Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer(s): Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Noah Cyrus, Tina Fey
Help us welcome summer and dive into our Beat the Heat summer movie series with our first film of the summer, Ponyo! A fanciful movie from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, Ponyo is about a five-year-old boy who develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will partner with Ohio University, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Children Services, Athens Public Libraries and Ohio University Credit Union to present the Athena Cinema 7th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring! Every year, the summer series showcases children’s and family-friendly films at a discounted admission. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions, fun prizes, and free books at every showing!
To benefit Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County), the price of admission to these screenings is a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket.