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Mar
24
Fri
Cuban Film Festival @ Hippodrome Cinema
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm
Cuban Film Festival @ Hippodrome Cinema | Gainesville | Florida | United States

Based in Gainesville and happening across the city January through March 2017, the Bulla Cubana event features artists, muralists, dancers, musicians, chefs, mixologists, photographers and filmmakers “for a three-month city-wide celebration.”

Play reading: March 13 and 20 | Hippodrome Cinema

My Little Sister by Carlos Francisco Asse
March 13 and 20 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $9 and available at 352.375.4477 and thehipp.org
My Little Sister is a slice of life in the story of Anita and Nena, sisters that still live together at the tender age of 85 and 82 years old. It is told in three scenes and one epilogue; when Anita, 85, has spent eight long years being a caregiver to her younger sister, Nena, 82, after she suffered a mild stroke. We are witnessed to their daily routine, which is both pathetically funny and touching as their conflicts come to the fore with semi-tragic consequences.

Carlos Francisco Asse author of the piece also takes the reins as its director with the help of Carolyn Caracausa and Jan Cohen creating the roles of Anita and Nena, respectively. Lighting by Robert P. Robins; costumes by Marilyn Wall; properties by Lorelei Esser; sound by Essa Solrac; and stage management by Sabrina Jones.

Cuban Film Festival: March 24-26 | Hippodrome Cinema

Friday, March 24: Before Night Falls at 6pm and Chico y Rita at 8:30pm

Saturday, March 25: Playing Lacuona at 1pm and Before Night Falls at 3:30pm

Sunday, March 26: Chico y Rita at 7:00pm

Tickets are $9 per film and available at 352.375.4477 and thehipp.org

 

Photograph Exhibit: March 21-April 2 | Hipp Art Gallery

Cuban Photographer Ernesto Reyes presents the stunning birds from Cuba at the Hippodrome Art Gallery.

Friday, March 31 – Art Walk

Mar
31
Fri
My Life as a Zucchini
Mar 31 all-day
My Life as a Zucchini

Opening Friday, March 31st

Friday (3/31) 6:30PM & 8:00PM
Saturday (4/1) 3:45PM & 5:30PM
Sunday (4/2) 2:00PM & 3:45PM

Wednesday (4/5) 6:00PM
Thursday (4/6) 6:00PM

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (GirlhoodTomboy), has received an overwhelming response from audiences worldwide, and is shortlisted as Switzerland’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards®. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

Awards:

Academy Award Nomination – Best Animated Feature

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film

Shortlisted for an Academy Award – Best Foreign Film

Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival, Cannes, TIFF, Annecy

“Nothing short of a miracle”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“Cuts to the heart! Reveals an emotional resonance and non-saccharine uplift that is mostly rare in today’s animation world. ”
-The Playlist
70 min. | PG-13 | Animation, Family

Directed by: Claude Barras

Apr
1
Sat
My Life as a Zucchini
Apr 1 all-day
My Life as a Zucchini

Opening Friday, March 31st

Friday (3/31) 6:30PM & 8:00PM
Saturday (4/1) 3:45PM & 5:30PM
Sunday (4/2) 2:00PM & 3:45PM

Wednesday (4/5) 6:00PM
Thursday (4/6) 6:00PM

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (GirlhoodTomboy), has received an overwhelming response from audiences worldwide, and is shortlisted as Switzerland’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards®. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

Awards:

Academy Award Nomination – Best Animated Feature

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film

Shortlisted for an Academy Award – Best Foreign Film

Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival, Cannes, TIFF, Annecy

“Nothing short of a miracle”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“Cuts to the heart! Reveals an emotional resonance and non-saccharine uplift that is mostly rare in today’s animation world. ”
-The Playlist
70 min. | PG-13 | Animation, Family

Directed by: Claude Barras

Apr
2
Sun
My Life as a Zucchini
Apr 2 all-day
My Life as a Zucchini

Opening Friday, March 31st

Friday (3/31) 6:30PM & 8:00PM
Saturday (4/1) 3:45PM & 5:30PM
Sunday (4/2) 2:00PM & 3:45PM

Wednesday (4/5) 6:00PM
Thursday (4/6) 6:00PM

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (GirlhoodTomboy), has received an overwhelming response from audiences worldwide, and is shortlisted as Switzerland’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards®. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

Awards:

Academy Award Nomination – Best Animated Feature

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film

Shortlisted for an Academy Award – Best Foreign Film

Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival, Cannes, TIFF, Annecy

“Nothing short of a miracle”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“Cuts to the heart! Reveals an emotional resonance and non-saccharine uplift that is mostly rare in today’s animation world. ”
-The Playlist
70 min. | PG-13 | Animation, Family

Directed by: Claude Barras

Apr
5
Wed
Maya Angelou: And I Still Rise
Apr 5 all-day
Maya Angelou: And I Still Rise

One Night ONLY – Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30PM

This is the first feature documentary about the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou, best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House). Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” icon Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Dr. Angelou’s was a prolific life; as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon. The film also features a remarkable series of interviews with friends and family including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, Secretary Hillary Clinton, John Singleton and Dr. Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson.

“It’s hard not to be inspired by a life this well lived.”

– Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times

“Through a rich selection of archival material, directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace the traumas and triumphs of an extraordinary life.  Offers ample evidence of her commanding intensity and of her importance as an unwavering voice of the black experience.”
– Sheri Linden, The Los Angeles Times
114 min. | Documentary, Biography, History

Directed by: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack

My Life as a Zucchini
Apr 5 all-day
My Life as a Zucchini

Opening Friday, March 31st

Friday (3/31) 6:30PM & 8:00PM
Saturday (4/1) 3:45PM & 5:30PM
Sunday (4/2) 2:00PM & 3:45PM

Wednesday (4/5) 6:00PM
Thursday (4/6) 6:00PM

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (GirlhoodTomboy), has received an overwhelming response from audiences worldwide, and is shortlisted as Switzerland’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards®. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

Awards:

Academy Award Nomination – Best Animated Feature

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film

Shortlisted for an Academy Award – Best Foreign Film

Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival, Cannes, TIFF, Annecy

“Nothing short of a miracle”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“Cuts to the heart! Reveals an emotional resonance and non-saccharine uplift that is mostly rare in today’s animation world. ”
-The Playlist
70 min. | PG-13 | Animation, Family

Directed by: Claude Barras

Apr
6
Thu
My Life as a Zucchini
Apr 6 all-day
My Life as a Zucchini

Opening Friday, March 31st

Friday (3/31) 6:30PM & 8:00PM
Saturday (4/1) 3:45PM & 5:30PM
Sunday (4/2) 2:00PM & 3:45PM

Wednesday (4/5) 6:00PM
Thursday (4/6) 6:00PM

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (GirlhoodTomboy), has received an overwhelming response from audiences worldwide, and is shortlisted as Switzerland’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards®. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

Awards:

Academy Award Nomination – Best Animated Feature

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film

Shortlisted for an Academy Award – Best Foreign Film

Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival, Cannes, TIFF, Annecy

“Nothing short of a miracle”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“Cuts to the heart! Reveals an emotional resonance and non-saccharine uplift that is mostly rare in today’s animation world. ”
-The Playlist
70 min. | PG-13 | Animation, Family

Directed by: Claude Barras

New York Film Critics Series: Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
Apr 6 all-day
New York Film Critics Series: Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

One Night Only! • Thursday, April 6th at 7:30PM

The Hippodrome + NYFCS are honored to present a private, pre-release screening of Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock from director Barney Clay.

SHOT! The Mick Rock Documentary is an odyssey into the colorful and crazy recesses of rock ‘n’ roll’s history. A reckless joyride that delves deep into the mind of rock’s greatest living photographer: Mick Rock. Told through the distorted lens of rock ‘n’ roll mythology, icon-maker, psychedelic explorer, shambolic poet and custodian of dreams, Mick Rock navigates his story from the glam rock shimmer of London to the snarl of NYC punk, and deep into the new millennium. Awaiting heart surgery after after a series of heart attacks, Mick turns inward to face himself – his past, the present and the future that will be born from the ashes of his resurrection. He stretched his nervous system to the limit to bring us the iconic images of the likes of David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Blondie, Queen, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. He shot them all and imprinted them on our collective psyche forever. “I’m still in awe of the power of the camera and its magical reflections. In many ways I love it more than ever.” This is The Mick Rock story.

Please join us after the screening for an exclusive Q&A with Rock Goddess, Penelope Spheeris.

 1 hr. 35 min.| Biography, Documentary, Music
Tickets are $15!
Apr
7
Fri
Spirited Away 15th Anniversary Re-Release
Apr 7 all-day
Spirited Away 15th Anniversary Re-Release

ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

Friday, April 7th at 8:30PM
Saturday, April 8th at 7:30PM & 10:00PM
Sunday, April 9th at 7:00PM

In cooperation with the Alachua County Library District’s Fandomonium, the Hipp Cinema will be screening Spirited Away as a special one-weekend only event. Admission is $12.  Guests of the Fandomonium Comic Event will receive a free popcorn with ticket!

Spirited Away is a 2001 anime fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.  The film tells the story of Chihiro Ogino, a sullen ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the spirit world. After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba, Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba’s bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world.

Longtime fans of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away can no doubt exhaustively attest to the movie’s peculiar brilliance, and might just be eager to take a few friends who haven’t seen the film already to a re-release screening to introduce them to the film proper. Miyazkai is arguably among the greatest living animators, and Spirited Away is far and away frequently cited as being one of the greatest animated films of all time.

Academy Award Winner – Best Animated Feature (2003)

“A visual masterpiece about a scared little girl’s breathtaking journey of self-discovery. All of the fun is getting there.”
– The Baltimore Sun

“Serenely stunning ”
-TV Guide Magazine
125 min. | PG | Animation, Adventure, Family

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

The Salesman
Apr 7 all-day
The Salesman

Opening Friday, April 7th

Showtimes and Tickets Available Soon!

Academy Award WINNER for Best Foreign Language Film – 2017

Golden Globe NOMINEE for Best Foreign Language Film – 2017

While both participating in a production of “Death of a Salesman,” a teacher’s wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife’s traumatized objections.

“Astounding… With every shot, our sympathies flicker and tilt.”
-Anthony Lane, The Hollywood Reporter

“Grade: A! Magnificent! ”
-Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly
 
“A Marvel. Farhadi’s control is astonishing!”
-A.O. Scott, The New York Times
125 min. | PG-13 | Drama, Thriller

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

Starring: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Apr
8
Sat
Spirited Away 15th Anniversary Re-Release
Apr 8 all-day
Spirited Away 15th Anniversary Re-Release

ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

Friday, April 7th at 8:30PM
Saturday, April 8th at 7:30PM & 10:00PM
Sunday, April 9th at 7:00PM

In cooperation with the Alachua County Library District’s Fandomonium, the Hipp Cinema will be screening Spirited Away as a special one-weekend only event. Admission is $12.  Guests of the Fandomonium Comic Event will receive a free popcorn with ticket!

Spirited Away is a 2001 anime fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.  The film tells the story of Chihiro Ogino, a sullen ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the spirit world. After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba, Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba’s bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world.

Longtime fans of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away can no doubt exhaustively attest to the movie’s peculiar brilliance, and might just be eager to take a few friends who haven’t seen the film already to a re-release screening to introduce them to the film proper. Miyazkai is arguably among the greatest living animators, and Spirited Away is far and away frequently cited as being one of the greatest animated films of all time.

Academy Award Winner – Best Animated Feature (2003)

“A visual masterpiece about a scared little girl’s breathtaking journey of self-discovery. All of the fun is getting there.”
– The Baltimore Sun

“Serenely stunning ”
-TV Guide Magazine
125 min. | PG | Animation, Adventure, Family

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Apr
9
Sun
Spirited Away 15th Anniversary Re-Release
Apr 9 all-day
Spirited Away 15th Anniversary Re-Release

ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

Friday, April 7th at 8:30PM
Saturday, April 8th at 7:30PM & 10:00PM
Sunday, April 9th at 7:00PM

In cooperation with the Alachua County Library District’s Fandomonium, the Hipp Cinema will be screening Spirited Away as a special one-weekend only event. Admission is $12.  Guests of the Fandomonium Comic Event will receive a free popcorn with ticket!

Spirited Away is a 2001 anime fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.  The film tells the story of Chihiro Ogino, a sullen ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the spirit world. After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba, Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba’s bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world.

Longtime fans of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away can no doubt exhaustively attest to the movie’s peculiar brilliance, and might just be eager to take a few friends who haven’t seen the film already to a re-release screening to introduce them to the film proper. Miyazkai is arguably among the greatest living animators, and Spirited Away is far and away frequently cited as being one of the greatest animated films of all time.

Academy Award Winner – Best Animated Feature (2003)

“A visual masterpiece about a scared little girl’s breathtaking journey of self-discovery. All of the fun is getting there.”
– The Baltimore Sun

“Serenely stunning ”
-TV Guide Magazine
125 min. | PG | Animation, Adventure, Family

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki