EVENTS ARCHIVE


BOOK LAUNCH & SCREENING

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 | 7:00p | FREE

The UGA Willson Center and Ciné will host this launch event for two new books of photography published by Fall Line Press: Carl Martin by Carl Martin and Nothing’s Coming Soon by Clay Maxwell Jordan. Both artists will attend, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

Martin and Jordan will also present a free screening of GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE, Sasha Waters Freyer’s 2018 documentary about the renowned 20th-century photographer, with an introduction and Q&A to follow. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.


LITERARY READING: ROSA LANE

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 | 7:00p | FREE

The Creative Writing Program and the University of Georgia Press are pleased to present a reading by the Georgia Poetry Prize winner Rosa Lane. The author of Tiller North and Roots and Reckonings, Lane's poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Cutthroat, Folio, New South, Nimrod, Ploughshares, RHINO Poetry, the Tishman Review, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. As a poet and architect, she splits her time between coastal Maine and the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her wife.


VOTE FOR YOUR OSCAR ANIMATION PICK!

MONDAY FEBRUARY 18 | 7:45p

Join us for an introduction, post-film discussion, and group vote with guest speakers UGA Film Professor Richard Neupert, Mike Hussey, CGI animator and Head of Dramatic Media at UGA, and graduate student animator Jingyi Zhang. Which film would YOU select for the Oscar for Best Animated Short? See this link for full lineup of OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORT FILMS


OLLI@UGA CINEMA + CONVERSATION

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 @ 2:00p: SHOPLIFTERS

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!


HIGHLIGHT MAGAZINE LAUNCH EVENT

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 | 6:30p - 9:30p

Highlight Magazine is proud to announce the release of its inaugural issue! Please join for an evening of food and entertainment hosted by Cine Athens with catering by Rashe's Cuisine. This event is free and open to the general public and will begin with a thirty minute social engagement and discussion. The main event will follow approximately at 7:00p. After the event, issues and subscription forms will be available!

FEDERATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS FORUM

MONDAY FEBRUARY 11 | 7:30p | FREE

The Athens-Clarke County Federation of Neighborhoods presents: "Meet Your New Commissioners and Mayor." On May 22, 2018, citizens of Athens-Clarke County elected five new Commissioners and a new Mayor. Now that they have all taken office, listen and ask questions of the new Commissioners and Mayor about what they hope to accomplish in their first terms. Join the Federation of Neighborhoods at this free public forum. Join your neighbors - hear and be heard!


LITERARY READING: CHIKA UNIGWE

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5 | 7:00p | FREE

The UGA Creative Writing Program is pleased to present a reading by author Chika Unigwe, a Nigerian writer who now lives in the United States. She is the author of four novels, as well as numerous short stories and essays. Her books include The Phoenix, On Black Sisters’ Street, Night Dancer, and The Black Messiah. In 2014, she was selected for the Hay Festival's Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature.


GUEST SPEAKER: JOHN-PAUL KELLY

THURSDAY JANUARY 31 | 5:15p

Join us for a special introduction via live video conference with JOHN-PAUL KELLY, production designer for the new film STAN & OLLIE. UGA Film Professor and AFAI board member RICHARD NEUPERT will hosting the discussion along with JULIE RAY, a professional scenery designer who teaches design for theater, film, and television in UGA's Department of Theatre and Film Studies where she serves as Production Coordinator.

Born and educated in Ireland before moving to London to gain a BA in Architecture, Kelly later attended the Royal College of Art where he graduated with an MA in Design for Film and Television.

Kelly designed the multi OSCAR and BAFTA winning THEORY OF EVERYTHING directed by James Marsh, telling the life story of the late Stephen Hawking. Other recent works include the hit sequel BRIDGET JONES’ BABY, Richard Curtis’ ABOUT TIME, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johanssen, and numerous independent films including John MacDonagh’s hilarious black comedy THE GUARD, and Fernando Meirelles' 360, starring Anthony Hopkins and filmed in London, Vienna and Paris.


ROBERTO TEJADA: KILL TIME OBJECTIVE

THURSDAY JANUARY 24 | 7:30p | FREE

The UGA Willson Center welcomes Distinguished Lecturer Roberto Tejada, Professor of Creative Writing and Art History at the University of Houston. Co-hosted by the Lamar Dodd School of Art, College of Environment + Design, and Creative Writing Program, Tejada will present images and narratives that relate a transnational/translational poetics engaging the visual and language arts of 1960-1970s Pop as connected to media and urbanism in Mexico, Brazil, and the Chicano/a U.S. Southwest.


PANEL DISCUSSION

SUNDAY JANUARY 20 | 3:00p | FREE

A panel of UGA faculty and students, including Richard Neupert, Ed Pavlic, Freda Scott Giles, Andrew Smith, Barbara McCaskill and Tareva Johnson will lead an audience discussion on director Barry Jenkins' acclaimed new film, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, based on the book by James Baldwin.


LITTLE FRANCIS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
with THE DARNELL BOYS & DIVINE FEED

SATURDAY JANUARY 19 | 7p DOORS - 8p SHOW | TICKETS $12

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GEORGIA REVIEW ISSUE RELEASE PARTY

THURSDAY JANUARY 17 | 7:00p | FREE

To celebrate the release of their new reversible, flippable Fall/Winter 2018 double issue, The Georgia Review will host a reading by authors Camille T. Dungy and Bob Hicok. The event, which will include music by local artist JoJo Glidewell, is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the reading.


FEDERATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS FORUM

MONDAY JANUARY 14 | 7:30p | FREE

What are some of the key services that provide citizens in Athens-Clarke County with important support? Find out at The Federation of Neighborhoods January forum on selected local government services. Panelists will describe, and take questions on, their respective departments regarding new developments and future plans. Hear about how local government is working to support healthy, productive and safe living environments in our community and local economy. Among the topics will be air transportation; regulation of construction; animal welfare and related activities; management of landscapes; solid waste and recycling mechanisms; and prison employment and rehabilitation programs.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

MONDAY DECEMBER 31 | 10:00p | $5 ADVANCE TICKETS

Please join us for an evening of disco and debauchery as we recreate Studio 54! Featuring tunes by DJ King and a projection and lighting transformation of our space courtesy of Nicholas Gould and Jason Huffer. Tickets will be just five dollars at the door and the party will kick off at 10:00. Don’t miss the most trashy and glamorous party of the year!


GUEST SPEAKER: RICHARD NEUPERT

FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 | 7:00p

UGA Film Studies Professor Richard Neupert will offer an introduction to ROMA, the new film from acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. A vivid portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil, the film follows two domestic workers from Mixteco heritage descent and who work for a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma. Filmed in luminous black and white, ROMA is an intimate, gut-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife.

ONE WEEK ONLY! DECEMBER 14-20: Don't miss this exclusive theatrical presentation, sponsored by the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute and the Film Studies Department at the University of Georgia.


GUEST SPEAKER: JUSTIN LAVNER

MONDAY DECEMBER 3

Following the 5:30p screening of BOY ERASED, UGA Psychology Professor Justin Lavner will discuss gay conversion therapy and family reactions. Lavner has been researching mental health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations as well as family functioning among LGBT adolescents, same-sex couples, and same-sex parents and their adoptive children.


SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24

Shop small this weekend and support your hometown Athens businesses! Pickup a Ciné gift card or gift membership for that film fan on your list -- or take a shopping break and take in a great movie!


WINE TASTING

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27 | 5-8p | $10 | ADVANCE TICKETS

Join us on Giving Tuesday for a happy hour wine tasting with Noble Wine Cellar. Taste locally grown Georgia wine -- a perfect gift for the holiday season -- and give back to your local cinema as you sip. Hosted by Alejandro Ortiz of Normal School of Wine at J's Bottle Shop in Normaltown. Noble's wines are produced from a single vineyard, Fiddler's Ridge, located in Georgia's first and only AVA (American Viticultural Area). Proceeds from the tasting will support Ciné, Athens' only nonprofit arthouse cinema.

GIVING TUESDAY

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

This #GivingTuesday, donate to your local nonprofit cinema and support our mission to to present film, arts and events which inspire, educate, and build community in Athens, GA!

This year, Facebook and PayPal will match any donations made through Facebook dollar for dollar starting at 8am, until they reach $7million. This will run out quickly, so if you want to double your impact in support of your local nonprofit cinema, we suggest trying to donate right at 8am. To donate, simply go to our Facebook page and click the 'Donate' button at the top. Any amount helps.

We are also accepting gifts directly at our donation page

Thank you for your support!

HOGWARTS HAPPY HOUR MIXER
& COSTUME CONTEST

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29 | 7-8p

Break out the wizard hats and wands and join us for a happy hour mixer and costume contest around the last screenings of FANTASTIC BEASTS at 5:15p and 8:15p. Bring your first years, because there will be an adult costume contest (12 and up) and a kids costume contest (less than 12) with fun prizes for the best looks! Don’t feel like breaking out the old Hogwarts robes? Just come as you are and enjoy a butterbeer and other fantastic specialty drinks!


BAD MOVIE NIGHT: HOME SWEET HOME

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 | 8:30p | FREE

Celebrating the very worst in cinema! This month, escaped from the mental institution, a deranged PCP addict (played by "Body By Jake" Steinfeld) ruins a family's Thanksgiving by carving up more than just the turkey in HOME SWEET HOME.


BREATHE: CITIZEN ADVOCACY BENEFIT

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 | 5:30p | FREE

Citizen Advocacy Athens Clarke presents a special free screening of BREATHE based on the true story of a man who refused to let his life be defined by his polio diagnosis. Guests are welcome to visit with the Board of Directors and Coordinators after the screening to learn more about the film, and about Citizen Advocacy. Light refreshments will be served, and donations are welcomed!


FEDERATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS FORUM

MONDAY NOVEMBER 12 | 7:30p | FREE

The Federation of Neighborhoods presents a panel discussion on music tourism opportunities in Athens. Learn about the music industry's contributions to our local economy and how a recent Georgia Department of Economic Development report on the subject will be implemented. Join your neighbors - hear and be heard!


CARIBBEAN DANCE PARTY w/ DJ OSMOSE

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6 | 6:45p | FREE

Come dance to the Reggae and Dub music provided by vinyl expert DJ Osmose. Admission is free with donations requested to purchase musical instruments for the Holy Trinity Music School, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The school offers programs that provide musical training at the highest level to more than 1500 students in all instrumental and vocal areas.

SEATING IS LIMITED -- ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


FREE SOLO + CLIMBING HAPPY HOUR


Join Active Climbing - Athens GA in celebrating FREE SOLO, a documentary following Alex Honnold’s groundbreaking unassisted ascent of Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan. We will have a happy hour with drinks, snacks and climbing themed games before the film at 7:45! Come out, have a drink, play some climbing themed bingo, and enjoy this incredible true story. The event will start at 6:45, so bring a piece of climbing gear and enjoy happy hour specialty drinks!

GUEST FILMMAKER: ASTRA TAYLOR

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 | 4:30p & 7:30p


Join us for a live video discussion with director and Athens native ASTRA TAYLOR who will discuss her new documentary, WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? Joining the discussion will be ACC District Commissioner PATRICK DAVENPORT, UGA Law Professor MEHRSA BARADARAN, and CCHS English Department Chair IAN ALTMAN.

LITERARY ARTS AT UGA: A SHOWCASE

MONDAY NOVEMBER 5 | 7:00p | FREE

As part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts, The Georgia Review, UGA’s Creative Writing Program, and Stillpoint Literary Magazine present this showcase of literary readings, featuring:

Stephen Corey, Editor, The Georgia Review
Soham Patel, Assistant Editor, The Georgia Review
Melisa (Misha) Cahnmann-Taylor, Professor, UGA Department of Language and Literacy Education
Christine M. Lasek, Assistant Director, UGA Creative Writing Program
Amy Bonnaffons, PhD Student, UGA Creative Writing Program
Lindsay Tigue, PhD Student, UGA Creative Writing Program
Dane Tillman, Secretary, Stillpoint Literary Magazine
Max Rabb, Co-Senior Editor, Stillpoint Literary Magazine

U-LEAD ATHENS ARTISTS

OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY OCTOBER 11 @ 6:30p

U-Lead artists are local students who are immigrants or children of immigrants. This exhibit showcases their outstanding artistic abilities in a variety of mediums including pastels, charcoal, acrylic, and watercolor. Topics include portraits, nature, and immigration experiences.


FRANKENREADS

HALLOWEEN OCTOBER 31 | 6:00p | FREE

As part of an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America, UGA presents FRANKENREADS, a special public reading of the novel, with the final 30 minutes taking place at Ciné at 7:00p, just prior to a free screening of the classic horror film THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) at 7:30p. Arrive early at 6:00p for a Halloween cocktail hour with costumes encouraged!

In the spirit of the novel’s multiple voices, readers will be drawn from across the campus and the larger Athens community and will be accompanied by a slideshow of images drawn from popular culture. Sponsored by the UGA Colloquium in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature, in collaboration with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and UGA’s Undergraduate English Association.

BLAZE ENCORE w/ SPECIAL GUESTS

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 | 6:00p | $15

Join us for a discussion and book signing with special guest screenwriter SYBIL ROSEN and live music with FESTER HAGOOD and LEVI LOWREY, who will share their love of Blaze Foley's music by performing some of his best songs before an encore screening the film BLAZE.

6:00p -- MEET & GREET BOOK SIGNING with SYBIL ROSEN
7:00p -- LIVE MUSIC with FESTER HAGOOD and LEVI LOWREY
7:30p -- BLAZE SCREENING followed by DISCUSSION with SYBIL ROSEN

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HALLOWEEN HAPPY HOUR

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 | 6-8p | FREE

Join us for a Happy Hour in the lobby ahead of the parade festivities downtown. Mix and mingle, enjoy spooky cocktails, and celebrate Halloween with us.

LITERARY READING: IRA SUKRUNGRUANG

TUESDAY OCTOBER 23 | 7:00p | FREE

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia is pleased to present a reading by Ira Sukrungruang, author of the memoirs Southside Buddhist and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy, the essay collection Buddha’s Dog and Other Meditations, the short story collection The Melting Season, and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night. This event is made possible with generous support from Helen S. Lanier distinguished Professor of English Jed Rasula.


OLLI@UGA CINEMA + CONVERSATION

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24: THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

This month, UGA Film Studies Professor Richard Neupert will offer an introduction to the film at 4:30p, followed by the screening at 5:30p and a brief discussion afterwards.

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!


LITERARY READING: JOHN SCALZI

THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 | 6:00p | FREE

Avid Bookshop presents the incomparable science fiction author John Scalzi with the second installment in his acclaimed epic space-opera Interdependency series, The Consuming Fire, the eagerly anticipated sequel to The Collapsing Empire (2017). Please arrive early for best seating.


AGAVE SCREENING & TASTING RECEPTION

THURSDAY OCTOBER 18
5:30p -- Matinee Film Screening Only ($7.50)
7:30p -- Evening Film Screening Followed by Tasting Reception ($25)

TASTING RECEPTION features a sampler of agave liquors from Fortaleza Tequila and Vago Mezcal, along with cuisine provided by The National and El Camino Real Taqueria

This expressive documentary explores the phenomenon of the fastest trending alcohol spirit in the world, Tequila and Mezcal. This journey takes us to the world’s most bio-diverse landscape of the agave plant, Mexico; here families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations, at times, even clandestinely. From the alluring red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca the film follows three producers: Carlos, Graciela, and Aquilino in this burgeoning renaissance. From a bootstrap ambition to carrying on a father’s legacy, their successes and sacrifices unfurl in this interwoven story. Discover how one delicate plant can carry the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it for the future.

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MAN MADE w/ GUEST FILMMAKER

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 | 7:00p | FREE

As part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission presents a FREE screening of the film MAN MADE with filmmaker T Cooper, who will participate in a post-film discussion with the audience and panel from GLOBES, The University of Georgia’s LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Organization.


MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE

TUESDAY OCTOBER 16 | 7:30p | FREE

The Peabody Media Center will host a screening of the award-winning American Masters documentary, MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE, co-directed by Rita Coburn, who will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience immediately after the showing.

Additional University of Georgia sponsors include the Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, the Department of Theatre & Film Studies, and the Department of Entertainment & Media Studies in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.


DON CHAMBERS: WORKS ON PAPER

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY AUGUST 31 @ 6-9p

Don Chambers is a musician/artist based in Athens, Georgia. This exhibit of works from the past two years includes watercolors, acrylics, and drawings combined with photo transfers and rust.


TAKE YOUR SEAT DEDICATION PARTY

TUESDAY OCTOBER 9 | 7:00p

Join us for a reception in celebration of the newly installed seat plaques in Theater 1, with catering provided by Donderos, Heirloom, home.made, and Marti's at Midday. Our gracious thanks to all who have contributed to this fundraising campaign.

And there are still seats available in Theatre 2! To purchase a dedication, please inquire in person at the cinema, and Take Your Seat at Ciné!



HAL FILMMAKER Q&A

TUESDAY OCTOBER 9 | 8:00p

Following the reception, stick around for this special screening of HAL the new documentary on filmmaker Hal Ashby, featuring a live video Q&A with director Amy Scott and score composer Heather McIntosh, following the 8:00p evening show. Both Heather and Amy have ties to Athens and have found widespread accomplishments in their fields in LA and beyond.

Our moderators for the evening will be Todd Kelly and Dottie Alexander, both of whom are active at Cine and longtime friends of both of our guests. Both Todd and Dottie are musicians and have collaborated extensively with Ms. McIntosh, and had the pleasure to know Ms. Scott when the genesis of this project was but a distant ambition. We couldn’t be happier to host our one-time Athenian friends and invite you all to a spirited conversation about one of our favorite filmmakers.

THE GEORGIA REVIEW LITERARY READING

FRIDAY OCTOBER 5 | 8:00p

To celebrate the release of its latest issue, Summer 2018, The Georgia Review will host a reading by authors Julia Elliott and Ed Pavlić. The event, which will include music by guitarist Mitchell Powers, is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the reading.


THE INVINCIBLE CZARS PRESENT:
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA & NOSFERATU

TUESDAY OCTOBER 2

Kicking off this year's Horror Series, Cine welcomes back the Austin-based band, The Invincible Czars, to perform their live score accompaniment to two classic silent horror films. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind cinematic experience! See links below for tickets and more:

7:00p -- PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)
9:30p -- NOSFERATU (1922).


MEMBER NIGHT THIS TUESDAY

Join us for a special Member Night celebration on Tuesday, September 25th! Ciné Members are invited to meet and greet during a social hour at 6:30p with snacks provided by Trader Joe's, between the screenings of SAVING BRINTON.

Admission for this show is FREE for all current Ciné Members!

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BAD MOVIE NIGHT: LIGHT BLAST

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25 | 8:30p | FREE!

Celebrating the very worst that cinema has to offer! This month, Erik "Ponch" Estrada must stop a mad scientist with a giant, face-melting laser who is holding the city of San Francisco hostage in LIGHT BLAST.


LA FRENCH TOUCH:
FRENCH ANIMATION TODAY

A CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD NEUPERT

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 | 3:00p | FREE!

Today, France is the third largest producer of animation in the world, trailing only the USA and Japan. Yet, unlike American and Japanese animation, which is mostly produced by large studios, French animators work in small, independent micro-studios, where they create a surprisingly rich array of stories and styles. This presentation introduces us to several major French animation auteurs and their striking movies. It also argues that there has been a sort of "New Wave" in French animation over the past decade. The talk is heavily illustrated with clips.

Richard Neupert is the Charles H. Wheatley Professor of the Arts and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in Film Studies at UGA. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Ciné.


ART HOUSE THEATER DAY

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23

Join us for a national celebration of the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a time to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists, and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience.

Special film screenings will include SAVING BRINTON, an acclaimed documentary on a remarkable discovery of early silent film treasures; family matinees of the new animated adventure THE BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES; late shows of John Landis' 1973 micro-budget comedy SCHLOCK, and an advance screening of the award-winning tragicomedy THUNDER ROAD, featuring a video Q&A with the cast & crew.

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ATHENS CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 | 5:30p | FREE!

In honor of our friend Rich Rusk, and in gratitude for his work and advocacy, Athens Citizens Climate Lobby invites the public to attend a free showing of "Years of Living Dangerously: Safe Passage." Athens Citizens Climate Lobby joins groups across the country to build political will for solutions to climate change. The group has been active in the Athens area since 2015, and is seeking to foster a community conversation around the issue of climate change. The 25-minute film will be followed by a short presentation and discussion. Light refreshments will be provided by Trump's Catering.


U-LEAD ATHENS PRESENTS: THE UNAFRAID

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 | 6:00p | FREE!

U-Lead Athens presents THE UNAFRAID, an award-winning documentary portraying what it means to grow up both American and un(der)documented in today’s United States.

The fundraising event includes a reception from 6:00-7:00p catered by The National and gallery walk of U-Lead student artwork, showcasing their artistic talents in photography, paintings, poems, music, and more. THE UNAFRAID film will screen from 7:00-8:30p, followed by a panel discussion among the film’s directors Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney, and two featured characters, Aldo and Alejandro, who both grew up in Athens and are leaders in and graduates of U-Lead Athens.

There is no admission charge. Donations to U-Lead Athens Scholarship Fund are welcome, and will help continue the non-profit's mission to get academically qualified immigrant and children of immigrant students to the colleges of their dreams.

PLEASE NOTE: Tonight's 7:00p film screening is now SOLD OUT! Some additional seating will be available for an overflow screening in the CinéLab space at 7:45p. Please plan to arrive early for best availability.


VERY GOOD PUZZLE

Very Good Puzzle will have puzzles set up in the lobby for you to put together before (or after) this week's shows. So come early, have a drink and puzzle before PUZZLE! They'll also be here next Tuesday and Thursday September 11 & 13 with puzzles available for purchase.


GUEST SPEAKERS -- 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Widely considered among the greatest films of the 20th century, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY returns to select U.S. theatres in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, with a new 4k digital restoration of this groundbreaking science fiction epic. Originally released on April 4, 1968, the film ignited the imaginations of critics and audiences alike and its impact continues to resonate to this day.

Join us in welcoming the following guest speakers who will offer introductions to these screenings:

SUNDAY 9/9 @ 1:30p -- DAVE MARR
SUNDAY 9/9 @ 5:00p -- RICHARD NEUPERT
TUESDAY 9/11 @ 7:30p -- HUGH RUPPERSBURG


LITERARY READING: SELAH SATERSTROM


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11 | 7:00p | FREE!

The UGA Creative Writing Program presents a reading with Selah Saterstrom, the author of the novels The Meat and Spirit Plan, The Pink Institution, and most recently Slab, which was also produced as an award winning play, performed by Square Product Theatre. Her book of essays on Divinatory Poetics, Ideal Suggestions, was published by Essay Press in the fall of 2016. Widely published and anthologized, she also curates Madame Harriette Presents, an occasional performance series. She teaches and lectures across the United States and is the director of Creative Writing at the University of Denver.


GUEST SPEAKER: TIMOTHY ADAMS JR

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17th @ 7:45p

Join us for a special screening introduction for WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? with Timothy Adams Jr., who was the last musician to appear on the Mr. Rogers show, and will offer insights from this unique experience. A former Timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Professor of Music at Carnegie Mellon University, Mr. Adams is currently the Heyward Professor of Music and Chair of Percussion at UGA's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and lives in Athens with his wife and son. See more in this recent ABH article.



RINNE ALLEN: GARDEN

NOW ON DISPLAY

rinne allen is a photographer based in athens, georgia who makes traditional photographs and also these light drawings that are currently on view:

i have made these light drawings for over 20 years in my backyard garden, just around the corner from ciné.

each light drawing is one-of-a-kind and is made using an early photographic techinque dating to the 1830’s called cyanotype.

cyanotypes are made by treating paper with a light-sensitve solution, then placing specimens on the paper outside in the sun. the sun’s rays cause a chemical reaction, leaving only the shadow of the specimen behind.

for me, making these is a welcomed antidote to the mechanization of photography and of our daily lives. the process is tactile, experimental, temperamental, uncontrollable, and always a surprise.

over time, these light drawings have helped to preserve ethereal, temporal moments from my garden.


BIGGER THAN HIP-HOP MOVIE SERIES

JUICE -- AUGUST 24-25

ATHfactor-Liberty Entertainment hosts this special screening of the 1992 crime drama JUICE as the third film in their "Bigger Than Hip-Hop" movie series, with late shows at 10p on Friday and Saturday August 24-25, and presented with music videos by Athens Hip-Hop artists, and a Midnight Mega-Mix of 90's Hip-Hop music with DJ Chief Rocka and Friends following the movie at 11:30p on Friday August 24th.


GUEST SPEAKER: TIMOTHY ADAMS JR

THURSDAY JULY 26th @ 7:45p

Join us for a special screening introduction for WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? with Timothy Adams Jr., who was the last musician to appear on the Mr. Rogers show, and will offer insights from this unique experience. A former Timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Professor of Music at Carnegie Mellon University, Mr. Adams is currently the Heyward Professor of Music and Chair of Percussion at UGA's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and lives in Athens with his wife and son. See more in this recent ABH article.


GEORGIA REVIEW SPRING ISSUE PARTY

MONDAY JUNE 25 @ 7p

To celebrate its upcoming issue, The Georgia Review will host a reading by Elly Bookman, winner of the fifth annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize. Review assistant editor Soham Patel will be the opening reader, and the event will include a musical performance by Cortez Garza. Sponsored by The Georgia Review and the National Endowment for the Arts, the event is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow the reading.


ATHENS PICTURE SHOW: JUNE 22-24

This AthFest weekend, join us for a diverse series of new locally produced films, including: KNIGHTS TO KINGS, an inspiring documentary from Chess & Community on their travels to Ethiopia; ATHENS RISING, a feature documentary from local filmmaker James Preston celebrating the creative class in the Classic City; DOWN & YONDER, a southern drama made by Christopher Flippo and UGA students in their hometowns in Northwest Georgia; and a midnight program of alternative microcinema from Andrew Shearer and Athens underground film collective GONZORIFFIC.


ATHFEST MUSIC: CLUB CRAWL @ CINÉ

FRIDAY JUNE 22


9:00p -- Doors Open
10:00p-11:00p – Ty Manning and the Slawdog Biscuits
11:15p-12:15p – Sunny South Blues Band
12:30p-1:30a – AFTM

ADMISSION: $7 or FREE with AthFest wristband
All ages welcome | Artist bios and photos: AthFest.com

SATURDAY JUNE 23:

5th Annual HipHop All-Star Showcase
Presented by ATHfactor-Liberty Entertainment
Hosted by DJ Chief Rocka & Mon2

8:00-8:40p -- Doors Open with a Red Carpet Mixer
8:45-9:25p -- Athens Music Video Mix
9:30-9:40p -- Minnie Lea
9:45- 9:55p -- Motorhead 2X
10:00-10:10p -- Ishues
10:10-10:25p -- DJ Chief Rocka
10:25-10:35p -- Kid Arsenic
10:40-10:50p -- Javae
10:55-11:05p -- Kxng Blanco // King of the Youth
11:10-11:20p -- CatchOne Baldie
11:25-11:35p -- Dictator
11:45-11:55p -- DK
12:00-12:25a -- BYV
12:30-12:50a -- VALLEY GIRL D
12:50-1:00a -- RocboiZay
1:00-1:10a -- AgTezz
1:15-1:25a -- Ant Da Ripper
1:30-1:40a -- Solo 10K
1:45-2:00a -- Chief Rocka & Mon2


FEDERATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS FORUM

MONDAY JUNE 11 @ 7:30p

The Federation of Neighborhoods presents BikeFest, featuring a panel discussion with local non-profits and ACC government officials. There will also be a mini-fair with representatives from local organizations and businesses focused on cycling.

BOOMATHENS MEETUP

TUESDAY JUNE 12 @ 5:30p

BoomAthens Magazine hosts a free meetup and conversation entitled: "Let's Talk Movies"


ALAN CAMPBELL

APRIL 26 THRU MAY 20

"The Hidden World of Oystering", an exhibition of coastal artwork
including the working watermen and Gullah Geechee oystermen:

• Lone Oysterman Watercolor 29” x 22” Private Collection

• Oystering Oil 8” x 12” $950

• Hidden World Oil 8” x 12” $950

• Working the Beds Oil 8” x 12” $950

• Dragging Oil 8” x 12” $950

• Heading In Oil 8” x 12” $950

• Yellow Glove Oil 8” x 12” $950

• Low Country Boil Watercolor 21” x 15’ Private Collection

• Darien Daybreak Print 24” x 48” $1,500

• Barefoot Frazier Watercolor 21” x 15” Private Collection

• A Day on the River Oil 15” x 11” $1,200

• Wormsloe Moonrise Oil 15” x 11” $1,200

• Washing Oysters Oil 22” x 29” Private Collection

• The Oysterman Print 15” x 11” $550

• Spoonbills Print 12” x 24” $750

• Fowler’s Marsh Oak Watercolor 14: x 21” Private Collection


BAD MOVIE NIGHT: THE BLACK CRYSTAL

TUESDAY MAY 29 @ 8:30p

Celebrating 8 years of the very worst that cinema has to offer!

This month, after driving his Trans Am straight into the heart of backwoods Arizona cult country, Will finds himself in possession of a much-desired power crystal, eating roast beef sandwiches with a witch, and getting beaten to a pulp by immortal rednecks in THE BLACK CRYSTAL.


GUEST SPEAKERS: GONZORIFFIC

FRIDAY & SATURDAY MAY 18-19 @ 9:45p

Local underground filmmaking collective GONZORIFFIC presents this weekend's late shows with REVENGE, a stylish and bloody revenge thriller from French director Coralie Fargeat. Friday night's show will feature an introduction by local film journalist, filmmaker and Gonzoriffic co-founder Andrew Shearer, and Saturday night's show will feature an introduction by Xtina Pierstomlin, a member of the Gonzoriffic filmmaking gang who has written, acted, and created special effects in many films, famously playing Zizi Poof in "Space Boobs in Space." In recent years, she has begun producing and directing, and runs the Gonzoriffic Department for Effed Up French Films.


GUEST SPEAKER: RICHARD NEUPERT

SATURDAY MAY 19 @ 4-6p

UGA Film Professor and AFAI Board Member Richard Neupert will host a happy hour presentation: CELEBRATING CINEMATIC HISTORY: THE LUMIERE BROTHERS AND THE BIRTH OF CINEMA. Come enjoy a cocktail and learn about the early beginnings of motion pictures!

In 1895, Louis and Auguste Lumière projected the first motion pictures in France. Then they sent camera operators around the globe to make and show films. Some critics even claim that Louis Lumière was equivalent to the great Impressionist painters, experimenting with light, but adding movement. These earliest motion pictures are still among the most striking films the world has ever known. This talk presents a number of Lumière’s most beautiful 50-second movies made in Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia. Lumière films truly “showed the world to the world” and launched a whole new art form.


FEDERATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS FORUM

MONDAY MAY 14 @ 7:30p

The Federation of Neighborhoods
presents “Meet Board of Education Candidates” public forum, consisting of moderated questions formulated by the Federation of Neighborhoods Board and sent to all candidates in advance. The format will be in three sections, with the unopposed candidates going first, followed by District 5 candidates, and finally District 7 candidates. There will be time following the forum for attendees to meet and speak with candidates directly.

Join your neighbors for this chance to meet the Board of Education candidates in Athens! Hear and be heard!


GUEST SPEAKER: RICHARD NEUPERT

SATURDAY MAY 12 @ 2:15p
Join us for a special introduction this weekend with UGA Film Professor and AFAI Board Member Richard Neupert for MARY & THE WITCH'S FLOWER.



SATURDAY MAY 19 @ 4-6p
Then mark your calendars for next Saturday as Richard will host a happy hour presentation, CELEBRATING CINEMATIC HISTORY: THE LUMIERE BROTHERS AND THE BIRTH OF CINEMA. Come enjoy a cocktail and learn about the early beginnings of motion pictures!

In 1895, Louis and Auguste Lumière projected the first motion pictures in France. Then they sent camera operators around the globe to make and show films. Some critics even claim that Louis Lumière was equivalent to the great Impressionist painters, experimenting with light, but adding movement. These earliest motion pictures are still among the most striking films the world has ever known. This talk presents a number of Lumière’s most beautiful 50-second movies made in Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia. Lumière films truly “showed the world to the world” and launched a whole new art form.


BIGGER THAN HIP-HOP 2.0: BEAT STREET

SATURDAY MAY 12

AthFactor-Liberty Entertainment presents its "Bigger Than Hip-Hop Movie Series" followed by music in the CineLab!

10:00p -- BEAT STREET movie screening

11:30p -- THROW-BACK MIX BY DJ CHIEF ROCKA

12:00m -- MIDNIGHT MUSIC VIDEOS featuring the premiere of Stella Groove's new video "Boss"

12:30a -- LIVE MUSIC BY STELLA GROOVE



ANTHONY DECURTIS & ANDY BROWNE TROUPE: LOU REED TRIBUTE

SUNDAY MAY 13 @ 6-8p

The Andy Browne Troupe is teaming up with acclaimed Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis to bring the music and memories of the legendary rock musician to life with a performance of some of the classic songs of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. DeCurtis will also be signing copies of his book, Lou Reed: A Life, the essential biography of one of music's most influential icons.

ADMISSION: $10 -- ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE


GUEST SPEAKER: RICHARD NEUPERT

Join us for a special introduction to two of our new films this weekend with UGA Film Professor and AFAI Board Member RICHARD NEUPERT: LEAN ON PETE at 7:30p on Friday May 4th and MARY & THE WITCH'S FLOWER at 2:15p on Sunday May 6th!


KEEPING IT LOCAL: REVIVING GEORGIA'S SEAFOOD HERITAGE

THURSDAY APRIL 26 @ 6-9p

TICKETS: $40 PER PERSON -- SOLD OUT!

Join us in a total sensory immersion event of art, food, film and fascination. This special event is presented by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to support efforts to grow aquaculture in the state and raise awareness about issues facing Georgia's fishing industry.

The evening's lineup features "The Hidden World of Oystering" art exhibit and sale by renowned artist, Alan Campbell; a book reading by local author, André Gallant; and the Athens premiere of the film SHIFTING BASELINES (75min), produced by Blue Voyage Productions in partnership with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.

Oysters and regional cuisine will be served by The National and Seabear Oyster Bar, all happening at Ciné, truly qualifying this extraordinary event as "Keeping It Local!"


CLAIRE & BOB CLEMENTS

ON DISPLAY THRU APRIL 24

Claire and Bob Clements both earned Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, studying art there in the late 50’s and early 60’s. He came from the Pittsburgh area, she from the New York-Westchester County area. Claire does cut-paper paintings, Bob does sculpture and acrylic paintings, often using heavy impasto.

In 1969, they moved to Athens. At the University of Georgia, they were both tenured professors and Graduate Faculty members. Bob also does public art sculptures, e.g., in Athens, at the Athens Regional Public Library. Claire has led the Athens Plein Air Painters for thirty years.

“ We both love Cine and feel it, as our community’s art movie space, is a great community cultural resource and treasure.”






PANEL DISCUSSION: PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS

FRIDAY APRIL 20th @ 5:00p | ADMISSION: FREE



Friday, April 20th, has been designated by the Network for Public Education (NPE) and other school advocacy groups as a National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools.

As a joint collaboration with NPE, ULead, and the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, Ciné is co-presenting a discussion with a diverse panel of teens on that date to address how to make Athens safer for everyone, everywhere. Teens will share stories of their recent experiences protesting gun violence or learning about peace, activism and leadership.

Free popcorn and soft drinks will be served while supplies last. People are encouraged to wear orange to show support for gun control, and attendees can also register to vote.


UGA PRESS BOOK LAUNCH PARTY

TUESDAY APRIL 17
6:00p -- RECEPTION & READING
7:30p -- CONCERT FILM SCREENING

ADMISSION: FREE -- LIMITED SEATING -- RSVP HERE

Were you there? Twenty years ago Widespread Panic held what became the largest record release party ever for their album Light Fuse, Get Away. Just in time for the anniversary this April, The Georgia Press is releasing Gordon Lamb's new book on this epic event, Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia.

Join us at 6:00p for a reception in the Ciné Lab, catered by The National, with copies of the book for sale by Avid Bookshop. Former Athens Mayor Gwen O’Looney will introduce Gordon for a quick reading, to be followed by a Q&A. Afterward, relive the day and watch a free screening of the concert film.


BAD MOVIE NIGHT: NOMAD RIDERS



TUESDAY APRIL 24 @ 8:30p

ADMISSION: FREE

Celebrating the very worst that cinema has to offer! This month, after his family is exploded by a biker gang, blandest cop alive Steve Thrust goes rogue and vows to exact revenge on everyone responsible in the by-the-numbers NOMAD RIDERS.



KEEPING IT LOCAL: REVIVING GEORGIA'S SEAFOOD HERITAGE

THURSDAY APRIL 26 @ 6-9p

TICKETS: $40 PER PERSON -- ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE

Join us in a total sensory immersion event of art, food, film and fascination. This special event is presented by UGA Marine Extension and Georga Sea Grant to support efforts to grow aquaculture in the state and raise awareness about issues facing Georgia's fishing industry.

The evening's lineup features "The Hidden World of Oystering" art exhibit and sale by renowned artist, Alan Campbell; a book reading by local author, André Gallant; and the Athens premiere of the film SHIFTING BASELINES, produced by Blue Voyage Productions in partnership with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.

Oysters and regional cuisine will be served by The National and Seabear Oyster Bar, all happening at Ciné, truly qualifying this extraordinary event as "Keeping It Local!"


MEMBER NIGHT: EVERY TUESDAY

MEMBER NIGHT is now on Tuesdays!

Join us 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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