JOKER: Last Day Thursday, November 14th

Watch Trailer Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker” stars Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and is directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

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Running Time: 122 min122 MIN
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This is a truly nightmarish vision of late-era capitalism - arguably the best social horror film since Get Out - and Joaquin Phoenix is magnetic in it.

Philip De Semlyen
Time Out
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FANTASTIC FUNGI

Watch Trailer Director: Louie Schwartzberg

Fantastic Fungi does not play Wednesday the 20th.

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

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Running Time: 74 min74 MIN
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One of the year's most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.

Matt Fagerholm
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WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?: Last Day Thursday, November 7th

Watch Trailer Director: Matt Tyrnauer

One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th Century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.

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Running Time: 97 min97 MIN
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"Where's My Roy Cohn?" makes it clear that his influence is still felt today, all the way to the White House.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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JUDY

Watch Trailer Director: Rupert Goold
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”

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Running Time: 118 min118 MIN
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Zellweger... subsumes herself completely in the role, without ever tipping over into some kind of gestural Judy drag.

Leah Greenblatt
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: Last Day Thursday, October 31st

Watch Trailer Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Starting Thursday, October 24th, all showings of

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD will feature

bonus content at the beginning and ending

of the program not included in its original run.

The Athena Cinema is excited to bring in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for an encore run this fall! Enjoy one of the most impressive pieces of cinema this year in theaters before its inevitable awards recognition this winter.

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate.

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Running Time: 164 min164 MIN
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Tarantino's all-star fantasia links Hollywood and Manson-era violence into the best and most explosive cinema we've seen all year.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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PAIN & GLORY

Watch Trailer Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia

Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.

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Running Time: 112 min112 MIN
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A deeply personal and very moving film, anchored by the best work of Antonio Banderas' career.

Brian Tallerico
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THE MET: Live in HD

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LINDA RONSTADT: Last Day Thursday, October 17th

Watch Trailer Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

LINDA RONSTADT: The Sound of My Voice is a musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century — and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Linda insisted on following her musical instincts. Today Ronstadt has Parkinson’s disease and her magnificent singing voice has been silenced. But rather than letting that voice be lost to history, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice tells Linda’s story through her own words and music, and by such professional colleagues as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville among many others.

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Running Time: 95 min95 MIN
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None of the procession of associates and other commentators make the case for her greatness better than Ronstadt herself, captured in vintage clip after vintage clip, singing the hell out of everything she does.

Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
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DOWNTON ABBEY

Watch Trailer Director: Michael Engler
Writer(s): Julian Fellowes
Cast: Matthew Goode, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith

The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.

The Downton Abbey film is the continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

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THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

Watch Trailer Director: Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz
Cast: Shia LeBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.

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Running Time: 93 min93 MIN
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The film is a sweet, funny and heartfelt look at friendship and strength.

Samantha Incorvaia
Arizona Republic
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