Science on Screen® Presents BATMAN with Dr. Joseph Johnson

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The Athena Cinema presents Science on Screen: Under the Stars!

Outdoor talks and screenings held at the Ridges Ballfield

 

How to watch

The Athena is thrilled to announce an outdoor screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN at the Ridges Ballfield, presented by Science on Screen®, featuring a pre-show presentation from OU’s Joseph Johnson, PhD on bats!

Bring a blanket and/or chairs to the Ridges ballfield and set up camp in front of our outdoor screen on the evening of May 20th. Masks are required and tickets and concessions must be purchased in advance by clicking the ticket icon at the bottom of this page. Outdoor screenings presented by the Athena will adhere to University COVID safety protocols.

The presentation will begin at 8:30PM with the film starting shortly afterward.

*In the event that weather is uncooperative, the event will be delayed to the evening of Tuesday, May 25th.*

More information about parking, restrooms, and safety, visit our Outdoor Screening FAQ page here.

 

About the film

Having witnessed his parents’ brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed hero who strikes fear into the hearts of villains. But when a deformed madman who calls himself “The Joker” (Jack Nicholson) seizes control of Gotham’s criminal underworld, Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis ever while protecting both his identity and his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger).

 

About the speaker

Joseph Johnson, PhD is an assistant professor at the Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies at Ohio University.

“Research in my lab focuses on the physiological ecology and conservation biology of mammals, with an emphasis on bats. Specific research questions asked in my lab are diverse, but always driven by the need to understand how individuals and populations respond to environmental challenges such as climate change, altered disturbance regimes, and human land-use patterns.”

 

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Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Science on Screen program pairs films with a short talk with a scientist or technology expert. The free Science on Screen events are fun and engaging, offering dynamic speakers an unexpected jumping point to teach their field of expertise in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience.

 

 

This event is made possible with the support of the OHIO Museum Complex.

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Outdoor Screening FAQ

The Coolidge Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announce that the Athena Cinema in Athens, Ohio, along with 37 other nonprofit film organizations nationwide, received its 9th annual grant award to showcase Science on Screen® events, all of which will be held outdoors at The Ridges in May and June.

 

Where is parking located?

Parking is available in university lots 202, 200, and 201, (highlighted in yellow above), which are open to visitors after 5 p.m. When you enter using South Park Drive, you will pull around past the screening area on your left to reach space for parking. The screening area will be only a short walk from the lot.

Will there be restroom access?

Restrooms will be located _________________________.

Are masks required?

The CDC still asks that people wear masks in large public gatherings with strangers. With consideration to others who may not yet be fully vaccinated, the Athena asks that all attendees do wear masks to these outdoor screenings, whether or not you personally are fully vaccinated. Our staff will wear masks to the event as well to adhere to the standards of the University’s COVID Safety Protocol.

Do we need tickets?

Yes! Tickets can be purchased online in advance from each event’s webpage. When you arrive at the screening area, an Athena employee will ask for your name to see that you have indeed purchased tickets. If you purchase concessions online ahead of time, you can pick up your concessions at this time.

Tickets must be reserved in advance.

What will seating look like?

Each ticket reserves a space in the ballfield, and it is up to patrons to bring their own blankets and chairs to the space if they do not wish to sit on the grass. The field is mostly flat with some hillside towards the back, near the road. The Athena will not have seating available for patrons to borrow at the event.

What will happen if it rains on the night of the event?

Each outdoor screening will have a backup date should the weather not cooperate. The Athena will communicate through social media, email, and this website should the decision be made to postpone an outdoor screening.

Backup dates are listed in the How to Watch section of each outdoor screening.

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ROCKFIELD: THE STUDIO ON THE FARM

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This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent ROCKFIELD: THE STUDIO ON THE FARM you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

This is the unlikely tale of how two Welsh farming brothers turned their dairy farm into one of the most successful recording studios of all time, producing four decades of legendary rock music.

Fifty years ago, deep in the Welsh countryside, brothers Kingsley and Charles Ward were starting out in the family dairy farming business. But they yearned to do something different – they wanted to make music. So they built a studio in the attic of their farmhouse and started recording with their friends. Kingsley’s new wife, Ann, left her job in the local bank to do the books, and they continued farming all the while. Animals were kicked out of barns and musicians were moved into Nan’s spare bedroom. Inadvertently, they’d launched the world’s first independent residential recording studio: Rockfield.

Rockfield’s reputation spread like wildfire, quickly garnering international acclaim as the place that bands wanted to record. From Black Sabbath, Hawkwind and Queen, to Simple Minds, Iggy Pop and Robert Plant, and later Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers and Coldplay – an unbelievable roll call of artists have recorded there over the decades.

‘Rockfield’ is an extraordinary story of rock and roll dreams intertwined with a family business’s struggle for survival in the face of an ever-changing music landscape. Amazingly Kingsley and his wife Ann, now in their 80’s are still at the helm today with daughter Lisa ‘front of house’. What is it about this small Welsh farm that made it a major competitor, holding its own against studios such as Abbey Road and Electric Lady. In this film the bands share with us tales of how they ended up at Rockfield, what it was like, and revisit some of the magical moments of musical genius that resulted in some of the best-known songs of our time.

 

How to stream

For $10, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.

You will have to register for a free Eventive account if you don’t already have one.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 72 hours.

 


If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.

Thank you for your support.

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STRIKE A POSE

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This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent STRIKE A POSE you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

In 1990, seven young male dancers – 6 gay,1 straight – joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare, they showed the world how to express yourself. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour, when they were ambassadors to the world on behalf of the LGBT community during the height of the AIDS epidemic. STRIKE A POSE is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.

 

How to stream

For $4.99, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.

You will have to register for a free Eventive account if you don’t already have one.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 72 hours.

 


If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.

Thank you for your support.

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A loving, honest portrait of these men who were world-famous for a bright moment, and most importantly, what happens after the limelight goes away.

Katie Walsh
LA Times
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LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS

Watch Trailer Director: Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers—violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo—live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and their momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family.

Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score, composed by Cuban Aldo López-Gavilán, performed with his American brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.

 

How to stream

For $10, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.

You will have to register for a free First Run Features account if you don’t already have one.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 72 hours.

 


If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.

Thank you for your support.

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A remarkable film about a family ensnared in geopolitics and two brothers who lead very different lives and yet never lose their instinctual connection.

G Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: Last Day Thursday, May 13th

These film compilations are part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent any of the Oscar Shorts packages you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

 

Oscar nominees are available to watch in the following packages:

Click here to rent THE ANIMATED SHORTS PACKAGE

Click here to rent THE LIVE ACTION SHORTS PACKAGE

Click here to rent THE SHORT DOCUMENTARY PACKAGE

Click here to bundle all three packages at a discount!

 

About the shorts

For over a decade, ShortsTV has proudly brought the Oscar Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe. This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and for a limited time is available to watch on the Athena’s virtual cinema.

Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nominations: Live Action, Animation or Documentary. Learn more with the program listings below:

 

Animated Shorts Program

BURROW – USA, 6 min

GENIUS LOCI – France, 16 min

*Winner!* IF ANYTHING HAPPENS I LOVE YOU – USA, 13 min

OPERA – South Korea/USA, 9 min

YES-PEOPLE – Iceland, 9 min

Featuring Bonus Shorts:

KAPAEMAHU – USA, 8 min

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE – UK, 27 min

TO GERARD – USA, 7 min

 

Live Action Shorts Program

FEELING THROUGH – USA, 19 min

THE LETTER ROOM – USA, 33 min

THE PRESENT – Palestine, 25 min

*Winner!* TWO DISTANT STRANGERS – USA, 25 min

WHITE EYE – Israel, 21 min

 

Short Documentary Program

A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION – USA, 13 min

A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA – USA, 19 min

*Winner!* COLETTE – France/Germany/USA, 25 min

DO NOT SPLIT – USA/Norway, 20 min

HUNGER WARD – USA, 40 min

 

How to stream

For $12 each or $30 bundled, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.

You will have to register for a free Eventive account if you don’t already have one.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 72 hours.

 


If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.

Thank you for your support.

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ABOUT ENDLESSNESS

Director: Roy Andersson

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent ABOUT ENDLESSNESS you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Simultaneously an ode and a lament, ABOUT ENDLESSNESS presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence.

 

How to stream

For $12, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.

You will have to register for a free Eventive account if you don’t already have one.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 72 hours.

 


If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.

Thank you for your support.

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A MASTERPIECE. Utterly unique. A mesmerizing odyssey to the heart of existence.

Peter Bradshaw
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WE BROKE UP

Watch Trailer Director: Jeff Rosenberg
Cast: Aya Cash, William Jackson Harper, Sarah Bolger

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent WE BROKE UP you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

Lori and Doug, a longtime couple break up just days before Lori’s little sister Bea’s wedding. In order to not disrupt the fun, the couple decides to pretend they’re still together until the weekend is over.

 

How to stream

For $7, you will get access to watch on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, AppleTV , Chromecast , and more.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for three days.

 


 

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.

Thank you for your support.

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