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BABES follows inseparable childhood friends Eden (Ilana Glazer) and Dawn (Michelle Buteau), having grown up together in NYC, now firmly in different phases of adulthood. When carefree an single Eden decides to have a baby on her own after a one-night stand, their friendship faces its greatest challenge. BABES delves into the complexities of female friendship with a blend of laughter, tears and labor pains. (111 minutes)

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Friday, May 31 at 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 9 at 4:30 p.m.

It’s Such a Beautiful Day & ME


Don Hertzfeldt’s newest animated film ME is a 22-minute musical odyssey about trauma, technology, and the retreat of humanity into itself. Indiewire has described it as “soul-shaking” and “a triumph”. (22 minutes)


Originally released as three short films over the course of six years, the picture was captured entirely in-camera on a 35mm rostrum animation stand. Built in the 1940s and used by Hertzfeldt on all of his animated films since 1999, it was one of the last surviving cameras of its kind still operating in the world, indispensable in creating the story’s unique images and visual effects. It’s Such a Beautiful Day painstakingly blended traditional hand-drawn animation and experimental optical effects with new digital hybrids, printed out one frame at time and placed under the camera. (64 minutes)

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Friday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 2 at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday June 6 at 6 p.m.
Friday, June 7 at 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 9 at 1:30 p.m.

AIA Design Series:
Visual Acoustics:
The Modernism of Julius Shulman


In a documentary exploring the life and career of Julius Shulman — widely regarded by experts as the greatest architectural photographer — director Eric Bricker reveals the man who was influential in bringing to light the architectural modernist movement. Shulman’s work plays a significant role in promoting the careers of legendary architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, the film also includes interviews from various architects and Shulman himself. (83 minutes)

*Presented by the Gainesville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects*

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Thursday, June 6 at 8:30 p.m.


Drama, Romance, Kenyan Cinema

Kena and Ziki live very different lives in Nairobi. Kena works in her father’s shop and awaits the start of nursing school, while Ziki passes the days hanging out with her friends and making up dance routines. Their paths cross when their fathers run against each other for seats in the County Assembly, and they find themselves drawn to each other. Soon their interest grows to affection and the girls find ways to love each other despite the ever-watching gaze of the neighborhood. (83 minutes)

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Friday, June 14 at 9 p.m.

But I’m a Cheerleader

Comedy, Drama

Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn’t that crazy about him. So she’s stunned when her parents decide she’s gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham. (81 minutes)

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Saturday, June 15 at 9:30 p.m.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Drama, French Cinema

In 1770 the young daughter of a French countess develops a mutual attraction to the female artist commissioned to paint her wedding portrait. (121 minutes)

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Sunday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.


National Theatre Live

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.

Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End, Vanya will be playing exclusively in cinemas in 2024. (117 minutes)

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Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m.

Tickets: $20
Every ticket comes with a glass of wine (or equivalent drink at our bar)!


National Theatre Live

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.  

Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre. (160 minutes)

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Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20
Every ticket comes with a glass of wine (or equivalent drink at our bar)!


National Theatre Live

Fleabag is the hilarious, award-winning, original one-woman play that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series, written and performed on-stage by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. In just 67-minutes, audiences can expect a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. (80 minutes)

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Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20
Every ticket comes with a glass of wine (or equivalent drink at our bar)!

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Please contact Gabrielle for any questions or to book a private viewing party for you and your pod.