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THE SPECTACULAR NOW @ Ciné this Tuesday August 6th!


THE SPECTACULAR NOW @ Ciné this Tuesday August 6th!

"The Spectacular Now is a coming-of-age teen romance that's so near-perfectly pitched, it transcends its genre." (Kurt Loder)

Starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyle Chandler.

Directed by James Ponsoldt and filmed in Athens Georgia!

As you probably know - Athens' own James Ponsoldt filmed The Spectacular Now last summer right  here in Athens, Georgia. Now he is coming back to host an early premier Tuesday August 6th at Ciné

This is a very rare and special opportunity for you to see this lovely film with the director there to talk about the experience.

All of this is in support of the Ciné Digital Evolution - Ciné must urgently upgrade to Digital Projectors NOW in order to keep up with the new wave of art house, indie, foreign and festival films, now ONLY available via DIGITAL distribution.

2 opportunities to see The Spectacular Now with James Ponsoldt at Ciné:

Tuesday August 6th SHOW #1:

6:00pm RECEPTION Meet and mingle before the first evening screening at a heavy hors d'oeuvres reception catered by the National.

7:00pm SCREENING Followed by a Q&A discussion with filmmaker James Ponsoldt moderated by Flagpole's Derek Hill


Ticket purchase supports the digital evolution of Ciné, and includes reception, admission to the film and Q&A -- PLUS a take-away bag that includes a copy of Jim Tharpe's novel that inspired the film, as well as a collectible custom poster designed and printed for this Athens premiere event.
Tuesday August 6th SHOW #2

8:00pm Film Athens Prom Party!

9:30pm SCREENING Followed by a Q&A discussion with filmmaker James Ponsoldt moderated by Flagpole's Derek Hill


Ticket includes pre-show prom party hosted by FILM ATHENS, admission to the film and post-screening Q&A.


Purchase advance tickets online:

See the Spectacular Now trailer here:

Read the New York Times review (5 out of 5 stars!):


Starting this year, the movie industry will no longer be producing 35mm film prints. In order to continue operating as a movie theater, bringing you the best of both the classics and first-run independent film, we MUST convert to digital projection NOW. To do that, we need your support. Help us raise the $160,000 needed to upgrade our two main theaters to digital projection by making your 100% tax-deductible donation TODAY!


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