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Spring Sustainability Series: JUMBO WILD & MOVING THE GIANTS

Jumbo Wild Director: Nick Waggoner For decades, First Nations, conservationists, backcountry skiers and snowboarders have fought a proposed large-scale ski resort deep in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. After 24 years... [read more]

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Spring Sustainability Series: ICE AND SKY

Drilling down the Antarctic icefields in the 1950’s, the former brought about a sweeping change in our vision of the world as they discovered the origins of climate change. Today, the latter... [read more]

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Spring Sustainability Series: SONIC SEA, PANGOLIN, & MONARCH: THE MILKWEED MISSION

Sonic Sea Directors: Michelle Dougherty, Daniel Hinerfeld Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film begins... [read more]

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Spring Sustainability Series: LANDFILL HARMONIC

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight.... [read more]

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Spring Sustainability Series: CATCHING THE SUN

Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, the film captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. Over the course of a solar jobs training... [read more]

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Spring Sustainability Series: THE MESSENGER

Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary The Messenger explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of... [read more]

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Spring Sustainability Series: THE HAND THAT FEEDS

At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face... [read more]

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Holiday Film Series: SCROOGED

Apart from the rest of the afternoon family films, this is a special “grown-up” screening of Bill Murray’s Scrooged on the night of December 10th. The price of admission will be a minimum donation of... [read more]

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FALL SUSTAINABILITY SERIES

All Sustainability films are free admission! RACING EXTINCTION | Sept. 7 FOREST PRESERVATION EXPLORED | Sept. 21CHESHIRE, OHIO | Oct. 5 THE LAST OCEAN | Oct. 19 INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARKS EXPEDITIONS | Nov. 2TRUE COST | Nov.... [read more]

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DÉJÀ VIEW: Fall Cult Classics Series

Thursday nights at 7PM this fall! PINK FLAMINGOS | Sept. 22 Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her... [read more]

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Fall Sustainability Series: FOREST PRESERVATION EXPLORED IN THREE SHORT FILMS

THE COMMON EXPERIENCE PROJECT ON SUSTAINABILITY IS HAPPY TO PRESENT A GREAT LINEUP OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS THIS FALL. The project goal is to create an engaging and educational experience for students, faculty, staff... [read more]

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Fall Sustainability Series: TRUE COST

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has... [read more]

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Fall Sustainability Series: INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARKS EXPEDITIONS, 3 SHORT FILMS

THE COMMON EXPERIENCE PROJECT ON SUSTAINABILITY IS HAPPY TO PRESENT A GREAT LINEUP OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS THIS FALL. The project goal is to create an engaging and educational experience for students, faculty, staff... [read more]

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Fall Sustainability Series: THE LAST OCEAN

THE COMMON EXPERIENCE PROJECT ON SUSTAINABILITY IS HAPPY TO PRESENT A GREAT LINEUP OFDOCUMENTARY FILMS THIS FALL. The project goal is to create an engaging and educational experience for students, faculty, staff... [read more]

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Fall Sustainability Series: CHESHIRE, OHIO

THE COMMON EXPERIENCE PROJECT ON SUSTAINABILITY IS HAPPY TO PRESENT A GREAT LINEUP OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS THIS FALL. The project goal is to create an engaging and educational experience for students, faculty, staff... [read more]

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Fall Sustainability Series: RACING EXTINCTION

THE COMMON EXPERIENCE PROJECT ON SUSTAINABILITY IS HAPPY TO PRESENT A GREAT LINEUP OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS THIS FALL. The project goal is to create an engaging and educational experience for students, faculty, staff... [read more]

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Déjà View: WAYNE’S WORLD

This fall, the Athena presents Déjà View: Cult Classics Film Series. Shock value may have put these films on the map but their lasting relevance is a testament to a deeper resonance.... [read more]

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

It’s time for the Triwizard Tournament! Who will win the legendary tournament? Will jealously rear its ugly head at the Yule Ball? Join us in watching our final film in the series,... [read more]

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Sirius Black has escaped from the wizarding prison, Azkaban! But is he as dangerous as everyone thinks he is? And what is his connection to Harry? Enjoy the time-traveling adventures of the trio, find out the... [read more]

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Enemies of the heir, beware.” With this ominous message, we begin our journey to discover who opened the chamber and who the mysterious Tom Riddle is. Warning: don’t go into the girls’... [read more]

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Join us in reliving all of Harry’s firsts on the big screen. From shopping at Diagon Alley with Hagrid to meeting Ron and Hermione, THE SORCERER’S STONE is sure to take you back to the moment where your love... [read more]

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BIKES VS. CARS

Climate change and never-ending gridlocks frustrate people more than ever. Instead of whining, people in cities around the world take on the bicycle as a do-it-yourself solution. Road rage and poor city... [read more]

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The Apu Trilogy

Admission is free to each show! PATHER PANCHALI (SONG OF THE LITTLE ROAD) | Oct. 8 Impoverished priest Harihar Ray (Kanu Bannerjee),dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal... [read more]

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100 YEARS OF ATHENA SERIES

Click for more info on each of our upcoming film classics! DO THE RIGHT THING | Oct. 24 On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of... [read more]

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KNOWING THE FUTURE SERIES

Admission is free to each show!   FANTASTIC VOYAGE | Oct. 27 A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood... [read more]

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100 Years of Athena: DO THE RIGHT THING

Director Spike Lee dives head-first into a maelstrom of racial and social ills, using as his springboard the hottest day of the year on one block in Brooklyn, NY. Salvatore “Sal” Fragione (Danny... [read more]

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FALL SUSTAINABILITY SERIES

Admission is free to each show! First 20 tickets receive a FREE small popcorn!     BLACK ICE | Nov. 4 When a Greenpeace ship was seized at gunpoint by Russian special forces, the... [read more]

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Knowing the Future: FANTASTIC VOYAGE

A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon... [read more]

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Iris: Leaving the Athena Thursday, June 11th

Iris pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More... [read more]

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Holiday Film Series: ELF

Starting November 26th and running through December 17th, Ohio University’s Athena Cinema will be showing afternoon screenings of popular holiday family films every Saturday! The price of admission will be a minimum donation... [read more]

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Holiday Film Series: THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

Starting November 26th and running through December 17th, Ohio University’s Athena Cinema will be showing afternoon screenings of popular holiday family films every Saturday! The price of admission will be a minimum donation... [read more]

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Hyde Park on Hudson

In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the... [read more]