“Art Docs,” a series of curated films about art, begins Tuesday at The Nickelodeon Theatre.
The series will feature five different films ranging in topics from Pablo Picasso to land art to street photography. Each film will be coupled with performances or conversations with artists or filmmakers relative to the film.
The Nick will screen Art Docs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 26 – Feb. 23, beginning with “Station to Station,” a cross-country compilation of one-minute films made by artists riding a train from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Each screening is $10, or $9 for students. Get a free screening with the purchase of a $40 series pass, $30 for Nickelodeon Theatre members. For more information visit nickelodeon.org/series/art-docs/.
Upcoming films are:
Feb. 2, “Everybody Street:” Features New York street photographers and their efforts to capture the ever-changing history of the medium and the city itself.
Feb. 9, “The Mystery of Picasso:” Watch Picasso take art from a sketch to a brushstroke to a masterpiece. This screening will be shown with the original soundtrack silenced, with live music accompaniment from local and regional bands.
Feb. 16, “!Women Art Revolution:” Follow feminist art history from its roots in 1960s counterculture to one of the most significant art movements of the late 20th century.
A short documentary about Columbia artist Michaela Pilar Brown directed by Roni Nicole Henderson will accompany this screening.
Feb. 23, “Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art:” A gallery is too small for a group of rebel artists who use the land as their canvas. Local artists Seth Gadsden and Lauren Greenwald will screen a short documentary about their personal experiences with land art alongside the feature film.