Thu, 05/23/2019 - 7:34pm
This documentary film, directed by longtime Athens residents Kathy Prescott and Grady Thrasher, examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over the past six decades, as experienced and told by 90 Athenians from differing viewpoints. 2017, NR, 88 min. Presented in conjunction with “Our Town and Beyond: Works by Early Members of the Athens Art Association.”
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 2:47pm
“For Home and Country” World War I Film Series: "Lawrence of Arabia" In Lawrence of Arabia, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the…
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:42pm
In this film adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-Prize winning 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout Finch and her older brother, Jem, live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial…
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:30pm
Wise Blood is the film adaptation of Flannery O’Connor’s acclaimed 1952 novel. After returning home from World War II, uneducated and irreligious U.S. Army veteran Hazel Motes (Brad Dourif) decides to make his way in the world by impersonating a priest and starting his own religion. Motes soon attracts a follower—a manic potato peeler named Enoch Emery (Dan Shot)—but things get complicated when he encounters fellow sidewalk charlatans Asa Hawks…
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 3:11pm
Southern Women Artists Film Series: “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” The film adaptation of Carson McCullers’ famous novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, stars Alan Arkin. When deaf-mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady’s sensitive 16-year-old daughter. (1968, G, 122 min.) Presented in conjunction with Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson…
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:36pm
Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago, including a classic scene at the Art Institute of Chicago. Directed by John Hughes. (1986, PG-13, 103 minutes).
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:33pm
Debonair, adventuresome billionaire Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) is bored of being able to buy everything he desires and cultivates a secret hobby: stealing priceless works of art. He believes he has pulled off the perfect multimillion-dollar heist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art but matches wits with an insurance investigator (Rene Russo) who will do anything to get her man. (1999, R, 113 minutes).
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:38pm
A newly-recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. Starring Ben Stiller and Ricky Gervais. (2006, PG, 108 minutes).
Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:23pm
Great diversity of subjects, opinions, expertise and sources in this month's round-up faculty, students and alumni appearing in the media: Can narcissists actually change their ways? We asked the experts – professor of psychology  Keith Campbell quoted in Huffington Post Researchers receive $10M to create computational and informatics tools for glycoscience – project co-led by Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology William York reported…
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Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:17pm
Live from Bethlehem, chronicles the struggles, failures and triumphs of the Ma'an News Network, the only major independent news source in the Palestinian Territories. Following the lives of the station's reporters, producers and photographers, this documentary provides an in-depth, balanced look into the challenges of making news in one of the world's most combative regions. A highly observational film, Live From Bethlehem focuses more on people…