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 […]

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School of Film Thesis Show: Nina Huang’s “That’s How It Goes”

A unusual day of a woman who stays home. By the end of the day, has anything really changed?



A serial killer is murdering London women with a necktie. The police have a suspect… but he’s the wrong man. 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 […]