ANOTHER ROUND

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Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe

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There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students?

Initial results are positive, and the teachers’ little project turns into a genuine academic study. Both their classes and their results continue to improve, and the group feels alive again! As the units are knocked back, some of the participants see further improvement and others go off the rails. It becomes increasingly clear that while alcohol may have fueled great results in world history, some bold acts carry consequences.

 

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Running Time: 116 min116 MIN
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Pop some champagne, crack open the whisky and guzzle back that ice-cold beer. The feelgood film of this or any festival has arrived, and it's a boozy-woozy marvel.

Kevin Maher
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76 DAYS

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On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis in four hospitals, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories of healthcare workers and patients who struggle to survive the pandemic with resilience and dignity.

 

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Running Time: 93 min93 MIN
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The film's value to future generations is self-evident, but it has just as much to show us in the here and now about the history we're making alone and together.

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CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN

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CROCK OF GOLD – A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN deep dives into the life of the tortured Irish vocalist, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Pogues, who famously combined traditional Irish music with the visceral energy of punk rock. Featuring unseen archival footage from the band and MacGowan’s family, as well as animation from legendary illustrator Ralph Steadman, Julien Temple’s rollicking love letter spotlights the iconic frontman up to his 60th birthday celebration, where singers, movie stars and rock ’n’ roll outlaws gather to celebrate the man and his legacy.

 

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Running Time: 124 min124 MIN
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...makes a great, sober case for MacGowan as a real poet, an expat national statesman, and someone who might have changed ideas about how traditional music and rock can meld for all time.

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The Athena Cinema is hosting its second annual Haiku Contest, searching for the best submission by December 31st! You can submit your poem(s) using the 5-7-5 syllable format through the following channels:

1. Through social media using #AthenaHaikuContest

2. By emailing athenacinema@ohio.edu

3. Using the submission box below

We are looking for haikus that focus on the theater, movies in general, and the community, but will accept submissions for other subjects as well. The point is to celebrate creativity, so as long as it meets the syllable requirement, all submissions are fair game! The winner will be chosen on January 1st, 2021, and will receive one year of free popcorn, beginning on the date of our grand re-opening, which is yet to be determined.

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ZAPPA

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With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.

 

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Running Time: 129 minutes129 MIN
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Winter gives Zappa pride of place among the most important composers of the 20th century, sharing some extraordinary performances of his little-known classical work.

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THE LIBRARY THAT DOLLY BUILT: Starts Friday, December 11th

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THE LIBRARY THAT DOLLY BUILT will be available to rent starting Friday, December 11th.

 

About the film

The Library That Dolly Built, directed and produced by journalism professor and director of Land Grant Films Nick Geidner, and narrated by Danica McKellar, goes behind the scenes of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to show how one of the most famous and beloved performers in the world has partnered with thousands of local community organizations to develop an efficient and effective program for spreading the love of reading. Imagination Library started as a gift for the children in Dolly’s hometown, Sevierville, Tennessee, and is now active in all 50 states, and 5 countries, gifting 1.7 million free, age-appropriate books to children every month. The film also provides a glimpse of the profound impact the Imagination Library has on the people through original interviews with authors, policymakers, Imagination Library staff, recipients, and the legend herself, Dolly Parton. Woven throughout the film is a biographical sketch of Dolly Parton, featuring rare photos and films from her childhood. Unlike most biographies of Dolly, it doesn’t focus on her music. Instead, it demonstrates that at every point in her career, any time she has had success, Dolly Parton has come back to Sevierville to give back to her people.

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Science on Screen® presents CODED BIAS

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About the film

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against ? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers the most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

 

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Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Science on Screen program pairs films with a short talk with a scientist or technology expert. Science on Screen events are fun and engaging, offering dynamic speakers an unexpected jumping point to teach their field of expertise in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience.

 

This Science on Screen event is also sponsored by University Libraries, Ohio Museum Complex, Center for Campus and Community Engagement, Arts for Ohio, Women’s Center, BSPCB, and Multicultural Center, and is presented in partnership with the OHIO Research Division and OMSAR.

 

*Registration to view this event for free is now closed.*

 

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Coded Bias serves as both a wake-up call and a call to action.

Valerie Complex
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THE DONUT KING

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Ted’s story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls.

 

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Running Time: 90 min90 MIN
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It becomes this global story about immigration, ambition, hope, community -- and it's got a really terrific soundtrack.

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HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING

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Award-winning singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (“Taxi” and “Cats in the Cradle”) spent his fame and fortune chasing a dream to end world hunger and poverty, and in the process inspired, changed, and saved the lives of millions of people.

 

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"Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something" is an uplifting tribute to an impressive human being.

Kevin Crust
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