Hop Film
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About Hop Film

Great Movies. Every Weekend.

Hop Film connects to the scope, beauty and impact of film through a diverse, unique and engaging slate that encourages film literacy and appreciation in the Dartmouth community and beyond. 

The wide-ranging program runs every weekend (Thu - Sun) and includes foreign and independent films to recent Oscar winners and classics. This slate includes a series curated by the Dartmouth Film Society (DFS) and Film Specials, one-of-a-kind shows often with a live guest. Rounding out the lineup are the Event Cinema shows: HD broadcasts ranging from The Metropolitan Opera to London’s National Theatre to blockbuster art exhibitions.

Hop Film #Themes
Our consistent programming values coalesce into four main themes, indicated by hashtags: #HearMeRoar (strong women), #ReelChange (social justice), #FilmSchool (past and current masterworks) and #MovieMagic (big screen fun).

Hear Me Roar


Strong women on screen and behind the camera

Movie Magic


Big screen fun!

Reel Change


A lens on social justice issues

Film School


Masterworks and campus connections

Barry Jenkins

Campus Connections

Student engagement and campus collaboration comprise the heart of our program and constitute over 50% of our offerings. Regular and thoughtful partnerships with student groups, academic departments and campus centers help drive student attendance and further incorporate film into the course curriculums.

Hop Film by the Numbers

The bulk of the program occurs in the 237-seat Loew Auditorium in the Black Family Visual Arts Center. Larger or high-profile events (sneak previews, tributes) are in Spaulding Auditorium (900 seats).


People went to a film at the Hop last year