Upcoming Events

SATANIC PANIC with Director Chelsea Stardust

Sam’s first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be... [read more]

Sustainability Series: WASTE LAND

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim... [read more]

START BY BELIEVING: The Power of a Survivor-Centered Process

With the help of one brave student survivor, Brie Sivy, “Start by Believing” – first brought to campus by the Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) and the Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP) –... [read more]

Parents Weekend: BACK TO THE FUTURE

The Timeless Classic Original Great Scott! Marty and Doc are setting the time circuits to 2019 Parents Weekend! With its thrilling twists and endless charm, Back to the Future is a timeless... [read more]

Sustainability Series: EATING ANIMALS

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory... [read more]

SECOND YEAR MFA SCREENINGS

In their second year of the MFA Film program, students make short film projects that focus on their emerging areas of interest and specialization. From idea to script to production to post-production,... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD: Puccini’s TURANDOT

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy... [read more]

Sustainability Series: KEEPERS OF THE FUTURE AND GRETA AND THE SNOWMAN

In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, a peasant movement discover new challenges, climate crisis, exacerbated by an economy of ruinous extraction. The solutions they come up with will be a revelation... [read more]

DROP YOUR SHORTS

Yang Miller hosts Drop Your Shorts, a short film event celebrating the talent of local and regional filmmakers. It gives participants the chance to see their original work on the big screen.... [read more]

OU Health Promotion: THE BYSTANDER MOMENT

The #MeToo movement has shined much-needed light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse and created unprecedented demand for gender violence prevention models that actually work. THE BYSTANDER MOMENT tells the... [read more]

Pre Block Party Double Feature: Jordan Peele’s GET OUT and US

Join us the night before Athens Halloween Block Party for a terrifying double feature. The first two features written and directed by Jordan Peele have been knockouts: intelligent, terrifying, and a ton... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD Massenet’s MANON

Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting... [read more]

Sustainability Series: SCIENCE FAIR

Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW,... [read more]

NOSFERATU with musical accompaniment by Sean Parsons

An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, NOSFERATU is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau. Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair... [read more]

Dads Weekend: MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL

BRING OUT YOUR DAD!! This November, The Athena Cinema continues its Family Weekend tradition honoring Monty Python with a mind-warping trip back to Camelot, remastered for the big screen. Don’t miss a... [read more]

ONE NIGHT SCREENING OF “CURTIZ” WITH CAST AND CREW MEMBERS

A narrative biopic about legendary director Michael Curtiz and his time spent on set filming Casablanca. On November 4, 2019 starting at 7 pm, we will be screening the Hungarian feature film... [read more]

Science on Screen®: JUNO with Dr. Jane Balbo

Return The Science of Contraception A pre-show lecture from Dr. Jane Balbo of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on contraception, followed by a free screening of 2007’s award-winning comedy Juno. About... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD: Minghella’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast... [read more]

THE VETERANS’ PROJECT

One soldier. One voice. One story at a time. The Veterans’ Project is a feature-length documentary that weaves together the testimonies of injured or ill combat veterans who navigate the complexities of military,... [read more]

Sustainability Series: ON THE FRONT LINE

Protecting the beautiful conservation areas of Mozambique requires courage, ability and passion. In Gorongosa National Park, a group of men and women have endured rigorous training to realize their dream of becoming... [read more]

Sustainability Series: CHERNOBYL’S CAFE

Thirty years after the nuclear reactor explosion, Chernobyl is showing signs of life. As the fears of older generations are replaced by the fascination of the new, Chernobyl is emerging as a... [read more]

The Re-Imagined Score: BLADE RUNNER by Duo Unprepared

Percussionist Roger Braun and pianist André Gribou bring their completely improvised concerts to the movies, featuring percussion from around the world and “prepared” and concert pianos. They improvise new scores for critically... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD: Philip Glass’s AKHNATEN

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production  employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD: Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

Julie Taymor’s kaleidoscopic production returns to select cinemas this holiday season in an encore presentation of the company’s first-ever Live in HD transmission. James Levine conducts a winning ensemble that includes tenor... [read more]

The Met: Live in HD: Berg’s WOZZECK

Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie.  Groundbreaking visual artist... [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]

The Met: Live in HD: Philip Glass’s AGRIPPINA

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical... [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]

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]

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]