Film Series

Art House Theater Day

Sunday, September 24

Over 150 independent, community-based, mission-driven movie theaters are offering special film programs as part of this nationwide celebration of the cultural and community growth that art house theaters promote. #AHTD2017


Martha & Niki

Starring: Martha Nabwire, Niki Tsappos

In French with English subtitles

In 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest street dance competition in the world, the Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time ever two women became World Champions in Hip Hop. This film depicts their love of dance and each other, even while their friendship put to the test.

  • Director: Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
  • Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

“Visual feast that skillfully intertwines a profound reflection on an art form with the inner journey of two compelling characters.”

– Variety



Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr., Ron Livingston, Tom Skerritt, Yvonne Huff

Special Advance Screening

Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky (Harry Dean Stanton) finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.

  • Director: John Carroll Lynch
  • Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“A stealthily affecting and unpretentiously thoughtful meditation on community and mortality, and existential dread and transcendence, in the form of a richly amusing shaggy-dog story that features Stanton’s finest performance since Paris, Texas.”

– Variety

Art House Theater Day celebrates the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a day to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists, and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience.