EVENTS


INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23  |  5:00p

Join Ciné in celebrating the best independent films of 2018 with a happy hour viewing of the Film Independent Spirit Awards broadcast, hosted by Aubrey Plaza on IFC. Enjoy signature cocktails and usher in the latest wave of indie greats with a bang! Presenters will include Taraji P. Henson, Tessa Thompson, Viggo Mortensen, Amanda Seyfried, Finn Wolfhard, Armie Hammer, Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown, Elsie Fisher and Kiki Layne, among others.

The winners of the Spirit Awards are determined by Film Independent Members — a community of true film lovers.  What makes a film independent? The Spirit Awards Nominating Committees assess the uniqueness of vision, original, provocative subject matter, economy of means (budget), and percentage of financing from independent sources when considering nominees.

See the 2019 nominees over at Film Independent.org


MEMBER NIGHT: EVERY TUESDAY

Join us on Tuesday evenings for a social hour with specialty cocktails from 6:30p-7:30p, and discounted admission at just $6.50 for all shows for all current members! 

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POETRY READING: NIYI OSUNDARE

MONDAY MARCH 4  |  7:30p  |  FREE

Niyi Osundare, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of New Orleans, visits Athens for the 2019 African Studies Spring Lecture and for this special poetry reading event. Widely regarded as one of Africa’s most renowned poets,  scholars, and public intellectuals, Osundare has authored more than 18 books of poetry, two books of selected poems, poems in over 70 journals and magazines across the world, four plays, two books of essays, and numerous scholarly articles and reviews. A leading figure in the vanguard for the performance and popularization of written poetry in Nigeria, he is also a fervent campaigner for Human Rights, social justice, and the environment.


AADM ROUNDTABLE: Discussing Race, Policing, & Difficult Conversations

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13   |  5:30-7:00p

Our society is experiencing some turbulent times and community members, parents, teachers, and leaders feel uncomfortable discussing difficult issues surrounding race, racism, sexism, immigration, police brutality and educational equity which only keep us divided. Beginning on January 9, 2019, on the second Wednesday of each month, Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement (AADM) will provide a safe space and platform for citizens to have difficult conversations, ask questions, find solutions and learning from each other's experiences. Hosted by Mokah Speaks Podcast, these sessions will include simulations and hands-on activities through dialogue and face-to-face engagement, with an overall goal to gain mutual understanding, and improve race and community relations. 


OLLI@UGA CINEMA + CONVERSATION

MARCH DATE TBA

The OLLI@UGA CINEMA@CINÉ Special Interest Group meets once month to watch a matinee film together and enjoy a discussion about the film, with refreshments and snacks — the cinema equivalent to a book club.  Join in for an enjoyable evening of cinema, conversation and camaraderie!


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