Upcoming Special Events

6
Nov

Loving Vincent screening during Gainesville Downtown Art Fest

Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film produced by Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films.

“A one-of-a-kind work of art.” — Variety

LOVING VINCENT is a stunning, fully painted animated feature, starring Douglas Booth and Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. LOVING VINCENT explores the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

SHOWTIMES:

Fri. 11/10: 6 p.m.
Sat. 11/11: 4:30 p.m.
Sun. 11/12: 3:30 p.m.

Wed. 11/15: 6 p.m.
Thurs. 11/16: 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 11/17: 6 p.m.
Sat. 11/18: 3:30 p.m.
Sun. 11/19: 3:30 p.m.

Wed. 11/22: 8 p.m.
Thurs. 11/23: 5:30 p.m.

6
Nov

“Telling Gainesville” — A Veterans Day Play Screening on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.

Military veterans and their families gather for a special Veterans Day film screening of the play “Telling: Gainesville” on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.

The film captures the poignancy of veterans discussing combat experiences, loss of comrades, and post-war traumas. After the film screening, the play’s director, Jeffrey Pufahl, will hold a roundtable discussion with actor-veterans who will take questions from the audience. Jeffrey Pufahl is a Creative Campus Visiting Scholar in Residence at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and a faculty member in UF’s Center for Arts in Medicine.

Telling Gainesville is part of a nationwide initiative supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Florida Humanities that connects civilian audiences with veterans in a creative, supportive environment. The program is part of the University of Florida’s, “Dialogues on the Experiences of War” and is sponsored by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) Veterans’ History Project and the Center for European Studies, along with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine.

6
Nov

Karaoke at the Hipp: Jan. 26

Karaoke at the Hippodrome

Jan. 26 | 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m

Come to the Hipp to belt out your favorite songs with us — we’re bringing karaoke back to the Lower Level on Nov. 10!

Have fun with your friends at the Hipp during this FREE event. If you’re fearless, you can head right up to belt out your favorite lyrics. For everyone else, we’ll keep our bartender pouring drinks if you need a dose of liquid courage.

It’s time to mark your calendars, Gainesville. Our doors will be open at 8:30 p.m., and you can sing Madonna and Prince all the way until midnight.

6
Nov

Tom Miller’s “Nothing” is Happening at the Hipp Cinema

Monday, November 13 at 8pm, the Hippodrome will be screening Tom Miller’s NOTHING, a documentary short produced by Mirador Studios, Joey Larson, Doug Waltenbough, and Alex Davidowski (Amish Mafia, Grudge Race). This world premiere is open to the public.

The short feature chronicles the “instillation” of Tom Miller’s infamous Sculpture of Nothing, which appeared at the Bo Diddley Plaza in May and June of 2017. Several famous art critics weigh in, including one who believes that Miller’s sculpture was a totally phony farce. However, another critic hailed the sculpture of Nothing as a movement important as Dadaism, Cubism, and Realism. The movie introduces us to the crew that assembled the sculpture, and features Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe and Alachua County Commission Chair, “Hutch” Hutchinson. Nothing is featured prominently in this production.

Both Mayor Poe and Commissioner Hutchinson have said they will be attending the premiere, which is open to the public.

The Film Stars: Gregg Jones, Tom Miller, Michael O’Meara, Carolyne Salt, Oliver Nordon, Nigel Hamm, The Reverend Angeldust, Mayor Lauren Poe, Commissioner “Hutch” Hutchinson.

Also screening prior to the main event is Tom Miller’s short movie, “Burning Lips”, another documentary chronicling Tom Miller’s epic 2-hour stare-down of former Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz’s mouth, and the subsequent burning of Miller’s demon-possessed Ted Cruz Mouth painting in a giant fire at the Bobbitt Compound. Burning Lips is directed and filmed by Tom Miller and Michael McShane.

During the intermission, and post-reception party, Miller & Davidowski hope to raise additional funds to enter Nothing into film festivals in 2018. They hope Nothing will garner significant attention and perhaps Nothing will win something.

WHERE: The Hippodrome Cinema

WHEN: Monday, November 13th at 8pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)

HOW MUCH: Advance Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased through the Hippodrome Box Office. Tickets will be available at the door for $12.00. This includes admission to the screening and the reception, which will include complementary light food w/ non-alcoholic beverages, and the Hippodrome’s Cash bar will be open with beer, wine, and cocktails.

ITINERARY:
8pm – Documentary, BURNING LIPS. Directed by Tom Miller & Michael McShane.
* INTERMISSION
9pm – NOTHING – a Tom Miller / Alex Davidowski Short Feature – WORLD PREMIERE!