Spread over 4 city blocks and dozens of venues, SLINGSHOT spotlights international, national, and local acts on stage, boundary pushing artworks throughout the urban environment, and tech talks with leading innovators. More information on festival events schedule @ slingshotathens.com
SALAD DAYS: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation’s Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows—without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Thirty years later, DC’s original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction.
MONTHLY LATE SHOW: THE ROOM -- FRIDAY + SATURDAY MARCH 27-28
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
In celebration of its 8th year, Ciné presents a series of acclaimed films from around the world:
APRIL 3-9 -- LEVIATHAN [ Russia, 2014, Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev ] Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. With music performed by Alex Maksymenko on opening night, Friday April 3, and an introduction on Wednesday April 8, by Charles Byrd, a Senior Lecturer in Russian at UGA who teaches Russian cinema, culture and literature. Sponsored by UGA Department of German & Slavic Studies.
APRIL 10-16 -- TWO DAYS ONE NIGHT [ France, 2014, Dir: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne ] Academy Award Nominee for Best Actress (Marion Cotillard). With an introduction on opening night, Friday April 10, by Richard Neupert, a UGA Film Studies Professor with a special interest in French cinema. Sponsored by UGA Film Studies Department, French Language Community & French Fund.
APRIL 17-24 --WILD TALES [ Argentina, 2015, Dir: Damián Szifron ] Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. With an introduction on opening night, Friday April 17, by Rielle Navitzki, a UGA Film Studies Assistant Professor specializing in Latin American cinema, and treats sponsored by Viva Argentina! Screening sponsored by UGA Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute.
APRIL 18-19 --NATIONAL GALLERY [ UK, 2014, Dir: Frederick Wiseman ] A journey behind the scenes of the renowned London museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. Sponsored by Christine Pavlak.
APRIL 29-30 -- A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE [ France 2014, Dir: David Kinnard ]
With champagne & cinema celebration event -- stay tuned for more details!
FILMMAKER Q&A: WILD CANARIES -- TUESDAY MARCH 31
Husband and wife filmmaking team Sophia Takal and director Lawrence Michael Levine will host a discussion via Skype following the 8:00p show on Tuesday March 31 of their new film WILD CANARIES, where madcap murder mystery meets razor-sharp relationship comedy in a witty new twist on the detective movie.
The couple stars as recently engaged but perpetually bickering couple Barri and Noah. When their elderly downstairs neighbor suddenly kicks the bucket, the flighty Barri immediately suspects foul play. Cue a hilariously harebrained investigation as Barri—outfitted in a Columbo-style trench coat—enlists her secretly-in-love-with-her lesbian roommate (Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat) to help her get to the bottom of the matter. Parenthood’s Jason Ritter co-stars in this screwball whodunit, which crackles with zingy one-liners, a brassy retro score, and real romantic tension.
SHOWTIME: 8:00p -- TUE 3/31 -- FOLLOWED BY FILMMAKER Q&A
LITERARY READING: UGA CWP FACULTY READING -- TUESDAY MARCH 31
The faculty of the Creative Writing Program cordially invites you to a reading of new and recent work by featured readers: LeAnne Howe, Reginald McKnight, Ed Pavlic, Andrew Zawacki, Magdalena Zurawski, Jed Rasula
SHOWTIMES: 7:00p -- TUE 3/31 | ADMISSION: FREE
AUTOMATIC FOR AUTISM RESOURCE FAIR & SCREENING -- WEDNESDAY APRIL 1
Join AUTOMATIC FOR AUTISM for a resource fair bringing attention to the currently available resources for families in the Athens area and a screening of HBO’s TEMPLE GRANDIN, starring Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Straitharn and Catherine O’Hara. T-shirts and Jittery Joes Automatic for Autism Blend Coffee will also be available for purchase with proceeds going to the UGA Automatic for Autism Fund.
4:00p -- RESOURCE FAIR | 5:00p -- FILM SCREENING
ADMISSION: FREE -- Donations to the UGA Automatic for Autism Fund are encouraged
GEORGIA REVIEW SPRING ISSUE RELEASE PARTY -- FRIDAY APRIL 3
THE GEORGIA REVIEW presents their Spring 2015 Issue Release Party, featuring readings by Coleman Barks and Jeff Fallis, with music by John Fernandes and Alec Livaditis.
SHOWTIMES: 7:00p -- FRI 4/3
FEDERATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS FORUM -- MONDAY APRIL 6
Join the Athens Federation of Neighborhoods for this month's forum, "Growing Local: Food and Community"," a mini-resource fair focusing with representatives from Locally Grown, Let Us Compost, UGA Cooperative Extension, Georgia Master Gardeners, Athens Farmers Market, West Broad Market, Collective Harvest CSA, and more, as panelists in an interactive layout. There will be demonstrations and information galore. FoN board members will interview panelists and be interlocutors for questions, and the audience is also welcome to visit each table independently.
SHOWTIMES: 7:30p -- MON 4/6 | ADMISSION: FREE
MANCHESTER TO ATHENS -- MONDAY APRIL 13
In conjunction with the Georgia Theatre's upcoming Peter Hook & the Light performance (April 21), Cinema Under The Influence -- a NYC-based repertory screening program that offers paired films with booze service -- will bring a signature night of music, movies, and beer down south with Manchester to Athens. Join us for this one-of-a-kind evening that brings a little bit of NYC and Manchester to the Classic City! The evening starts at Ciné with a reception featuring discounted Creature Comforts beer. A selection of Factory Records performance footage and Anton Corbijn music videos will be screened, followed by Corbijn's 2007 Joy Division biopic CONTROL, accompanied by a program featuring essays reacting to the sights and sounds on display from a critical perspective, featuring contributions from UGA music scholars and others. More HERE.
7:00p -- RECEPTION featuring discounted Creature Comforts beer
7:30p -- MUSIC VIDEOS by Anton Corbijn and Factory Records performance footage
8:00p -- FEATURE FILM: CONTROL [2007,122min]
Plus: After-party at WORLD FAMOUS with live music by MUUY BIIEN
ADMISSION: $12 -- ADVANCE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE -- Advance ticket purchase includes (2) chances in a raffle for contributions from the Georgia Theatre, Low Yo Yo Records, Blue Sky Bar, and more! Purchases on the day of the event include (1) chance and additional chances will be available for purchase at the event.
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
MOVIE BLOG: ANDREW SHEARER
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GIFT CARDS: good for use at both box office or barcafe - available for purchase in any denomination (in-store only) or purchase in $25-50-100 amounts online HERE
JOIN THE NEW SUPPORTER PROGRAM!
As a Ciné Supporter you are an integral part of Athens Film Arts Institute, the non-profit entity that embraces Ciné. Building Ciné's membership is vitally important, and we invite you to help with our membership growth by becoming a new member, renewing or upgrading your existing membership, and encouraging friends, family and other movie lovers to become Ciné supporters as well!
Your pledge of support towards helping us achieve the goal of 200 New Members this Spring will help tremendously towards supporting our mission to enrich the quality of life in Athens by presenting film and arts that inspire, educate and build community -- and for this we sincerely thank you.
CLICK HERE to become a member, or renew your existing membership online. As a 501(c) 3 Corporation, a significant portion of a Ciné membership fee is considered tax deductible, and donations are fully tax-deductible.
FREE MEMBER PARKING!
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.
Click HERE to learn exactly when, where and how you can take advantage of this membership perk!
MATINEE MONDAYS: $7.50 matinee pricing for all shows
FULL BAR!! -- the BarCafé features a FULL BAR selection so you can enjoy a martini or your favorite cocktail, beer or wine while watching a movie or live performance - open daily @ 4:30p- no movie ticket needed to enter