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Athena Cinema Presents 8th Annual Sustainability Film Series Virtually


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Athena Cinema, University Libraries and Environmental Studies Program present the 8th annual Sustainability Film Series. For the first time ever, the series will be presented virtually. In keeping with all previous series, each film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring faculty members, students and community members. Please join us for a conversation following these beautiful,… Read More

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Athena Cinema Provides Virtual Access to Newly Released Films

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Starting Friday, March 27, the Athena Cinema will be providing virtual access to newly released art house cinema films that viewers can purchase online access to at athenacinema.com/virtual. “In a pretty recent development, art houses around the country have started offering this service to customers and sharing results, which have been pretty positive,” Connor Baker,… Read More

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OU Student Produced Film ‘Call the Shot’ Coming to Athena Nov. 9

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Being a student at Ohio University, there’s ample opportunity to create and collaborate with others, especially when you’re nestled in the foothills of Appalachia- inspiration is everywhere. For some, this means working on passion projects with a group of talented students and making dreams become a reality. Call the Shot, a short film set to… Read More

Ohio University School of Film Alums Bring Award-winning Feature Film, ‘Farmer of the Year’ to the Athena


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A feature film by OU School of Film Alums.  ‘Farmer of the Year’, an award-winning feature film starring Barry Corbin (‘Northern Exposure’) and Terry Kiser (‘Weekend at Bernies’).   Drama with embedded comedy.  1h 43min.  A deceptively simple look at aging, transitions, loss and family.  Winner: New Filmmakers Forum at the St Louis Int’l Film… Read More

Free screening and talk-back of THE PUBLIC at Athena Cinema


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Filmed in Cincinnati’s downtown library, this dramedy (rated PG-13) begins with an act of civil disobedience and focuses on homelessness, mental health, relationships with law enforcement, and the evolving, vital role that libraries play in our democracy. *Followed by a 20-minute talk-back with reps from local libraries and agencies who are helping those facing homelessness…. Read More

Ohio University School of Film Alums Bring Award-winning Feature Film, ‘Farmer of the Year’ to the Athena


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A feature film by OU School of Film Alums.  ‘Farmer of the Year’, an award-winning feature film starring Barry Corbin (‘Northern Exposure’) and Terry Kiser (‘Weekend at Bernies’).   Drama with embedded comedy.  1h 43min.  A deceptively simple look at aging, transitions, loss and family.  Winner: New Filmmakers Forum at the St Louis Int’l Film… Read More

Ohio University School of Film Alums Bring Award-winning Feature Film, ‘Farmer of the Year’ to the Athena


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A feature film by OU School of Film Alums.  ‘Farmer of the Year’, an award-winning feature film starring Barry Corbin (‘Northern Exposure’) and Terry Kiser (‘Weekend at Bernies’).   Drama with embedded comedy.  1h 43min.  A deceptively simple look at aging, transitions, loss and family.  Winner: New Filmmakers Forum at the St Louis Int’l Film… Read More

‘Let Your Geek Flag Fly:’ Geek Week Takes Over Athena Cinema May 6-11

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May 6 through May 11 will mark the very first Geek Week at the Athena Cinema, featuring screenings of some beloved geek culture films. The weeklong screening series is a fundraiser for ARTS/West, a lead up event for Southeast Ohio’s premiere pop culture convention, Ratha Con (which takes place Saturday, May 12 at the Athens… Read More

‘A United Kingdom’ and the Unrelenting Importance of Race Films

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It seems an eternity ago when the 2015 film awards season fraught with controversy following claims of racial exclusivity in Hollywood. The #Oscarssowhite hashtag that dominated social media presented yet another nagging reminder to the American people: race in the United States remains an ever-present topic of discord, even among the entertainment industry. The subsequent… Read More