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Cinematic Lives at The Nick

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - April 15 @ 10:00 pm

Join The Nick and the Columbia Museum of Art for a two-part series exploring themes in the CMA exhibition Interior Lives: Modern American Spaces, 1890–1945. See two films from the 1940s, Citizen Kane and Meet Me in St. Louis, followed by talkbacks featuring CMA Senior Curator Michael Neumeister, who created the exhibition, and Laura Major, collections manager at USC’s Moving Image Research Collections.

On April 2, gather at The Nick for a screening of Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles), long regarded as one of the best American films of all time. It follows the mystery of Charles Foster Kane’s tragic death through interviews and flashbacks spanning from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. Famous for its groundbreaking cinematography, the film employed the use of deep focus, an innovation where foreground, midground, and background all remained in focus. This technique allowed the filmmaker to highlight the various interior spaces that Kane inhabited throughout his life, from his modest childhood home to his ostentatious final abode, Xanadu.

On April 15, gather at The Nick for a screening of the Judy Garland classic Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincent Minelli), a film that follows the everyday lives of the Smiths, an upper middle-class family living in St. Louis at the turn of the 20th century. Much of the story takes place in the interior spaces of the Smith’s Victorian home, where the four Smith sisters navigate love, life, and family in an ever-changing America. The film also displays many of the technological advances leading up to the 1904 World’s Fair.

Tickets are $15 / $12 for Nick and CMA members with discount code ‘member3’. Tickets: https://nickelodeon.org/series/cinematic-lives/


April 2 @ 6:30 pm
April 15 @ 10:00 pm
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Nickelodeon Theater
1607 Main Street
Columbia, SC United States
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