Imagine being a teenager, yearning to break free of everything teenagers need to break free of. Imagine believing Hollywood is the bright center of the universe and knowing you’re a resident of the town it’s farthest from. And for one magic week, you’re suddenly allowed a tour of your dream—guided by the very people who inspired it.
Now imagine that week is over and you have to go back to “the edge of the edge of nowhere” and go on living as a perpetual outsider in the midst of everything and everyone you’ve ever cared about—and all the while the voice of Steven Spielberg is echoing in your mind, saying, “If you really want to be a part of all this, you need to move to L.A.”
What do you choose? The familiar territory of your past? Or the undiscovered country of your future? 5-25-77 is a coming-of-age story about the only sci-fi-obsessed teen filmmaker in his rural hometown and the amazing series of events that propel him toward May 25, 1977 — the day a little movie called STAR WARS opened in theaters everywhere.
Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film "Born In China" takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard-an elusive animal rarely caught on camera-faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China's vast terrain-from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest-on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together
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Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.
The Athens Area Arts Council and Ciné present an exclusive free screening of The Leftovers: Episode 27, followed by Q&A with director Craig Zobel!
Fans of HBO's acclaimed supernatural drama starring Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon, get ready for a very special treat! As you are probably aware, the beloved series has only TWO episodes left, with the penultimate episode coming up next.
Episode 27, entitled "The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)," is directed by Athens resident Craig Zobel, who will be on hand to discuss the episode and all your pressing questions -- with a strict no spoilers rule in advance of the finale!
About the Filmmaker: Craig Zobel’s three features to date have all premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. GREAT WORLD OF SOUND (2007) earned him Breakthrough Director honors at the Gotham Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards nominations for Best First Film. Critically acclaimed COMPLIANCE (2012), won a Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival, and a nomination at the Critic’s Choice Awards. Zobel’s latest film, Z FOR ZACHARIAH (2015), starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine, and Margot Robbie premiered in Sundance’s US Dramatic Competition.
In television, Zobel’s episode of AMERICAN GODS was hailed by critics, and his episode of HBO’s critical hit, THE LEFTOVERS, was ranked No. 1 on Indiewire’s “25 Best TV Episodes of 2015.” Zobel’s producing efforts include David Gordon Green’s PRINCE AVALANCHE (2013), winner of the Berlinale Silver Bear, and the recent debut of Dash Shaw’s animated feature, MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA (2017).
Admission is free but seating is limited, and screening passes are required for entrance. Arrive early for best seating, enjoy the cocktail hour and mix and mingle with members of both Ciné and the Athens Area Arts Council.
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Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.