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                 25 SE 2ND PLACE GAINESVILLE FL 32601

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Life Itself



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July 19 - July 31

"Far more than just a tribute to the career of the world’s most famous and influential film critic, the often revelatory "Life Itself" is also a remarkably intimate portrait of a life well lived — right up to the very last moment." —Chicago Sun-Times

"James cuts — as in all of his best work — straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert’s own words." —Variety

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. (C) Magnolia

1hr 55min | English | NR

Directed by: Steve James

Featuring: Martin Scorsese, Roger Ebert, Werner Herzog


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  • Wed (07/30) 8:30
  • Thu (07/31) 6:30



Yves Saint Laurent



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July 25 - August 7

In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent (Pierre Niney) - aged merely 21 - was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by recently deceased Christian Dior. All eyes turned to this very young assistant as he presented his first collection for Dior and instantly ascended to the heights of haute couture’s elite class. During Saint Laurent’s breathtaking and groundbreaking show, he met with another fate in being introduced to Pierre Bergé (Guillaume Gallienne), patron of the arts, future love of his life and lifelong business partner. Three years later, the two founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which would rapidly become one of the biggest luxury powerhouses on the planet. Directed by Jalil Lespert with a screenplay by Lespert and Marrie-Pierre Huster, Yves Saint Laurent is at once a captivating story about the making of an icon and a testament to the power of enduring love. (C) Weinstein

1hr 46min | French | R

Directed by: Jalil Lespert


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  • Wed (07/30) 6:30
  • Thu (07/31) 8:45
  • Fri (08/01) 9:00
  • Sat (08/02) 6:30
  • Sun (08/03) 5:00
  • Wed (08/06) 9:00
  • Thu (08/07) 6:30



Snowpiercer



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August 1 - August 7

"In the thick of summer, while Hollywood is busy cranking out cookie-cutter superhero movies and giant robot sequels, along comes 'Snowpiercer' to show everyone how it's done." —Miami Herald

"'Snowpiercer' sucks you into its strange, brave new world so completely, it leaves you with the all-too-rare sensation that you've just witnessed something you've never seen before...and need to see again." —Entertainment Weekly

"This is exactly the sort of ambitious, audacious, and uncompromising filmmaking that deserves to be seen." —NPR

In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster. (c) TWC-Radius

2 hr 6 min | English | R

Directed by: Joon-ho Bong

Featuring: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer


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  • Fri (08/01) 6:30
  • Sat (08/02) 4:00 8:45
  • Sun (08/03) 2:30
  • Wed (08/06) 6:30
  • Thu (08/07) 8:45



Venus in Fur



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Opening Friday, August 8, showtimes TBA

  • Palme d'Or Nominee — Cannes Film Festival
  • Best Director — César Awards

"There’s a masterfully light touch at work, both from the director and his two wonderful actors. They make this chamber piece lip-smacking entertainment, giving the dense text the semblance of more intellectual heft or sexual transgression than it ultimately contains." —The Hollywood Reporter

"As the actors move fluidly between various states, shedding one skin while assuming another, Polanski makes this subversive parlour game matter." —Time Out London

Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) complains that no actress he’s seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic - and, it turns out, erotic - energy. At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared - or so it seems. When Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character’s name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even bought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until, with Vanda taking an ever more dominant role, the balance of power shifts completely.(C) IFC

1hr 36min | French | NR

Directed by: Roman Polanski




Cocktails & Classics: West Side Story



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August 9 - August 9

Save the date for Saturday, August 9 as the Hippodrome Cinema presents WEST SIDE STORY, part of the Cocktails & Classics series!  Join us for an evening of light hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails for a one-night showing of this musical masterpiece. The reception begins at 7PM and the screening starts at 8PM. Tickets are $20 which includes admission to both the reception and the film. Whether you’re a Jet or a Shark, come dressed to impress as we relive the magic of Bernstein & Sondheim!


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  • Sat (08/09) 7:00

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