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Movies on the House

Your ticket to the greatest films you have never seen. 

Some of the finest, provocative, beautifully made and stirring films don’t make it to the multiplex theaters. Or if they do, they disappear too quickly for most of us to see. MOTH is here to bring you, for free, some of the world’s greatest films that may have escaped your attention. MOTH screens films at the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater and the UNF Gallery of Art on the UNF campus, and downtown at MOCA JacksonvilleEvery month during Fall and Spring Semester you have a chance to see the finest achievements in cinema. We scour the underground, the festivals, and the world, to give you must-see films that will warm, singe or burn you. If you can take the heat, come to the light.

Following a hiatus for the safety of all during the COVID-19 pandemic, Movies on the House returns in full swing this fall semester. We would like you to follow our Recommended Films that we WOULD have loved to see with you. 

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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 A. Delaney, and the future support of the University, 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, the UNF Gallery of Art, and in the screening room of MOCA Jacksonville downtown.  

Upcoming Movies

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Zoot Suit

The revolutionary musical “Zoot Suit” stands as one of the most noteworthy LatinX films in the history of American Cinema. Often hailed as the “father of Chicano theatre”, Luis Valdez brings to the big screen a vivid portrayal of a tumultuous episode in Los Ángeles: The Zoot Suit Riots of 1942. The film focuses on the Sleepy Lagoon murder trial, where 25 members of the 38th Street Gang was held responsible for the death of José Díaz. A classical in American cinema that is not to be overlooked!

Visit Zoot Suit on the IMDB website

THURSDAY,  JANUARY 18, 2024, 5 P.M.


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Y tu mamá también/ And Your Mother, Too

Spanish with English subtitles

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón and with the celebrating performances of Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, Y tu mamá también is one of the most celebrated movies of the New Mexican cinema. A coming-of-age story, the film follows the lives of the “Charolastras” Julio and Tenoch, who live a carefree summer adventure of sexual discovery towards “La Boca del Cielo”/” Heaven’s Mouth” an idyllic beach in Oaxaca.  A film that not only bares bodies but also discloses the inequalities of Mexican society and politics.

Visit Y tu mamá también on the IMDB website



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Ya no estoy aquí / I’m No Longer Here

Spanish with English subtitles

A Border Movie, “I’m No Longer Here” is a movie about multiple identities. It is a film about finding oneself a thousand miles away from your hometown, through cumbia, punk aesthetics, graffiti, and migrant communities. Visually compelling, it shows the creative range of Fernando Frías, (a director known for the HBO series “Los Espookys”) while following a modern-day Ulises, a Mexican teenager finding its path in Queens, New York.

Visit Ya no estoy aquí on the IMDB website

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024, 5 P.M.


Past Movies

Recommended Films