Trashed

Watch Trailer Director: Candida Brady
Cast: Jeremy Irons
Awards: Won the Earth Grand Prix Special Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival

TRASHED is a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America. The garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture…the disposal of what our society defines as “waste.” It is an issue influenced by every American, most of whom never consider the consequences. Nor, it seems, the implications to our biosphere. At times humorous, but deeply poignant, TRASHED examines the American waste stream fast approaching a half billion tons annually.

What are the effects all this waste will have on already strained natural resources? Why is so much of it produced? While every American creates almost 5 pounds of it every day, who is affected most? And who wants America to make more?

The film analyzes the causes and effects of the seemingly innocuous act of “taking out the garbage” while showcasing the individuals, activists,corporate and advocacy groups working to affect change and reform the current model. TRASHED is an informative and thought-provoking film everyone interested in the future of sustainability should see.

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Running Time: 98 min.98 MIN
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Happy Feet: Kid’s Movie after KidFest!

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Price of Admission is an article of children’s clothing–gently used please!Happy Feet

 

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ROOM 237

Watch Trailer Director: Rodney Ascher
Cast: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns
Awards: Won the 2012 Gold Hugo Award for Best Documentary at the Chicago International Film Festival

A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film THE SHINING (1980). The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they’ll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out.

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Running Time: 102 minutes102 MIN
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Emperor

Watch Trailer Director: Peter Webber
Writer(s): Vera Blasi
Cast: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy and Tommy Lee Jones

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

 

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Running Time: 105 Minutes105 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Thank You Everyone Who Attended the 40th Athens Film+Video Festival!

The Athena Cinema has been “home base” for the Film Festival since its founding in 1974; each spring the Athena hosts the Festival and over 250 films and videos that comprise a global mix of genres, styles and approaches to filmmaking.  Now entering its 40th year, the 2013 Athens International Film and Video Festival takes place April 12 – 18th.  For more information, visit:  www.athensfest.org

To download a PDF of the 2013 fest program, click here.

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Spring Breakers

Watch Trailer Director: Harmony Korine
Cast: James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

Four sexy college girls plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that’s only the beginning… During a night of partying, the girls hit a roadblock when they are arrested on drug charges. Hungover and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge but are bailed out unexpectedly by Alien, an infamous local thug who takes them under his wing and leads them on the wildest Spring Break trip in history. Rough on the outside but with a soft spot inside, Alien wins over the hearts of the young Spring Breakers, and leads them on a Spring Break they never could have imagined.

 “A half hour, four hours, two days after walking away from it you might still flashback to its seductive, neon-lit, dayglow world.”-Adam Graham, Detroit News
 “Korine likes the poetics of transgression, and he trowels on the bad behavior with a heavy but mesmerizing hand.”-Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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Running Time: 94 Minutes94 MIN
R Rated
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Sustainability Screening: LAST CALL AT THE OASIS

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Watch Trailer Director: Jessica Yu

Developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, the company responsible for AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC. and WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”, LAST CALL AT THE OASIS presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century.

Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film features activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prud’homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon.

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Running Time: 105 Minutes105 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Side Effects

Watch Trailer Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer(s): Scott Z. Burns
Cast: Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones

A young woman’s world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

“This neatly executed mystery is just the sort of thing Hollywood craves from Steven Soderbergh: genre entertainment as cool, clean, and impersonal as a Formica countertop.”–J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

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Running Time: 106 Minutes106 MIN
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Stoker

Watch Trailer Director: Park Chan-wook
Writer(s): Wentworth Miller
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Matthew Goode

After India’s father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

It may be Mr. Park’s reputation that induces a state of queasy anticipation in the early scenes of “Stoker.” But it is also, unquestionably, his craft.”–A.O. Scott, New York Times

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Running Time: 99 Minutes99 MIN
R Rated
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West of Memphis

Watch Trailer Director: Amy Berg
Writer(s): Amy Berg, Billy McMillin
Cast: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

“That makes this the most rare of films: one that indisputably matters. And one that stuns.”-Village Voice, Alan Scherstuhl

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Running Time: 147 Minutes147 MIN
R Rated
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