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The Hipp Cinema is always screening movies with our audience in mind. Serving as Gainesville’s only art-house cinema, we bring the latest independent films, hard-hitting documentaries, critically-acclaimed world cinema, throwback classics, and additional signature programming throughout the year. Have your experience at the movies go beyond the purchase of a ticket stub.

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5th Annual NY Cat Film Festival

Shorts Compilation 

These are not random internet “cat videos” – these are films which have been made with an intention, concept or story to convey something essential about cats. The films celebrate the kitties who share our world and their relationships with people, no matter where or how they live – as feral cats in a colony, or between the covers in someone’s bed. (96 minutes)

Visit the website to see all short film submissions.

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Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

7th Annual NY Dog Film Festival

Shorts Compilation 

The NY Dog Film Festival is a medley of two hours of short films – animated, documentary and narrative films – from around the world. These entertaining and inspirational movies celebrate all the ways we love our dogs. (99 minutes)

Visit the website to see all short film submissions.

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Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.


Drama, Music

From writer-producer-director Todd Field comes TÁR, starring Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár, the groundbreaking conductor of a major German Orchestra. We meet Tár at the height of her career, as she’s preparing both a book launch and much-anticipated live performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. Over the ensuing weeks her life begins to unravel in a singularly modern way. The result is a searing examination of power, and its impact and durability in today’s society. (158 minutes)

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Friday, Dec. 2 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec.10 at 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.

AIA Series: The Infinite Happiness


The Infinite Happiness is a highly unusual architectural experience. The film takes us to the heart of one of the contemporary housing developments considered to be a new model of success: the giant “8 House” designed in 2009 by Danish architects BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in the suburbs of Copenhagen.

Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine recount their month-long immersion inside this experiment of vertical village, nominated “World best residential building” in 2011.

As a Lego game, the film builds up a collection of life stories all interconnected by their personal relation to the building. Drawing the lines of a human map, the film reveals the building through an inner and intimate point of view. By showing the surprising results of this innovative social model, the directors question the architecture’s ability to create collective happiness. (84 minutes)

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Thursday, Dec. 8 at 8:30 p.m.



In the arid Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living a tranquil life for years. While he takes their small herd of llamas out to graze, she keeps house and walks for miles with the other local women to fetch precious water. When an uncommonly long drought threatens everything they know, Virginio and Sisa must decide whether to stay and maintain their traditional way of life or admit defeat and move in with family members in the city. Their dilemma is precipitated by the arrival of their grandson Clever, who comes to visit with news. The three of them must face, each in their own way, the effects of a changing environment, the importance of tradition, and the meaning of life itself. This visually jaw-dropping debut feature by photographer-turned-filmmaker Alejandro Loayza Grisi is lensed by award-winning cinematographer Barbara Alvarez (Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman) and won the Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival. (87 minutes)

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Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec 7 at 7 p.m.
A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff

Thursday, Dec 8 at 7 p.m.
Hester Street

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