Passione

When acclaimed actor-director John Turturro was invited to make a film about Neapolitan music he was intrigued, as an Italian-American who’d grown up with many of the swooning ballads that had become popularized. But when he revisited the place from where these songs had come, and met the artists living there carrying on the tradition, […]

The Producers

Theatrical producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) was once the toast of Broadway. Now he lives in his seedy office, cadging cash contributions from wealthy old ladies in exchange for sexual favors. Even worse, he’s reduced to wearing a cardboard belt. Max’s new accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), the soul of honesty, suggests that Max produce […]

This Is Spinal Tap

Largely improvised by director Rob Reiner and his cast, This Is Spinal Tap looks and sounds like a “real” documentary, with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Christopher Guest as David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls, and Nigel Tufnel, the key members of a going-nowhere British heavy metal band called Spinal Tap. The “group” started as an […]

The Sessions

The Sessions tells the story of 38-year old California native journalist and poet, Mark O’Brien, a man confined to an iron lung since the age of six. Though his condition is tragic, his witty sense of humor and plan to lose his virginity allow the audience to embark on a truly unconventional adventure. Seeking guidance […]

Smashed

A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober. Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)  and Charlie (Aaron Paul) like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter . . . and […]

The Loneliest Planet

Alex and Nica are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open […]

A Late Quartet

Following the lives of four longtime colleagues who play in a celebrated string quartet together. As the group begin their 25th season together, the eldest member (Walken) is diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Because he cannot perform to the best of his abilities, he would like to bow out of the quartet without […]

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First Ever Open Projector Night at the Athena

On Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00pm members of Ohio University’s Improv Troupe will host the first ever “OPEN PROJECTOR” night! This will be the coolest short film contest ever! Just bring in your film on the day of the event, between 6:00 and 6:30pm to see it projected on the big screen! An audience APPLAUSE-O-METER […]

Wuthering Heights

From Oscar winning director, Andrea Arnold comes a new take on the classic novel by Emily Bronte. An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw’s home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the […]

Seven Psychopaths

Three friends (Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Sam Rockwell) incur the wrath of a violent L.A. gangster (Woody Harrelson) by kidnapping his prized shih tzu in this black comedy from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. Aspiring screenwriter Marty (Farrell) has a brilliant screenplay called Seven Psychopaths floating around in his head; unfortunately he’s usually to hungover to make any real […]