THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

Todays Show Times: 5:20 7:20 9:35

Watch Trailer Director: Tim Wardle

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret — a secret with radical repercussions for us all.

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Running Time: 96 minutes96 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Saturday 07/212:50 5:20 7:20 9:35
Sunday 07/222:50 5:20 7:20 9:35
Monday 07/235:20 7:20 9:35
Tuesday 07/245:20 7:20 9:35
Wednesday 07/255:20 7:20 9:35
Thursday 07/265:20 7:20 9:35

We... come away with a deeper understanding of both the importance of nature and the awesome importance of loving, sensitive parenting.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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HEREDITARY

Todays Show Times: 7:15 9:30

Watch Trailer Director: Ari Aster
Writer(s): Ari Aster
Cast: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

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Running Time: 127 minutes127 MIN
R Rated
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Upcoming Show Times:

Saturday 07/217:15 9:30
Sunday 07/222:45 9:30
Monday 07/239:30
Tuesday 07/249:30
Wednesday 07/257:15 9:30
Thursday 07/267:15 9:30

Are you ready for the year's scariest movie? I don't think you are, not at all.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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HEARTS BEAT LOUD

Todays Show Times: 5:10

Watch Trailer Director: Brett Haley
Cast: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

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Running Time: 97 minutes97 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Saturday 07/2112:45 5:10
Sunday 07/225:10 7:30
Monday 07/235:10 7:30
Tuesday 07/245:10 7:30
Wednesday 07/255:10
Thursday 07/265:10

A sincere, occasionally touching family dramedy with a music backdrop.

John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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DAMSEL

Watch Trailer Director: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner

Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.

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Running Time: 113 min113 MIN
R Rated
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Damsel is a sly feminist manifesto disguised as a shaggy, amiable hangout movie.

Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com
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Beat the Heat: THE GOONIES

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Watch Trailer Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen

Come enjoy the 1980s classic tale of adventure and friendship. When two brothers from the “Goon Docks” find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map, gather their friends, and head off to find the treasure. The only problem? The misfits must beat a group of bad guys vying for the same treasure.

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County! Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family-friendly films at a discounted admission. 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: 115 minutes115 MIN
PG Rated
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"The Goonies" is the kind of hyperactive peril-packed movie young audiences can't resist.

Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
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Sponsored by Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services, Athens County Public Libraries, Athens Prosecutor’s Office, Ohio University Credit Union

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

Viewing: August 29, 2018

Watch Trailer Director: Desiree Akhavan
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Jennifer Ehle, Marin Ireland

The Athena Cinema and the OU LGBT Center present a special one-night-only screening of The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Discussion to follow the film screening.

Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and earnest Christian rock songs-but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.

Admission: $6.50. There will be a limited number of free student tickets available on a first-come, first-serve
basis, day of show at 4:00 p.m. at the Athena Cinema.
 Students must present OU I.D., limit of one ticket per student I.D.

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The repressive setting would be, in a less nuanced film, a site of unadulterated horror. But Cameron, Jane, and Adam, like queer people through the ages, find ways to bond, joke, and help each other through the circumstances.

Ren Jender
Village Voice
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DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT

Watch Trailer Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara

John Callahan has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment -with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) -Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar (R) nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.

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Running Time: 113 min113 MIN
R Rated
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For an actor like Phoenix, for whom mannerism and body language are essential tools, the part presents a major new challenge, and it’s exciting to report—through wordplay the self-deprecating Callahan might appreciate—that he rises to the challenge.

A.A. Dowd
AV Club
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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Watch Trailer Director: Boots Riley
Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Jermaine Fowler, Armie Hammer, Omari Hardwick, Danny Glover

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.

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Running Time: 105 minutes105 MIN
R Rated
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here's nothing safe about Boots Riley's film-nothing predictable, nothing derivative or generic, nothing routine. It is what we want from Sundance in that it's a confrontational, unforgettable announcement of a new talent.

Brian Tallerico
RobertEbert.com
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LEAVE NO TRACE

Watch Trailer Director: Debra Granik
Cast: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKensie, Jeff Kober

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.

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Running Time: 109 minutes109 MIN
PG Rated
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Debra Granik's drama about a damaged war vet (Ben Foster) living off the grid with his teen daughter, brilliantly played by breakout star Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, is hypnotic, haunting and one of the year's best.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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BOUNDARIES

Watch Trailer Director: Shana Feste
Writer(s): Shana Feste
Cast: Christopher Plummer, Vera Farmiga, Lewis MacDougall

Laura (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others & animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father Jack (Christopher Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister JoJo (Kristen Schaal) in LA. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son Henry, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Without telling Laura, Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family.

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Running Time: 104 min104 MIN
R Rated
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Plummer isn't the only thing this movie has going for it. There's writer-director Feste's knack for a choice line and a real feel for how to stage an offbeat comic moment.

David Fear
Rolling Stone
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