswagon of Columbia
Governor's School for the Arts Foundation
Reel South / South Carolina ETV
South Carolina Film Commission / Indie Grants
KW Beverage

Reel South / South Carolina ETV
South Carolina Film Commission / Indie Grants
KW Beverage
Consulate of Mexico in Raleigh, NC
Bank of America
Cinelandia
The Whig
Hunter Gatherer
ABC Columbia / WOLO
Embassy of Colombia in Washington DC


Education

 
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“This year Indie Grits Labs two main after school programs. Come Around My Way and TakeBreakMake focused on the same theme: the self." 

"We reside in a world that constantly bombards us with an emphasis on productivity and efficiency. After all, that’s often how our importance is measured and for the students of these two programs, those subjects have different, but still very serious consequences. With survival, identity, and success at stake, we encouraged the students to explore the inner workings of their own minds in order to flesh out creative ideas and craft short films that reflect their fears and joys. Both classes relied heavily on discussion with topics including politics, the current social climate, hopes for the future, and the daily life of being a high school student. This sharing of powerful perspectives shaped the direction of the assigned projects, effectively creating a student guided creative environment. It also allowed us all to get to know each other better. Vulnerability played an important role this year as a way of engaging with students and helping them navigate their creative projects. One of the top priorities this year was forming a brave space where students felt comfortable thinking openly and creating. From students’ projects, it’s clear we were successful in accomplishing that. With the careful combination of class discussion, hands on video production and dedication, the students of Come Around My Way and TakeBreakMake were able to create some amazing thought provoking pieces.”

— Mahkia Greene (Instructor),
Bonnie Harris-Lowe,
and Audria Byrd (Education Interns)


Come Around My Way

 
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Support provided by:

Richland School District One
South Carolina Arts Commission
Nord Family Foundation
Becky & Kevin Lewis

 
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"In January, TakeBreakMake attended the 29th annual Creating Change Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Scotti Jones, Danny Flores, Sarah Hinnant, and Dana Dixon were chosen to be youth representatives at Creating Change, where they attended various workshops on everything from privilege and power in movement spaces to the contemporary Latinx experience. They also screened original TBM projects and led audiences through a “Rainbow Story” exercise based on their film TrUth, where participants were invited to assemble multi-colored collages out of original poetry written on construction paper. This unprecedented opportunity reaffirmed what the students of TBM already knew to be true: that art is transformational, and an indispensable tool in bettering our communities."

– Mahkia Greene,
From Nick Mag Issue #009

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Support provided by:

Harriet Hancock LGBT Center
University of South Carolina Women and Gender Studies Program


Mega MediaLab

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Our weekly middle school program, Mega MediaLab, centers around weekly critically engaging media screenings of contemporary and historical films, music videos, news programs, commercials, and other forms of current media. Each screening includes post film discussions and critical thinking/writing exercises that enrich students’ study of literature, social studies, science, world languages, and the visual and performing arts. This program also provides students with a basic understanding of the languages of film and media: Camera, Editing, Sound & Script. Education faculty as well as guest speakers provide a social, historical, cultural, and aesthetic context for the media content and facilitate post-screening discussion. After post-screening discussions, students break into groups to collaborate, write and present new content for the current media in discussion.

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Media
Literacy Labs

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"This summer the media education team at Indie Grits Labs is creating a new series of media literacy labs. The new program consists of three major parts: CineLab, MediaLab, and StoryLab. All three labs include screenings, post-screening discussions, and critical thinking exercises that introduce students to the skills needed to navigate contemporary screen culture."

– Seth Gadsden,
Director of Indie Grits Labs


 
 

High School Horror Film Camp

Instructors:
Jordan Young,
Steffi Brink

 


Stop Motion Animation Camp

Instructors:
Lillian Burke,
Shelby Geter

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Program Highlights


Program Highlights


the past 5 years
in programming


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Civil Rights Sundays

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights
activities in Columbia.


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A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck: A Celebration of Stanley Donen


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Burn to Shine

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the burning of Columbia and the beginning of reconstruction.


Art Docs

Featuring original works created
for the series by local filmmakers.
 

"Painting, sculpture, and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues." These fiery words from the enigmatic land artist, Robert Smithson, act as the guiding voice behind our dynamic series, Art Docs.

– Seth Gadsden,
Series Curator

Nikky Finney
Guest Curated Series

"The biggest idea that ran through the great political and cultural movements of the 60's and 70's was the quest and question of freedom. What does it mean to be free? Can freedom be given to you? Can it be promised? When found should it be taken with two hands and run down the field? Each of these films speaks to that question and that search. I have become the woman and writer that I am because of my own search for what freedom looks, sounds, feels like. What I know now, after living in a world for so long that fears the power of truth, that has taught us to hunger for power and control, over insight and understanding, is my search for freedom goes on.”

– Nikky Finney, Series Curator


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Daughters

2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the 1991 release of Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash, the first feature length film directed by an African-American woman to receive wide theatrical distribution.
 

To celebrate and explore the film’s legacy, the Nickelodeon presented Daughters: Celebrating Emerging Female Filmmakers of Color, a three-day film festival featuring works by a select group of contemporary female filmmakers of color.

 
 

"A good piece of literature grows in us as we grow. As our wisdom and experience expand and alter our steps in this life, stories that were planted in us while we watched them unaware of their profundity, will indeed blossom. For me, Daughters of the Dust has blossomed many times. At first, it was simply a delight to see families like my own on screen. A strong matriarch who knew the old ways and loved her family with fervor was a kindred to my own grandmother with her stories and remedies.

As I dove into an understanding of story structure, point of view and voice, Daughters offered alternatives to the Western story structure and authenticated the dialect of our people post-slavery in America. As I studied the spirituality and rich mores of West Africa and the retention of those values in America in spite of slavery, the film once again offered a transcendent view of the power of the African spirit. 

Now, with camera in hand, I find myself again, as a daughter on the continuum of matriarchal storytellers, the keepers of our ancestral memory, with a duty to tell our stories and commemorate our survival."

– Roni Nicole Henderson,
Festival Co-Curator, Filmmaker

 
 
 

This festival was made possible by support from Nikky Finney and the African American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina.

Additional support by:

Fortitude Foundation and the Richland County Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., South Carolina Humanities, and South Carolina Arts Commission


 
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Foreign Focus

Foreign Focus is a monthly series screening the best contemporary films from across the globe.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.

 

Amada Torruella's Top 3
Foreign Focus Selections

 
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Neon Bull

October 5, 2016

"Neon Bull is the type of film that never makes it to mainstream media; characterized by powerful filmmaking and thought provoking subjects, this stunning Brazilian feature showcases androgynous characters that completely defy the viewer’s gender expectations."

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Fire at Sea

March 18, 2017

"The refugee crisis has shaken our world on a political, socio-economic and environmental scale, with Fire at Sea, our audience witnessed a key chapter in this historic exodus, proving Foreign Focus is a space for global documentaries."

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Maestro!

October 12, 2016

"In Maestro! classical music takes the stage with the story of a prestigious Japanese orchestra. This screening presented the exciting opportunity to partner with the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta and the South Carolina Philharmonic."

Thank you to our sponsors:

Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman


Nick for America

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Nick for America was a four week political  that showcased different perspectives on the American electoral process. We partnered with the Free Times to bring journalists to participate in post film discussions moderated by editor Andy Shain.

Sponsored by Governor
and Mrs. James H. Hodges

 


Black Stories

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Black Stories captured moments that serve as milestones for an entire movement and explores them from a local and global perspective. Thanks to a generous partnership with SC Humanities, we were pleased to present all film screenings for free to the public so our community could come together to learn more abut key chapters in history, honor Black leaders, reflect on current challenges that concern all of us, and discover characters that inspire us.

Made possible by:
National Endowment for the Humanities
South Carolina Humanities



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Sound & Vision brings together siblings of form through a new music series in partnership with DRIP (records). In addition to screening both repertory and contemporary music films, local bands will perform live before each film, bringing a bit more action to Columbia's Saturday night.

Sponsored by Drip (Records)

 

 
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OUT Here

This April we launched 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

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"I’m a shark that can’t stop swimming with this and I don’t think being trans can ever truly remain static. I see a lot of other LGBTQ people doing something very similar, in a way something we’ve always done, traveling to the source of their own traditions to find whereto river runs next. I hope the movies we present in this series help us all get a little closer to finding that current.”

– Alice Lilitu, Nick Staff Member

Thank you to our sponsors:

SC Equality PAC
Famously Hot South Carolina Pride
South Carolina Gay + Lesbian Business Guild
Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA
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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Series Sponsors

Aaron and Andrea West

Burnette Shutt
& McDaniel, PA

Caroline Guitar Company

Darryl Cooper

David Whiteman
and Lee Jane Kaufman

Dr. Ed Madden
and Bert Easter

Dr. Gail Morrison

Drip Records

Famously Hot
South Carolina Pride

John Lucas

Larry Hembree
and Joe Hudson

Lula Drake

Paul and Jean Denman

Robert Keenan
and Brian Chen

SC Equality PAC

South Carolina Gay +
Lesbian Business Guild


Community Partnerships

Justice 360

South Carolina Philharmonic

Native American Film Festival

Columbia Museum of Art

Deckle Edge Literary Festival

Faith Coalition
on Gun Violence

The Watering Hole

PASOs

Refugee Task Force
of South Carolina

Appleseed Legal
Justice Center

Lexington Richland
District Five

Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc (MIRCI)

Richland School District One

Richland School District Two

United Way of the Midlands

Children's Trust of
South Carolina

The Columbia World
Affairs Council

The History Center

The South Carolina Humanities Council

The School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina

KW Beverage and Columbia Craft Beer Week

The Department of Languages, Literature, and Culture at USC

The School of Law at USC

The Jewish Community Council

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Attendance


Attendance


attendance
over 5 years

With attendance topping 64,000 this past year, this is our 8th straight year of attendance growth.

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The top 5 grossing
films over 5 years

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La La
Land
(FY 2016)

 
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Moonrise
Kingdom
(FY 2013)

 
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The Grand
Budapest Hotel
(FY 2014)

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Belle
(FY 2014)

 
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Selma
(FY 2015)


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Membership


Membership


 
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821 new members
this year


 

Q&A

Nick Member
Darryl Cooper

When did you first start coming to the Nick?

I first started coming to the Nick not long after it opened (way back in 1979). I was a USC freshman in 1978 so most of the films that I've seen at the Nick were in the old space on 937 Main. Though I loved the quaintness and intimacy of the old space, I don't miss those horrible seats.

Favorite thing about being a part of the Nick family?

I love the relationships and friendships I've built with the many wonderful people who've worked and volunteered at the theater over the years. 

Favorite concessions item?

Everyone at The Nick who knows me will certainly know my answer to this question. My favorite concession item is ... drum roll please...the popcorn!!! The Nick has the ABSOLUTE BEST POPCORN of any theater, anywhere!

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Q&A

Nick Member
Kristina Mandell

When did you first start coming to the Nick?

I started going to the Nick in the early eighties. I remember the cozy, funky vibe of the old space well. My fondest memories are all of the unconventional films I experienced in that intimate setting. Some that come to mind are Diva, Repo Man, and a Canadian animation film festival where I discovered Wallace and Gromit! It is the memory of a place that embodied my weird, funky, and wild child mentality– a safe space to be myself.

How long have you been a Nick member?

I think I have been a Nick member pretty consistently for about four years. My effort to remain a member became a goal when the Nick moved to the new location. I wanted to show support with that commitment.

What’s your favorite thing about being a part of the Nick family?

Being a part of the Nick family is a reflection of the community I want to be a part of. The mission of the programming and overall environment presented by the Nick shows a commitment to a deeper moral, ethical, inclusive, humanitarian, environmental, and arts-oriented society that embraces what I feel contributes to a richer cultural experience. It certainly adds quality and meaning to my life. And the staff rocks! The new location is so nice! It is my greatest indulgence.

 
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Volunteers


Volunteers


 
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Volunteer Spotlight

Mark Barrett

"I started as a volunteer at the old Main Street location and have tried to help out at least once a week. My favorite part of volunteering is the conversations with staff and customers. The Nick brings people together that have a passion for art, music, culture, and the human experience. The theatre really is a place of comfort for many local folks. We are family!

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Thank you to our Volunteers

Adrian Addison
Veronica Addison
Amy Austermiller
Kati Baldwin
Mark Barrett
Maddie Bennett
Frazier Bostic
Barbara Burton
Maris Burton
Zach Cardwell
Sandi Castillo
Jacob Dominy
Jane Donahue
Jemimah Ekeh
Eleanor Farrell
Nihan Fila
Will Finkelstein
Pat Fitzgerald
Jacory Frazier

Dominique Gadsden
Josie Gauthier
Shelby Geter
Cederick Gibbs
Toure Greene
Olivia Griffin
Theresa Harrison
Isabel Hayman
Gayle Hazzard
Lee Heckle
Ricardo Hernandez
Ramya Kappagantula
Andrew Kilgore
May Kirby
Cole Krietemeyer
Joe Kyle
Lisa Lazdins
Tim Liszewski
Beth Lowrey
 

Lynn Luc
Taylor Marcotte
Pat Mclaren
Tay Mealing
Kay Middleton
Caesar Nieto
Lauren Nix
Kaleb Partilla
Paige Pierce
Lee Porter
Justin Price
Lucy Quirk
Austin Reely
Kate Reynolds
Ari Robbins
DeBria Robinson
Mary Rogers
Suzanna Rooks
Mika Sakamoto
 

Alison Salisbury
Kara Shavo
Sara Shealy
Skyler Shealy
Brian Simmons
Linda Smith
Michael Stewart
Heidi Stone
Steven Tapia
Maya Tisdale
Donald Vieira
Bart Walrath
Maria Walrath
Jaime Evermann Walvoord
Carson West
Emily Wilkerson
Alex Wyatt
Debbie Yerkes
Danielle  

 
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Donors


Donors


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Granting
Organizations

Alliance for Full Acceptance

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Central Carolina Community Foundation

City of Columbia

Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties

DeVos Institute of Arts Management

 

Ford Foundation

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture

National Endowment for the Arts

The Nord Family Foundation

Richland County

South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Film Commission

South Carolina Humanities

South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Surdna Foundation


Corporate
Sponsors

Abacus Planning Group

Bank of America

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

The Braddock Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, P.A.

Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC

Colliers International

Columbia Museum of Art

Drip Records

First Citizens Bank

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA

Hunter Gatherer

KW Beverage

LTC Health Solutions

Lima Peruvian Restaurant

Main Street Public House

Mast General Store

McDaniels Subaru of Columbia

McDaniels Volkswagon of Columbia

Michael’s Café & Catering

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Pilates Bodies by Victoria

Rice Estates

Rogers Lewis Jackson Mann & Quinn, LLC

South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities

Spotted Salamander

Terra

The Whig

Thirsty Fellow

Trustus

VOW

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Finances


Finances


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Fiscal Year 2017

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$1,140,296.63
Total Income

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Team


Team


Board of Directors

John P. Boyd
President

Tracy Jones
Vice-President

Chris Controne
Treasurer

Lemuel Watson
Secretary

 

Sam Johnson
Member-at-Large

LynnStokes-Murray
Member-at-Large

Judy Battiste

Debbie Cohn

Amos Disasa

Nikky Finney

Toby Goodlett

Tracy Jones

Melanie Joseph

Bob Mason

Scott Middleton

Anne Postic

James E. Smith Jr.

Scottie Smith


Staff

Andy Smith
CEO, Columbia Film Society

Seth Gadsden
Director, Indie Grits Labs

Carrie Grebenc
Development Director

Alison Kozberg
Director, Nickelodeon Theatre

Kaitlin McKnight
Operations Manager

Amada Torruella
Programming Coordinator

Savannah Taylor
Designer,
Interactive Specialist

Pauline Arroyo
Marketing Coordinator

Micaela Arnett
Development Assistant

Pedro Lopez De Victoria
Programming Coordinator,
Indie Grits Labs

Mahkia Greene
Education Instructor,
Indie Grits Labs

Deborah Adedokun
Asst. Theater Manager

Steffi Brink
Asst. Theater Manager

Bree Burchfield
Asst. Theater Manager

Amanda Windsor
Asst. Theater Manager

Adrian Williams
Projectionist
Theater Staff

 

Theater Staff

Lillian Burke

Alycia Guevara

Danny Flores

Alice Lilitu

Josh Rainwater

Sean Shoppell

Anna Weller

Tobey Wilson

 


Interns

Max Thompson

Isabel Hayman

Shelby Geter

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About Us


About Us



About the Columbia Film Society (CFS)

Columbia Film Society (CFS) serves Columbia, SC, as a center for critical dialogue, anchored by the presentation of films that showcase the diversity, challenges, joy, and aspirations of its community. A destination for enjoyment, enrichment, and education, CFS provides the tools to make, interpret, appreciate, and teach the moving image in all its variety through its two arms: the Nickelodeon Theatre (“the Nick”) and Indie Grits Labs (“IG Labs”).