Events

Sustainability Series: THE ANTHROPOLOGIST

THE ANTHROPOLOGIST examines climate change like no other film before. The fate of the planet is considered from the perspective of American teenager Katie Crate. Over the course of five years, she... [read more]

BAYARD & ME and RELUCTANTLY QUEER

BAYARD & ME (16 min) This intimate portrait of civil rights movement icon Bayard Rustin is told from the perspective of Rustin’s partner. Not only was it bold to be openly gay... [read more]

Women Pioneer Series: DOLORES

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone... [read more]

Mix Tape: RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley... [read more]

Sibs Weekend Marathon: HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCEROR’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]

Sustainability Series: NOT WITHOUT US

At the U.N. Climate talks in Paris, two weeks after terrorists attacks created a state of emergency that outlawed all “unofficial” political gatherings, follow seven global grassroots activists as they attempt to... [read more]

Science on Screen® Presents BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both... [read more]

DIRTY DANCING

Will watching Dirty Dancing at the Athena teach you how to dance? Questionable. Will it make you want to really bad anyway? That’s pretty much guaranteed. This Valentine’s Day, you and your... [read more]

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Technology and Society Certificate Program presents James Whale’s 1935 masterpiece. The event includes a panel discussion of Frankenstein and its... [read more]

Mix Tape: SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY

Narrated by Marc Maron and directed by Scott Rosenbaum, this documentary explores the legacy of blues musicians Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, and Hubert Sumlin, best known for their work as... [read more]

Sustainability Series: THE BORNEO CASE

Filmmakers Erik Pauser and Dylan Williams spend five years intimately following the trail of an unlikely group of activists whose aim is to investigate how profits from the illegal logging that has... [read more]

KIKI

In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and... [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]

Science on Screen® Presents JANE

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a... [read more]

Food on Film: WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura,... [read more]

Mix Tape: WILCO: I AM TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART

Before Wilco was considered a “marketable” band, their fourth album faced heavy scrutiny from their record label before its release. When they were told to make wholesale changes or else they would... [read more]

PRINCESS CYD

Set during the sweltering Chicago summer, this charming slice-of-life story follows Cyd, a sporty 16-year-old girl visiting her intellectual middle-aged aunt Miranda, a successful novelist. As these two opposites strive to find... [read more]

Sustainability Series: WHAT LIES UPSTREAM: WATER AND SOIL TESTING CAMPAIGN

In this classic detective story, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to uncover the truth behind a massive chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months. But... [read more]

Mix Tape: BANG!: THE BERT BERNS STORY

Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Stevie Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that... [read more]

Women Pioneer Series: CHAVELA

Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20... [read more]

Sustainability Series: HAPPENING: A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

This documentary explores the personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in... [read more]

BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The... [read more]

Mix Tape: 20 FEET FROM STARDOM

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of... [read more]

Sustainability Series: AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK

Follows the dramatic rise of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention. Thousands of activists converged from around the country... [read more]

Moms Weekend: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

“Hello. My name Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Your beloved classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE back on the big screen? “As you wish!” The Athena is screening the hilarious and memorable classic... [read more]

SATURDAY CHURCH

SATURDAY CHURCH tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside... [read more]