The Center for the Documentary at the College of Charleston loves documentaries. Since 2005, they’ve been making them and promoting them, and on Tues. Feb. 17, they’re presenting a free viewing of two of the year’s best at the American Theater. In anticipation of the Academy Awards on Feb. 22, they’re showing two of the 15 nominated films: Man on Wire and Encounter at the End of the World. With a screening at 6 p.m., Man on Wire is about French tightrope walker Philippe Petit, who staged a highly illegal walk between the Twin Towers in 1974. Then at 8 p.m., Encounters at the End of the World follows filmmaker Werner Herzog to Antarctica to capture its landscape’s rarely-seen beauty. At the end of the night, viewers can vote for their favorite film, and a raffle will be drawn for someone to win a copy of that film. Concessions will be for sale at the theater. —Erica Jackson Tue., Feb. 17, 6 & 8 p.m. Free, (843) 737–9225. American Theater, 446 King St. (843) 722-3456.