Events

One Night Only: BETWEEN ME AND MY MIND

Following the critically-acclaimed world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, Between Me and My Mind comes to movie theaters nationwide for a special one-night-only screening on Wednesday, July 17. A few minutes into... [read more]

Beat the Heat: WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Join us during Ohio Brew Week’s Last Call Celebration, and be sure to bring your sweet tooth for the third film in our Beat the Heat summer movie series, Willy Wonka and... [read more]

Beat the Heat: SONG OF THE SEA

Get ready to submerge yourself in Irish folklore with Song of the Sea, the fourth movie in our Beat the Heat summer movie series. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies,... [read more]

Beat the Heat Big Kid’s Night: NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

A movie for the big kids, and the big kids at heart, we proudly present, Napoleon Dynamite in our Beat the Heat summer movie series. Napoleon Dynamite is a quirky, offbeat comedy... [read more]

Beat the Heat: CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Are you not ready for the end of the Athen’s County Fair? Neither are we! Enjoy Charlotte’s Web as our next film in the Beat the Heat summer movie series. E.B. White’s... [read more]

Tantrum Presents COAL BLACK VOICES

Tantrum Summer Festival presents a special one day screening of Coal Black Voices. Coal Black Voices is an intimate mosaic of images, poetry, and storytelling by the Affrilachian Poets as they give... [read more]

Beat the Heat: THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

Ready to listen to the music? In partnership with the Athens Community Arts and Music Festival we bring you The Triplets of Belleville as the final movie in our Beat the Heat... [read more]

Sustainability Series: THE RIVER AND THE WALL

The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of... [read more]

One Night Only: PARIS IS BURNING

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx... [read more]

TRIAL BY JURY: THE CASE OF THE N-WORD

From its inception, The N-word has both empowered and demoralized, as if it is a core basis for assessing one’s character or root identification. Initially, its etymology conferred uniform contempt for black... [read more]

FIRST YEAR MFA SCREENINGS

First year students in the School of Film go through“boot camp.” They all take a prescribed series of classes in production, sound, editing, acting, directing, screenwriting, producing, and film studies. During this... [read more]

Sustainability Series: WASTE LAND

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim... [read more]

START BY BELIEVING: The Power of a Survivor-Centered Process

Thanks to the brave work of one student survivor, Brie Sivy, the “Start by Believing” movement at Ohio University is going strong.  Sparked by her request in early 2018, she has been publicly... [read more]

Sustainability Series: EATING ANIMALS

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory... [read more]

SECOND YEAR MFA SCREENINGS

In their second year of the MFA Film program, students make short film projects that focus on their emerging areas of interest and specialization. From idea to script to production to post-production,... [read more]

Met Opera: TURANDOT

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot, which stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. Roberto Aronica... [read more]

Sustainability Series: KEEPERS OF THE FUTURE AND GRETA AND THE SNOWMAN

In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, a peasant movement discover new challenges, climate crisis, exacerbated by an economy of ruinous extraction. The solutions they come up with will be a revelation... [read more]

OU Health Promotion: THE BYSTANDER MOMENT

The #MeToo movement has shined much-needed light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse and created unprecedented demand for gender violence prevention models that actually work. THE BYSTANDER MOMENT tells the... [read more]

Met Opera: MANON

Manon’s story—from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner—is one of the great tragic tales in literature and music. Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty... [read more]

Sustainability Series: SCIENCE FAIR

Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW,... [read more]

Dads Weekend: MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL

BRING OUT YOUR DAD!! This November, The Athena Cinema continues its Family Weekend tradition honoring Monty Python with a mind-warping trip back to Camelot, remastered for the big screen. Don’t miss a... [read more]

Science on Screen®: JUNO with Dr. Jane Balbo

Return The Science of Contraception A pre-show lecture from Dr. Jane Balbo of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on contraception, followed by a free screening of 2007’s award-winning comedy Juno. About... [read more]

Met Opera: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted companion Suzuki, and Plácido Domingo adds... [read more]

Met Opera: AGRIPPINA

In the Met’s first-ever performances of Agrippina, Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a... [read more]

Sustainability Series: ON THE FRONT LINE

Protecting the beautiful conservation areas of Mozambique requires courage, ability and passion. In Gorongosa National Park, a group of men and women have endured rigorous training to realize their dream of becoming... [read more]

Sustainability Series: CHERNOBYL’S CAFE

Thirty years after the nuclear reactor explosion, Chernobyl is showing signs of life. As the fears of older generations are replaced by the fascination of the new, Chernobyl is emerging as a... [read more]

Met Opera: AKHNATEN

Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, conducted by Karen Kamensek in her Met debut. Anthony... [read more]

Met Opera: WOZZECK

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s expressionistic masterpiece Wozzeck, regarded for its intense emotional power and brilliant score as one of the most significant operas of the 20th... [read more]

Met Opera: PORGY AND BESS

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new production directed by James Robinson in his company debut. America’s “folk opera,” as the... [read more]

Met Opera: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

François Girard, whose mystical, blood-drenched vision for Wagner’s Parsifal became one of the Met’s most intensely visceral highlights in recent seasons, turns to another Wagnerian masterpiece, Der Fliegende Holländer, conducted by Valery... [read more]

Met Opera: TOSCA

Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns to the Live in HD series after its acclaimed broadcast in 2017. This time, star soprano Anna Netrebko is the passionate title... [read more]

Met Opera: MARIA STUARDA

Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival,... [read more]

DROP YOUR SHORTS

Yang Miller hosts Drop Your Shorts, a short film event celebrating the talent of local and regional filmmakers. It gives participants the chance to see their original work on the big screen.... [read more]