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Rosewater: Coming to The Athena Friday, November 28th

Director: Jon Stewart
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilginer and Shohreh Aghdashloo
Rating: R

Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” written by Maziar Bahari. The film marks the directorial...

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Holiday Film Series: The Santa Clause

Director: John Pasquin
Cast: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd and David Krumholtz
Rating: PG

This holiday comedy offers a new take on the story of Santa Claus and features the first big screen performance of comedian Tim Allen. It follows the exploits of Scott Calvin, a...

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Holiday Film Series: Elf

Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart
Rating: PG

For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised...

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Holiday Film Series

Holiday Film Series

Starting November 29 and running through December 20, Ohio University’s Athena Cinema will be showing afternoon screenings of popular holiday family films every Saturday at 1:00 and 3:00. To benefit area families...

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Holiday Film Series: Arthur Christmas

Director: Sarah Smith and Barry Cook
Cast: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy and Hugh Laurie
Rating: PG

The CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those...

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Holiday Film Series: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson and Frank Oz
Rating: G

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog taking on the role of Bob Cratchit, the put-upon employee of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppet repertory players...

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Birdman: Coming to The Athena Friday, November 21st

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone
Rating: R

  BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles...

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