Show Times

Friday 21, September

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

G

Friday 21, September

The Wife

The Wife

Rfor language and some sexual content

Schlock

Schlock

PG

Friday 21, September

Saving Brinton

Saving Brinton

NR

Friday 21, September

Saturday 22, September

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

G

Saturday 22, September

The Wife

The Wife

Rfor language and some sexual content

Schlock

Schlock

PG

Saturday 22, September

Saving Brinton

Saving Brinton

NR

Saturday 22, September

Sunday 23, September

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

G

Sunday 23, September

The Wife

The Wife

Rfor language and some sexual content

Sunday 23, September

Schlock

Schlock

PG

Sunday 23, September

Saving Brinton

Saving Brinton

NR

Sunday 23, September

Thunder Road

Thunder Road

NR

Sunday 23, September

Monday 24, September

Saving Brinton

Saving Brinton

NR

Monday 24, September

The Wife

The Wife

Rfor language and some sexual content

Monday 24, September

Tuesday 25, September

Saving Brinton

Saving Brinton

NR

Tuesday 25, September

The Wife

The Wife

Rfor language and some sexual content

Tuesday 25, September

Wednesday 26, September

Saving Brinton

Saving Brinton

NR

Wednesday 26, September

The Wife

The Wife

Rfor language and some sexual content

Wednesday 26, September

Bad Reputation

Bad Reputation

RFor language, sexual references, some drug use and brief nudity

Wednesday 26, September

Thursday 27, September

Saving Brinton

Saving Brinton

NR

Thursday 27, September

The Wife

The Wife

Rfor language and some sexual content

Thursday 27, September

Bad Reputation

Bad Reputation

RFor language, sexual references, some drug use and brief nudity

It’s true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit "I Love Rock n Roll," but thats only part of the story. That fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV, world tours and many hits to follow like "I Hate Myself for Loving You," but that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, starting her record label out of the trunk of a car after being rejected by 23 labels, and influencing many musicians—both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands—with her no-bullshit style. This new documentary gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene and the rocky road to rock stardom decades on. Their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. The theme is clear: Even though people tried to define Jett, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it.

Wednesday 26, September

Saving Brinton

Saving Brinton

NR

In a farmhouse basement on the Iowa countryside, eccentric collector Mike Zahs makes a remarkable discovery: the showreels of the man who brought moving pictures to America’s Heartland. Among the treasures: rare footage of President Teddy Roosevelt, the first moving images from Burma, a lost relic from magical effects godfather Georges Méliés. These are the films that introduced movies to the world. And they didn’t end up in Iowa by accident. The old nitrate reels are just some of the artifacts that belonged to William Franklin Brinton. From thousands of trinkets, handwritten journals, receipts, posters and catalogs emerges the story of an inventive farmboy who became America’s greatest barnstorming movieman.

As Mike uncovers this hidden legacy, he begins a journey to restore the Brinton name that takes us to The Library of Congress, Paris and back for a big screen extravaganza in the same small-town movie theater where Frank first turned on a projector over a century ago. By uniting community through a pride in their living history, Mike embodies a welcome antidote to the breakneck pace of our disposable society. This acclaimed documentary is a portrait of this unlikely Midwestern folk hero, at once a meditation on living simply and a celebration of dreaming big.

Presented as part of this year's Art House Theatre Day, a national celebration of the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a time to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists, and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience. As a special THANK-YOU to our Athens community, admission to all shows on Sunday September 23rd will be FREE!

GUEST SPEAKERS: Live video Q&A with the filmmakers, hosted by UGA Film Studies Professor and AFAI Board Member Richard Neupert following the 5:15p afternoon screening on Sunday September 23. Arrive early at 4:00p for a welcome reception with cocktails and catering by our neighbor The National!

Friday 21, September

Saturday 22, September

Sunday 23, September

Monday 24, September

Tuesday 25, September

Wednesday 26, September

Thursday 27, September

Show Future Dates
Schlock

Schlock

PG

A love stranger than King Kong! From writer/director John Landis (ANIMAL HOUSE, THE BLUES BROTHERS, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) comes a love story transcending the boundaries of nature and good taste.

Shot over twelve days on a micro-budget, SCHLOCK (1973) launched the careers of both Landis and legendary SFX artist Rick Baker (MEN IN BLACK, VIDEODROME). An uproarious pastiche of monster movies, packed to the gills with irreverent humor and biting satire, SCHLOCK is the outrageous missing link between the creature features of yesteryear and its creators’ subsequent celebrated careers.

Carnage! Terror! Banana skins! The mighty prehistoric ape Schlocktropus has emerged from hiding to embark on a full-scale rampage across a quiet SoCal suburb. The police are baffled. The army is powerless. The body count is rising...but when Schlock encounters a kindly blind woman (Eliza Garrett) who sees beyond his grotesque visage, the homicidal simian is presented with a chance at redemption...

“A micro-budgeted monster comedy made when [Landis] was just 21 years old…while his filmography covers numerous genres, his heart has always belonged to creature features and monster movies. Crafted with creativity, confidence, and a legitimately funny sense of humor.” — Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects

“Grounded in his abiding love of silly gags, cheap monkey suits, monster movies and inside jokes, SCHLOCK contains many of the gags and themes found in such later John Landis classics as KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE, albeit in embryonic form.” — Nathan Rabin, AV Club

Presented as part of this year's Art House Theatre Day, a national celebration of the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a time to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists, and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience. As a special THANK-YOU to our Athens community, admission to all shows on Sunday September 23rd will be FREE!

GUEST SPEAKER: Introduction by local film journalist, filmmaker and Gonzoriffic co-founder ANDREW SHEARER at 10p on Friday September 21st.

ADMISSION: $5 GENERAL | KIDS FREE!

Friday 21, September

Saturday 22, September

Sunday 23, September

Show Future Dates
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

G

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated ERNEST & CELESTINE comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert adapt Renner’s own acclaimed graphic novel into a delirious, delightful triptych of interlocking stories, with a pacing and visual spontaneity that harkens back to classic Looney Tunes shorts and slapstick two-reelers. But underneath the gags (and there are plenty of them), the three stories offer a sensitive and beautiful portrayal of family and the anxieties of modern life.

Presented as part of this year's Art House Theatre Day, a national celebration of the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a time to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists, and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience. As a special THANK-YOU to our Athens community, admission to all shows on Sunday September 23rd will be FREE!

GUEST SPEAKER: Introduction by UGA Film Studies Professor and AFAI Board Member Richard Neupert at 1:00p on Sunday September 23rd.

FRENCH ANIMATION TODAY: On Saturday, September 22nd at 3:00p, Dr. Neupert will also give a FREE presentation in the CineLab on the "New Wave" of French animation over the past decade, introducing several auteurs, illustrated with clips from their striking movies, in a surprisingly rich array of stories and styles.

SHOWTIMES: 1:00p - FRI/SAT/SUN SEPTEMBER 21-23

ADMISSION: FRI/SAT: $5 GENERAL | KIDS FREE!

SUNDAY: FREE FOR ALL!

Friday 21, September

Saturday 22, September

Sunday 23, September

Show Future Dates
The Wife

The Wife

Rfor language and some sexual content

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his "art" with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career. THE WIFE is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

Sunday 23, September

Monday 24, September

Tuesday 25, September

Wednesday 26, September

Thursday 27, September

Show Future Dates
Thunder Road

Thunder Road

NR

Based on the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Winning short film of the same name, about a police officer who comes to grips with a death of his mom when giving a heartfelt eulogy at her funeral, this feature-length tragicomedy from writer/director Jim Cummings received the Feature Grand Jury Prize when it premiered at SXSW 2018 and was in the top five best reviewed films of the Cannes Film Festival. Featuring an exclusive video Q&A with the cast and crew directly following the film.

Presented as part of this year's Art House Theatre Day, a national celebration of the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a time to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists, and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience. As a special THANK-YOU to our Athens community, admission to all shows on Sunday September 23rd will be FREE!

Sunday 23, September