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Nymphomaniac: Volume II

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April 25 - May 1

"Newcomer [Stacy] Martin and old-hand [Charlotte] Gainsbourg anchor these two films with performances you can't take your eyes off. They're the calm eyes of Von Trier's storm." —Time Out

Picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood from NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications. © Magnolia

Directed by: Lars Von Trier

Featuring: Charlotte Gainesbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Stacy Martin

NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage

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April 29 - April 29

Special Event
One Night Only
All seats: $7.50

Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage. In over 200 performances, and across 3 continents, Kevin and the troupe reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Richard III. Their story and experiences weave around, and reflect on, excerpts from the play from their various locations, from Epidaurus to Doha, and provides a great opportunity for those who have never experienced Spacey on stage to witness his immersive and captivating interpretation of Richard III. NOW chronicles the first collaboration between Spacey and Mendes since both won Academy Awards® for their work on American Beauty.

93 mins. | USA | NR

Directed by: Jeremy Whelehan

Featuring: Kevin Spacey, Gemma Jones, Sam Mendez

Ernest & Celestine

Opening Friday, May 2, showtimes TBA

  • Best Animated Feature — Oscar Nominee
  • SACD Prize — Cannes Film Festival
  • Best Animated Film — César Awards
  • Best Animation — Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer - and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Fresh from standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bugs Bunny and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde. Bringing it all together is the on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters - a flowing, tender and playful rapport that will put a smile on your face and make your heart glow. Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine is winner of the Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous festival prizes. (c) GKids

1 hr. 20 min | PG | English

Featuring: Forest Whitaker, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Mackenzie Foy

Finding Vivian Maier

May 9 -

  • Grand Jury Prize — Miami Film Festival

"More connect-the-dots detective thriller than traditional doc, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel's revelatory riddle of a film unmasks a brilliant photographer who hid in plain sight for decades." —Entertainment Weekly

"It’s a big puzzle that the filmmakers piece together in an intriguing and engrossing way." —Chicago Sun-Times

"[An] initially playful, ultimately haunting documentary." —Variety

Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. (c) IFC

1hr 23min | USA | NR

Directed by: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel


CINEVIE Film Festival

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CINEVIE 2014 Student Short Film Festival

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The Hippodrome Cinema is celebrating the spirit of young, talented filmmakers in Florida by hosting CINEVIE, a student-based film festival comprised of shorts. Set to take place on Friday, April 25 and in partnership with students from the University of Florida, the festival will seek to alter the way people perceive the world around them through cinema, language and art.

Festival Theme:

To celebrate the linguistically diverse world that cinema explores, this year’s theme for each of the films is language. With aims to highlight the beauty of languages that exist around the world, the festival is asking filmmakers to incorporate language into their film. Whether it serves as a large portion of their plot or simply used in a brief instance, the choice is up to the student. The festival will feature a variety of shorts put together by students from the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, Florida State University, the University of South Florida, and the University of Central Florida.

Taking Place This April!

CINEVIE will take place at the Hippodrome Cinema, located at 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, Florida 32601.

It will run from Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26 and seating is limited.

The Festival Premiere Screening Night will take place on April 25 at 6:30PM where a VIP reception will take place in the Hippodrome Art Gallery followed by a screening of the shorts at 7PM. The Friday evening event will conclude with awarding this year’s filmmakers as well as a Q&A session with the winning cast and crew. A follow up screening of the shorts will take place on Saturday, April 26 at 5:30PM as well.

Contact Us:

For information regarding the festival and the Hippodrome Cinema, please contact Alisha Kinman, Cinema Director at the Hippodrome Cinema, at alisha@thehipp.org or call352-284-1515.


Cocktails & Classics: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Join the Hippodrome Cinema for an evening of…

Cocktails & Classics

Dashing! Charming! Enjoy an evening of light hors ‘doeuvres and cocktails for a special showing of the glamorous Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Saturday, May 3 at 7PM

Breakfast at Tiffany’s begins at 8PM

Admission is $20

Hollywood Glamour Attire Preferred


Join the Hippodrome Cinema for an encore showing of the classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

Sunday, May 4 at 2:30PM

Admission is $10
No hors ‘doeuvres, no preferred attire, just the classic film.

Tickets Now On Sale at the Box Office at 352.375.4477


The Royal Opera House presents Nabucco

Plácido Domingo, one of the most celebrated talents of our time, is making a major role debut. This is a rare chance to see a genre-defining masterwork, containing some of the greatest choral music ever written, along with some wonderful arias and ensembles. This new production of Nabucco is unmissable.

The plot is based on the biblical story of King Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), and focuses on his imprisonment of the Hebrews, his struggle against his unscrupulous daughter, Abigaille, his divine punishment and final salvation. Verdi’s rich score offers melody, power and raw drama on a scale that does full justice to the opera’s epic themes of nationhood, faith, love and redemption and calls upon the full might of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Royal Opera Chorus.

Tickets are $20.

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