THE GREEN KNIGHT: Starts Friday, July 30th

Viewing: July 30,2021

Watch Trailer Director: David Lowery
Cast: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton

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An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

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Running Time: 125 min125 MIN
R Rated
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Lowery has brilliantly adapted the timeless Arthurian legend into a unique and original film that I can’t wait to see again.

Steve Weintraub
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THE ATHENA RE-OPENS JULY 16TH

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ROADRUNNER: Last Day Thursday, July 29th

Watch Trailer Director: Morgan Neville

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It’s not where you go. It’s what you leave behind . . . Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?), this unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.

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Running Time: 119 min119 MIN
R Rated
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Audiences drawn to Bourdain through the years... [are given] the invaluable gift of a stronger connection, deeper knowledge, and just a little more time.

Elizabeth Weitzman
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SUMMER OF SOUL: Last Day Thursday, July 29th

Todays Show Times: 7:25

Watch Trailer Director: Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

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In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary-part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more.

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Running Time: 117 min117 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Summer of Soul is a breathtaking chronicle of Black culture in a pivotal moment.

Eric Deggans
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MINARI: Last Day Thursday, July 29th

Todays Show Times: 5:15

Watch Trailer Director: Lee Isaac Chung
Cast: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han

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About the film

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

 

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Lead Actor (Steven Yeun)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Yuh-Jung Youn) *WINNER*
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Original Score

 

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Running Time: 115 min115 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Everybody's talking about this unassuming, but also unmissable and unforgettable slice of Korean-American life and for good reason: Lee Isaac Chung's heartfelt memoir is the best movie you'll find anywhere about what it means to be a family.

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PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

Todays Show Times: 5:057:35

Watch Trailer Director: Emerald Fennell
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie

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Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman… until a tragic event abruptly derailed her future. Now she’s a medical school drop-out, living at home with her worried parents and working at a coffee shop with a concerned boss (Laverne Cox). It seems like she is at a standstill, except for the double life Cassie leads at night….

 

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Lead Actress (Carey Mulligan)
  • Best Original Screenplay *WINNER*
  • Best Film Editing

 

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Running Time: 113 min113 MIN
Not Rated
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The film's empowerment fantasy of a woman who steamrolls male egos is as stylish and fun as its portrait of gender relations is dire.

Pat Brown
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JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH: Starts Friday, July 30th

Viewing: July 30,2021

Watch Trailer Director: Shaka King
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons

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The Athena Cinema is re-opening this summer! And we want to share some of the best independent films that we did not get to show during our closure, because they deserve to be shown in a theater, and you deserve the chance to see them in one.

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About the film

FBI informant William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?

 

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Kaluuya) *WINNER*
  • Best Supporting Actor (LaKeith Stanfield)
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Original Song *WINNER*

 

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Running Time: 126 min126 MIN
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With knockout performances comes an examination of the need for revolutionaries when pushing for real change.

Arionne Nettles
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ANNETTE: Starts Friday, August 6th

Watch Trailer Director: Leos Carax
Cast: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg

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The story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives.

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Running Time: 129 minutes129 MIN
R Rated
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If you think you know musicals, think again.

Katie Rosseinsky
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Movies You Missed

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The Athena Cinema is re-opening this summer! And we want to share some of the best independent films that we did not get to show during our closure, because they deserve to be shown in a theater, and you deserve the chance to see them in one.

We officially re-open July 16th with limited screenings of Lee Isaac Chung’s MINARI, nominated for six Academy Awards and winner of Best Supporting Actress, at reduced capacity.

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Virtual Cinema: TRUMAN & TENNESSEE

Watch Trailer Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

Click here to rent TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION

 

About the film

The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s most memorable movie adaptations: A Streetcar Named DesireCat on a Hot Tin RoofThe Glass MenagerieBreakfast at Tiffany’s, and In Cold Blood.

Featuring vibrant voiceover work by award-winning actors Jim Parsons (Capote) and Zachary Quinto (Williams), the film is dripping with wit and wisdom. It is a celebration of both men’s fearless candor and often tumultuous friendship that honors how their identity as gay Southerners informed their timeless artistic achievements and relationships with family, colleagues, confidants, and – most significantly – each other.

 

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 can also download the Kino Now app for Roku or Apple TV (requires tvOS 9.0 or later) and watch the film there.

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

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

 


 

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Running Time: 81 min81 MIN
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Two of our most celebrated literary geniuses get a loving tribute for a friendship laden with joy, jealousy and a world that only Truman & Tennesse could inhabit, navigate and understand. Brilliant!!!

Carla Renata
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