Upcoming Events

Women Pioneers: SELMA

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in... [read more]

Sustainability Series: WILD AMSTERDAM

In this eye-opening exploration of the wilder, often hidden side of Amsterdam, we discover that the bustling, historic capital of the Netherlands is home not only to colorful human beings but also... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD: The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s  stylish production transports... [read more]

MAIDEN with Dr. Claire Warren-Russell

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]

Sustainability Series: THE STORY OF PLASTIC

The Story of Plastic is a seething expose uncovering the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis. Striking footage shot over three continents illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of... [read more]

THE MOUNTAIN MINOR

The Mountain Minor is a realistic and heartwarming story about one person and his family that tells the story about the many people and families of Appalachia who left their homes in... [read more]

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Appalshop: STRANGER WITH A CAMERA

During the 1960s, filmmakers from around the world came to Appalachia to document the dire conditions of the region’s poorest residents. Media focused the nation’s attention on economic justice and helped to... [read more]

Sustainability Series: SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food... [read more]

Women Pioneers: MANKILLER

In 1985, with her people feeling deeply disenfranchised by the US government, Wilma Mankiller took office as the Cherokee Nation’s first female principal chief. Having relocated from Oklahoma to San Francisco earlier... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD: Handel’s AGRIPPINA

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque... [read more]

Sustainability Series: THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES

In Celebration of World Wildlife Day March 3rd! Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her groundbreaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild – and discovers... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD: Wagner’s DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences,... [read more]

Sustainability Series: THE ELECTRICITY FAIRY & COALMINING WOMEN

In Celebration of 50 years of Appalshop! The Electricity Fairy by Tom Hansell (52 min) Coal produces half of America’s electricity, according to the Federal Department of Energy. The Electricity Fairy: Appalachian... [read more]

Women Pioneers: SUFFRAGETTE

Maud (Carey Mulligan) is a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline... [read more]

FANTASTIC FUNGI DAY

“Fantastic Fungi,” the critically lauded and audience-loved documentary makes its return to The Athena Cinema for one night only in a worldwide streaming event. A simulcast featuring director Louie Schwartzberg, mycologist Paul... [read more]

Sustainability Series: ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal,... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD: Puccini’s TOSCA

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with... [read more]

Women Pioneers: IRON JAWED ANGELS

Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) was an American feminist who risked her life to fight for women’s citizenship and the right to vote. She founded the separatist National Woman’s Party and wrote the... [read more]

Sustainability Series: HONEYLAND

In celebration of Earth Day! Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD: Donizetti’s MARIA STUARDA

A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie... [read more]