After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story. (110 minutes)

February 27 - March 8

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February 20 - 27

Patricio Guzmán left Chile more than 40 years ago when the military dictatorship took over the democratically-elected government, but he never stopped thinking about a country, a culture, and a place on the map that he never forgot. After covering the North in Nostalgia for the Light and the South in The Pearl Button, his shots get up-close with what he calls "the vast revealing backbone of Chile's past and recent history.” (85 minutes)

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February 29

Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema to the Western world. (88 minutes)

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March 6 at Midnight

We are trying out a midnight horror flick for all those thrill seekers out there!

When a childhood prank goes wrong, four strangers are forced to relive a cruel game at the hands of a masked psychopath. (97 minutes)

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March 10 - 14

Directed by John Carpenter, the story takes place on the deep-space cruiser Dark Star, where a crew of laid-back astronauts are assigned the task of blowing up planets with unsuitable life forms in order to make the universe safe for the human race. After a series of accidents, a smart bomb - i.e. a bomb that can talk and think on its own - does not detach itself from the ship as planned and will explode within 24 minutes unless it can be cajoled into disarming itself. (83 minutes)

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March 12 at 7 p.m.

Focusing on inspiring and uplifting young female storytellers through the mentorship and leadership of four diverse directors, Seeing is Believing opens the conversation up to ask “What is the broader role of storytelling in our society and how can women use filmed media as a unique opportunity to catalyze progress?” 

The film will be followed by a short discussion with audience participation to share thoughts and feedback.

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March 20 at 8:30 p.m.

Set in 33 A.D. Judea,where exasperated Romans are trying to impose some order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them. At its centre is Brian Cohen, a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd circumstances providing ample opportunity for the entire Monty Python ensemble to shine in multiple roles. (94 minutes)

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The Cinema

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. Each year we screen approximately 48 films, 40-70 special event screenings, and have 3-5 film festivals.

The Cinema regularly collaborates with local organizations, often working with them to screen content they cannot obtain from distributors. Recently we’ve scheduled partner screenings with the American Institute of Architects, WUFT, and the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. Gainesville Black Wall Street also collaborates regularly with our Black Films Matter series.

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