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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 Jacksonville. Every week 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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October 5 Art Walk Special Event: No No Sleep Screening & Discussion

In the wee hours of winter a night train travels through a sleepless city. This is a panorama of a Buddhist monk's journey through Tokyo at night. He also stops at a bath-house in a capsule hotel, where he makes a brief encounter.

Visit No No Sleep on the IMDB website

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022, 7 - 8 P.M.


Movies On The House at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOTH @ MOCA) Presents:

Art Walking, Sleepwalking: Tsai Ming-liang’s No No Sleep with UNF Film Professor Nicholas de Villiers

For the Wednesday, October 5 Art Walk, join us in the MOCA auditorium at 7 p.m. for a screening of Taiwan filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang’s No No Sleep (2015, runtime 34 minutes) introduced by UNF Film Professor Nicholas de Villiers and followed by a discussion.

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La Casa Lobo (The Wolf House) by León and Cociña

The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles. Film projection and Q&A with the directors to follow.

A stop-motion feature film that tells the story of Maria, a young woman who takes refuge in a house in southern Chile after escaping from a German colony.

Visit La Casa Lobo (The Wolf House) on the IMDB website

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022, 6 - 8 P.M.


Sponsored by Movies On The House, The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the UNF Gallery of Art. For more information, contact Dr. Gaytán Cuesta at

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The Lavender Scare

With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be "security risks" and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious witch hunt that lasts for forty years and ruins thousands of lives, while thrusting an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.

Visit The Lavender Scare on the IMDB website

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.


MOTH (Movies On The House) and the UNF LGBTQ Center present The Lavender Scare. Registration is required for this event. It is the first documentary film to tell the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire all employees suspected of being homosexual. Snacks will be provided.

Registration is required:

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