History of MOTH
In 1998, UNF President Fretwell wanted to create a community centered on cinema. He established a fund that could provide students, faculty, staff and the wider community with great films to ponder, discuss, debate, be outraged and be moved by. He knew that film was the source of our most widely shared stories, and that watching films together helps us understand each other in a way that can never happen by watching films alone on our laptops, phones and televisions. With the generous and unwavering support of President John Delaney, and now President Symanski, MOTH will continue to bring us together around a love of film.
The series was first housed at Regal Cinema on Beach Blvd. Following a generous donation of 35mm film equipment from Regal Inc, we began projecting films on campus. Now with HD digital replacing 35mm film, we project films in Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater's newly renovated screening rooms, and in the screening room of MOCA Jacksonville downtown.