December 5 - December 21
"Equal parts unique and spectacular. The film has something for everybody: breath-taking visuals, heart-tugging stories, informative content and, unlike every other documentary about Antarctica, presents no agenda. But don't be surprised if the movie starts a deep conversation or two." —Critic Culture
"By immersing yourself in the film...you can feel the expansiveness of a place where space/time is so radically different you might as well be on another planet." —Huffington Post
Antarctica: A Year On Ice is a visually stunning film that lets you experience what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, while enduring months of darkness in the harshest place on Earth. (C) Official Site
1 hr 30 min | English | PG
Directed by: Anthony Powell
December 12 - December 21
"A star-crossed romance that often feels cosmic and intimate within the span of a single scene." —Indiewire
"Anchored by career-best performances from Long and Rossum, and a juicy script that bravely dives into the darkest parts of breaking up and making up, 'Comet' is an original and inventive retelling of an age-old and universal truth." —The Playlist
Comet stars Justin Long and Emmy Rossum as star-crossed lovers whose relationship blooms and unravels over the course of six years in this mysterious, dazzlingly original romance.
When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell (Long) and the quick-witted Kimberly (Rossum), the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges. Sumptuously shot and boasting incredible chemistry between the leads, Comet is a one-of-a-kind cosmic love story. (C) IFC Films
1hr 31min | NR
Directed by: Sam Esmail
Featuring: Emmy Rossum, Justin Long
December 22 - January 1
The Hippodrome Cinema will be closed from December 22 through January 1.
We will reopen with Force Majeure on January 2.
January 2 - January 8
"'Force Majeure' leaves the audience squirming - in all the very best ways." —Washington Post
"Filmmaker Ruben Östlund shifts gears from humor to psychological thriller, redefining courage and family in the process. Force Majeure is a jolt. You won't know what hit you." —Rolling Stone
A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year’s Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With panicked diners fleeing in all directions, Ebba calls out for her husband as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, however, makes a decision that will shake the family’s world to its core. Although the anticipated disaster fails to occur, his marriage now hangs in the balance as he struggles to reclaim his role as family patriarch. (C) Magnolia Pictures
2 hrs. | French | R
Directed by: Ruben Östlund