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
MONTHLY LATE SHOW: THE ROOM -- FRIDAY APRIL 24
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: 10:30p - FRI 4/24 | ADMISSION: $7.50
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.
Screenings followed by discussion featuring the filmmaker JENNIFER PATE and JENNA JAMBECK. With reception at 7:00p with snacks provided by Farm Cart Events featuring Full Moon Farm & Backyard Bread.
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Institute for African American Studies and Graduate and Professional Scholars (GAPS) at the University of Georgia is hosting a spoken word event, "The Stoop: An Evening of Spoken Word & Art", with featured artist Tony Award Winning Def Poet GEORGIA ME. Other poets, spoken word and musical artists from both the university and Athens community will also be highlighted to bring diversity and range to the microphone.
SHOWTIMES: 6:30p - MON 4/27 | ADMISSION: FREE
UGA GRADY COLLEGE STUDENT FILM SHOWCASE -- TUESDAY APRIL 28
Five works by students from Professor James Biddle's "Independent Study" Course in the Mass Media Arts Program at UGA's Grady College. Funded through crowd-sourcing and produced with student volunteers, each work represents passionate filmmaking by students exploring the genres of sci-fi, dark comedy, documentary, drama, and the musical.
SHOWTIMES: 5:00p - TUE 4/28 | ADMISSION: $5
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: GARRETT HAYES: OFFERINGS & AMENDMENTS -- APRIL 30 - JUNE 19
OPENING RECEPTON: THURSDAY APRIL 30 @ 6-8p
EXHIBIT: SARAH LOWING PAINTINGS -- THRU 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.
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