Sustainability Series: HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE

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Watch Trailer Director: Josh Fox

Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

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Running Time: 125 min125 MIN
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It's a fascinating, heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring ride.

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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Masters Mix Tape: MONTEREY POP

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Watch Trailer Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Cast: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar

In June 1967, the first Monterey International Pop Festival ushered in a new era of rock and roll and catapulted the careers of some of the greatest rock stars of all time. Directed by documentary extraordinaire D.A. Pennebaker (Dont Look Back, The War Room), this 50th anniversary re-release captures some of the most iconic sights and sounds in rock and roll. Deservedly remastered in 4K for an even more vivid retelling of music history.   

Feat. Scott McKenzie • The Mamas & The Papas • Canned Heat • Simon & Garfunkel • Hugh Masekela Jefferson Airplane • Big Brother and the Holding Company • Eric Burdon & The Animals • The Who • Country Joe and the Fish • Otis Redding • The Jimi Hendrix Experience • Ravi Shankar

Jackie O’s Beer Will Be Available for Purchase at these screenings. Admission is just $5. Member admission is $4.

BIG SCREEN. BIG SOUND. NOT ON NETFLIX.

MASTERS OF FILM DIRECTION AND GROUNDBREAKING MUSICIANS TOGETHER FOR THE GREATEST MUSIC DOCS OF ALL TIME.

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Running Time: 78 minutes78 MIN
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With his characteristic vérité style, D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his.

Janus Films
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LADY MACBETH

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Watch Trailer Director: William Oldroyd
Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

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Running Time: 89 minutes89 MIN
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Director William Oldroyd delivers a taut and well-paced period drama elevated by Pugh's riveting performance.

Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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Parents Weekend: MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL SING-A-LONG

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Watch Trailer Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries, but we don’t discriminate at the Athena! Bring your folks to Camelot for Parents Weekend when the Athena shows Monty Python & The Holy Grail, complete with singalong captioning during the Knights of the Round Table scene… if you don’t know the words already.

Member admission $4.00.

Non-member admission $7.00.

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Running Time: 92 minutes92 MIN
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The material is superb, Neil Innes' music is tremendous and Gilliam's animations are timelessly brilliant.

Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
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First Year Screenings

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First year students in the Film Division go through“boot camp.” They all take a prescribed series of classes in production, sound, editing, acting, directing, screenwriting, producing, and film studies. During this intensive foundation-building year, they are also compiling a creative portfolio under fairly strict guidelines that includes two 16mm narrative films and a high-def observational documentary.

The Ohio University Film Divison fosters an educational environment of creativity, diversity, and excellence. Our students are passionate and disciplined; their styles are eclectic. The only Ohio filmmaking formula is the convergence of technical expertise and skilled visual storytelling. Within this rigorous setting, our students examine and develop motion pictures as an art form, educational tool, and vehicle for social change.
 
Free Admission sponsored by Arts for Ohio.

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Masters Mix Tape: GIMME SHELTER

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Watch Trailer Director: David Maysles, Albert Maysles
Cast: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor

On December 6, 1969, just four months after Woodstock defined the Love Generation, a free Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway turned love into fear. Revolutionary documentarians David and Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens) were filming when a rowdy audience of 300,000 people clashed with the Hell’s Angels, then hired as low-cost security, resulting in a fatal stabbing and utter pandemonium. This landmark documentary, received as both essential and highly controversial, captured the night that changed everything.

Feat. The Rolling Stones • Ike & Tina Turner • Jefferson Airplane • The Flying Burrito Brothers

Admission is just $5.

BIG SCREEN. BIG SOUND. NOT ON NETFLIX.

MASTERS OF FILM DIRECTION AND GROUNDBREAKING MUSICIANS TOGETHER FOR THE GREATEST MUSIC DOCS OF ALL TIME.

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Running Time: 95 minutes95 MIN
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This is a seminal rock doc, and the actual music is only a small part of the magic.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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PENS TO PICTURES

Todays Show Times: 6:30

Pens to Pictures is a filmmaking collaborative that teaches and empowers incarcerated women to make their own short films, from script to screen. During its inaugural year in 2016, five films were made in partnership between women in Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI) and the Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania artist communities.

Admission is FREE.

Schedule of Events:

6:30 PM: Welcome from Margaux Cowden and M. Geneva Murray

6:35 PM: Short Introduction by Chinonye Chukwu

6:45: Screening (5 short films)

Q&A to follow the screening. Founder, Chinonye Chukwu, and two of the inaugural participants (Jamie Ochs and Beverly Fears) will speak with the audience following these film shorts. Please note that some of the shorts include scenes of drug use and sexual assault.

Guest Speaker Bios:

Chinonye Chukwu is a filmmaker, educator and social justice advocate. She is the founder of Pens to Pictures, a filmmaking collaborative that teaches and empowers incarcerated women to make their own short films, from script to screen. Chinonye is also Assistant Professor of Motion Pictures at Wright State University, where she teaches courses in screenwriting and directing in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures. She is a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award and Princeton Hodder Fellowship. Her debut feature film, “AlaskaLand,” has been selected to screen globally, including the Chicago International Film Festival and the New York African Festival at Lincoln Center. The film has been released on several digital and VOD platforms. Her short film, “A Long Walk”, is a short adaptation of the anthologized story, “A Walk Through the Neighborhood”, and is partially funded by a $27,000 Special Projects Grant from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. The film won a Special Jury prize at the USA Festival and “Best Short Film” at the Dayton LGBT Film Festival. It has also screened at several Academy Award Qualifying festivals, including: the Cleveland International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Chinonye is currently in development for her next feature film, in which she wrote and will direct, called “Clemency.” This script is a 2017 Athena List winner for best feature script featuring a female protagonist.

Jamie Ochs is a survivor of adversities. She has taken what might have been a negative experience and turned it into positive action and activism. A runaway at 12 years old, she married at 16 and became a mother of 3 at 20 years old. After serving a ten year sentence, she is now finishing up an Associate’s degree of technical study and working towards her Bachelor’s degree in computer science. Jamie plans to pursue her Master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Wright State University. The support and networks she created through Pens to Pictures has been profound and she strives to be a powerful, positive influence on women who share similar experiences.

 

Beverly Fears is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, with a passion for telling stories in front of and behind the camera.  She participated in the inaugural year of Pens to Pictures with a short film that she wrote and directed, The Devastating Game, which tells the story of a young woman who overcomes incest and sexual abuse.  Through her experience in the Pens to Pictures program, Beverly has been ignited to pursue her lifetime desire to become an actor.  She is currently taking the steps necessary to make this dream come true.  She is eager to participate in future Pens to Pictures courses, dedicated to educating people of what an inmate looks like: a reflection in the mirror.  Beverly has learned that, “regardless of the hell one can go through, just make sure you look like heaven afterwards.”

 

Pens to Pictures is presented in partnership by Cutler Scholars and the Women’s Center, with co-sponsorship from the Multicultural Center, Making and Breaking the Law, the Center for Law, Justice, & Culture, the LGBT Center, the Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Ohio University Film, Ebony Minds, the Diversity Studies Certificate, Honors Tutorial College, and the Multicultural Faculty-in-Residence, amongst others.

 

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Pens to Pictures is presented in partnership by Cutler Scholars and the Women’s Center, with co-sponsorship from the Multicultural Center, Making and Breaking the Law, the Center for Law, Justice, & Culture, the LGBT Center, the Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Ohio University Film, Ebony Minds, the Diversity Studies Certificate, Honors Tutorial College, and the Multicultural Faculty-in-Residence, amongst others.

Sustainability Series: CHASING CORAL

First Viewing: 7:00 PM, September 20, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Jeff Orlowski

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. The film took more than three years to shoot, and is the result of 650 + hours underwater, submissions of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people from various locations around the world.

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Running Time: 91 min91 MIN
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By film's end, you'll see corals not only as underwater life forms but as dreamy, endangered neighborhoods inhabited by unspeakably beautiful Nemos and Dorys.

Tomris Laffly
Time Out
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IN SEARCH OF FELLINI: Q&A with OU Alumna Nancy Cartwright

First Viewing: 7:00 PM, September 22, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Taron Lexton
Writer(s): Nancy Cartwright, Peter Kjenaas
Cast: Maria Bello, Ksenia Solo, Beth Riesgraf

The Athena Cinema is elated and honored to have accomplished actress, writer, and producer Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons, The Replacements) in-house to present her latest film, In Search of Fellini for two screenings: Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The Athena will host a Q&A with Scripps College of Communication alumna Nancy Cartwright and writer Peter Kjenaas after both screenings.

The film, written by Nancy, is based on the pivotal time in her life when she first discovered the works of Italian director Federico Fellini. Enchanted by his bizarre and powerful portrayals of humanity, a shy and sheltered young woman from Ohio takes a leap of faith by traveling to Italy on her own in the hopes of finding the man whose work she idolizes.

Tickets to these showings are FREE for students thanks to Scripps College of Communication and Arts for Ohio! Admission for non-students is $10, and only $4 for members.

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Running Time: 93 min93 MIN
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Tickets for students are made free by Scripps College of Communication, Athena Cinema, and Arts for Ohio

Art House Theater Day: TITICUT FOLLIES with Frederick Wiseman and Wes Anderson

First Viewing: 3:00 PM, September 24, 2017

Watch Trailer Director: Frederick Wiseman

Visit the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts with renowned filmmaker Frederick Wiseman in this highly-controversial yet essential documentary, digitally remastered for its 50th Anniversary. Screening includes never-before-seen trial footage plus a special pre-recorded conversation between Frederick Wiseman and Wes Anderson just for Art House Theater Day!

Student tickets are FREE thanks to Arts for Ohio. Regular matinee admission ($5.00) applies to non-students.

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Running Time: 84 minutes84 MIN
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TITICUT FOLLIES is a great work, a near-masterpiece not just of the documentary form, but of moviemaking in any category. It’s a film that transcends the time and place of its manufacture, and it should be seen not just by documentarians and film students but by anyone interested in the movies as a medium capable of powerfully presenting the human condition.

Ray Greene
Village Voice
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