Hop Film
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About Hop Film

Great Movies. Every Weekend.

Hop Film celebrates 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) primarily in the 237-seat Loew Auditorium. In addition to foreign and independent film, recent Oscar winners and classics, the 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


Hop Film agrees: time’s up. We are doing our part to fight the Hollywood gender gap by showcasing the work of women filmmakers and celebrating complex female onscreen characters.

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Movie Magic


Larger-than-life on the glorious big screen.

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Reel Change


This series highlights films that use the medium to broaden and deepen perspective on issues like poverty, racism, immigration, gender inequality and climate change.

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Film School


These classics, rare gems, alumni work and shows with live guests are programmed in direct collaboration with Dartmouth classes, student groups and campus centers.

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Ford v Ferrari

Telluride at Dartmouth

Thanks to a longstanding friendship between the Telluride Film Festival and Dartmouth, six new festival films come to campus every September for special advance screenings.

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).


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