EVENTS



Ciné is proud to participate in this year's SCIENCE ON SCREEN®, a grant initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, that creatively pairs current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.  See below for this year's lineup of films and events:

THE BIG LEBOWSKI

NEW SCHEDULE TBD




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A perfect bowling game is the one true pursuit of Jeff Lebowski. But does he realize the symphony of mechanical and mathematical equations that define the perfect strike? Dr. Craig Wiegert does and he will explain to us the absolute miracle of physics that a perfect bowling game entails, but not before we have a little Wii Bowling fun and some munchies.

The evening starts at 7:15 pm in the Ciné Lab where we'll transform the space with a rug to tie the room together, play Wii Bowling, enjoy nachos and a White Russian from the cash bar. Then its an 8:00 pm film with an introduction, "The Dude’s Perfect Game: How force, velocity and spin combine to create a strike" from Dr. Craig Wiegert, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head of Physics and Astronomy at UGA. This is sure to help us all improve our game.


FANTASTIC FUNGI

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Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.

“Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.”

~ Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com

From mycologists to mushroom lovers, our last Science on Screen® event is sure to please everyone. Join us at 6:30 pm for a reception featuring tastings prepared by The National and the CCSD Culinary Arts Program with local mushrooms from UGarden. Collective Harvest is providing some local vegetables and will be on hand for discussion.

Drs. Anthony Glenn (Toxicologist, mycotoxins, USDA) and Marin Brewer (Plant pathologist, UGA) will let us know why mushrooms should be loved and feared with their brief talk, "Fantastic Fungi: friend and foe".


12th Annual Athens Jewish Film Festival

NEW SCHEDULE TBD


The 2020 Athens JFF will comprise a 5-day schedule of films & events for an enhanced festival experience. The festival will begin on March 21 with a Celebratory Gala at the Georgia Museum of Art on the UGA campus. Mama’s Boy will present an exceptional dinner, paired with light adult beverages. After the Gala, we’ll be screening our opening night film—Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.

Check the AJFF website for more information. Gala and Festival passes available here.


JACOB WENZKA
ROBOT SOUP

MARCH 2 - APRIL 29
Book Launch TBD

Wenzka is a painter and illustrator, who lives with his wife and three children in Athens, Georgia. He earned a BFA in drawing and painting from the UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art in 2001, and his work has been displayed in a variety of venues throughout the Southeast. The works featured in this show are from his illustration work on children’s books, with focus on the upcoming book, Robot Soup.


MILONGA TROPICAL

NEW SCHEDULE TBD

UGA Tango Club presents Milonga Tropical - Tango intertwined with Latin Rhythm dancing for a memorable evening of dancing. 


-- Admission: FREE --

Help Support Team 10 - Fuad Elhage and Stephanie Burr Lynn - of the 2020 Dancing with the Athens Stars by donating to their campaign to raise funds for Project Safe Inc... 


Downtown Athens Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 6:30p – 9:30p
Couples, Singles, All levels welcome.

* Live performances to be announced soon *

Event includes Tango lessons from 6:30 - 7:15p before the dance party begins. 

SPONSORS: UGA Tango Club, Ciné, President's Venture Fund, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute





POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

MEMBER NIGHT: EVERY TUESDAY

Join us on Tuesday evenings for a social hour from 6:30p-7:30p. Meet up with your fellow members for fellowship and perhaps a cocktail.

Not a member yet? SIGN UP TODAY! and receive admissions for $7 or less depending on membership level.

KARAOKE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


AADM ROUNDTABLE: Discussing Race, Policing, & Difficult Conversations

MEETING DATE AND TIME TBD  |  FREE

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

NEXT MEETING DATE TBD

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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