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  1. TEEN SPIRIT

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Max Minghella

    A shy teenager dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a singing competition.

    10:30am 1:15pm 5:30pm 8:15pm
  2. WRESTLE

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Suzannah Herbert +
      Lauren Belfer

    An intimate coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama's list of failing schools, as they face personal challenges in their attempt to win the...

    11:00am 6:00pm
  3. ICDOCS SPECIAL PRESENTATION – LAURA IANCU

    Special Event
    • 0
    • USA +
      Romania
    • Laura Iancu

    The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS) is an annual event run by students at the University of Iowa with the mission to engage local audiences with the exhibition of recent short films that explore the boundaries of nonfiction...

    1:00pm
  4. STRENGTHEN GROW EVOLVE

    Special Event
    • 2004

    FilmScene and the Englert are building something exciting and we want you to be a part of it. Strengthen Grow Evolve—what does that mean for our community? Mark the date and join us for an entertaining and inspiring hour where we look into the futu...

    2:00pm
  5. ICDOCS JUROR PROGRAM – DESSANE LOPEZ CASSELL

    Special Event
    • 0
    • USA +
      Haiti Columbia Singapore
    • Various

    The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS) is an annual event run by students at the University of Iowa with the mission to engage local audiences with the exhibition of recent short films that explore the boundaries of nonfiction...

    3:00pm
  6. US

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Jordan Peele

    Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide WIlson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. H...

    3:30pm 7:45pm 10:15pm
  7. SCOOBY-DOO DOUBLE FEATURE

    Bijou After Hours
    • 2004
    • US +
      Australia
    • Raja Gosnell

    A monster-filled double feature of Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). Presented as part of the Bijou After Hours program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

    11:00pm

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Special Event
ICDOCS SPECIAL PRESENTATION – LAURA IANCU
  • 0
  • USA
  • Laura Iancu
Now Playing

The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS) is an annual event run by students at the University of Iowa with the mission to engage local audiences with the exhibition of recent short films that explore the boundaries of nonfiction...

Special Event
STRENGTHEN GROW EVOLVE
  • 2004
Now Playing

FilmScene and the Englert are building something exciting and we want you to be a part of it. Strengthen Grow Evolve—what does that mean for our community? Mark the date and join us for an entertaining and inspiring hour where we look into the futu...

Special Event
ICDOCS JUROR PROGRAM – DESSANE LOPEZ CASSELL
  • 0
  • USA
  • Various
Now Playing

The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS) is an annual event run by students at the University of Iowa with the mission to engage local audiences with the exhibition of recent short films that explore the boundaries of nonfiction...

HIV/AIDS - 30 Years Special Event
PHILADELPHIA
  • 1993
  • USA
  • Jonathan Demme
Wed, Apr 24

Lawyer Andrew Beckett (Oscar-winner Tom Hanks) sues his former employer after they fire him upon learning about his HIV status. Presented as part of HIV/AIDS in Iowa City: Thirty Years and Beyond, a four-day reflection marking the 30th anniversary of...

Special Event
STUBER
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Michael Dowse
Thu, Apr 25

After crashing his car, a cop who's recovering from eye surgery recruits an Uber driver to help him catch a heroin dealer. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they encounter the city's seedy side. ...

Coming Soon
AMAZING GRACE
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Alan Elliott
Opens Fri, Apr 26

This long lost documentary presents Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Special Event
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US
  • 2017
  • USA
  • Abby Ginzberg
Sun, Apr 28

This powerful documentary brings the history of forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans to the present, following activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and the travel ban. All evening proceeds support victim services prov...

Coming Soon
HIGH LIFE
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Claire Denis
Opens Fri, May 3

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

Coming Soon
HER SMELL
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Alex Ross Perry
Opens Fri, May 3

A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

Special Event
GOOD BOYS
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Gene Stupnitsky
Mon, May 6

Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. Free advance screening courtesy Universal S...

Coming Soon
ASK DR. RUTH
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Ryan White
Opens Fri, May 10

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.

Special Event
INTIMATE REALITIES
  • 2019
  • USA
  • jess m. roy
Fri, May 10

This Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentation explores identity from haptic, surreal, and digital vantage points. Virtual reality experience available in FilmScene's lobby from 1:00PM to 1:30PM and again following the film presentation and Q&A with f...

Coming Soon
HESBURGH
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Patrick Creadon
Opens Fri, May 17

President of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years, Theodore Hesburgh counseled presidents and became one of the most influential Americans of the 20th century.

Coming Soon
HAIL SATAN?
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Penny Lane
Opens Fri, May 17

In the battle for justice and equality, the Satanic Temple is putting up a hell of a fight. Hail Satan? documents the quick rise and influence of this controversial religious group.

Coming Soon
ROCKETMAN
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Dexter Fletcher
Opens Fri, May 31

An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years.

Coming Soon
THE DEAD DON’T DIE
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Jim Jarmusch
Opens Fri, Jun 28

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. Directed by Jim Jarmusch (Paterson, Only Lovers Left Alive, Broken Flowers).

Current Series

Science on Screen

Sun, Apr 21 GRAVITY
  • 2013
  • UK
  • Alfonso Cuaron

Bijou Film Forum

Tue, Apr 23 LIFE, ABOVE ALL
  • 2010
  • South Africa
  • Oliver Schmitz

Filmmaker Spotlight

Tue, May 7 GRIDSHOCK
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Vanessa McNeal

Scenesters Selects

Sun, May 12 BRAZIL
  • 1985
  • UK
  • Terry Gilliam

Pride at FilmScene

Mon, May 20 SATURDAY CHURCH
  • 2017
  • USA
  • Damon Cardasis

Book Club

Ongoing Series

Rooftop

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Vino Vérité

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Women's March

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