Featured Series

From the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series

The Athena Cinema is excited to introduce a new film series examining Appalachian culture and its depictions in film. Join us for four films that present both the assets and challenges the region faces when their stories are told by those who have the power to represent it on screen.

Short introductions will provide the audience context for the film and introduce the underlying issues represented in film and other media. These screenings can serve as an introduction to the region for students and dive into complex issues that continue in the place they live even today.

This series is sponsored by the Athena Cinema, OHIO Honors Program, the Center for Campus and Community Engagement, The Appalachian Rural Health Institute and Alden Library.

Admission to each showing is free, and tickets will be available in-person one week in advance.

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

In the Hills and Hollers: DELIVERANCE

Free admission, as part of the In the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series. Screening will be introduced by OU Film’s Jack Wright. About the film Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee... [read more]

First Viewing: February 18, 2021

In the Hills and Hollers: JUNEBUG

Free admission, as part of the In the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series. Screening will be introduced by Ohio University’s Christy Zempter. About the film A dealer in outsider art threatens... [read more]

First Viewing: January 21, 2021

In the Hills and Hollers: COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER

Free admission, as part of the In the Hills and Hollers: Appalachian Stories Film Series. Screening will be introduced by Ohio University’s Rachel Terman, PhD. About the film Loretta Lynn was one... [read more]

First Viewing: September 17, 2020

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