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  1. DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

    The Picture Show
    • 2018
    • USA
    • Marc Forster

    A working class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

    10:00am
  2. 2019 OSCAR SHORTS – LIVE ACTION

    • 2018
    • Various
    • Various

    Our popular annual tradition of screening the Oscar-nominated short films continues with a presentation of all three programs: Animated, Live Action and Documentary!

    10:30am 8:45pm
  3. THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

    • 2018
    • UK +
      New Zealand
    • Peter Jackson

    A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage, directed by Peter Jackson and presented in vivid 3D.

    12:30pm 3:30pm 6:30pm
  4. 2019 OSCAR SHORTS – ANIMATED

    • 2018
    • Various
    • Various

    Our popular annual tradition of screening the Oscar-nominated short films continues with a presentation of all three programs: Animated, Live Action and Documentary!

    1:00pm 9:15pm
  5. 2019 OSCAR SHORTS – DOCUMENTARY

    • 2018
    • Various
    • Various

    Our popular annual tradition of screening the Oscar-nominated short films continues with a presentation of all three programs: Animated, Live Action and Documentary!

    3:00pm
  6. BURNING

    • 2018
    • South Korea
    • Lee Chang-dong

    A searing examination of an alienated young man whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit.

    6:00pm

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Special Event
GENERATION WEALTH
  • 2018
  • USA
  • Lauren Greenfield
Mon, Feb 18

Presented in partnership with the University of Iowa's 2019 Theme Semester "American Dream", comes director Lauren Greenfield's examination of materialism, celebrity culture, and social status, a reflection on the desire to be wealthy at any costs. F...

Coming Soon
THE IMAGE BOOK
  • 2018
  • Switzerland
  • Jean-Luc Godard
Opens Fri, Feb 22

Jean-Luc Godard provides social commentary during a montage of digitally altered, color-saturated film clips. Limited showtimes - don't miss it!

Special Event
BLUE CARPET BASH 2019
  • 2019
Sun, Feb 24

Hollywood’s biggest night is going without a host this year, but YOU don’t have to! FilmScene hosts a party for the people, with blue carpet, giveaways, drink specials and prediction prizes in celebration of the year in movies!

Coming Soon Women's March
CAPERNAUM
  • 2018
  • Lebanon
  • Nadine Labaki
Opens Fri, Mar 1

Academy Award nominee! After running away from his negligent parents, committing a violent crime and being sentenced to five years in jail, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him.

Coming Soon Women's March
DESTROYER
  • 2018
  • USA
  • Karyn Kusama
Opens Fri, Mar 1

A police detective reconnects with people from an underground assignment in her past in order to make peace.

Coming Soon
BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Pamela B. Green
Opens Fri, Mar 15

A tribute and a detective story, narrated by Jodie Foster, that traces the life of pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache, who began directing films in 1984 at the age of 21 and then faded from memory when she, and the 1000 films that bore her name, w...

Coming Soon Women's March
I AM NOT A WITCH
  • 2012
  • UK
  • Rungano Nyoni
Opens Fri, Mar 22

When 9-year old Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by a corrupt and inept government official. As the only witch child, Shula quickly becomes the local star and is forced to make a difficult decision - resign herself to...

Coming Soon Women's March
THE MUSTANG
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Opens Fri, Mar 29

A violent convict is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild horses.

Pride at FilmScene Special Event
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
  • 2012
  • USA
  • David France
Mon, Apr 22

The story of two coalitions - ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) - whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Presented in partnership with HIV/AIDS in Iowa City: Thirty Years and Beyond and Iowa...

Current Series

Bijou Horizons

Tue, Feb 19 MUSTANG
  • 2015
  • Turkey
  • Deniz Gamze Erguven

Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, Feb 20 DAY OF THE DEAD
  • 1985
  • USA
  • George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead)

Filmmaker Spotlight

Thu, Feb 21 WORLD OF FACTS
  • 2018
  • USA
  • Mike Gibisser

Science on Screen

Fri, Feb 22 HIDDEN FIGURES
  • 2016
  • USA
  • Theodore Melfi

Bijou Film Forum

Tue, Feb 26 THE ACT OF KILLING
  • 2013
  • Indonesia
  • Joshua Oppenheimer

National Theatre Live

Sun, Mar 10 NTL: JULIE
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Carrie Cracknell

Dinner & A Movie

Sun, Mar 31 THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
  • 2010
  • USA
  • Lisa Cholodenko

Book Club

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Rooftop

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Vino Vérité

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