MAIDEN

Director: Alex Holmes • Cast: Tracy Edwards, Jeni Mundy, Mikaela Von Koskull

THE FAREWELL

Director: Lulu Wang • Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders • Cast: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey

WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE

Director: Richard Linklater • Cast: Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Kristen Wiig

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MAIDEN

In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread... [read more]

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Todays Show Times: 2:555:157:259:35

THE FAREWELL

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given... [read more]

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Todays Show Times: 2:505:207:309:40

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her... [read more]

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Todays Show Times: 5:109:30

WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE

Based on the runaway bestseller, Where’d You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative... [read more]

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Todays Show Times: 2:457:20

Special Events

Athena Welcome Week Open House

Did you know there is an indie movie theater right on Court St.? Stop into the Athena Cinema at 20 S. Court St. and check out what we have to offer. Sign... [read more]

Welcome Week Movie Night

Welcome to the Athena Cinema, Bobcats! See your choice of one of our three new movies for FREE with your OHIO student ID! One-night-only on Wednesday, August 28th at 7:30! Brought to... [read more]

Sustainability Series: THE RIVER AND THE WALL

The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of... [read more]

One Night Only: PARIS IS BURNING

Sponsored by Ohio University’s LGBT Center and the University Programming Council (UPC), Paris is Burning explores the historical roots of drag culture and performance. This 1990 documentary, directed by Jennie Livingston, is an intimate and... [read more]

TRIAL BY JURY: THE CASE OF THE N-WORD

From its inception, The N-word has both empowered and demoralized, as if it is a core basis for assessing one’s character or root identification. Initially, its etymology conferred uniform contempt for black... [read more]

FIRST YEAR MFA SCREENINGS

First year students in the School of Film go through“boot camp.” They all take a prescribed series of classes in production, sound, editing, acting, directing, screenwriting, producing, and film studies. During this... [read more]

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LUCE

A liberal-minded couple, Amy and Peter Edgar, are forced to reconsider their image of their adopted son after they discover he has written an extremely disturbing essay for his class at... [read more]

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

Deemed the “enemy of the people” by our current president, journalism in America is on the chopping block. Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This... [read more]

THE LIGHTHOUSE

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.... [read more]

AFTER THE WEDDING

Isabel has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa is the multimillionaire head of a media company who lives with her artist husband and their... [read more]

THE NIGHTINGALE

THE NIGHTINGALE is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare, a 21-year-old Irish convict.... [read more]

DOWNTON ABBEY

The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house.... [read more]


The Athena Cinema hopes to play each of these films but they are not all confirmed. When a film is confirmed an arrival date will be added. Although it is unlikely, arrival dates may be shifted due to unforeseen circumstances.

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