GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND: Last Day Thursday, September 10th

Watch Trailer Director: Martha Kehoe, Joan Tosoni

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music, and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the documentary follows Lightfoot’s evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star and beloved Canadian icon.

 

How to stream

For $9.99, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.

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After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 48 hours.

 


 

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Running Time: 90 min90 MIN
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Entertaining and entirely legend-affirming.

Ben Raynor
The Star
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THE FIGHT: Last Day Thursday, September 10th

Watch Trailer Director: Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent THE FIGHT you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

The Fight is an inspiring, emotional insider look at how these important battles are fought and the legal gladiators on the front lines fighting them. Directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres capture the rollercoaster ride of the thrill and defeat in these deeply human battles. When a mother is separated from her child, a soldier is threatened to lose his career, a young woman’s right to choose is imperiled at the pleasure of a government official, and the ability to exercise our basic right to vote is threatened, the consequences can be devastating to us and to future generations. The Fight celebrates the unsung heroes who fiercely work to protect our freedoms.

 

How to stream

For $12, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.

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After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 48 hours.

 


 

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Running Time: 96 minutes96 MIN
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Ultimately the goal of The Fight [is]... to show that the organization’s work, and the work of countless others who litigate on behalf of civil and human rights, is never open-and-shut. It’s an uphill battle, one worth fighting but without any guarantee of winning. Still, people do it — and The Fight shows why.

Alissa Wilkinson
Vox
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AMULET: Last Day Thursday, August 20th

Watch Trailer Director: Romola Garai

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent AMULET you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

Following an accident that leaves him homeless in London, former soldier Tomaz is brought to the rotting home of Magda, a lonely woman in desperate need of help as she looks after her dying mother. Though at first resistant, Magda eventually welcomes him into their lives and allows him to help her care for them. But as he worms his way into their routine and begins to fall for Magda, Tomaz starts to notice strange, unexplainable, and ugly phenomena. Something seems very wrong with the mysterious old woman who never leaves the top floor, and Magda may in fact be enslaved to do her otherworldly bidding.­

 

How to stream

For $12, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.

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After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 48 hours.

 


 

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Running Time: 99 min99 MIN
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Unafraid to turn into a true phantasmagoria, Garai's filmmaking hints at a director whose tastes skew away from your typical horror movie construction.

Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com
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DENISE HO: BECOMING THE SONG: Last Day Thursday, September 10th

Watch Trailer Director: Sue Williams

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent DENISE HO: BECOMING THE SONG you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

Denise Ho: Becoming the Song profiles the openly gay Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho. Drawing on unprecedented, years-long access, the film explores her remarkable journey from commercial Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, an artist who has put her life and career on the line to support the determined struggle of Hong Kong citizens to maintain their identity and freedom.

 

How to stream

For $12, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the Kino Now app for Roku or Apple TV (requires tvOS 9.0 or later) and watch the film there.

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After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for ten days.

 


 

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Running Time: 83 min83 MIN
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I went into the film knowing nothing about the Cantopop star, and came away from it as an instant fan rejuvenated by my connection to every soul throughout the world currently fighting to preserve human rights against the rising tide of totalitarianism.

Matt Fagerholm
RogerEbert.com
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Sustainability Series: AN EVENING OF SHORTS

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Available to watch October 5th – 7th, 2020

Post-show Zoom discussion at 8:30PM on Wednesday, Oct 7th

 

How to watch

Watch free films from the Fall Sustainability Series lineup and participate in virtual discussions from home!

To participate, please register for each event using the registration below. An email will be delivered to you when the film becomes available to stream, containing a link to watch and a link to the Zoom discussion. All Zoom discussions will take place on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. Registrants will have access to films in advance, though we recommend viewing the films on the day of the panel discussion.

About the films

The collection of 4 films with post-show discussion:

Generation Green New Deal (24 min)

For decades, the American political system has seemed incapable of taking on climate change at the scale necessary to address the growing crisis. In November 2018 the youth-led organization Sunrise Movement and the youngest Congresswoman-elect in history, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez occupied Nancy Pelosi’s office. Their demand: a “Green New Deal”. It set off a firestorm, birthing both an ascendent political movement and intense opposition. Generation Green New Deal looks at the revolutionary political idea and the people behind it, featuring Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Varshini Prakash, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, David Wallace-Wells, Abdul El-Sayed and more.

Solar For All (26 min)

This documentary celebrates the successes and documents the challenges of the first two years of implementing Solar For All, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s initiative to provide 100,000 low-to-moderate income families with the benefits of locally generated clean energy. One of the most progressive solar mandates in the U.S., #DCSolarStories exhibits how the District is using innovation and the concept of equity or “equal access” to local, clean energy to slash resident’s utility burdens and protect underserved communities in the face of the changing climate.

This Land (13 min)

Runner and advocate Faith E. Briggs used to run through the streets of Brooklyn every morning. Now, she’s running 150 miles through three U.S. National Monuments that lay in the thick of the controversy around public lands. Accompanied by running companions who represent diverse perspectives in what it means to be a public land owner, she assesses what is at stake if previously protected lands are reduced and if the public is largely unaware. THIS LAND is a story about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment.

Won’t Pipe Down (27 min)

Dominion Resources Inc., along with Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and AGL Resources created a joint venture to construct, own, and operate the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This pipeline will pump natural gas through 550 miles of 42 inch pipe starting in West Virginia and ending in North Carolina. These power companies are planning to use eminent domain, a right reserved strictly for public good, to take and use individual property owners’ land for the construction of their five billion dollar pipeline. Dominion has been looking for a path of least resistance, and has targeted rural communities across the three states. But residents of Nelson County refused to go down without a fight, hoping to protect their beloved land in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

About the series

Athena Cinema, University Libraries and Environmental Studies Program present the 8th annual Sustainability Film Series. For the first time ever, the series will be presented virtually.

In keeping with all previous series, each film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring faculty members, students and community members.

Please join us for a conversation following these beautiful, thought-provoking and timely films.

“These young people are saying we all have a right to know what is in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, and the food we eat. It is our responsibility to leave this planet cleaner and greener. That must be our legacy.”

— Representative John Lewis on youth climate activists, September 2019

The fall screenings highlight new releases and classic films that explore diverse topics with the central theme of racial and social justice. We choose films that engage and challenge the audience to integrate the information from these stories into their everyday life, as well as delve into solutions. Through the series we aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the strength of this integration, coming together and learning from each other.

The series is possible thanks to the support of: Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, OHIO Honors Program, Honors Tutorial College, Cutler Scholars, Climate Ambassadors,  Office of Sustainability, Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council, Center for Campus & Community Engagement, University College, and others.

Free admission and post-show discussion, as part of the Fall Virtual Sustainability Series.

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AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY: Last Day Thursday, September 10th

Watch Trailer Director: Gina Leibrecht, Cheryl Haines

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

We can all be agents of change. But sometimes the challenges that surround us make it hard to know where to begin. The film Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly aims to inspire viewers to take action in the struggle for human rights at home and abroad. It starts with a simple and direct expression of empathy: the sending of a postcard.

 

How to stream

For $10, you will get access to watch on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, AppleTV , Chromecast , and more.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for three days.

 


 

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

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Running Time: 76 minutes76 MIN
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Even for those familiar with Ai and his work, the film's offerings of fascinating insights into his personal life and an exploration of the stakes of personal freedom make it a worthy viewing experience.

Lovia Gyarkye
New York Times
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Sustainability Series: COOKED

Watch Trailer Director: Judith Helfand

 

Available to watch October 19th – 21st, 2020

Post-show Zoom discussion at 8:30PM on Wednesday, Oct 21st

 

How to watch

Watch free films from the Fall Sustainability Series lineup and participate in virtual discussions from home!

To participate, please register for each event using the registration below. An email will be delivered to you when the film becomes available to stream, containing a link to watch and a link to the Zoom discussion. All Zoom discussions will take place on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. Registrants will have access to films in advance, though we recommend viewing the films on the day of the panel discussion.

About the film

In COOKED: Survival By Zip Code, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand uses her signature serious-yet-quirky connect-the-dots style to take audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave — in which 739 mostly black, elderly, and poor Chicagoans died during the course of one week– deep into one of our nation’s biggest growth industries: disaster preparedness. Along the way, Helfand forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity, and extreme racism. The inequities further illuminated by the Covid 19 pandemic.

About the series

Athena Cinema, University Libraries and Environmental Studies Program present the 8th annual Sustainability Film Series. For the first time ever, the series will be presented virtually.

In keeping with all previous series, each film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring faculty members, students and community members.

Please join us for a conversation following these beautiful, thought-provoking and timely films.

“These young people are saying we all have a right to know what is in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, and the food we eat. It is our responsibility to leave this planet cleaner and greener. That must be our legacy.”

— Representative John Lewis on youth climate activists, September 2019

The fall screenings highlight new releases and classic films that explore diverse topics with the central theme of racial and social justice. We choose films that engage and challenge the audience to integrate the information from these stories into their everyday life, as well as delve into solutions. Through the series we aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the strength of this integration, coming together and learning from each other.

The series is possible thanks to the support of: Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, OHIO Honors Program, Honors Tutorial College, Cutler Scholars, Climate Ambassadors,  Office of Sustainability, Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council, Center for Campus & Community Engagement, University College, and others.

Free admission and post-show discussion, as part of the Fall Virtual Sustainability Series.

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Running Time: 76 min76 MIN
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For those who don’t know the story: You need to see this movie.

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
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BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS

Watch Trailer Director: Bill Ross IV , Turner Ross

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

Co-directors Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross’s genre-bending docudrama focuses on a Las Vegas dive bar named ‘The Roaring 20s’ as it prepares to close its doors forever. Its longtime bartenders and patrons come together for one last night of alcohol-charged camaraderie, commemoration and consolation as they contemplate their place in a fracturing and downcast late-2016 America.

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Running Time: 98 min98 MIN
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An absorbing portrait of drinking life in all its joys - fellowship, high spirits and fleeting, flirty intimacy - and sorrows.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Watch Trailer Director: Gero von Boehm

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

One of the great masters of photography, Helmut Newton made a name for himself exploring the female form, and his cult status continues long after his tragic death in a Los Angeles car crash in 2004. Newton worked around the globe, from Singapore to Australia to Paris to Los Angeles, but Weimar Germany was the visual hallmark of his work. Newton’s unique and striking way of depicting women has always posed the question: did he empower his subjects or treat them as sexual objects? Through candid interviews with Grace Jones, Charlotte Rampling, Isabella Rossellini, Anna Wintour, Claudia Schiffer, Marianne Faithfull, Hanna Schygulla, Nadja Auermann, and Newton’s wife June (a.k.a. photographer Alice Springs), this documentary captures his legacy and seeks to answer questions about the themes at the core of his life’s work – creating provocative and subversive images of women. The film also features Newton’s own home movies, archival footage (including a pointed exchange with Susan Sontag) and, of course, scores of iconic Newton photographs. The result: a wildly entertaining portrait of a controversial genius.

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SHIRLEY: Last Day Thursday, July 30th

Watch Trailer Director: Josephine Decker
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young

This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent SHIRLEY you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.

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About the film

Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.

 

How to stream

For $6, you will get access to watch on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, AppleTV , Chromecast , and more.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for three days.

 


 

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:

While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.

Thank you for your support.

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Running Time: 107 min107 MIN
R Rated
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A thrillingly perverse example of what happens when the shackles of biopic formula are cast aside.

Benjamin Lee
Guardian
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