MAIDEN

Watch Trailer Director: Alex Holmes
Cast: Tracy Edwards, Jeni Mundy, Mikaela Von Koskull

In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They’d never find funding. They didn’t have the strength or skill. They’d die at sea. Did that many professional female sailors even exist?

Maiden is the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

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Running Time: 97 MIN97 MIN
PG Rated
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TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

Watch Trailer Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Cast: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.

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Running Time: 119 MIN119 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Beat the Heat: CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Watch Trailer Director: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Writer(s): E.B. White (book), Earl Hamner Jr. (story)
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde

Are you not ready for the end of the Athen’s County Fair? Neither are we! Enjoy Charlotte’s Web as our next film in the Beat the Heat summer movie series. E.B. White’s perennial best-selling novel is translated to the screen in animated musical splendor. The classic story, described by author White as a tale of ‘friendship and salvation, a story of miracles — the miracle of birth, the miracle of friendship, the miracle of death.’

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services,  Athens Public Libraries and Ohio University Credit Union to present the Athena Cinema 7th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring! 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, fun prizes, and free books at every showing!

To benefit Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County), the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

August 10th: CHARLOTTE’S WEB: Lake Hope Lodge $50 Gift Certificate

Hungry after boogying down on the bricks? Enjoy a nice meal at the Lake Hope Dining Lodge with a $50 gift certificate as this week’s prize.

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Running Time: 94 min94 MIN
G Rated
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LUCE

Watch Trailer Director: Julius Onah
Cast: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

A liberal-minded couple, Amy and Peter Edgar, are forced to reconsider their image of their adopted son after they discover he has written an extremely disturbing essay for his class at school.

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Running Time: 109 MIN109 MIN
R Rated
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Tantrum Presents COAL BLACK VOICES

Viewing: August 15,2019

Director: Jean Donohue and Fred Johnson
Cast: Bernard Clay, Ricardo Narzario Colon, C. Daniel Dawson

Tantrum Summer Festival presents a special one day screening of Coal Black Voices.

Coal Black Voices is an intimate mosaic of images, poetry, and storytelling by the Affrilachian Poets as they give glimpses of life in the American Black South and Appalachian region. The ensemble of African-American writers challenge simple notions of an all white Appalachian region and culture while drawing on traditions such as the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and experiences of the African Diaspora. The poetry of the Affrilachian Poets celebrates their African heritage and rural roots while encompassing themes of racism and Black identity. In this documentary they give voice to the pleasures of family, land, good food, artistic community, music and transformation.

Coal Black Voices was produced with support from the KET Fund for Independent Production, The Wexner Center Media Arts Program, The Ohio State University, Kentucky Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council, Kentucky Humanities Council, Ohio Humanities Council and Media Working Group.

Free Admission

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Running Time: 57 minutes57 MIN
Not Rated
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Thursday 08/157:00
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MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

Watch Trailer Director: Avi Belkin
Cast: Mike Wallace

Deemed the “enemy of the people” by our current president, journalism in America is on the chopping block. Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This fascinating exposé of 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace turns his hard-hitting, no-holds-barred journalistic style loose on Wallace himself, who is considered by many to be the inventor of the form. Mike Wallace unflinchingly interrogated the biggest figures of the 20th century. During 50 years on the air, his aggressive reporting style and showmanship redefined what America has come to expect from broadcasters.

As riveting as it is topical, Mike Wallace Is Here mirrors its subject’s scrutinous gaze to better understand how we arrived at the precarious media tipping point menacing our democracy today. Exhuming decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutesvault, filmmaker Avi Belkin crafts an all-archival portrait that explores what drove and plagued this restless reporter, whose storied career and troubled personal life were inherently entwined with the evolution of broadcast journalism itself.

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Running Time: 94 MIN94 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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AFTER THE WEDDING

Watch Trailer Director: Bart Freundlich
Cast: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup

Isabel has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa is the multimillionaire head of a media company who lives with her artist husband and their twin boys in New York. When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor–Theresa–in person.

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Running Time: 110 MIN110 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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THE NIGHTINGALE

Watch Trailer Director: Jennifer Kent
Cast: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr

THE NIGHTINGALE is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare, a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her 7-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband Aidan retaliates and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his cronies. When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare decides to pursue Hawkins, who leaves his post suddenly to secure a captaincy up north. Unable to find compatriots for her journey, she is forced to enlist the help of a young Aboriginal tracker Billy who grudgingly takes her through the rugged wilderness to track down Hawkins. The terrain and the prevailing hostilities are frightening, as fighting between the original inhabitants of the land and its colonizers plays out in what is now known as “The Black War.”

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Running Time: 137 MIN137 MIN
R Rated
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Both a canny fulfillment and a skillful subversion of the conventions of the revenge thriller.

Justin Chang
The Los Angeles Times
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THE VETERANS’ PROJECT

Viewing: November 11,2019

Watch Trailer Director: Todd Fredricks, Brian Plow

One soldier. One voice. One story at a time.

The Veterans’ Project is a feature-length documentary that weaves together the testimonies of injured or ill combat veterans who navigate the complexities of military, VA, and civilian medical seeking treatment and reintegration into civilian life. The project is a first for director Todd Fredricks and the collaborative group, Media in Medicine. This film is also co-directed and co-produced by Brian Plow. The producers are proud to feature Gary Sinise as the film’s narrator.

Free admission. Q&A with filmmakers after the show!

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Running Time: 85 MIN85 MIN
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Monday 11/111:00
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Beat the Heat: THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

Watch Trailer Director: Sylvain Chomet
Writer(s): Sylvain Chomet
Cast: Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin
Awards: Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2004 Academy Awards

Ready to listen to the music? In partnership with the Athens Community Arts and Music Festival we bring you The Triplets of Belleville as the final movie in our Beat the Heat summer movie series. When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him.

Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services,  Athens Public Libraries and Ohio University Credit Union to present the Athena Cinema 7th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring! 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, fun prizes, and free books at every showing!

To benefit Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County), the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.

August 17th : THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE: COSI Admissions

Sad to see our movie series ending? Well, we are too, but you can let the magic of movies live on with a trip to COSI! COSI is hosting a Jim Henson exhibit now until September 2nd, so go experience some more movie magic before summer’s over with 2 COSI admission passes!

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Running Time: 78 min78 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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