Events

IN SEARCH OF FELLINI: Q&A with OU Alumna Nancy Cartwright

The Athena Cinema is elated and honored to have accomplished actress, writer, and producer Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons, The Replacements) in-house to present her latest film, In Search of Fellini for two... [read more]

Art House Theater Day: TITICUT FOLLIES with Frederick Wiseman and Wes Anderson

Visit the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts with renowned filmmaker Frederick Wiseman in this highly-controversial yet essential documentary, digitally remastered for its 50th Anniversary. Screening includes never-before-seen trial... [read more]

Art House Theater Day: REVOLTING RHYMES

Last year, to celebrate the 100th birthday of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl, directors Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer offered a retelling of his classic 1982 poem collection of the same name. While each... [read more]

Art House Theater Day: Advance Screening of LUCKY

A 90-year-old atheist (Harry Dean Stanton) has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment. An advanced screening, exclusively playing... [read more]

Masters Mix Tape: THE LAST WALTZ

Considered by the Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, and many other major outlets as the single greatest rock concert film of all time, Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz is a musical goodbye. The documentary catches and preserves The Band’s... [read more]

YEAH MAYBE NO

The Better Bystanders and the Campus Involvement Center presents Yeah Maybe No as part of the annual A Mile Together (to end Power-Based Personal Violence) event. Follow the Better Bystanders on Facebook,... [read more]

Masters Mix Tape: THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

“See it in a theater… where you can’t get hurt,” The Decline of Western Civilization provides a no-holds barred look at the underground punk scene in the late 70s/early 80s. After its midnight release in 1981, the... [read more]

Universal Premiere: HAPPY DEATH DAY

Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in Happy Death Day, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder... [read more]

Sustainability Series: TIDEWATER, RAINMAKERS OF NGANYI, & THE CALL FROM THE SEA

Tidewater Tidewater explores the challenge of sea level rise in Virginia and North Carolina, encompassing Hampton Roads, arguably the region whose vulnerability most affects our overall national security. An area rich in... [read more]

Food on Film: BUGS

  Series Description: What’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner are universal questions, and what’s on your plate reveals much about your culture and society. The Food on Film series serves up films... [read more]

Masters Mix Tape: BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

Celebrated director Wim Wenders travels through the beautiful tropic of Cuba with guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim to gather the country’s finest but sadly forgotten aging musicians to band together and create the ultimate album. The... [read more]

Food on Film: KING CORN

  Series Description: What’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner are universal questions, and what’s on your plate reveals much about your culture and society. The Food on Film series serves up films... [read more]

Second Year 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]

Masters Mix Tape: DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY

From director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and comedian Dave Chappelle comes a doc about the party of a decade, inspired by the 70s’ legendary concert/documentary Wattstax. Following the hilarious road trip from Chappelle’s hometown in... [read more]

African & African Diaspora Series: CROWN HEIGHTS

This true story, adapted from an acclaimed segment of NPR’s ‘This American Life,” is a story of fighting for freedom. In 1980, an innocent teenager is gunned down on the streets of Brooklyn. After... [read more]

African & African Diaspora Series: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

In this sobering and eye-opening film, Raoul Peck envisions a future where James Baldwin finished his last literary project, “Remember This House.” In 1979, Baldwin wrote a letter to his agent describing... [read more]

African & African Diaspora Series: WINNIE

Behind every powerful civil uprising there lies an undercover hero. Winnie Mandela is South Africa’s. While her husband of 38 years, the departed Nelson Mandela, was behind bars Winnie lead an anti-apartheid... [read more]

Sustainability Series: FREIGHTENED: THE REAL PRICE OF SHIPPING

90% of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and... [read more]

African & African Diaspora Series: WHOSE STREETS?

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by... [read more]

Food on Film: FOOD EVOLUTION

Series Description: What’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner are universal questions, and what’s on your plate reveals much about your culture and society. The Food on Film series serves up films that... [read more]

Drop Your Shorts

Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 13th, 2017! Yang Miller hosts Drop Your Shorts, a short film event celebrating the talent of local and regional filmmakers. It gives participants the chance to... [read more]

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

A young couple’s car breaks down outside the mansion of the eccentric transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Give yourself over to absolute pleasure and experience The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a strange psychedelic... [read more]

Athena Cinema & AUBA UPTOWN TRICK-OR-TREAT NIGHT MOVIE: HOCUS POCUS

Join us for our 1st ever Uptown Trick-or-Treat night movie! Costumes encouraged! In the pantheon of nostalgic films, you would be hard-pressed to find a more fun Halloween throwback than 1993’s Hocus... [read more]

Halloween Midnight Movie: HAUSU

1977 Asian horror cult classic in which a schoolgirl travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty... [read more]

Sustainability Series: SAMUEL IN THE CLOUDS

In Bolivia, the glaciers are melting. Samuel, a ski lift operator, is looking out of a window on the rooftop of the world. Through many generations his family lived and worked in... [read more]

Dads Weekend: TOMMY BOY

This 1995 classic might be most remembered for assembling one of the funniest on-screen comedy duos of all time, but it is also a heartwarming story about a lovable kid from Sandusky trying to make his father proud. Big... [read more]

LADY VALOR: The Kristin Beck Story

In Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story, former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck. Kristin’s journey in search of the American ideals that she protected... [read more]

Sustainability Series: SAVING MES AYNAK & OUR LAST REFUGE

Saving Mes Aynak Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company... [read more]