Movie Madness At The Athena: What You Won’t Get From Netflix

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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Kelee Riesbeck talks with Alexandra Kamody of the Athena Cinema about the upcoming national "Science on Screen" event at Athens’ only art movie house on March 31 at 7:00pm and with Ruth Bradley, director of the Athens International Film + Video Festival, also at the Athena April 11-17.

The Science on Screen program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, couples a unique film and with a speaker who presents their research as it relates to the film. Kamody discusses the screening of the cult classic Soylent Green and says Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering Gerri Botte will discuss her work with clean, renewable energy sources and technologies–including converting human wastewater into hydrogen for use in fuel cells, also known as "pee-to-power"–followed by an audience Q&A.

The Athena’s next Science on Screen is slated to take place during the 41st Annual Athens International Film + Video Festival. The April 15th screening of Particle Fever will be paired with a presentation by Professor and Chair David Ingram of OHIO’s Physics and Astronomy Department. Visit for more information.

Ruth Bradley, long-time director of the festival, says this year’s selection of festival films produced themes surrounding issues like the Arab Spring, LGBT, and the evolving definition of family. The AIF+VF was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video, a project of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University.Visit for the online program schedule. For Athenians, the print program will be available soon. Watch for it!