Nell Page and Kevin Rainsberger present a dramatic reading of Christian O’Reilly’s play CHAPATTI at the Hippodrome Theatre on Monday, January 29 at 7 p.m.
The reading is a benefit performance for Run Amuck with the Duck, andThe Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is one of the largest philanthropies devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment. The Foundation’s goal is to work with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, patients, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change and turn lung cancer into a chronically managed disease by 2023.
With this reading, Kevin and Nell pay tribute to artist, colleague and friend Ric Rose who fought a valiant battle against lung cancer.
CHAPATTI tells the story of a man and his dog, a woman and her 19 cats and how their lives inadvertently become intertwined.
“I like to get in the backroads.” Mark Enting said, “A lot of times people are moving too fast and don’t notice the little things.”
Enting’s photographic work will be featured in the theatre’s art gallery beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11, in conjunction with the Hipp’s new Mainstage production “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” with an official opening on Friday, Oct. 13, along with the show.
Enting will be present for opening, and the exhibit will be on display through Nov. 12, and featured for this month’s Art Walk on Oct. 27.
For more information, see our feature on Mark Enting.
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.
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.
8pm – Documentary, BURNING LIPS. Directed by Tom Miller & Michael McShane.
9pm – NOTHING – a Tom Miller / Alex Davidowski Short Feature – WORLD PREMIERE!
BY ALEXANDRA REGUEIRO
Does Frank, your imaginary friend who happens to be a giant bunny, ever wake you up in the middle of the night to tell you that the world is ending? Yeah, me neither. He does, however, wake up Donnie Darko!
After surviving a freak jet-engine crash in his bedroom, Donnie seeks answers by investigating time travel in an effort to prevent the end of the world. The cult classic “Donnie Darko” stars Jake Gyllenhaal and poses some serious food for thought regarding fate versus free will and our very purpose on Earth. Here are seven reasons to watch “Donnie Darko” at the Hippodrome this weekend. Get your tickets by calling the box office at (352)375-4477.
1. Jake Gyllenhaal is the star. I repeat. Jake Gyllenhaal is the star.
Teenage Jake Gyllenhaal was a promising rookie when “Donnie Darko” hit the big screen in 2001. Gyllenhaal gained major street cred when he played Donnie, a troubled young man seeking answers to questions about life and death. Besides killing it acting wise, can we just talk about how Jakey (I’m allowed to call him that) plays the most adorable oddball ever?
2. It will make you think ~deep thoughts ~
If you think you question all of life’s intricacies now, I guarantee that after watching “Donnie Darko”, you will probably be the deepest person you know. Is time travel real? Do we live in parallel universes? Can we change our fate? ARE WE ALL DOOMED? You know, everyday thoughts.
3. Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal are actual siblings in Real Life.
Siblings playing siblings? What a concept. Maggie and Jake’s chemistry on screen is extremely realistic (DUH), which makes the scenes they’re in together that much more fun to watch. Imagine sitting in on one of their family dinners… now you can!
4. SO. MANY. CAMEOS.
Seth Rogen is a bully, Ashley Tisdale is a geek, and Patrick Swayze is a motivational speaker. Need I say more?
5. It embraces the weird.
I mean, aren’t we all a little weird? “Donnie Darko” embraces the weird we all have inside of us. Despite Donnie being the most outwardly odd character, it is obvious that the film strives to have every character’s quirks on display. Don’t forget to bring your weirdo A-game to the screening because you’re competing with a kid having visions of a guy in a bunny suit telling him that the world is going to end and an old woman walking back and forth to her mailbox every five seconds.
6. Drew Barrymore is the English teacher you wish you had in high school
Considering I’d be hella intimidated by her intellectual post-graduate school persona, she’d still be #goals if she were my literature teacher in high school. What’s great about Karen Pomeroy, Drew’s character, is that she has a sort of spiritual connection with Donnie and just really seems to ~get~ him throughout the movie. She also wears adorable outfits and is sassy AF.
7. You’ll love its dark humor.
You know those little comments that make you HAHA on the inside? This flick’s loaded with them. “Donnie Darko” mocks ordinary suburban life, mainly through Kitty Farmer, who may or may not be living vicariously through her daughter’s dance group. It’s campy yet intelligent humor will totally have you smirking.