ROOM 237

A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film THE SHINING (1980). The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they’ll […]


As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.  

2013 Athens International Film Festival

Thank You Everyone Who Attended the 40th Athens Film+Video Festival!

The Athena Cinema has been “home base” for the Film Festival since its founding in 1974; each spring the Athena hosts the Festival and over 250 films and videos that comprise a global mix of genres, styles and approaches to filmmaking.  Now entering its 40th year, the 2013 Athens International Film and Video Festival takes […]

Spring Breakers

Four sexy college girls plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that’s only the beginning… During a night of partying, the girls hit a roadblock when they are arrested on drug charges. Hungover and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge but are bailed out […]

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Sustainability Screening: LAST CALL AT THE OASIS

Developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, the company responsible for AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC. and WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”, LAST CALL AT THE OASIS presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, […]


Side Effects

A young woman’s world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. “This neatly executed mystery is just the sort of thing Hollywood craves from Steven Soderbergh: genre entertainment as cool, clean, and impersonal as a Formica countertop.”–J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader



After India’s father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with […]

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West of Memphis

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three. “That makes this the most rare of films: one that indisputably matters. And one that stuns.”-Village Voice, Alan Scherstuhl


Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old […]

How To Survive A Plague

Ohio University’s School of Film presents a one-night only screening of the award winning documentary, “How To Survive A Plague” on Monday, April 8th at 7:00. Editor of the documentary, Tyler H. Walk will be present at the screening and there will be a Q&A following the screening. Faced with their own mortality an improbable […]