The Birds

Watch Trailer Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer(s): Daphne Du Maurier, Evan Hunter
Cast: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
Awards: Nominated for an Academy Award, 1964

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

Part of the Athena Cinema’s Hitchcock Retrospective, an eight-week series of Alfred Hitchcock classics. Each film will be introduced by a College of Fine Arts student of Ohio University. Enjoy this thrilling film from the Master of Suspense!

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Running Time: 119 minutes119 MIN
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Vertigo

Watch Trailer Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer(s): Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor, Pierre Boileua, Thomas Narcejac, Maxwell Anderson
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Awards: Nominated for 2 Academy Awards, 1959

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s much-younger wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Part of the Athena Cinema’s Hitchcock Retrospective, an eight-week series of Alfred Hitchcock classics. Each film will be introduced by a College of Fine Arts student of Ohio University. Enjoy this thrilling film from the Master of Suspense!

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Running Time: 128 minutes128 MIN
PG Rated
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Psycho

Watch Trailer Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer(s): Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Awards: Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, 1961

A thirty-something secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor who has been under the domination of his mother for too long. One of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest achievements in film.

Part of the Athena Cinema’s Hitchcock Retrospective, an eight-week series of Alfred Hitchcock classics. Each film will be introduced by a College of Fine Arts student of Ohio University. Enjoy this thrilling film from the Master of Suspense!

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Running Time: 109 minutes109 MIN
Rating: TV-14
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The Trouble with Harry

Watch Trailer Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer(s): John Michael Hayes, Jack Trevor Story
Cast: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn
Awards: Nominated for two BAFTA film awards, 1957

The trouble with Harry is that he’s dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body…

Part of the Athena Cinema’s Hitchcock Retrospective, an eight-week series of Alfred Hitchcock classics. Each film will be introduced by a College of Fine Arts student of Ohio University. Enjoy this thrilling film from the Master of Suspense!

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Running Time: 99 minutes99 MIN
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Rear Window

Watch Trailer Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer(s): John Michael Hayes
Cast: James Stewart and Grace Kelly
Awards: British Institute of MNominated for 4 Academy Awards

Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.

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Running Time: 112 Minutes112 MIN
PG Rated
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Open Projector Night

We had such a good time at the 1st Open Projector Night, that we’ve decided to put one on each month of Spring Semester! They will be held on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Here are the dates:

April 24th at 7:00

Just bring in your film on the day of the event, between 6:00 and 6:30pm to see it projected on the big screen! Hosted by various members of the hilarious OU Improv Troupe. An audience APPLAUSE-O-METER will decide the winner. Prizes TBA. Admission to the event is FREE thanks to Arts for Ohio.

Thank you to all who participated in making the 1st Ever Open Projector Night a success! Special thanks to Joe LaLonde and Patrick White, our hilarious emcees from the OU Improv Troupe! And congratulations to Brandon Ivey who won the Audience Applause Award for “Trash Thieves”.

Here are the rules:

We’ll play anything you’ve made that’s under 8 minutes long and is brought to us on a DVDor BLU-ray (one film per person, and DVDs must be playable on a regular DVD player). Submissions are only taken on the day of the event, and all entries MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE ACTUAL SHOW (we cannot accept films after the show has begun, or during intermission). All films are played in the order they’re received.  Remember, the audience decides the winner, so keep them happy!

PLEASE NOTE: We only take the first 10 films that are brought in and the spots usually fill up very fast.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Since we don’t pre-screen Open Projector entries, we don’t know what each month’s “film content” rating will be. Be advised that some material may not be suitable for all audiences.

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The Impossible

Watch Trailer Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Writer(s): Sergio G. Sanchez
Cast: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor
Awards: Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

‘The Impossible” is the powerful and unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

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Running Time: 114 Min.114 MIN
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Hitchcock Retrospective

Taking place over eight weeks, from January 28th-March 25th, the Athena will be showing Alfred Hitchcock classics. Each film will be introduced by a College of Fine Arts student of Ohio University. From “Vertigo” dubbed the “Greatest Film of All Time” by the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound Magazine to the more obscure works, we are pleased to bring you this sampling from “the master of suspense”. This comes at a great time for us, as we are pleased to be showing a biographical portrait of the master, starring Academy Award winners Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins. Come see “Hitchcock” and make it a double feature by staying for one of the classics. We are offering ticket packages in two increments:

4 PACK OF TICKETS TO HITCHCOCK RETROSPECTIVE: $20

8 PACK OF TICKETS TO HITCHCOCK RETROSPECTIVE: $35

Regular admission for individual tickets will be charged at the screenings.

SPECIAL OFFER, LIMITED TIME ONLY: From January 28th-February 7th patrons will receive a COMPLIMENTARY bonus 4 PACK OF TICKETS TO THE HITCHCOCK RETROSPECTIVE with any purchase of a Friends of the Athena Annual Membership.

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Rust and Bone

Watch Trailer Director: Jacques Audiard
Writer(s): Jacques Audiard
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Mattias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure
Awards: Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress and Best Foreign Language Film
Language: French

Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali’s bond with Stephanie (Academy Award Winner, Marion Cotillard), a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

“One of the year’s best films precisely because it can’t be boiled down to a message or synopsis. It’s an exercise in style that risks trashiness in search of transcendence, and it’s a sizzling celebration of the power of music, the power of images, and the electric, destructive power of the human body.”–Andrew O’ Hehir, Salon.com

“Romantic but pitiless, fearlessly emotional as well as edgy, Rust and Bone is a powerhouse.”–Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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Running Time: 120 Min.120 MIN
R Rated
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Life of Pi

Watch Trailer Director: Ang Lee
Writer(s): David Magee, Yann Martel
Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain
Awards: Nominated for three Golden Globes, Best Motion Picture, Best Director and Best Original Score

Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zookeeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi is found adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival.

 

“Life of Pi” both draws the audience in and encourages it to settle back, the better to enjoy its virtually nonstop display of daring, wonder and cinematic virtuosity.”-Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“An adventure yarn that is gloriously old-fashioned – and often just glorious.”-Bob Mondello, NPR

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Running Time: 127 Minutes127 MIN
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