EVENTS


12th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

SATURDAY APRIL 20  |  5:30-9:00p

This Saturday, plan to stop by the BarCafé for a tasty cupcake from Ike & Jane's and join us in celebrating our 12th year anniversary while DJ Mahogany spins gospel and dance party tunes around the screenings of the new Aretha Franklin concert film, AMAZING GRACE.

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GUEST FILMMAKERS:
ALAN ELLIOTT & TIRRELL WHITTLEY

FRIDAY APRIL 19  |  5:30p & 8:15p  |  ADVANCE TICKETS

Join us in welcoming AMAZING GRACE producers ALAN ELLIOTT and TIRRELL WHITTLEY, who will be in attendance for an audience discussion on opening night of this long-awaited documentary featuring Aretha Franklin’s 1972 live recording of her historic gospel album "Amazing Grace."

Screenings sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies and Film Studies Programs at the University of Georgia.


Alan Elliott's signal career in American music and popular culture spans decades. During his long association with recording companies such as Atlantic Records, he's worked as a recording artist, composer/lyricist, producer, and as A&R executive associated with such performers as Prince, Miles Davis, George Clinton and Paul Simon. Elliott has also worked extensively with musical elements of TV and films, including his decades-long work in bringing AMAZING GRACE to a global audience. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.



Tirrell D. Whittley is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and media executive who has helped to govern successful campaigns for legendary properties and blockbuster hits including Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, 42: The Jackie Robinson Story, War of the Planet of the Apes, Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, Fast& Furious 6, Black-ish, The Walking Dead, EMPIRE, and Power. He is an ordained deacon in his church and resides in a suburb of Atlanta with his wife and two daughters.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING EVENTS:

DJ MAHOGANY DANCE PARTY -- SATURDAY APRIL 20  |  5:30p-9:00p
As part of our 12th Anniversary celebration, DJ MAHOGANY will spin a festive mix of gospel and dance party tunes!

EASTER SERMON LIVESTREAM -- SUNDAY APRIL 21  |  6:00p
An Easter Sunday livestream broadcast following the film screening with REVEREND WILLIAM BARBER from his Greenleaf Church in Goldsboro, NC.  A Protestant Minister and a political activist, Barber was a dear friend of Aretha Franklin's and will deliver a special sermon about her and the film.

PANEL DISCUSSION -- MONDAY APRIL 22  |  7:45p
Panel discussion following the film screening with guest speakers FREDA SCOTT GILES, LESLEY FERACHO, and JEAN KIDULA, led by ED PAVLIC, AFAI Board Member and UGA Professor of English and African American Studies


GUEST FILMMAKER: JIM MCKAY

THURSDAY APRIL 25  |  7:00p  |  FREE

Acclaimed indie filmmaker JIM McKAY returns to Athens to present and discuss his new narrative feature film, EN EL SEPTIMO DIA (ON THE SEVENTH DAY) following a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.

Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a humane, sensitive and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film’s impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges and small triumphs of its characters.

This screening is FREE and open to the pubic, and is sponsored by the UGA Film Studies Program and the Willson Center for Arts and Humanities. A public reception will be held before the 7:30p screening in the Lobby Bar, beginning at 7p.


OLLI@UGA CINEMA + CONVERSATION

MONDAY APRIL 22  |  1:00p  |  NEVER LOOK AWAY

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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HEAR FILM SERIES

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH -- MAY 4-25

HEAR (Holistic Health + Empathy + Accessibility + Recovery) is a partnership between Ciné, Family Counseling Service of Athens, Inc. (FCS) and Nuci’s Space to raise awareness and de-stigmatize mental illness by screening relevant mental wellness-related films and videos for the Athens community every Saturday afternoon in May, in coordination with Mental Health Awareness Month.

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AADM ROUNDTABLE: Discussing Race, Policing, & Difficult Conversations

WEDNESDAY MAY 8   |  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. 


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