MY COUSIN RACHEL: Starts June 23rd

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Watch Trailer Director: Roger Michell
Cast: Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger

A dark and layered romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feeling become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

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Running Time: 106 Minutes106 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Saturday 06/242:40 5:20 7:20
Sunday 06/252:40 5:20 7:20
Monday 06/265:20 7:20
Tuesday 06/275:20 7:20
Wednesday 06/285:20 7:20
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I, DANIEL BLAKE: Starts June 23rd

First Viewing: 5:15 PM, June 23, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, I, Daniel Blake is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers.

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Running Time: 100 Minutes100 MIN
Not Rated
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Wednesday 06/285:15 7:15
Thursday 06/295:15 7:15

One of Loach's finest films, a drama of tender devastation that tells its story with an unblinking neorealist simplicity that goes right back to the plainspoken purity of Vittorio De Sica.

Owen Gleiberman
Variety
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THE HERO: Starts June 30th

First Viewing: June 30, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Brett Haley
Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.

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Running Time: 93 minutes93 MIN
R Rated
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You will almost assuredly leave The Hero knowing that [Sam Elliott] is a bona fide national treasure.

David Fear
Rolling Stone
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PARIS CAN WAIT

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Watch Trailer Director: Eleanor Coppola
Writer(s): Eleanor Coppola
Cast: Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard

Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne’s senses and giving her a new lust for life.

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Running Time: 92 min92 MIN
PG Rated
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Saturday 06/245:10 7:10
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Diane Lane is irresistible in this delightful love-triangle that costars the French countryside, looking so delicious you want to lick the screen.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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WAKEFIELD: Last Day Thursday, June 22nd

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Watch Trailer Director: Robin Swicord
Writer(s): Robin Swicord
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Beverly D'Angelo

Howard (Bryan Cranston) has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner), two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. But inwardly he’s suffocating, and eventually he snaps and goes into hiding in his garage attic leaving his family to wonder what happened to him. He observes them from his window – an outsider spying in on his own life – as the days of exile stretch into months. Is it possible to go back to the way things were?

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Running Time: 106 min106 MIN
R Rated
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The role of Wakefield is a beast, and Cranston, rising to the challenges set by director Robin Swicord, gives it everything he's got. His award-caliber performance is astounding to watch.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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THE WEDDING PLAN: Last Day Thursday, June 22nd

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Watch Trailer Director: Rama Burshtein
Writer(s): Rama Burshtein
Cast: Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold

At 32, Michal (Noa Kooler), an Orthodox Jewish woman, is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice. Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. Confident she will find a match made in heaven, she books a venue, sends out invitations and buys a wedding dress, as her skeptical mother and sister look on with trepidation. During Michal’s month-long search for a spouse, she enlists the help of two different matchmakers, goes on a series of disastrous blind dates and finds an unexpected connection with a charming but utterly unsuitable pop star (Oz Zehavi) – all while dismissing pleas by concerned friends and family members that she reconsider her risky plan. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness.

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Running Time: 110 min110 MIN
PG Rated
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This ordinary-sounding movie is actually pretty special.

Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times
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THE LOVERS: Last Day Thursday, June 22nd

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Watch Trailer Director: Azazel Jacobs
Writer(s): Azazel Jacobs
Cast: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.

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Running Time: 94 min94 MIN
R Rated
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Just about every step of the way, the dialogue crackles and the performances are electric.

Richard Roeper
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Beat the Heat: FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF

First Viewing: 7:00 PM, June 23, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: John Hughes
Writer(s): John Hughes
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

During the summer the Athena Cinema presents BEAT THE HEAT $2 DAYS. Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family friendly films with discounted admission, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 103 min103 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Ferris Bueller is slight, whimsical and sweet.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Beat the Heat: THE NEVERENDING STORY

First Viewing: 3:00 PM, June 24, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Writer(s): Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel, Michael Ende, Robert Easton
Cast: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach

 

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

During the summer the Athena Cinema presents BEAT THE HEAT $2 DAYS. Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family friendly films with discounted admission, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 102 min102 MIN
PG Rated
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A marvelously realized flight of pure fantasy.

Variety
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Beat the Heat: MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN

First Viewing: 3:00 PM, July 1, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Frank Oz
Writer(s): Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Frank Oz
Cast: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

 

Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it’s a more difficult task than they anticipated.

During the summer the Athena Cinema presents BEAT THE HEAT $2 DAYS. Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family friendly films with discounted admission, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions and movies that every child should see on the big screen!

To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

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Running Time: 94 min94 MIN
G Rated
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The movie is breezily fun and every bit as entertaining as its predecessors.

Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader
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