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:



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
PG Rated
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Watch Trailer Director: Sacha Gervasi
Writer(s): John J. McLaughlin
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson

Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.

“Filmed with lots of style and a macabre sense of humor the master himself would have enjoyed.”-Richard Roeper

“One of the best movies of 2012.”-Rex Reed, New York Observer

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Running Time: 98 Minutes98 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Watch Trailer Director: Bill Ross, Turner Ross


Three young brothers take a secret sunset journey across a river to a pleasure island that’s always been forbidden to them. As such, the narrative conceit of Tchoupitoulas is as timeless as a fairy tale. But through the eyes of our juvenile protagonists, we experience an impressionistic immersion into this beguiling kaleidoscope of dancers, musicians, hustlers, drag queens, and revelers that parade through the lamp-lit streets between Rampart and the river. While the kids can only glance at the glittery surface, the camera follows the melodies that emanate from these corridors to admit us to the cabarets, into the dark alleyways, next to the barflies, behind the curtains, and on the bandstand with the people who make this place their audience, their stage, their home.

“It is alive with the risk and curiosity of youth, and unapologetic in insisting that the pursuit of fun can be a profound and transformative experience.”-A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Tchoupitoulas” is a jewel-bright whoosh of a ride through nighttime New Orleans.”-Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

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Running Time: 80 Minutes80 MIN
Not Rated
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Any Day Now

Watch Trailer Director: Travis Fine
Writer(s): Travis Fine
Cast: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt and Isaac Leyva

Inspired by a true story and touching on legal and social issues that are more relevant now than ever, ANY DAY NOW tells a story of love, acceptance, and creating your own family. In the late 1970s, when Marco (Isaac Leyva), a teenager with down syndrome who’s been abandoned by his mother, is taken in by committed couple Rudy (Alan Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), he finds in them the family he’s never had. However, when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by the authorities, Rudy and Paul must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own.

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Running Time: 97 minutes97 MIN
R Rated
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Anna Karenina

Watch Trailer Director: Joe Wright
Writer(s): Tom Stoppard
Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Awards: Hamptons International Film Festival (2012): Breakthrough Performer and Hollywood Film Festival (2012): Hollywood Film Award


Based on the novel by author Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina tells the story set in 19th century Russia where an aristocratic, married woman has an affair and becomes the talk of the high society which she is so much used to. With beautiful cinematography and a strong cast, the film powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart.

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Running Time: 129 minutes129 MIN
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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

Watch Trailer Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, and Frederic Tcheng
Writer(s): Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Cast: Philippe De Montebello and Diana Vreeland
Awards: Chicago International Film Festival: Silver Hugo Award for Best Documentary

For decades, noted columnist and magazine editor, Diana Vreeland, lead the fashion industry with her bold stylistic taste. This film guides the audience through this fashion pioneer’s long career,  from her youth in Paris to reaching the authoritative role of an editor. In this medium, Vreeland challenged its preconceptions to present a new definition of beauty and vivaciousness where nice clothes were just the beginning for something deeper. Even when that vocation ended, Vreeland managed to gain a new museum profession to present clothing’s history in her own inimitable way.

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Running Time: 86 minutes86 MIN
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End of Watch

Watch Trailer Director: David Ayer
Writer(s): David Ayer
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick

From the writer of Training Day, End of Watch is a riveting action thriller that puts audiences at the center of the chase like never before. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña star as young LA police officers who discover a secret that makes them the target of the country’s most dangerous drug cartel.

“Both actors are marvelous — this may be the most nuanced and far-ranging performance Gyllenhaal has ever given — and writer-director David Ayer is unapologetically frank about the dangers these men face.”-Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

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Running Time: 109 Minutes109 MIN
R Rated
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A Royal Affair

Watch Trailer Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Cast: Mads Mikkelson, Alicia Vikander

A Royal Affair is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen’s heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struenseensee and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda, A Royal Affair is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people… Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.


“A Royal Affair is historical drama of the highest order – teeming with big ideas, and anchored by the nicely nuanced performances of Vikander and Mikkelsen.”-Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Running Time: 137 Min137 MIN
R Rated
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