CHAMPAGNE & CINEMA CELEBRATION EVENTS -- APRIL 29+30
Wrapping up this month's 8th year Anniversary celebrations, Ciné presents two special events in coordination with the new wine documentary, A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE: The intoxicating story behind the world's most famous wine, this fun and effervescent documentary is the second in a remarkable wine trilogy from award winning filmmaker David Kennard. Both events will be held between the film screenings, so you can plan to see the 5:00p matinee or the 8:00p evening show and attend the event before or after the film. Screening tickets sold separately HERE.
MEMBER APPRECIATION PARTY -- WEDNESDAY APRIL 29 @ 6:30p Ciné supporters are invited to a special reception to celebrate eight years with a champagne toast and delicious snacks provided by Home.Made catering! Admission is free with current membership, but space is limited, so please RSVP ONLINE. Not a member yet? Join or renew ONLINE today!
CHAMPAGNE TASTING EVENT -- THURSDAY APRIL 30 @ 6:30p An exclusive wine tasting event, Champagne Versus Sparkling: The World of Sparkling Wine with Quality Wine & Spirits Director of Wine Education and Master Sommelier Michael McNeil, who will present a flight of six sparkling wines from around the world, with tasty treats provided by our neighbor, The National. Seating is limited -- ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE
BAD MOVIE NIGHT: BREEDERS -- TUESDAY APRIL 21
Celebrating the very worst that cinema has to offer, Bad Movie Night presents the sleazy, no-budget, sci-fi thriller BREEDERS. Just when things were looking up for 1980s New York, aliens swarm Manhattan for the sole purpose of violating the city’s remaining virgins. A clueless but suspicious police detective must team up with the only doctor on staff at Manhattan General to uncover the otherworldly source of these unusual sex crimes.
Featuring extra-gooey gore effects, beyond wooden acting, and a preposterous amount of extraneous nudity, BREEDERS is a campy, raunchy romp that will test your tolerance for tastelessness, and it is coming to Bad Movie Night this month!
SHOWTIMES: 8:30p -- TUE 4/21
CAFÉ APOLLINARE -- WEDNESDAY APRIL 22
The Georgia Fine Arts Academy presents its eighth Café Apollinaire, named for the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, a champion of the arts, who was a leader of the avant-garde in Paris before and during World War I, and coined the phrase "Surrealism."
Hosted by Georgia Fine Arts Academy Founder, William Bray , the events will include ten minute plays by students of John Patrick Bray, Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Georgia, who will give an introduction to the theme of the plays. The plays are Next Stop: Hope by Julianne Whitehead; Spring Up, Oh Well by Alexis Havrilla; and On Top by John Patrick Bray. The program also includes: Earth Day, Sustainability, Education, and Art in Athens by Andie Bisceglia and Wick Pritchard; A reading from his novel to be published in July by Mark Katzman; a Sketch by Bowen Craig, featuring Mamie Simonds and a Monologue featuring Sean Polite; a showing and discussion of his paintings by Will Eskridge, an artist focusing on animal imagery; and music by Mark Katzman.
SHOWTIMES: 7:00p - WED 4/22 | ADMISSION: FREE
ECOFOCUS: EXXPEDITION -- MONDAY APRIL 27
EcoFocus Film Festival and UGA's College of Engineering present a special screening of EXXPEDITION: MAKING THE SEEN UNSEEN, a film documenting the journey of 14 women who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on a scientific research mission to make the unseen seen – from the plastics in our oceans to the toxics in our bodies.
Sailing for 19 days aboard the 72-foot vessel Sea Dragon, the team sampled the ocean for plastics and pollutants, and underwent ‘Body Burden’ analysis, a UN Environmental Program initiative to assess our personal exposure to known toxic substances, shed light on the science of ecotoxicology and its relationship with disease rates. The crew were also on a mission to create an inspiring narrative of female leadership and exploration, engage a wider audience on the consumer choices they make and explore these vital interconnections between human and environmental health. Above all, eXXpedition is a mission to inspire hope for a healthier future.
Screening followed by discussion featuring the filmmaker JENNIFER PATE and JENNA JAMBECK. With snacks provided by Farm Cart Events featuring Full Moon Farm & Backyard Bread.
SHOWTIMES: 7:00p - MON 4/27 | ADMISSION: FREE
COMING SOON: CINÉ YOGA
Join us for a thoughtfully sequenced, carefully paced yoga class with a sense of levity. Led by certified yoga instructor SARAH DUNNING. Elements of flow, meditation, and restorative yoga will be used. All levels, abilities, and fitness levels welcome. BYO Mat.
Sarah has lived in Athens for 13 years, and she loves the way yoga makes people smile. Having completed her first 200 hour training, she also studied with Rodney Yee for her 300-hour teaching certification. She's currently an ambassador for Jade Yoga and Lole Clothing, writes the wellness column for The Broad Collective, teaches at several studios in Athens, GA, and runs the lunchtime yoga at Cine. More: sdyoga.weebly.com
LUNCHTIME YOGA: 11:45p - 12:45p -- WEDNESDAYS + FRIDAYS IN MAY + JUNE | $5-10
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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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