Halloween Midnight Movie: HAUSU

First Viewing: 11:59 PM, October 31, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Writer(s): Chiho Katsura, Chigumi Ôbayashi
Cast: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba

1977 Asian horror cult classic in which a schoolgirl travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions.

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Running Time: 88 min88 MIN
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Delirious, deranged, gonzo or just gone, baby, gone — no single adjective or even a pileup does justice to 'House.'

Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Halloween Programming

Whether it’s for the little ghouls and witches or the late show zombies, the Athena has tricks and treats in store for all walks of life… including the walking dead, of course.

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First Viewing: 7:00 PM, September 6, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Josh Fox

Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

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Running Time: 125 min125 MIN
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It's a fascinating, heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring ride.

Andrew O'Hehir
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Sustainability Series: CHASING CORAL

First Viewing: 7:00 PM, September 20, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Jeff Orlowski

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. The film took more than three years to shoot, and is the result of 650 + hours underwater, submissions of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people from various locations around the world.

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Running Time: 91 min91 MIN
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By film's end, you'll see corals not only as underwater life forms but as dreamy, endangered neighborhoods inhabited by unspeakably beautiful Nemos and Dorys.

Tomris Laffly
Time Out
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First Viewing: 7:00 PM, October 4, 2017

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Tidewater explores the challenge of sea level rise in Virginia and North Carolina, encompassing Hampton Roads, arguably the region whose vulnerability most affects our overall national security. An area rich in diversity and historical significance, it is the second most vulnerable community in the U.S. to sea level rise, after New Orleans. Tidewater will highlight the innovative whole-of-government problem-solving model being pioneered by local leaders.

Rainmakers of Nganyi

Researchers at Kenyan universities were faced with a problem: the weather forecasts that they were providing weren’t being taken seriously. The people did not trust the scientific forecasts and listened only to traditional rainmakers. So the researchers began to use rainmakers as communication agents in an attempt to convince people to listen to their forecasts. But then they started to notice striking similarities between their predictions and those of the rainmakers. Were they really forecasters? Were they really meteorologists? And can they make it rain?

The Call from the Sea

The Bajau are an indigenous, sea nomadic group that live on top of the ocean in Indonesia. This short documentary looks at the ocean through the Bajau’s eyes. A poetic, personal story about the fragile state of the ocean and the people who live closest to it.

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First Viewing: 7:00 PM, October 18, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Denis Delestrac

90% of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and forms the basis of our very model of modern civilization; without it, it would be impossible to fulfill the ever-increasing demands of our societies. Yet the functioning and regulations of this business remain largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. Who pulls the strings in this multi-billion dollar business? To what extent does the industry control our policy makers? How does it affect the environment above and below the waterline? And what’s life like for modern seafarers?

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Running Time: 90 min90 MIN
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Sustainability Series: SAMUEL IN THE CLOUDS

First Viewing: 7:00 PM, November 1, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Pieter Van Eecke

In Bolivia, the glaciers are melting. Samuel, a ski lift operator, is looking out of a window on the rooftop of the world. Through many generations his family lived and worked in the snowy mountains, but now snow fails. While scientists are discussing and measuring ominous changes Samuel honors the ancient mountain spirits. Clouds continue to drift by.

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Running Time: 70 min70 MIN
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First Viewing: 7:00 PM, November 15, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Brent E. Huffman (Aynak) & Daniel Glick (Refuge)

Saving Mes Aynak

Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Only 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated and some believe future discoveries at the site have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and the history of Buddhism itself. Qadir Temori and his fellow Afghan archaeologists face what seems an impossible battle against the Chinese, the Taliban and local politics to save their cultural heritage from likely erasure. Saving Mes Aynak examines the conflict between cultural preservation and economic opportunity through the lens of the Afghan archaeologists and local villagers who work and live near Mes Aynak.

Our Last Refuge

This is the story of the Badger-Two Medicine, the sacred homeland of the Blackfeet Nation, and the decades-long struggle to protect it from gas exploration. Located at the intersection of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Glacier National Park, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the Badger is an undeveloped expanse of mountains, ridges, river valleys, and wetlands. In 1981, the U.S. government illegally leased the Badger at $1 per acre for oil and gas development—without consulting the Blackfeet Tribe and without conducting a proper environmental review. One of the highest profile conservation efforts in recent history, Our Last Refuge is the first in-depth telling of this critical struggle.

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Running Time: 86 min86 MIN
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A GHOST STORY: Starts Friday, July 28th

First Viewing: 5:15 PM, July 28, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: David Lowery
Cast: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr.

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal – a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

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Running Time: 92 minutes92 MIN
R Rated
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A wondrous, delicate shell of a movie

Allison Willmore
BuzzFeed News
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Masters Mix Tape

Masters of film direction and groundbreaking musicians come together for the greatest music docs of all time.

Monterey Pop: September 10 & 11

Gimme Shelter: September 17 & 18

The Last Waltz: September 24 & 25

The Decline of Western Civilization: October 1 & 2

Buena Vista Social Club: October 8 & 9

Dave Chapelle’s Block Party: October 15 & 16

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