FilmScene is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural vitality of the Iowa City area through film that challenges, inspires, educates and entertains.

Opens Friday, April 11
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Academy Award winner Errol Morris (“The Fog of War”) goes mano-a-mano with Donald Rumsfeld. A mesmerizing portrait of one of the key architects of the Iraq War, a larger-than-life character who has provoked equal levels of fury and adulation.
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April 15 & 16
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema
FREE admission for K-12

Two teachers. Ten Students. One Epic Homework Assignment. From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. Dialogue with local architects.
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April 17-19
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema
Free and open to the public

The 12th annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival explores the boundaries of documentary and non-fiction filmmaking.
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A curated series presented by the Bijou Film Board, pairing UI departments and faculty with films for exclusive one-night screenings and discussions.

Featured films: SHORT TERM 12, COUSIN JULES, and AT BERKELEY.
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April 17: AMERICAN MOVIE
April 18: THE GREAT FLOOD
April 19: 12 O'CLOCK BOYS

BIJOU AFTER HOURS is a 14-week late-night film series that will run from through May 3 on Friday and Saturday nights at FilmScene. The screenings are free for University of Iowa students and five dollars for the general public.
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Opens Friday, April 18
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

The Oscar-nominated tale of the unlikely friendship between a young mouse and a brutish bear from the creators of THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE and THE SECRET OF KELLS.
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Opens April 25 - May 1
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

From Penn & Teller comes a highly entertaining and incendiary look at Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor who attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically­— ...
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Wed, April 23, 5:45pm
Special event presented by University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, ECO Iowa City and FilmScene.
Free and open to the public.

We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. With Jeremy Irons as our guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that ...
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April 25-May 1
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

A “mind blowing” (NY Times) front-row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Follows scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the most elaborate and costly science experiment ever conducted.
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Introducing Pizza Party Mondays! One free slice of delicious pizza from the Wedge with every paid admission while 'za pies last!
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A Downtown Cinema

FilmScene is a community-supported cinema located at
118 E. College St.
On the Ped Mall
Downtown Iowa City

Our scene 1 cinema showcases the best in American independent and international filmmaking in a vibrant and inviting 67-seat movie theater and cafe serving beer, wine and food.

FilmScene’s Mission

FilmScene is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural vitality of the Iowa City area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form. With programming that entertains, inspires, and educates, FilmScene works to build and connect the community through film.

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