The latest from the greatest: a continuing series of new releases from internationally acclaimed auteur filmmakers. This month features the new film from Canadian auteur David Cronenberg, MAPS TO THE STARS, a pitch-black satirical tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing wealth, celebrity, and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
The terrible loneliness of narcissism afflicts every character, from the fading star (Julianne Moore) beset by the ghost of her legendary mother (Sarah Gadon), to the available-for-anything chauffeur (Robert Pattinson), to a celebrity self-help therapist (John Cusack)and his disaffected child-star son (Evan Bird),and the mysteriously tormented sister (Mia Wasikowska) on a quest for redemption.
GUEST SPEAKERS: With introductions by Klon Waldrip on opening night, Friday February 27th at 7:30p, and by Manny Lage on the following Tuesday March 3rd at 7:30p.
VIEWING PARTY: TEDxMANHATTAN: CHANGING THE WAY WE EAT -- SAT MARCH 7
Join Daily Groceries in the CinéLab for a LIVE viewing party of TEDxManhattan, "Changing the Way We Eat," a one-day conference featuring a dynamic and diverse group of speakers addressing issues in the sustainable food and farming movement. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. This event is called TEDxManhattan, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Learn more at www.tedxmanhattan.org
SHOWTIMES: 1:00p -- SAT 3/7 | ADMISSION: FREE
ATHENS PREMIERE: ATTACK OF THE MORNINGSIDE MONSTER - SAT MARCH 14
Making Monster Productions, LLC, hosts a onetime screening of the locally produced horror/thriller, ATTACK OF THE MORNINGSIDE MONSTER, as a charity event to aid in the fight against cancer and support the non-profit mission of Ciné. Tickets include a Cocktail Hour Cast & Crew Meet & Greet, featuring catering by Square One Fish Co. and Jittery Joe’s Coffee.
The film unfolds around a murder in the otherwise peaceful town of Morningside, New Jersey. Sheriff Tom Haulk and his small but dedicated team of officers race against time on a desperate journey to catch the killer, pitting them against friends, enemies and even each other. Michael H. Harper produced the film along with Director Chris Ethridge and Screenwriter Jayson Palmer, who will be in attendance along with cast members Robert Pralgo and Amber Chaney for a brief Q&A following the show.
Celebrating the Jewish experience through film, the festival aims to review, discuss, and celebrate American and international films of Jewish interest, and to encourage emerging filmmakers. Activities include film screenings, discussion with visiting film makers and scholars, and an opening night gala celebration.
More information and full screening and events schedule @ athensjff.org
THE TRAIL RUNNING FILM FESTIVAL - MONDAY MARCH 16
The Trail Running Film Festival brings its touring program to Athens, featuring a night of inspiring trail running films, with good friends and good beer. For more information including full tour schedule and full lineup of the films visit: trailfilmfest.com
BAD MOVIE NIGHT: LITTLE KICKBOXER -- TUESDAY MARCH 24
Celebrating the very worst that cinema has to offer, Bad Movie Night presents the tawdry, afterschool special-y BRUTAL FURY. When a police detective goes deep undercover as a punker at Lincoln High, she soon uncovers a seedy underbelly of sex, drugs, murder, and 40 year olds playing high schoolers. What’s worse, a secret sorority of three girls who call themselves The Fury are dispensing vigilante-style justice to drug dealers, suspected lesbians, rapey jocks, and even girls who kiss their boyfriends good night, all to the monotonous sounds of an infomercial soundtrack. This twisted sisterhood soon inducts Misty, a psychotic beauty with a dark past, who has a real knack for violent, irrational outbursts and escalating things to an absurd degree. Filmed in Texas without a budget or trained actors, BRUTAL FURY delivers all the sleaze and teen melodrama you could hope for, and it is coming only to Bad Movie Night this month!
SHOWTIMES: 8:30p -- TUE 3/24
EXHIBIT: IN BLOOM -- JANUARY 22 - MARCH 15
SUSAN HABLE SMITH
MOON JUNG JANG
ZIPPORAH CAMILLE THOMPSON
EXHIBIT: SARAH LOWING PAINTINGS -- MARCH 19 - APRIL 28
Sarah Lowing was born in 1976 in Pearl River, NY. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. She has shown her work at galleries and alternative spaces including a solo show at 1294 Sunset Gallery, and group shows at Tinlark Gallery, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, and Post Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and the Green Gallery in Milwaukee, WI. Sarah lives and works in Athens, GA.
OPENING RECEPTON: THURSDAY MARCH 19 @ 6-8p
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Cine continues to partner with Prestige Parking to offer free parking to Cine Members. The lot directly next door (The Chastain Building Lot) is no longer available for parking as a free member perk, but we are happy to be able to offer THREE NEW FREE MEMBER PARKING LOCATIONS.
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MATINEE MONDAYS: $7.50 matinee pricing for all shows
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