Friday (9/29): 8 p.m.

Saturday (9/30): 5:30 p.m.

Sunday (10/1): 2 p.m.

Wednesday (10/4): 5:30 p.m.

Thursday (10/5): 9 p.m. 

Saturday (10/7) 5 p.m.

$7 Matinee

$7 Student

$7 Senior

$9 General

A daringly original biopic, "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters," flashes back to the famous gay novelist/movie-star’s suicidal assault on a Japanese army camp. Between minimal black-and-white episodes of Mishima’s earlier life and colorful dramatizations of scenes from three of his novels, this movie attempts to come to grips with the public and private faces of a real-life character, finally reflecting more upon the neurosis and drives of its creator than its subject. Writer of "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull," Paul Schrader directed obsessive-puritanical philosophizing is at its purest here, as he channels his usual concerns into a meditation on Mishima’s tussles with love, death, honor and the spirit.

The night after the premiere of “Mishima,” a competitor for the prestigious "Palme d’Or" at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985, the film was well-received, and won an overall award for “Best Artistic Contribution.” But, Schrader knew better than anyone that its chances at the American box office were slim. He observed that his co-producers, Francis Coppola and George Lucas, raised $10 million, “with no hope of getting it back.”

"Mishima" is an exceptional, original movie, ravishingly shot and with a hauntingly brilliant Philip Glass score.

121 min | Biopic, Drama 

Directed by: Paul Schrader 

Starring: Ken Ogata

Tickets will be available online at or through our box office at (352) 375-4477.


  • Starting Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, repeated every day until Saturday, October 07, 2017 — all day


Hippodrome Cinema

25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, 32601


Hippodrome Theatre