KEEP THE CHANGE

Viewing: February 19, 2019

Watch Trailer Director: Rachel Israel
Cast: Jessica Walter, Christina Brucato, Johnathan Tchaikovsky

Under the guise of an off-kilter New York romantic comedy, Keep the Change does something quite radical in casting actors with autism to play characters with autism, offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. Rarely has a romcom felt so deep and poignant. Thoroughly charming and quite funny, the film’s warmth and candor brings growth and transformation to the characters, and ultimately, to us.

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Running Time: 94 minutes94 MIN
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Keep the Change may be a breakthrough in its focus on real people with intellectual disabilities, but it's especially commendable for providing positive examples of how the nondisabled can create inclusive environments for all.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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THE FAVOURITE: Starts Friday, January 18th

Viewing: January 18, 2019

Watch Trailer Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.SarahtakesAbigailunderherwingandAbigailseesachanceatareturntoheraristocraticroots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

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Running Time: 119 min119 MIN
R Rated
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Friday 01/185:00 7:30 9:50
Saturday 01/192:40 5:00 7:30 9:50
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What makes The Favourite work are its women -- who rule, both literally within the movie and outwardly, dominating our enjoyment.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Sustainability Series: VOLUNTEER

Viewing: January 23, 2019

Watch Trailer Director: Mariah Wilson

A filmmaker and travel enthusiast embarks on a global volunteering journey that takes her from the coral reefs of Fiji to a wildlife sanctuary in Uganda. What results is the film Volunteer.

Volunteer is an eco-adventure showing the perils and thrills of remote travel, and the excitement of having a hands-on experience in promoting natural preservation. Frustrations, triumphs, and anecdotes are all caught on camera, including how to approach an angry 15-foot python, what to do during a tsunami warning, how to tickle a chimpanzee…and the best way to have your teeth cleaned while 70 feet underwater

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Running Time: 73 min73 MIN
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Wednesday 01/237:00
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Sibs Weekend: DONNIE DARKO

Viewing: February 1, 2019

Watch Trailer Director: Richard Kelly
Writer(s): Richard Kelly
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze

Donnie Darko. Elizabeth Darko.

Jake Gyllenhaal. Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Cult Classic Sibling Style.

Before Stranger Things combined sci-fi, Spielbergian touches and ‘80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the high-water mark with this debut feature.  Arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Come to Athens’ own independent movie theater to enjoy this cult classic on the big screen. A must for any family film buffs.

Admission $7.

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Running Time: 113 minutes113 MIN
R Rated
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Friday 02/017:30 9:30
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Excitingly original indie vision.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Sustainability Series: THE HUMAN ELEMENT

Viewing: February 6, 2019

Watch Trailer Director: James Balog

We humans are a force of nature. At the same time human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements change human life.

In this riveting and visually rich drama, blending art and science, we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores the impact of wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT highlights people who are on the frontlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.

In collaboration with Green Energy Ohio.

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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Todays Show Times: 5:05 7:25 9:45

Watch Trailer Director: Barry Jenkins (III)
Cast: Kiki Layne, Regina King, Stephan James

After her fiancée is falsely accused of raping a woman, a newly-engaged Harlem woman tries to prove his innocence before she gives birth to their child. Facing an uncertain future, the couple find themselves desperately clinging to survival at any cost.

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes, including:

  • Best Picture (Drama)

  • Best Supporting Actress (Regina King) *WINNER*

  • Best Screenplay

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Running Time: 117 minutes117 MIN
R Rated
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Valentine’s Day: HAROLD & MAUDE

Viewing: February 14, 2019

Watch Trailer Director: Hal Ashby
Writer(s): Colin Higgins
Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort and Vivian Pickles

Hal Ashby’s 1972 cult classic about a rich, attention-seeking, suicidal young man (Bud Court) who is changed forever when forms a relationship with a lively septuagenarian and aging eccentric, Maude (Ruth Gordon), at a funeral.

 

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Running Time: 91 minutes91 MIN
PG Rated
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Thursday 02/147:30 9:30
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GREEN BOOK

Todays Show Times: 4:45 7:15 9:40

Watch Trailer Director: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Nominated for 5 Golden Globes, including:

  • Best Picture (Comedy/Musical Category) *WINNER*

  • Best Lead Actor (Viggo Mortensen)

  • Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) *WINNER*

  • Best Director

  • Best Screenplay *WINNER*

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Running Time: 130 min130 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Thanks in large part to the winning chemistry between Ali and Mortensen, and a pretty darn inspirational true-life story as its foundation, this was one of the best times I've had at the movies this year.

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
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Sustainability Series: SAVING SEA TURTLES

Viewing: February 20, 2019

Watch Trailer Director: Michele Gomes & Jennifer Ting

Narrated by renowned scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle, this feature-length independent documentary tells the larger natural history story of the world’s rarest sea turtle, the Kemp’s Ridley and how humans pushed a healthy population to the precipice of extinction and are now slowly helping it to recover. From the beaches of Massachusetts to Mexico, Texas and Georgia, this film highlights the collaborative work that is being done to save a species from going extinct.

Late each autumn, hundreds of sea turtles strand on Cape Cod, Massachusetts due to hypothermia. For more than 25 years, the New England Aquarium and the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary have worked together to rescue, rehabilitate and release thousands of these sea turtles, mostly Kemp’s Ridleys, the world’s most endangered sea turtle.

Over the last decade, the number of stranded turtles has steadily increased, but the late autumn of 2014 saw an unprecedented event as more than 1,200 cold-stunned sea turtles washed ashore. This massive wildlife emergency marshaled an inspiring response within and beyond Massachusetts, that reached from individuals to the federal government, involving over 10 states and 21 institutions. It even showcases “the largest airlift of an endangered species probably anywhere in the United States, quite possibly the world.”

Sponsored by Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences.

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AT ETERNITY’S GATE: Last Day Thursday, January 17th

Todays Show Times: 5:10 9:50

Watch Trailer Director: Julian Schnabel
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac

Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of Vincent Van Gogh (Willem Dafoe), who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art.

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) at the Golden Globes.

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Running Time: 110 min110 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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The movie is not just a pleasure to watch, but actually puts forward some new ideas about van Gogh.

Glenn Kenny
RogerEbert.com
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