NOW SHOWING: "SCHLOCKTOBERFEST" CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE SERIES
This week, Ciné wraps up the month-long "Schlocktoberfest" Horrorshow series with the original HALLOWEEN, John Carpenter's iconic tour-de-force that set the standard for modern horror films,showing at 10:00p this Thursday, 10/30 and 10:30p this Friday and Saturday 10/31-11/1!
And come watch a special seven minute preview of the first project from Flying Mule Films. The sheets come off on filmmaker Matt DeGennaro's ("World's Smallest Airport," "Life the Griot") SUPER SECRET HORROR PROJECT at the 10:30 screening of HALLOWEEN this Friday, Oct.31st. Be ready to be scared...stiff.
OCT 9-11 -- THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
OCT 16-18 -- THE EXORCIST (1973)
OCT 23-25 -- AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
OCT 30-31 -- HALLOWEEN (1978)
MONTHLY LATE SHOW: THE ROOM -- FRIDAY OCTOBER 31
An American black comedy about love and passion, betrayal and lies, THE ROOM depicts the depths of friendship and relationships in one's life and raises life's real and most asked question: "Can you ever really trust anyone?... Called the “best worst movie ever made,” unintentional humor abounds in this modern cult favorite, highlighted by a deliriously entertaining albeit undeniably awful performance from its creepy long-haired creator.
But despite - or maybe also due to - the miles of cinematic ineptitude, THE ROOM is a one-of-a-kind hilarious blast from beginning to end. Read Flagpole Magazine's review and interview with Tommy Wiseau HERE
SHOWTIMES: 11:30p - FRI 10/31 | ADMISSION: $7.50
FEDERATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS FORUM -- TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3
Join the Athens Federation of Neighborhoods for this month's forum, "More on Public Education in Athens: Challenges & Solutions," with panelists: Fred Davis, long-time Athens resident, Retired District Director of US Dept of Labor and parent of CCSD students, Jameson Thomas, a Clarke Central student, - Lemuel LaRoche, aka Life the Griot, from Chess & Community, Selena Blankenship, Principal of Hilsman Middle School, and a Neighborhood Leader parent from Family Connection-Communities in Schools
The forum will focus on important issues and challenges facing the CCSD and public education in Georgia -- and also creative solutions. There will be opportunities to ask questions and engage in conversation with your neighbors, school leaders, and elected officials. FoN board members will moderate the discussion, encouraging topical questions from the audience.
SHOWTIMES: 7:30p -- TUE 11/3 | ADMISSION: FREE
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: PARTICLE FEVER -- WED/THU NOVEMBER 5-6
A special presentation of the documentary PARTICLE FEVER, which follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. Followed by a panel discussion with scientists from the University of Georgia and the ATLAS Project.
A collaborative project between Clarke County School District, The College of Education, and The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, support for this project also comes from Athletic Association Professorship funds, The Department of Mathematics and Science Education, The Office of STEM Education, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy
ON WEDNESDAY 11/5: FREE MATINEE ADMISSION FOR CCSD STUDENTS & SCIENCE TEACHERS WITH ID -- TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW AVAILABLE AT THE CINE BOX OFFICE ONLY
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: AMERICAN WINTER -- SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9
Community Connection of Northeast Georgia's Taste of Athens presents AMERICAN WINTER, the award-winning HBO documentary that follows families in need through a winter in Portland. Found after calling a 2-1-1 Information and Referral line for help, these families represent a cross-section of what need looks like in America today.
They also represent the people who Community Connection helps every day through the local Athens 2-1-1- line. Come learn about the services Taste of Athens supports, and get the jump on early-bird ticket specials for Taste of Athens in February.
SHOWTIMES: 5:30p - SUN 11/9
ADMISSION: $10 -- ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY CONNECTION
LITERARY READING: BARRY MCGOVERN -- MONDAY NOVEMBER 10
BARRY MCGOVERN is an Irish stage, film and television actor. He will give a reading from the poetry and prose of Samuel Beckett in a special appearance sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta. The event, part of the Willson Center’s programming for the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival, is free and open to the public.
SHOWTIMES: 8:00p - MON 11/10 | ADMISSION: FREE
DISCUSSION: SURVIVING OUTSIDE THE BOX -- TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11
As part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival, the Willson Center hosts a panel discussion with local visual artists moderated by Dana Bultman, associate professor of Romance languages and Willson Center associate academic director for public programs. Panelists include Andy Cherewick, Jill Biskin, and Jim StipeMaas.
SHOWTIMES: 7:00p - TUE 11/11 | ADMISSION: FREE
HARUN FAROCKI: 4 APPROACHES -- WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12
The UGA Lamar Dodd Galleries, in conjunction with the UGA Slavic & Germanic Studies Department, and the Department of Film Studies presents four short works by the German avant-garde filmmaker and video artist, HARUN FAROCKI. Chicago Artist MARY SCHERER will introduce her curated program, which will give a brief, but powerful overview of the late artist's career. Farocki has been called "the best-known unknown German Filmmaker", whose work explores a wide-range of important sociopolitical issues, such as war, labor, technology, industry, and capitalism. His work, over time, has taken a critical stance on the way image-making technologies impact historically disempowered members of society.
This 83-min screening program reflects Farocki's remarkable variety of subjects and myriad of approaches, using re-enactments, direct cinema, surveillance, and computer generated imagery: INEXTINGUISHABLE FIRE (1969) features imagined re-enactments of a Dow Chemical promotional film and the manufacturing of napalm. -- AN IMAGE (1983) uses a direct cinema approach to examine a Playboy Magazine centerfold shoot. -- I THOUGHT I WAS SEEING CONVICTS (2000) juxtaposes surveillance footage taken from a maximum-security prison and a shopping mall. -- PARALLEL II (2014) explores the digital boundaries of well-known video games, from Minecraft to Red Dead Redemption.
SHOWTIMES: 7:30p - WED 11/12 | ADMISSION: $5 GENERAL -or- FREE WITH UGA ID
Image copyright the artist, courtesy of Video Data Data Bank, www.vdb.org
LITERARY READING: C.S. GISCOMBE -- THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13
The UGA English Department presents a reading by poet and scholar C.S. GISCOMBE, whose publications include: Prairie Style, Giscome Road, Here, etc.; and his book of linked essays (concerning Canada, race, and family) Into and Out of Dislocation. His recognitions include the 2010 Stephen Henderson Award, an American Book Award (for Prairie Style) and the Carl Sandburg Prize (for Giscome Road). Two new books are forthcoming—Ohio Railroads (a poem in essay form) will be published in 2014 and Border Towns (essays on poetry, color, nature, television, etc.) will appear in 2015. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a long-distance cyclist.
SHOWTIMES: 8:00p - TUE 11/13 | ADMISSION: FREE
WHISPERING BILL ANDERSON & PETER COOPER -- FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14
Join the UGA Libraries for an evening of conversation and music as PETER COOPER, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and award-winning journalist, sits down with Nashville legend and UGA alumnus WHISPERING BILL ANDERSON. There's an old saying,"If you want someone's attention, whisper." Bill Anderson has been using that philosophy for almost fifty years to capture the attention of millions of country music fans around the world, en route to becoming a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and one of the most popular, most enduring entertainers of our time.
A senior music writer at The Tennessean in Nashville, and a senior lecturer in country music at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, Peter Cooper has worked in the studio as a performer, producer or session musician with Tom T. Hall, Todd Snider, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith, Bobby Bare, Duane Eddy, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Kim Carnes, Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Chesney, Jim Lauderdale and many more.
SHOWTIMES: 6:00p - FRI 11/14 | ADMISSION: $10
AJFF PRESENTS: PORTRAIT OF WALLY -- MONDAY NOVEMBER 17
The Athens Jewish Film Festival presents a special screening of the documentary PORTRAIT OF WALLY, which traces the history of Egon Schiele's iconic painting that has been the focus of intrigue for more than 75 years, from Schiele’s gesture of affection toward his young lover, Walburga (“Wally”) Neuz,i to the theft of the painting from Lea Bondi, a Jewish art dealer fleeing Vienna for her life, to the years of post-war confusion and subterfuge, to the surprise resurfacing of “Wally” on loan to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan in 1997, which sparked a 13 year legal battle between the Leopold Museum in Vienna and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis seized the painting in 1939.
“Remarkable... Riveting... Part whodunit complete with fascinating sleuthing, and part morality tale… An astonishing and informative film.” - Tom Freudenheim, The Jewish Daily Forward. “If you thought a film about a painting could not possibly be as exciting as an action thriller, think again! Portrait of Wally will change your mind, with twists and turns to rival a James Bond caper, and a cast of characters that can put any detective fiction work to shame.” – E. Nina Rothe in Huffington Post
6:30p - RECEPTION CATERED BY THE NATIONAL
7:30p -- INTRODUCTION BY MARK MASUROVSKY, FOLLOWED BY SCREENING AND DISCUSSION ADMISSION: FREE
REMTV PRE-RELEASE VIEWING PARTY -- SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23
A pre-release viewing party for the upcoming release of REMTV, the 6-DVD Box Set (including the band's live performances, award show highlights, and television appearances, as well as a new documentary about the band and network's mutual history) will be held on Sunday, November 23 at Ciné in downtown Athens, Georgia. There will be a screening of R.E.M. BY MTV a new R.E.M. documentary of archival material - and other footage at the event. Watch the trailer for R.E.M. BY MTVhere.
There will be a reception in Ciné Lab throughout the evening -- a gathering of old and new friends and fans from near and far. Tickets for raffles of REMTV-related packages and other one-of-a-kind R.E.M. memorabilia will be available at the event, along with a limited edition REMTV t-shirt.
ADMISSION: $15 -- Advance screening tickets available are available online at athensmusic.net and at the Ciné box office. All proceeds from the pre-release viewing party will benefit Community Connection of Northeast Georgia and Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens.
For Owens, who trained as a traditional painter, Baffle Medusa represents an experimental foray into contemporary manufacturing technologies - relying on a computer-controlled router to translate digital drawings into large-scale objects including sculptures and relief-carved panels. Themes and imagery developed in previous series return as Owens continues his development of a personalized, highly symbolic language of forms and characters assembled piecemeal from the cacophonous wreckage of cartoon, sci-fi, glam rock, and arcade imagery he accumulated in his youth. Jeff T. Owens was born and raised in the Savannah, Georgia area. He received his MFA in Drawing and Paining from the University of Georgia. He currently resides in Gainesville, Florida.
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY OCTOBER 18 @ 7p with LIVE MUSIC by OLD SMOKEY
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