Republic of Athens Records presents EMPIRE RECORDS

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About the film

Joe (Anthony LaPaglia) runs Empire Records, an independent Delaware store that employs a tight-knit group of music-savvy youths. Hearing that the shop may be sold to a big chain, slacker employee Lucas (Rory Cochrane) bets a chunk of the store’s money, hoping to get a big return. When this plan fails, Empire Records falls into serious trouble, and the various other clerks, including lovely Corey (Liv Tyler) and gloomy Deb (Robin Tunney), must deal with the problem, among many other issues.

 

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About the event

In honor of their first Record Store Day on April 23rd, Republic of Athens Records is pleased to present Empire Records. Beloved by generations of record store workers, Empire Records’ Rex Manning Day perfectly encapsulates the feelings the night before Record Store Day: excited, nervous, and knowing no matter what, tomorrow is life-changing.

Republic of Athens Records will present many events throughout the week, including an ACRN showcase at The Union on Thursday, April 21st, and Record Store Day itself at the store from 11 am – 7 pm, April 23rd. Republic of Athens Records is located at 79 1/2 E State Street.

Admission $5

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Running Time: 100 min100 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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It's a fun, immensely enjoyable celebration of the irrepressible optimism of youth.

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School of Film Thesis Screenings

Four MFA thesis films will be screened, including:

  • “Pancakes Pasture” Keisha Martin 

  • “Maggie in Fall” Graham Holford

  • “Mother of Two” Jacob Midkiff

  • “Per Ignem” Robert Kaithern

 

Free admission! Presented by the Ohio University School of Film.

 

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David Lynch’s INLAND EMPIRE: Last Day Thursday, April 21st

Watch Trailer Director: David Lynch
Writer(s): David Lynch
Cast: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux

David Lynch’s labyrinthine Hollyweird freakout—his last feature to date—is his most uncompromising creation: a fugue-state trawl through the darkest realms of the subconscious that pushes his straight-from-the-id imagery and sinister dream logic to their extremes. When she accepts a role in a supposedly cursed production, a movie actor on the verge of a comeback (Laura Dern, in a fearless performance) finds herself tumbling down a series of increasingly disturbing rabbit holes (complete with literal rabbits) that lead her from the glittering heights of Tinseltown to the depths of human depravity. In his first feature shot on digital video, Lynch makes visionary use of the medium’s smudged textures and murky chiaroscuro to enhance the hallucinatory, nightmarish quality of what may be his magnum opus.

New 4K Picture & Sound Remaster, supervised by David Lynch, courtesy of Janus Films

 

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Running Time: 180 min180 MIN
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The film is simultaneously a playful show business satire, an experimental DV performance art piece, and a haunting murder mystery in which it’s unclear whether or not a murder has even been committed or for what reason. Most of all, it is David Lynch’s love letter to Laura Dern, a brilliant actress whose fearlessness rivals Lynch’s own.

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Oh, Hi Mark! An Evening Inside THE ROOM with Greg Sestero

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About the event

SPEND A NIGHT WITH THE MAN WHO SURVIVED THE ROOM

Join us for a special evening of the hit cult classic THE ROOM with Greg Sestero, star of THE ROOM and author of THE DISASTER ARTIST, the critically-acclaimed tell-all about the making of THE ROOM that inspired A24’s award-winning film THE DISASTER ARTIST.

There will be a Q&A before both of the evening’s film screenings, merchandise for sale, and a meet and greet opportunity! Event begins at 8:00 & 9:30, admission $15.

 

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About the speaker

Greg Sestero is the New York Times best-selling author of the Oscar – nominated The Disaster Artist and Co-Star of the cult classic The Room. Greg also recently wrote and produced Best F(r)iends Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Lionsgate)and was recently seen in Netflix’s popular gothic-drama mini-series The Haunting of Bly ManorHis directorial/ horror genre debut, Miracle Valley, is slated for release in 2022. It is the first very first film to ever shoot at Frank Lloyd Wright’s world renowned masterpiece Falling Water.

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Running Time: 91 min91 MIN
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CODA: Last Day Thursday, April 28th

Watch Trailer Director: Sian Heder

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.

 

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Running Time: 111 minutes111 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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No theatrics, no gimmicks - just a wonderful coming-of-age gem that aims directly at the heart and hits the bullseye.

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MOTHERING SUNDAY: Last Day Thursday, April 14th

Watch Trailer Director: Eva Husson

On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house nearby, Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.

 

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Running Time: 110 minutes110 MIN
R Rated
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A thoughtful and deeply affecting meditation on the loneliness of the lifelong writer.

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Athens International Film + Video Festival

 

Founded in 1974, the AIFVF has been presenting the best in international film for 49 years. Known globally as a festival that supports cinema from underground and marginalized populations, the AIFVF represents the values that we share as a community. It is a champion of justice and provides a voice for underrepresented artists and viewpoints on a global level.

For four decades, Athens International has embraced experimental, narrative, short-form, feature length, and documentary films from every corner of the globe, offering filmmakers a stellar platform for public exposure and an environment that values artistry above marquee names and industry relationships.

 

For the film schedule, ticketing info, and more on the festival, visit the official Film Fest page by clicking the AIFVF logo below:

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BELLE: Last Day Thursday, March 31st

Watch Trailer Director: Mamoru Hosoda

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.

All World Movie March showings will be preceded by a short film, HEROIAM SLAVA – GLORY TO THE HEROES, made by Ohio University’s Akash Pamarthy.

 

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Plays as part of World Movie March, opening new international films every week at the Athena Cinema. See the full lineup here!

 

BELLE’s showings at 2:20 and 7:35 will feature English dubbed voices.

BELLE’s showings at 5:00, 5:15, and 9:55 will feature English subtitles.

 

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Running Time: 121 minutes121 MIN
PG Rated
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This ravishing new gem from anime master Mamoru Hosoda is a knockout fantasia that cuts to the core of Gen Z lives that revolve around digi-tech and yet speaks a universal language of love and loss.

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2022 Global Arts Festival: THE FORGOTTEN SPACE

Watch Trailer Director: Noël Burch, Allan Sekula

Filmmakers Allan Sekula and Noel Burch examine the personal stories of links in the global supply chain — the workers aboard giant cargo ships.

Free admission, brought to you by the OU School of Film. Stick around for a discussion after the show with OU Film Professors Ofer Eliaz and Erin Schlumpf. Learn more about Global Arts Week Events here.

 

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OU Outdoor Pursuits presents NO MAN’S LAND

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No Man’s Land Film Festival is the premier all-women adventure film festival based out of Denver, Colorado, that meets a need and desire to highlight and connect women, transgender, and genderqueer communties in pursuit of the radical. We are a collaboration and celebration of humans who are deeply engaged in enhancing the feminine presence in the adventure arena. The goal of this festival is to connect like-minded individuals who are action-oriented, wish to support a shared vision of gender equality, have a desire to experience their passions and environments through a uniquely feminine lens, and above all, love adventure.

Admission $10, (free with OU student ID), presented by OU Outdoor Pursuits.

 

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