Calendar

Oct
26
Wed
Harry & Snowman
Oct 26 all-day
Harry & Snowman

Tuesday, October 18th at 7:30PM

ENCORE SCREENINGS ADDED!!!
Wednesday, October 26th at 7:30PM
Thursday, October 27th at 6:30PM
Friday, October 28th at 8:30PM

Sunday, October 30th at 5:00PM
Tuesday, November 1st at 5:30PM
Thursday, November 3rd at 8:30PM

Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today’s show jumping circuit.

“Equine fans: Gallop, don’t trot to Ron Davis’ winning documentary Harry & Snowman, which recounts the inspiring story of an underdog show horse, his tenacious trainer and their rise to fame in the late 1950s. .” – L.A. Times

 
“In the film, a student of Mr. deLeyer’s recalls some of his advice: “Throw your heart over the top, and your horse will follow.” Harry & Snowman makes you want to do the same.” – N.Y Times
84 min. | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Directed by: Ron Davis

Miss Hokusai
Oct 26 all-day
Miss Hokusai

Opening Friday, October 21st

Friday (10/21) 6:30PM
Saturday (10/22) 4:00 PM
Sunday (10/23) 1:30 PM
Wednesday (10/26) 5:30 PM
Thursday (10/27) 8:30 PM

From award-winning director Keiichi Hara (Colorful) and Japanese powerhouse Production I.G (creators of Ghost in the Shell and A Letter to Momo) comes a remarkable story of a blossoming young artist. As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the famous painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio, unknown to the public. Her masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches – sold under the name of her father – are coveted by upper crust Lords and journeyman print makers alike. In public, O-Ei knows and respects her place,” but at home in the studio, she’s as brash and uninhibited as her father. But despite her talent and fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art. Miss Hokusai‘s lively Edo (present day Tokyo) is filled with yokai spirits, dragons, and conniving tradesmen, while O-Ei’s relationships with her famously impetuous father and blind younger sister provide a powerful emotional underpinning to this rollicking and sumptuously-animated feminist coming-of-age tale.

Shines as an example of one creative soul paying tribute to another! A stellar example of the oft-cited principle that animation is an art form, not a genre.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

 
Gorgeous! A small poetic wonder! That an anime film can explore such complex subjects so beautifully in what’s nominally an artist’s biopic is a blessing in itself.” – Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
GKIDS official submission for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Academy Awards.
90 min. | PG-13 | Animation, Drama

Directed by: Keiichi Hara

Oct
27
Thu
Harry & Snowman
Oct 27 all-day
Harry & Snowman

Tuesday, October 18th at 7:30PM

ENCORE SCREENINGS ADDED!!!
Wednesday, October 26th at 7:30PM
Thursday, October 27th at 6:30PM
Friday, October 28th at 8:30PM

Sunday, October 30th at 5:00PM
Tuesday, November 1st at 5:30PM
Thursday, November 3rd at 8:30PM

Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today’s show jumping circuit.

“Equine fans: Gallop, don’t trot to Ron Davis’ winning documentary Harry & Snowman, which recounts the inspiring story of an underdog show horse, his tenacious trainer and their rise to fame in the late 1950s. .” – L.A. Times

 
“In the film, a student of Mr. deLeyer’s recalls some of his advice: “Throw your heart over the top, and your horse will follow.” Harry & Snowman makes you want to do the same.” – N.Y Times
84 min. | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Directed by: Ron Davis

Living Culture in Action – Workcenter’s Open Program at the Hippodrome Theatre
Oct 27 all-day

 

This fall, the Hippodrome Theatre welcomes the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards for a two-week residency as the culmination of a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Hippodrome Theatre is proud to host the legendary theater company, the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, in collaboration with the National Endowment of the Arts. This collaboration is the first-of-its-kind for the Workcenter in North America: the Hippodrome Theatre is proud to be the first regional theatre in the States to host in residence this international ensemble, which members come from all over around the world, including Italy, Poland, Colombia, Lebanon, Brazil, France, and Canada.

During its residency in Gainesville, the Open Program will present one of its latest performative works, The Hidden Sayings: directed by Workcenter’s associate director Mario Biagini, this performance has toured all around the world and will now be seen for the first time by Gainesville audiences.

During the Workcenter’s residency in Gainesville the public is invited to participate in the following events, which are free and open to all. Space is limited, so advance reservations are suggested by calling the Hippodrome Box Office e at 352.375.4477.

 


SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 27 and Thursday, November 3
THE OPEN PROGRAM STUDIO
Hippodrome Basement 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Come learn acting and singing FREE with an international performing group. Open to all ages and experience! In this FREE session –open to artists, amateurs, and interested youths and elders, participants will work with songs and acting practices currently explored by the Open Program team of actors, primarily songs of tradition from African-American communities in the American South and Afro-Caribbean songs. The objective is to pass on the tools of the actor’s craft as developed by the Workcenter since its beginnings in 1986.
Saturday, October 29 and Friday, November 6
THE HIDDEN SAYINGS
Oct. 29: Hippodrome Mainstage 1 p.m.
Nov. 6: Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church 4 p.m.
Be immersed in a flowing chorus of dynamic and lively African-American songs.  The performance has been in constant development over the past four years. The theatre artists sing songs passed down from the days of slavery and read ancient texts related to Christianity’s origins. Explore the roots of the civilization you now live in through this powerful experience. The desire for this event is to awaken your senses and broaden your interactions with others while respecting and transcending cultural differences.
Wednesday, November 2
FILM SCREENING AND CONVERSATION
Hippodrome Cinema, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This is a unique opportunity to see videos documenting past works of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. Together, we will engage in conversation about quality, arts, serving, community and other topics of interest to the guests of the open forum. This is in collaboration with the UF Oral History Project.
ACTION  in Aya Irini
Realized by a film team led by Jacques Vetter, France, 2004.
Produced by ACCAAN -Atelier Cinema de Normandie.
Thomas Richards’ opus Action, created by Richards at the Workcenter in 1994, is composed of detailed lines of actions constructed with and around ancient  vibratory songs from African and Afro Caribbean traditions. Though created within the field of Art as  Vehicle, which focuses on the impact an opus can have on the doers, those doing, Action has been performed before thousands of people, always in small groups. In 2003, the piece was recorded in the Byzantine church Aya Irini in Istanbul when it was done as part of the Workcenter’s three-year “Tracing Roads Across” project, supported by the EU’s “Culture 2000” program and a network of cultural  institutions from five different countries.
Saturday, November 5
OPEN CHOIR
Hippodrome Mainstage, 1 p.m.
The culmination of this residency will lead to integrating members of Gainesville communities in the Open Program performative event The Open ChoirThe Open Choir is a free, public event, where everyone is welcome to participate. A core of Workcenter artists leads participants and guests, through a flow of songs, looking for the possibility of an alive experience and interaction. Everyone is invited to join in song and dance, or find his or her own way to support what happens.

 

These non-sectarian encounters through songs of the African diaspora allow participants of very different backgrounds to become co-authors of the meeting, creating an artwork that both respects and transcends cultural differences, an art event that embraces all guests.

HIPPODROME / WORKCENTER OF JERZY GROTOWSKI AND THOMAS RICHARDS PARTNERSHIP is supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hippodrome programs are sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council; and by the City of Gainesville, Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs.

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Miss Hokusai
Oct 27 all-day
Miss Hokusai

Opening Friday, October 21st

Friday (10/21) 6:30PM
Saturday (10/22) 4:00 PM
Sunday (10/23) 1:30 PM
Wednesday (10/26) 5:30 PM
Thursday (10/27) 8:30 PM

From award-winning director Keiichi Hara (Colorful) and Japanese powerhouse Production I.G (creators of Ghost in the Shell and A Letter to Momo) comes a remarkable story of a blossoming young artist. As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the famous painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio, unknown to the public. Her masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches – sold under the name of her father – are coveted by upper crust Lords and journeyman print makers alike. In public, O-Ei knows and respects her place,” but at home in the studio, she’s as brash and uninhibited as her father. But despite her talent and fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art. Miss Hokusai‘s lively Edo (present day Tokyo) is filled with yokai spirits, dragons, and conniving tradesmen, while O-Ei’s relationships with her famously impetuous father and blind younger sister provide a powerful emotional underpinning to this rollicking and sumptuously-animated feminist coming-of-age tale.

Shines as an example of one creative soul paying tribute to another! A stellar example of the oft-cited principle that animation is an art form, not a genre.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

 
Gorgeous! A small poetic wonder! That an anime film can explore such complex subjects so beautifully in what’s nominally an artist’s biopic is a blessing in itself.” – Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
GKIDS official submission for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Academy Awards.
90 min. | PG-13 | Animation, Drama

Directed by: Keiichi Hara

Oct
28
Fri
Harry & Snowman
Oct 28 all-day
Harry & Snowman

Tuesday, October 18th at 7:30PM

ENCORE SCREENINGS ADDED!!!
Wednesday, October 26th at 7:30PM
Thursday, October 27th at 6:30PM
Friday, October 28th at 8:30PM

Sunday, October 30th at 5:00PM
Tuesday, November 1st at 5:30PM
Thursday, November 3rd at 8:30PM

Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today’s show jumping circuit.

“Equine fans: Gallop, don’t trot to Ron Davis’ winning documentary Harry & Snowman, which recounts the inspiring story of an underdog show horse, his tenacious trainer and their rise to fame in the late 1950s. .” – L.A. Times

 
“In the film, a student of Mr. deLeyer’s recalls some of his advice: “Throw your heart over the top, and your horse will follow.” Harry & Snowman makes you want to do the same.” – N.Y Times
84 min. | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Directed by: Ron Davis

Kate Plays Christine
Oct 28 all-day
Kate Plays Christine

Opening Friday, October 28th

 

Wednesday (11/09) 8:30 PM
Thursday (11/10) 6:00 PM

A gripping, nonfiction psychological thriller, Robert Greene’s KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE follows actress Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience, LISTEN UP PHILIP) as she prepares for her next role: playing Christine Chubbuck, a Florida newscaster who committed suicide live on-air in 1974. As Kate investigates Chubbuck’s story (long rumored to be the inspiration for the classic Hollywood film NETWORK), uncovering new clues and information, she becomes increasingly obsessed with her subject. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE is a cinematic mystery that forces us to question everything we see and everything we’re led to believe.

“”Kate Plays Christine” makes for a twisty, unsettling probe into our fascination with transforming lives, and deaths, into digestible storytelling.” – Robert Abele, LA Times

 
“What makes this film so extraordinary is seeing it in a theater and feeling as if everyone is holding their breath.” -Paula Mejia, Newsweek
112 min. | Documentary

Directed by: Robert Greene

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Oct 28 all-day
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

October 21-22 11:00PM
October 28-29 11:00PM

Grab your fishnets, and pelvic thrust to the Hippodrome Cinema’s creature feature presentation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!  Coming this October, TIME WARP back to the 1970s and shimmy the night away to the voices of Magenta, Frank N Furter & Riff Raff on the cinema’s silver screen. Dust off your gold sequin top hat, snap on your rubber gloves and lace up your corset for a chance to win our creepy costume contest.

Prop bags will be supplied by the Hippodrome and participation is (strongly) encouraged!

Admission is $15 and seating is limited. A prop bag is included in the ticket price. We strongly encourage advance reservations!

R | 100 min. | Musical | Age Policy: 18+. No one under 18 permitted.

Directed by: Jim Sharman
Featuring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

Oct
29
Sat
Kate Plays Christine
Oct 29 all-day
Kate Plays Christine

Opening Friday, October 28th

 

Wednesday (11/09) 8:30 PM
Thursday (11/10) 6:00 PM

A gripping, nonfiction psychological thriller, Robert Greene’s KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE follows actress Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience, LISTEN UP PHILIP) as she prepares for her next role: playing Christine Chubbuck, a Florida newscaster who committed suicide live on-air in 1974. As Kate investigates Chubbuck’s story (long rumored to be the inspiration for the classic Hollywood film NETWORK), uncovering new clues and information, she becomes increasingly obsessed with her subject. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE is a cinematic mystery that forces us to question everything we see and everything we’re led to believe.

“”Kate Plays Christine” makes for a twisty, unsettling probe into our fascination with transforming lives, and deaths, into digestible storytelling.” – Robert Abele, LA Times

 
“What makes this film so extraordinary is seeing it in a theater and feeling as if everyone is holding their breath.” -Paula Mejia, Newsweek
112 min. | Documentary

Directed by: Robert Greene

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Oct 29 all-day
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

October 21-22 11:00PM
October 28-29 11:00PM

Grab your fishnets, and pelvic thrust to the Hippodrome Cinema’s creature feature presentation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!  Coming this October, TIME WARP back to the 1970s and shimmy the night away to the voices of Magenta, Frank N Furter & Riff Raff on the cinema’s silver screen. Dust off your gold sequin top hat, snap on your rubber gloves and lace up your corset for a chance to win our creepy costume contest.

Prop bags will be supplied by the Hippodrome and participation is (strongly) encouraged!

Admission is $15 and seating is limited. A prop bag is included in the ticket price. We strongly encourage advance reservations!

R | 100 min. | Musical | Age Policy: 18+. No one under 18 permitted.

Directed by: Jim Sharman
Featuring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick