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the athena cinema

fall 2019

EDUCATE ENTERTAIN ENGAGE


admission & discounts

arts for ohio

The Athena Cinema has several levels of ticketing. Our Friends of the Athena Members will receive the lowest price admission, always.

MANY EVENTS AT THE ATHENA OFFER FREE ADMISSION THANKS TO THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF ARTS FOR OHIO

$4.00

FRIENDS OF THE ATHENA MEMBERS

$6.50

ADULT

$5.50

CHILD/SENIOR Children under 12 years of age or Senior Citizens over 60 years of age qualify for this discount. Please let us know when you purchase your tickets if you qualify.

$5.00

MATINEE ADMISSION Matinee shows are those starting before 5:00 PM.

$4.00

$4 TUESDAYS We offer a discount to ALL shows, EVERY Tuesday. Admission is $4.00 to any event. This cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts.

FREE!

FREE POPCORN WEDNESDAYS The Athena proudly serves Ohio Grown Heirloom popcorn brought to you by Shagbark Seed and Mill. On Wednesdays, we offer one small popcorn with the purchase of a ticket. This offer does not apply to free admission events.

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FREE ADMISSION Many of our events are sponsored by academic or community partners but we ticket every event at the cinema. We are proud to offer low-cost educational and entertainment options to the OHIO and Athens communities. Please remember to arrive early to ensure tickets will be available.

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Ohio University recognizes and supports the arts as a central component of the intellectual and social life of our community and has funded the Arts for OHIO initiative.

This funding allows the College of Fine Arts to more fully integrate the arts into the culture and fabric of Ohio University by offering students free admission to our events while expanding and enhancing our offerings for our entire community.


ticketing & hours Tickets are available at the concessions stand in the lobby of the Athena Cinema during regular business hours (Monday–Friday, 4:00–10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2:30–10:00 p.m.). Hours are subject to change during summer and winter breaks and on holidays. The Athena Cinema has a limited capacity in each of the three theaters and tickets are required for all events at the theater. Patrons are encouraged to secure tickets in advance of screenings or special events. In the event that all tickets have been issued for a free screening, patrons may be wait-listed to see if seats are available. Patrons with tickets must be in the theater at the start time of the screening or their seat will not be guaranteed.

FREE ADMISSION EVENTS

Tickets for free admission events are made available one week in advance. There is a limit of two tickets per person for each free event.

ADVANCE TICKET SALES

You can purchase tickets online at athenacinema.com. Click on the ticket show time icon and you will be directed to a secure checkout page. You will be prompted to create a customer account if you have not already made one. Members can use their member number to redeem their membership discount. There will be an online service fee for all tickets sold online. Tickets purchased online are non-refundable.

Our weekly email is the best way to keep up with upcoming shows and special events. Sign up at ATHENACINEMA.COM. For additional ticketing information, please call (740) 592-5106 FOR SHOW TIMES, or reach our OFFICE AT (740) 594-7382. The Athena Cinema is located at 20 S. COURT ST., ATHENS, OH 45701. Visit our WEBSITE AT WWW.ATHENACINEMA.COM or EMAIL US AT ATHENACINEMA@OHIO.EDU.

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SOUTHEAST OHIO’S

PREMIER ART HOUSE THEATER


ACCESSIBILITY

PARKING Court Street is one-way (south to north). During the school year parking spots can be hard to come by. Parking is available in the Athens City Parking Garage on W. Washington Street. The parking garage is available for public parking 24 hours per day. Spaces are metered, so remember your quarters! The Parking Garage is centrally located: from Court Street, turn right onto Washington. The garage is on the right.

THE ATHENA IS FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO WHEELCHAIRS. The Athena is dedicated to offering a positive theater-going experience to all our patrons. In order to offer an inclusive experience for everyone, we offer the following options when available. Please note that studios do not offer captioning and audio descriptive technology with all of their films. Please visit the pages of individual films on our website to find out which of the following options are available for use with each film. Open Caption (OC) Mondays The movie’s dialogue and key sounds are superimposed as text over the screen images. Films enabled with open captions will have all screenings on Mondays played with text on the screen. Check individual film pages on our website to see if they can run Open Captions on Mondays.

CONCESSIONS We are proud to offer locally produced concessions whenever possible. We serve Shagbark Seed and Mill Popcorn and Silver Bridge Coffee. We do not allow outside concessions, although special arrangements can be made in advance to cater special events. We also offer a concession tab service for private events.

CaptiView® Closed Caption (CV) The CaptiView system consists of a small OLED display on a bendable support arm that fits into the theater seat cup holder. The easy-to-read screen is equipped with a high contrast display that comes with a privacy visor so it can be positioned directly in front the movie patron with minimal impact or distraction to neighboring patrons. Audio Description (AD) Headset delivers personal narration throughout the film. Our Fidelio system works wirelessly in theater enabling blind and visually impaired moviegoers to hear the descriptions on headsets from any seat in the theater. Assistive Listening (AL) Headset amplifies the film’s audio. Our Fidelio system works wirelessly in the theater amplifying the film’s audio to any seat in theater. Subtitles (ST) Textual versions of the dialogue are displayed in English on the bottom of the screen. This applies mostly to foreign language films. Please call ahead to confirm availability and make arrangements. 740-594-7382

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 02. 03. 05. 07. 08. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 18. 19. 20. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.

ADMISSIONS & DISCOUNTS, ARTS FOR OHIO TICKETING & HOURS ACCESSIBILITY, PARKING & CONCESSIONS LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR FALL SUSTAINABILITY SERIES START BY BELIEVING THE VETERANS' PROJECT OU HEALTH PROMOTION: THE BYSTANDER MOMENT PARIS IS BURNING SCIENCE ON SCREEN: JUNO DROP YOUR SHORTS COMING SOON: MET OPERA SCHOOL OF FILM FALL SCREENINGS OU WELCOME WEEK MOVIE & OPEN HOUSE OU FAMILY WEEKENDS TRIAL BY JURY: THE CASE OF THE N-WORD CURTIZ: ONE NIGHT SCREENING WITH CAST & CREW THE RE-IMAGINED SCORE: BLADE RUNNER HORROR NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE: JORDAN PEELE'S GET OUT & US LIVE MUSIC / SILENT FILM: NOSFERATU SERIES COMING SOON FIRST-RUN FILMS COMING SOON THE ATHENA CINEMA SUPPORT FUND, SPRING PROPOSAL INFORMATION STAFF OF THE ATHENA, THANK YOUS FRIENDS OF ATHENA MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM


L E TT E R F R O M T HE DIRECT O R

Welcome to the Athena Cinema! We are pleased to present our 2019 fall programming guide. Our goal is to provide a unique movie-going experience for everyone in our community. We will be featuring our signature series, one-night-only events, live music performances paired with films, and the finest first-run, independent films. We have worked with generous partners to offer discounted or free admission to many of the events in this booklet. In addition to low-cost and free events, we continue our commitment to accessibility at the Athena. Check out our weekly Open Caption Monday, which provides a device-free experience for those with a language barrier or who are deaf or hard of hearing. Last year, we started an initiative to mark our commitment to exhibiting international films by opening a first-run international film each week of March. We will be continuing that initiative in March 2020. We are also thrilled to announce that we will be adding the MET Opera Live in HD series for the 2019-2020 season. We will have more information and tickets available for that series soon. Thank you to our partners, members, community and staff for supporting the arts and film culture in our community. Hope to see you at the movies,

Alexandra Kamody

OUR MISSION is to bring the finest independent film to Southeastern Ohio and create a shared space for dialogue. LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

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FALL SUSTAINABILITY SERIES SCREENINGS OF DOCUMENTARIES ON SUSTAINABILITY. WEDNESDAYS @ 7 PM FREE ADMISSION

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ATHENA CINEMA, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, AND THE ALDEN LIBRARY PRESENT THE SEVENTH YEAR OF THE SUSTAINABILITY FILM SERIES, WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MANY SPONSORS. Our vision and goal are those of years past: to offer attendees the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the current issues related to global environmental and sustainable challenges and solutions. We aim to bring together students, faculty and regional community members. The program recognizes the strength of this integration, coming together and learning from each other. Following each screening, we invite audience members to join us for a panel discussion hosted by faculty members, students, and community members. Please join us for a conversation following these beautiful, thought-provoking and timely films.


THE RIVER AND THE WALL Director: Ben Masters The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. They set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a border wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters. 7:00 PM, SEPTEMBER 4, 2019

WASTE LAND Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” - or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both dignity and despair as the catadores begin to re-imagine their lives. Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. 7:00 PM, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

EATING ANIMALS Director: Christopher Dillon Quinn Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. 7:00 PM, OCTOBER 2, 2019

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FALL SUSTAINABILITY SERIES CONT. DOUBLE FEATURE: KEEPERS OF THE FUTURE In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, a peasant movement discover new challenges, climate crisis, exacerbated by an economy of ruinous extraction. The solutions they come up with will be a revelation for audiences in the prosperous north. On the surface, the life of these campesinos may resemble the past: but in their model may lie the key to the future.

GRETA AND THE SNOWMAN “I have been protesting outside the Swedish parliament every Friday to pressure the government to comply with the Paris agreement.” Sixteen year old Greta Thunberg has drawn international attention to her fight against climate change. 7:00 PM, OCTOBER 16, 2019

SCIENCE FAIR Directors: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster National Geographic Documentary Films’ SCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. 7:00 PM, OCTOBER 30, 2019

ON THE FRONT LINE: THE RANGERS OF GORONGOSA Director: James Byrne Protecting the beautiful conservation areas of Mozambique requires courage, ability and passion. In Gorongosa National Park, a group of men and women have endured rigorous training to realize their dream of becoming Rangers. In this 80-minute feature-length documentary, we tell the inspiring story of Rangers who are chosen to proudly wear the uniform. In Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, a team of 260 Rangers are “on the front line” to protect this beautiful conservation area from a host of threats such as poaching and illegal logging. 7:00 PM, NOVEMBER 13, 2019

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CHERNOBYL’S CAFE Director: Mike Baudoncq Thirty years after the nuclear reactor explosion, Chernobyl is showing signs of life. As the fears of older generations are replaced by the fascination of the new, Chernobyl is emerging as a popular tourist destination, and local industry is on the rise. However, with radiation levels still dangerously high, serious questions remain over whether the region can ever truly recover from its past. 7:00 PM, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

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START BY BELIEVING: THE POWER OF A SURVIVOR-CENTERED PROCESS SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 AT 7:00 PM FREE ADMISSION

Thanks to the brave work of one student survivor, Brie Sivy, “Start by Believing” – first brought to campus by the Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) and the Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP) – is going strong at Ohio University. Brie has been publicly speaking and sharing her story alongside Detective Mathew Austin of OUPD and Kim Castor of SAP since 2018. Their first presentation, to over 200 campus and community members, spearheaded Ohio University’s “Start by Believing” campaign and highlighted how the often-traumatizing experience of working with the criminal justice system can, in fact, be empowering for survivors if a survivor-focused approach and interdisciplinary team-model are used. A wellreceived second presentation followed the next school year and the requests to repeat the talk came pouring in. Hoping to keep the momentum going and reach an even wider audience, the Ohio University Police Department & Survivor Advocacy Program partnered with Ohio University’s University Communication and Marketing team to create a documentary to allow Brie’s story to continue being told. During the 9/19/19 presentation, Brie, Kim, and Detective Austin will present their 30-minute movie that uses Brie’s journey from victim, to survivor, to aspiring social worker to illustrate how OUPD works to empower survivors throughout their sexual assault investigations. You will also hear about trauma’s impact on memory and witness the impact possible when police and advocacy work together with a common goal. This event is brought to you by:

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THE VETERANS' PROJECT ONE SOLDIER. ONE VOICE. ONE STORY AT A TIME.

Directors: Todd Fredricks, Brian Plow The Veterans’ Project is a featurelength documentary that weaves together the testimonies of injured or ill combat veterans who navigate the complexities of military, VA, and the civilian medical system seeking treatment and reintegration into civilian life. The project is a first for director Todd Fredricks and the collaborative group, Media in Medicine. The film is co-directed and co-produced by Brian Plow and narrated by Gary Sinise. NOVEMBER 11, 2019 AT 1:00 PM FREE ADMISSION Q&A with filmmakers after the show!


Health Promotion OHIO UNIVERSITY

THE BYSTANDER MOMENT Director: Jeremy Earp The #MeToo movement has shined much-needed light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse and created unprecedented demand for gender violence prevention models that actually work. THE BYSTANDER MOMENT tells the story of one of the most prominent and proven of these models – the innovative bystander approach developed by pioneering scholar and activist Jackson Katz and his colleagues at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society in the 1990s. OCT. 23, 2019 AT 7:00 PM | FREE ADMISSION

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Brought to you by the Office of Health Promotion and Alden Library.

Co-sponsored by The Women’s Center, The Survivor Advocacy Program, and Student Senate.


PAR IS I S BURNING Director: Jennie Livingston Sponsored by Ohio University’s LGBT Center and the University Programming Council (UPC), Paris is Burning explores the historical roots of drag culture and performance. Dr. Jan Huebenthal, Assistant Director of the LGBT Center, will introduce the film and moderate a brief discussion after the screening. SEPT. 10, 2019 AT 7:00 PM | FREE ADMISSION

This 1990 documentary, directed by Jennie Livingston, is an intimate and colorful portrait of Harlem drag ball culture in 1980s New York City. In weekly competitions between drag “houses,” young people of color perform elaborate routines according to fashion-inspired categories of “realness,” disappearing into a fantastical world that celebrates their flamboyant expressions of gender and sexuality. Paris is Burning is a moving meditation on the meanings of community, family, and desire against an urban backdrop of poverty, racism, transphobia, homophobia, violence, and the looming HIV/AIDS crisis.


A SCIENCE - MOVIE MASH-UP A pre-show talk from Dr. Jane Balbo of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on contraception, followed by a free screening of 2007’s award-winning comedy Juno.

FILM SCREENING: JUNO Director: Jason Reitman

THE ATHENA’S SCIENCE ON SCREEN® PROGRAM IS A SERIES OF EVENTS THAT PAIRS FEATURE FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES WITH PRESENTATIONS BY RENOWN SCIENTIFIC EXPERTS AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATORS. SCIENCE ON SCREEN EVENTS ARE FUN AND ENGAGING AND OFFER OUR DYNAMIC SPEAKERS AN UNEXPECTED JUMPING POINT TO TEACH US ABOUT THEIR FIELD OF EXPERTISE IN A WAY THAT IS ACCESSIBLE TO A DIVERSE AUDIENCE. Whether classic or quirky, these science/movie mash-ups are highly entertaining events. These events are a wonderful way to integrate film and science in a way that appeals to students, faculty and community members with a wide array of interests. Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

When a teenage girl is faced with an unexpected pregnancy, she enlists the aid of her best friend in finding the unborn child a suitable home in this coming-of-age comedy drama. Juno may seem wise beyond her years, but after sleeping with classmate Bleeker, the pregnant teen quickly realizes how little she really knows about life. Thankfully, Juno has been blessed with parents who trust their daughter’s judgment, and a best friend named Leah, who’s always willing to help out in a pinch. With a little help from Leah, Juno soon comes into contact with Mark and Vanessa — an affluent suburban couple who have been unable to conceive a child of their own. Mark and Vanessa seem like they would make great parents, and are eager to adopt Juno’s unborn child. Now, as adolescent Juno is faced with a series of very adult decisions, she will draw on the support of her family and friends in order to discover who she truly is, and discover that one bad choice can have a lifetime of consequences. NOV. 5, 2019 AT 7:00 PM | FREE ADMISSION

TALK BY JANE BALBO, DO: THE SCIENCE OF CONTRACEPTION Jane Balbo, DO, is an osteopathic family physician and an assistant professor of family medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Her clinical practice is OhioHealth Campus Care at Ohio University, OU’s student health center, and she is co-medical director there. She strives to provide appropriate and competent care to transgender and gender diverse patients in her practice, and to teach medical students and fellow medical providers how to incorporate this care into their practices. (Credit: Equitas Health Institute)

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DROP YOUR SHORTS THE EVENT October 20th at 7:00 PM 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. The rules are simple. The film must be under 12 minutes and there are no other rules! The audience will vote for their favorite work.

Admission is $5

SUBMIT! Deadline for submissions is Monday, October 1st, 2019! We’ll review your submission and ask for a high res file if your film is chosen for exhibition. Preferred exhibition format is Quicktime Prores 422. Due to a growing number of submissions, not all submissions will make the cut. The final lineup will be announced on our website prior to the event. INSIDER TIP: shorter is better and early submissions are given priority. Send your video link submission to: Yang Miller (millery@ohio.edu) Subject: Drop Your Shorts Submission

Illustrations by Chris Monday


COMING SOON

MET OPERA The 2019-20 Live in HD season will feature ten transmissions, live from the Metropolitan Opera stage, including five new productions, featuring the world’s leading artists.

COMING SOON: MET OPERA

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SCHOOL OF FILM

The Ohio University Film Division fosters an educational environment of creativity, diversity, and excellence. Our students are passionate and disciplined; their styles are eclectic. The only Ohio filmmaking formula is the convergence of technical expertise and skilled visual storytelling. Within this rigorous setting, our students examine and develop motion pictures as an art form, educational tool, and vehicle for social change.

FIRST YEAR SCREENINGS First year students in the Film Division go through “boot camp.� They all take a prescribed series of classes in production, sound, editing, acting, directing, screenwriting, producing, and film studies. During this intensive foundation-building year, they are also compiling a creative portfolio under fairly strict guidelines that includes two 16mm narrative films and a high-def observational documentary. SEPT. 14 AT 7:00 PM FREE ADMISSION

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, these films develop over the course of a year until they are premiered at the Athena Cinema. OCT. 5 AT 7:00 PM FREE ADMISSION

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Welcome Week Movie WELCOME TO THE ATHENA CINEMA, BOBCATS!

SEE YOUR CHOICE OF ONE OF OUR THREE NEW MOVIES FOR FREE WITH YOUR STUDENT ID. ONE-NIGHT-ONLY ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH AT 7:30! BROUGHT TO YOU BY ARTS FOR OHIO

THE FAREWELL In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chineseborn, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. Directed by Lulu Wang

MAIDEN They were told no because they were women. This the true story that proved everyone wrong. Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Directed by Alex Holmes

WHERE’D YA GO, BERNADETTE An inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Directed by Richard Linklater

ATHENA CINEMA WELCOME WEEK OPEN HOUSE AUG. 26TH - AUG. 30TH 1-3 PM

Did you know there is an indie movie theater right on Court St.? Stop into the Athena Cinema at 20 S. Court St. and check out what we have to offer. Sign up for our email list and get a free, local popcorn. Check out the movies we are playing, get a limited edition student loyalty card and see Athens’ own 104 year-old movie theater!


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Family Weekends

PARENTS WEEKEND: BACK TO THE FUTURE Director: Robert Zemeckis Great Scott! Marty and Doc are setting the time circuits to 2019 Parents Weekend! With its thrilling twists and endless charm, Back to the Future is a timeless classic… in more ways than one. Now, you won’t need a time-traveling DeLorean to see the most iconic sci-fi film of the 80s on a big screen. Relive the fun of watching Marty figure his way back to 1985, reunite his parents, and… invent rock and roll? Jeez, this movie really has everything! SEPT. 20 AT 7:30 PM / SEPT. 21 AT 5:00 & 7:30 PM ADMISSION: $8

DADS WEEKEND: MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones Bring out your dad! This November, The Athena Cinema continues its Family Weekend tradition honoring Monty Python with a mind-warping trip back to Camelot, remastered for the big screen. Don’t miss a chance to see one of the most bonkers and influential comedies of all time with your elderberry-smelling father! NOV. 1 AT 7:30 PM / NOV. 2 AT 5:00 & 7:30 PM ADMISSION: $8

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THE CASE OF THE N-WORD From its inception, The N-word has both empowered and demoralized, as if it is a core basis for assessing one’s character or root identification. Initially, its etymology conferred uniform contempt for black people. Over time, The N-word became a linguistic lightning rod, separating friend from foe and defining respective politics and ideals. More than ever, common opinions about The N-word now span a wide spectrum of perspectives, including pro, con, and those that employ the judicial analysis of free speech – it all depends on the time, place, and manner. The range of opinions and attitudes are often influenced by cultural, generational, and psychographic factors, and qualifying distinctions are frequently made on the basis of pronunciation or ethnic eligibility to even speak the word.

What would happen if the N-word were put on trial? SEPT. 14 AT 2:00 PM FREE ADMISSION

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JOIN US FOR AN INTERACTIVE DELIBERATION ON BLACK ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND, PRESENTED BY RES IPSA MEDIA, TRIALBYJURY.TV AND PRODUCER/OU ALUM KYLE BOWSER.


CURTIZ ONE NIGHT SCREENING WITH CAST & CREW

A NARRATIVE BIOPIC ABOUT LEGENDARY DIRECTOR MICHAEL CURTIZ AND HIS TIME SPENT ON SET FILMING CASABLANCA. Director: Tamás Yvan Topolánszky On November 4, 2019 starting at 7 pm, we will be screening the Hungarian feature film CURTIZ, a narrative biopic about legendary director Michael Curtiz and his time spent on set filming Casablanca. The movie is in English. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with the film’s screenwriter Zsuzsanna Bak and supporting actors Lili Bordán and József Gyabronka. They will discuss the controversial character at the heart of this film, and share the process of production, the festival run of the film (which has already won several prestigious awards including the Grand Prix at the Montréal World Film Festival) and plans for distribution and future collaborations.. As America prepares to enter WW2, Hungarian film director Michael Curtiz grapples with political intervention and a dysfunctional relationship with his estranged daughter, amidst the troubled production of Casablanca in 1942. November 4th at 7:00 PM Free admission. All are welcome! With the generous support of Arts for Ohio.

C U RT I Z

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THE RE-IMAGINED SCORE:

BLADE RUNNER A PERFORMANCE BY DUO UNPREPARED: ROGER BRAUN & ANDRÉ GRIBOU

Percussionist Roger Braun and pianist André Gribou bring their completely improvised concerts to the movies, featuring percussion from around the world and “prepared” and concert pianos. They improvise new scores for critically acclaimed films from different eras— not just films from the “silent” era, but spontaneous new soundtracks for classic films in a live concert format. This season they bring their unique approach to the 1981 sci-fi dystopian tour-deforce Blade Runner.

ABOUT BLADE RUNNER Director: Ridley Scott In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants—and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. This event will feature an intermission. NOV. 22 AT 7:30 PM • NOV. 23 AT 7:30 PM | $5 - STUDENT • $8 - GENERAL

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ABOUT DUO UNPREPARED Roger Braun (percussion) and Andre Gribou (pianos) have worked together in a wide variety of performance settings since 2000. While this includes completely improvised music – where they found they had an unusual chemistry – they also perform frequently together in classical, jazz, and world music settings. As their affinity for performing improvised music together grew they began to collaborate with other artists including world-renown improvisational dancers, Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser. Braun and Gribou have appeared on numerous concert series including Washington D.C.’s Dance Place performance series, the University of Michigan, Ohio University, and Denison University. With frequent collaborator, percussionist, Anthony Di Sanza, they recently performed in Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland at the 2015 International Society for Improvised Music Conference and a tour of Wisconsin Universities.

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P R E B L O C K PA RT Y D O U B L E F E AT U R E

Horror Night! JORDAN PEELE’S GET OUT & US

Thanks to the Multicultural Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board and the School of Film there will be a limited number of FREE STUDENT TICKETS AVAILABLE on a firstcome, first-serve basis, one week in advance of the show. Students must present OU I.D. Limit of one ticket per student I.D.

Runtime for event is 240 minutes and includes a 15 minute intermission OCT. 25 AT 7:30 PM Admission is $10 and includes both films

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NOSFERATU IS NOT JUST A GREAT HORROR MOVIE. IT’S A POEM OF HORROR, A SYMPHONY OF DREAD, A FILM SO RAPT, MYSTERIOUS AND WEIRDLY LOVELY IT HAUNTS THE MIND LONG AFTER IT’S OVER. - MICHAEL WIMINGTON, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

LIVE MUSIC BY SEAN PARSONS

NOSFERATU LIVE MUSIC / SILENT FILM: NOSFERATU OCT. 31 AT 8:00 PM Free Admission sponsored by Ohio University Performing Arts

L I V E M U S I C / S I L E N T F I L M : N O S F E R AT U

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SERIES COMING SOON

Holiday SERIES Women Pioneers


FIRST-RUN FILMS COMING SOON

This is a list of movies that we hope to screen at the Athena Cinema. In some cases, we don’t have confirmations yet. Please check our website for updated information.

HARRIET

THE LIGHTHOUSE

UNCUT GEMS

FRANKIE

LUCE

AFTER THE WEDDING

DOWNTON ABBEY

PARASITE

DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME


THE ATHENA CINEMA SUPPORT FUND The non-profit Athena Cinema’s mission is to serve the Athens and OHIO community by offering a shared space in Uptown Athens where patrons can take part in a wide array of film-going experiences and participate in programs that create an atmosphere of dialogue. The Athena Cinema screens documentary, independent, classic, foreign and local films. It hosts OHIO student screenings, environmental panels, and the 46-year-old Athens International Film + Video Festival. It maintains a commitment to sustainability and offers locally grown popcorn and concessions whenever possible.

These community programs are possible through your support. To donate to the Athena Cinema Support fund, go to athenacinema.com/join-support/athena-cinema-support-fund/ Anyone who makes a donation of over $500 is eligible for a dedicated “Thank You” pre-show slide at the theater, featuring their logo, name and any relevant information. Special thanks to the Kleinpenny educational fund for making this support fund possible.

PROPOSAL INFORMATION FOR SPRING SEMESTER EVENTS Have you ever wanted to be a film programmer? The Athena's Partnership Program allows partners to plan a film series or event with the assistance of our team. The Athena Cinema has partnered with Ohio University, Athens area organizations, and local and independent filmmakers to bring you the very best in film programming. We regularly exhibit new, groundbreaking documentaries, foreign films, and award nominees, and are always looking to diversify our repertoire. We strive to find the right balance of educational, informative and entertaining film experiences for OHIO Faculty and Staff, the Athens community and the greater Southeastern Ohio region. The Athena Cinema welcomes applicants from Ohio University, Athens and the surrounding area. To collaborate with the Athena in a programming partnership for the Spring 2020 semester, please download the form at athenacinema.com/partnerships and email it to kamodya@ohio.edu, or by way of mail at: The Athena Cinema, c/o Alexandra Kamody 20 S. Court St. Athens, OH 45701 Visit athenacinema.com/partnerships for more details and to access the online application.

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STAFF OF THE ATHENA Alexandra Kamody

DIRECTOR

Yang Miller

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR & AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR

Connor Baker

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Stanislav Semukhin

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

The Athena is staffed by a talented group of Ohio University students from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. They each bring a unique skill set and help create a diverse and welcoming atmosphere. THANK YOU to our students for their great work at the theater!

THANK YOU The Athena Cinema would like to thank the following individuals:

Ruth Bradley John Butler Hsin-ning Chang David Descutner Pam Douglas Daniel King

Gary Kirksey Linda Lilienfeld Loraine McCosker Joel Prince Kelee Riesbeck Steven Ross

DeAnna Russell Kari Saunier Elizabeth Sayrs Matthew Shaftel Maureen Wagner Lorraine Wochna

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FRIENDS OF THE ATHENA MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

An Athena membership will not only save you money on every visit to the theater, but also help support our educational programs and diverse film selection. Your gift can help keep the Athena thriving for years to come. Visit athenacinema. com/join-support/ memberships/ to join today!

Our patrons love the films we show and the fact that they can see them in downtown Athens. What many people don’t realize is that the theater relies on support from donations and memberships to continue to bring in this singular, exciting programming. Please help us ensure that Athens retains an alternative to the corporate, multicomplex experience. Support your local art house theater today! The proceeds from your membership assist us in expanding our programming and reaching out to the community. The Athena is a mission-based cinema and has been showing film continuously since it opened in 1915. We thank all the film lovers who support our goal to be the finest premiere art house cinema in Southeastern Ohio.

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SCORSESE LEVEL Merl Almquist Mim Almquist Amoriya Austin Babrow Teny Bannick David Barger Charles R. Barman Bob Barnes Carol Barnes David Berchowitz Gillian Berchowitz Joseph Berman Lynda Berman Mary Lou Bernard Kathy Berry Debi Blevins Liz Bowman Alan Boyd Sue Boyd Ann Brown Beth Brown David E Brown Lance Broy Merrily Broy Kelly Burns Heather Cantino Brian Clark Leatha Clark Joan Connor Larry Corrigan Mary Costello Janice Crall Aidan Crowl Sam Crowl Susan Crowl Karen Dahn Berry Dilley Roberta Donnenwirth Karen Empfield Scout Ery B.L. Fetty Susan Gable Maryann Garber Norman Garber Jan Garske Sara Gilfert Susan Gilfert Janelle Gilmore Jane Good

Roger Good Gary Goosman Theodora Lee Gregg Andrew Herold Ken Hicks Kenneth Holroyd Susan Holsapple Mara Holt Mara Holt Frank Horodyski Brandi Howard Dorothy Howard James Huston Jill Iverson Janet Izard Ralph Izard Lesli Johnson Ben Jordan Kim Jordan Frank Kachenko Suzanne Knauerhase Christine Knisely Holly Korn Walter Koshel John K. Kotowski Kelli L. Kotowski Paula Lockard Cory Love Natasha Maidoff Ivan Marcus Rebecca Marcus Meredith Massman Emily Matessa Virginia Mayle Sophia McCartney David McCoy Jon McMichael Jerry Meyer Awni Mikhail Jean Mikhail John Molinaro Michele Mowrey Terry Murphy Greg Newton Jane Newton Zella Nisley Carol Norris Edward Osborne Lynn Petrik Diane Pfaff

Tim Pfaff Barbara Pfeiffer Gary Pfeiffer Nancy Pierce Peter Polites Greg Polzer Janet Polzer Betty Pytlik Priya Rajan William Rhinehart Don Richter Jane Richter Sue Righi Lynda Rose Albert Rouzie Nancy Rue Dane Salabak Lizzy Salabak Gary Schumacher Kathleen Schumacher Marlene Shostak Cathy Sitko Christine Smith Sophie Smith-Campbell Solveis Spjeldnes Donna Summers Alan Swank Terry Swank Christine Tom Israel Urieli Nili Urieli C.S. Van Nostrand Barbara Ward Michael Ward Alfred Weiner Carole Weiner Dawn Weiser Richard Wetzel Robert L. Williams Piper Woods Arthur Woolley Brian Wymbs Evan Young Susan Young Christy Zempter ALLEN LEVEL Don Adleta Jennifer Cantu Beth Clodfelter Schuyler Cone Cherie Couts Dennis Delaney Philip Ehrlich Kate Fetterolf-Mass Jeffrey Finlay Julie Finlay

Jim Fuller Kathleen Fuller John Glazer Sherrie Gradin Lynn Graham Ellen Hadley Chris Innis Darleen Innis Betsy Knies Bob Lazuka Lynn Lovdal Tom Lovdal Helen Martin Kate McGuckin Sharon Morel Brenda Morris Manda Neal Bob Scott Placier Tom Quinn Cecilia Rinaldi Anne Roberts Patti Stokes Elizabeth M Story Celeste Silvia Taylor Fred Toner Joe Van Zandt Susan Westenbarger Allen White Corinne White Tom Whyte Mike Wigal Pam Wigal Lawrence Witmer Patricia Witmer Sarah Wyatt HITCHCOCK LEVEL RuthAnn Althaus Amy Coombs Gary Coombs Don Flournoy Mary Anne Flournoy Jeanne Heaton Vicki Korner Paul J Mass Nell Shipman Kevin Uhalde Jason Weber CHAPLIN LEVEL Ken Brown Michael Kleinman Ann Moneypenny Allyn Reilly Marsha Reilly Kelee Riesbeck

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Fall 2019 Semester Booklet  

Fall 2019 Semester Booklet  

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