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Five years after winning the Palme d’Or for Shoplifters, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda returns with Broker, starring Cannes Best actor winner Song Kang Ho (Parasite). The film follows two brokers who sell orphaned infants, circumventing the bureaucracy of legal adoption, to affluent couples who can’t have children of their own. After an infant’s mother surprises the duo by returning to ensure her child finds a good home, the three embark on a journey to find the right couple, building an unlikely family of their own. (129 minutes)

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Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 27 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m.

Cocktails & Classics: Creature from the Black Lagoon

Classic Monsters

Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends to determine if the find is an anomaly or evidence of an undiscovered beast. To accomplish their goal, the scientists (Antonio Moreno, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell) must brave the most perilous pieces of land South America has to offer. But the terrain is nothing compared to the danger posed by an otherworldly being that endangers their work and their lives. (79 minutes)

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The Murky Deep Cocktail
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Rosemary Lemon Syrup
Lemon Juice
Black Licorice Ice Cubes
Garnished with Black Licorice

****Doors at 7:30 p.m.****
Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8:30 p.m.



Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished. (99 minutes)

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Thursday, Jan. 26 at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.


Presented by the UF Center of European Studies & the University Film Society

About the movie:
American journalist John Reed (Warren Beatty) journeys to Russia to document the Boleshevik Revolution and returns a revolutionary. His fervor for left-wing politics leads him to Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton), then married, who will become a feminist icon and activist. Politics at home become more complicated as the rift grows between reality and Reed’s ideals. Bryant takes up with a cynical playwright (Jack Nicholson), and Reed returns to Russia, where his health declines.

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Tuesday, February 7 at 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Coming Soon

Give Me Pity!


Sissy St. Claire graces the small screen for her first ever television special, an evening full of music and laughter, glamour and entertainment. But Sissy’s live event quickly begins to curdle into a psychedelic nightmare. (80 minutes)

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Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 24 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m..

David DiDonato LIVE: Nosferatu

Thriller, Fantasy

David is making his third trip to Gainesville to perform one of his live scores! He played Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and this time NOSFERATU!

David DiDonato is an American guitarist/composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer, best known for performing the World’s Longest Guitar Solo on May 13-14, 2012 and for being in a wide array of bands; including the Ultimate Dragons, J-Church, Funeralizer, Modok, Ipecac, H.R.M., DFI, and Ratking. 

During his semi-retirement, DiDonato created a primitive soundtrack to F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film Nosferatu (in 2006, remastered 2019), fusing classical guitar passages with instrumental black metal, followed by a soundtrack to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (in 2014). Over the course of the quarantine, he has performed at various drive-in theaters and spent the first 14 months of the lockdown scoring The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This was debuted in Detroit in late August of 2021.

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Saturday, Feb. 18th at 8:30 p.m.


Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Cameron Edwin (Jim Gaffigan), the host of a failing children’s science TV show called “Above & Beyond”, has always had aspirations of being an astronaut. After a mysterious space-race era satellite coincidentally falls from space and lands in his backyard, his midlife crisis manifests in a plan to rebuild the machine into his dream rocket. As his relationship with his wife (Rhea Seehorn) and daughter (Katelyn Nacon) start to strain, surreal events begin unfolding around him — a doppelgänger moving into the house next door, a car falling from the sky, and an unusual teenage boy forging a friendship with him. He slowly starts to piece these events together to ultimately reveal that there’s more to his life story than he once thought. (101 minutes)

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Friday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Cocktails & Classics: The Wolf Man

Classic Monsters

When his brother dies, Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney) returns to Wales and reconciles with his father (Claude Rains). While there, he visits an antique shop and, hoping to impress Gwen (Evelyn Ankers), the attractive shopkeeper, buys a silver walking cane. That same night he kills a wolf with it, only to later learn that he actually killed a man (Bela Lugosi). A gypsy (Maria Ouspenskaya) explains that it was her son, a werewolf, that he killed, and that Larry is now one himself. (70 minutes)

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Moon Juice
Crème de Violette
Lime Juice
Club Soda
Garnished with Lime Wheel

****Doors at 7:30 p.m.****
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8:30 p.m.



UNGUARDED takes us inside the walls of APAC, the revolutionary Brazilian prison system centered on the full recovery and rehabilitation of the person. Beginning in 1972, APAC founder Dr. Mario Ottoboni volunteered in some of Brazil’s worst prisons. Seeing men and women frequently return to a life of crime once they left prison, Dr. Ottoboni decided to found his own restorative justice-based system.

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Followed by a panel discussion. 

Free Event

Monday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Everything is Illuminated

Presented by the UF Center of European Studies & the University Film Society

About the movie:
A young Jewish-American man obsessed with his family history, Jonathan Safran Foer (Elijah Wood) decides to journey to the Ukraine to find out more about the life of his grandfather. Guided by Alex (Eugene Hutz), a rap-obsessed local, Jonathan ventures into the heartland of the Ukraine seeking to shed light on events that occurred to his grandfather during World War II. Joining Jonathan and Alex is the latter’s surly grandfather (Boris Leskin) and a dog named Sammy Davis Jr. Jr.

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Tuesday, March 7 at 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public

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