Indie Grits: The essentials

otaylor@thestate.comApril 10, 2013 

If you go

The Indie Grits Festival

When: Friday-April 21

Where: Films will be screened at Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St., and Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St. Related events held at various locations.

Tickets: $175 or $200 for a festival pass. Individual screening and event prices vary.

Information: www.indiegrits.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 12: OPENING PARTY

The Indie Grits opening party, from 7-10 p.m. Friday, is really a mini street festival. The free party will be held on the 1600 block of Main Street. Say Brother and The Royal Tinfoil will perform. There will also be a DJ, food trucks and beer and wine sales.

At Nickelodeon Theatre, there will be a 6 p.m. V.I.P. screening of “We Cause Scenes,” a feature film about Charlie Todd, the Columbia native who founded Improv Everywhere, a New York-based prank collective. Todd will do a talkback after the film. Admission is limited, with first serve to festival pass holders. Whole Foods Market will provide food. Other screenings: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 3:30 p.m. April 19 and 8 p.m. April 21 at Nickelodeon Theatre.

Find out more about Charlie Todd and his improvisational world in his interview with Otis Taylor

Other dates to consider

April 20: The Indie Grits Festival closing party. Details will be revealed during the festival.

April 21: Starting at 2 p.m., the winning films will be screened at the Nick in three, two-hour blocks. The festival ends with an encore showing of “We Cause Scenes” at 8 p.m.

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