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  1. HOME ALONE

    The Picture Show
    • 1990
    • USA
    • Chris Columbus

    An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

    10:00am
  2. A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

    • 2019
    • China +
      USA
    • Marielle Heller

    Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.

    10:30am 1:00pm 3:30pm 6:00pm 8:30pm
  3. MARRIAGE STORY

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Noah Baumbach

    Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

    12:00pm 3:00pm 8:30pm
  4. THE AERONAUTS

    • 2019
    • UK +
      USA
    • Tom Harper

    Pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.

    12:30pm 3:00pm 5:30pm
  5. HONEY BOY

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Alma Har'el

    A young actor tries to reconcile with his father after surviving a turbulent childhood.

    1:00pm 3:30pm 9:00pm
  6. JOJO RABBIT

    • 2019
    • Germany +
      USA
    • Taika Waititi

    A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

    6:00pm
  7. VARDA BY AGNES

    • 2019
    • France
    • Agnes Varda +
      Sandrine Bonnaire Herve Chandes

    The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda - a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director's own brilliant career.

    6:30pm
  8. PARASITE

    • 2019
    • South Korea
    • Bong Joon-ho

    All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or.

    8:00pm

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Sundance Indigenous Shorts Program

In partnership with Art House Convergence and in collaboration with the Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program, FilmScene is proud to present Indigenous short films from Sundance Institute Fellows before select new releases all November long in celebration of National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. 

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Coming Soon // Special Events

Special Event
THE EYE OPENER
  • 2019
Sun, Dec 8

New space, new format, but all the things you love about our annual fundraising celebration!

Coming Soon
MIDNIGHT TRAVELER
  • 2019
  • Qatar
  • Hassan Fazili
Opens Fri, Dec 13

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee with his family. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the refugee experience.

Coming Soon
WAVES
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Trey Edward Shults
Opens Fri, Dec 13

The epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the wake of a tragic loss.

Special Event
BIJOU OPEN SCREEN + DANCE PARTY
  • 2020
  • Various
Sat, Dec 14

Bijou's bi-annual invitation to student and community filmmakers to share their work on the big screen - followed by a DJ Dance Party at FilmScene's Screening Room on the Ped Mall. Free for all attendees!

Coming Soon
UNCUT GEMS
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Benny Safdie
Opens Wed, Dec 25

Set in the diamond district of New York City, Howard Ratner, a jewelry store owner and dealer to the rich and famous, must find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers.

35mm Film Coming Soon
LITTLE WOMEN
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Greta Gerwig
Wed, Dec 25

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and presented in 35mm.

Special Event
MOULIN ROUGE – A PARISIAN NEW YEAR
  • 2001
  • Australia
  • Baz Luhrmann
Tue, Dec 31

Trois, deaux, un - bonne annee! Our annual countdown to the New Year on Paris time includes a champagne toast and French pastries! Join us for the bombastic, unabashadly romantic Moulin Rouge - singing along allowed!

Coming Soon
A HIDDEN LIFE
  • 2019
  • Germany
  • Terrence Malick
Opens Fri, Jan 10

Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Special Event
FIRST IN THE NATION FILM FESTIVAL
  • 2019
Mon, Jan 13

Progress Iowa is proud to announce the First In The Nation Film Festival! Official selections will be presented at FilmScene on Monday, January 13. Submissions deadline: Friday, December 20.

LES MISERABLES
  • 2020
  • France
  • Ladj Ly
Fri, Jan 24

A cop moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade in a district of the Paris projects. Paired up with two partners whose methods are sometimes unorthodox, he rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighborhood groups. Winner of the Cann...

Coming Soon
OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS
  • 2019
  • Various
  • Various
Opens Fri, Jan 31

FilmScene's popular annual tradition of screening all the Oscar-nominated short films returns! Nominations and full programs announced January 13, Oscars and FilmScene's Blue Carpet Bash held February 9!

Coming Soon
CLEMENCY
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Chinonye Chukwa
Opens Fri, Feb 7

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a roll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...

Coming Soon
CUNNINGHAM
  • 2019
  • Germany
  • Alla Kovgan
Opens Fri, Feb 14

The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company is stunningly profiled in this 3D documentary through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham, John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg.

Coming Soon
THE ASSISTANT
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Kitty Green
Opens Fri, Feb 21

A look at the day in the life of the assistant to a powerful corporate executive.

Coming Soon
BEANPOLE
  • 2020
  • Russia
  • Kantemire Balogov
Opens Fri, Feb 28

1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

Coming Soon
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
  • 2019
  • France
  • Celine Sciamma
Opens Fri, Mar 6

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm.

Current Series

The Picture Show

Sat, Dec 7 HOME ALONE
  • 1990
  • USA
  • Chris Columbus

Filmmaker Spotlight

Sat, Jan 11 WORKING MAN
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Robert Jury

Pride at FilmScene

Thu, Jan 23 END OF THE CENTURY
  • 2019
  • Argentina
  • Lucio Castro

Book Club

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Cinema Savant

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Cinematheque

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Education

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Rooftop

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Vino Vérité

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