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Holy Motors

Over the course of a single day, protagonist Monsieur Oscar (Lavant), takes on 10 other guises, ranging from a gangster and aging millionaire to a trouble parent and a chaotic tramp, as he travels by limousine around Paris for a series of “appointments”.  Monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, and futuristic. Holy […]

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How Ohio Pulled It Off

How Ohio Pulled It Off is a provocative documentary that provides evidence of election fraud in the United States. On election night 2004, U.S. citizens were glued to their television, impatiently waiting to discover which candidate wold claim 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as their new home. Among fifty states, the decision ultimately came down to one: […]

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Arbitrage

Arbitrage, the feature directorial debut of writer Nicholas Jarecki, is a taut and alluring suspense thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. But […]

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V/H/S

Special Athens screenings.  Playing through November 1st When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, […]

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held […]

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Damnationland

Damnationland is an annual showcase of terrifying new Maine-made short films, highlighting the dark arts of independent filmmaking from New England’s haunted figurehead state. In this third year of the series, producers Eddy Bolz and David Meiklejohn proudly present five films from Maine filmmakers Allen Baldwin, Regina Bartholomew, the Sisters Grumbling, Kyle Rankin, and R.J. […]

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Bill W.

Bill W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine’s “100 Persons of the 20th Century.” Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a […]

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The Master

THE MASTER stars Joaquin Phoenix as a psychologically damaged war veteran who finds himself working for Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic figure building his own religion. As the alcoholic, self-destructive former soldier becomes more deeply involved with the leader of this cult-like organization, his natural instincts keep him from embracing his new position […]

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Science on Screen: IDIOCRACY with Dr. Molly Morris

The Athena presents Science on Screen: a series which pairs an expected film with a dynamic scientist to bring you enlightenment with your entertainment. We will be screening the satirical sci-fi comedy “Idiocracy” from director Mike Judge, the creator of King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-Head, with guest presenter Dr. Molly R. Morris, […]

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Samsara

Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.  Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster […]