Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it’s a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the […]



Well into their eighties, George and Anne are cultivated, retired music teachers. After attending a performance by one of Anne’s former pupils, Anne suddenly goes silent and cannot respond to George as she remains in a catatonic state. George tries to get her attention, but with no time to spare, he goes off in search […]


John Bresland

John Bresland is coauthor (with Marilyn Freeman) of the forthcoming book, Crafting the Video Essay (University of Chicago Press). His audio essays have aired on public radio’s Weekend America, and his video essays can be seen at Ninth Letter, Blackbird, and The Fourth Genre, an anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction. His print essays can be […]


Oscar-Nominated Live Action Short Films

Join us for a unique presentation of the very best short films.  No Oscar pool will be complete without seeing these 5 fantastic films. Featuring: Asad (Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura) Buzkashi Boys (Sam French and Ariel Nasr) Curfew (Shawn Christensen) Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) (Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De) […]


Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Short and more! This year’s program is being hosted by last year’s winners: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors of “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” Program includes: “Head Over Heels” (UK), in which a […]


Valentine’s Day: Casablanca

We’re “playing it again, Sam”. Take your sweetheart to see THE timeless romance on the big screen this Valentine’s Day.


The Hangover

COMING TO THE ATHENA FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH-10TH. A blowout Las Vegas bachelor party turns into a race against time when three hung-over groomsmen awaken after a night of drunken debauchery to find that the groom has gone missing, and attempt to get him to the alter in time for his wedding. In […]


Travelling Salesman

Travelling Salesman is an intellectual thriller about four mathematicians hired by the U.S. government to solve the most elusive computer science problem, as well as the ensuing ethical implications of their research.  

Science on Screen

Science on Screen: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER with Dr. David Bayless

Join Dr. David Bayless for a riveting discussion on submarines, as he shares information and stories from his time in the Nuclear Navy. Have you ever been curious about how submarines operate? Dr. Bayless will be available to answer questions and clarify some of the mysteries surrounding these mammoth machines! Hear what he has to […]