Featured Series

From the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series

Examining the different ways Appalachia has been represented through film.

Following the success of the full capacity screening of our 50th anniversary of Appalshop’s STRANGER WITH A CAMERA screening in 2020, the Athena Cinema and partners present an exciting new film series on Appalachian culture and depictions in film.

The mission of the series is to connect Athens and the university community to the surrounding region by examining the different ways Appalachia has been represented through film. We seek to develop cultural competency and humility by showing viewers the way both the assets and challenges the region faces have been viewed by those who have the power to represent it on screen.

Short introduction/lectures will provide context for the film and introduce the underlying issues represented in film and other media. All events in the series are presented with free admission.

 

 

This series is sponsored by the 2023 Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Ohio Honors Program, Center for Campus and Community Engagement, Multicultural Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program, Athens County Public Libraries, University Libraries, Honors Tutorial College, Center for Advising, Career, and Experiential Learning, OHIO Fellows, and the Ohio Arts Council.

 

Upcoming From the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series Showings

From the Hills and Hollers: THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES with Dr. Tiffany Arnold

About the film When John Klein, a respected Washington Post journalist, and his wife Mary find the dream house they have been hunting for, life could hardly get better. Then on their... [read more]

First Viewing: October 13, 2022

From the Hills and Hollers: WE ARE MARSHALL with Associate Professor Nerissa Young

About the film A true story of tragedy, hope, and resilience comes to the screen in this sports drama. Huntington, WV, is home to Marshall University, a school where college football is... [read more]

First Viewing: November 10, 2022

From the Hills and Hollers: HOLLER with Director Nicole Riegel

About the film In a forgotten pocket of Southern Ohio where American manufacturing and opportunity are dying up, a determined young woman finds a ticket out when she is accepted to college.... [read more]

First Viewing: January 19, 2023

From the Hills and Hollers: DELIVERANCE with Jack Wright

About the film Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it’s dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they’ll never forget into... [read more]

From the Hills and Hollers: DARK WATERS with Harry Deitzler

About the film A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations. While trying to expose the truth, he... [read more]

First Viewing: March 17, 2023

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