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Opening February 20
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Julianne Moore gives a Golden Globe-winning performance as a renowned linguistics professor, marriedwith three grown children, diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspirin ...
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Opening Friday, February 27
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

From acclaimed director Zvyagintsev comes a modern day retelling of the Biblical story of Job set in contemporary Russia. Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Language Film.
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Saturday, February 28, 1pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Join us for an in-depth presentation with David Willis and Chris "Casper" Kelly of Adult Swim, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," "Squidbillies," "Too Many Cooks" and more. Pay what you want!
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Opening February 7
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

From the director of “The Secret of Kells,” based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, comes a story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world. Oscar-nominated for Best Animated feature.
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Feb. 28: SECRET SCREENING
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

BIJOU AFTER HOURS is a late-night film series on Saturday nights at 11pm FilmScene. The screenings are free for University of Iowa students and five dollars for the general public.
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Monday, March 2, 6pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Bijou Horizons takes a trip to Israel for a satirical look at the Israeli army through a unit of female soldiers at a remote desert base. Students are free and eligible for a study abroad scholarship!
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March 1, 5:00pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Join us for the launch of Filmmaker Spotlight, a new occasional series designed to spotlight the work of filmmakers with ties to Iowa. Filmmakers in person.
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Tuesday, March 3, 7pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, an expansive look at American energy policy. Presented with DIALOGUE by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. Free.
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Sunday, March 8, 11am
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement. DIALOGUE on International Women’s Day with Planned Parenthood and UI Dept. of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies.
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Wednesdays at 10pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Punch in for weird Wednesday nights at 10pm! The boss, Ross Meyer, digs up low-budget b-movies, gorefests and camp classics. Cheap tickets, beer and good fun!
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Now Playing

Tickets for the following films are on sale online and at the FilmScene box office. FilmScene is located at 118 E. College St. in Downtown Iowa City.

NEW RELEASES

STILL ALICE (Now Playing)
SONG OF THE SEA (Now Playing)
LEVIATHAN (Opening Friday)

Special Events
ADULT SWIM CREATORS FORUM (Feb. 28)
FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT (Mar. 1)
THE GREAT INVISIBLE (Mar. 3)
SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY (Mar. 8)

Late Shift at The Grindhouse
MS. 45 (Mar. 2)

Bijou Film Forum & Horizons
ZERO MOTIVATION (Mar. 2)
ROCKS IN MY POCKETS (Mar. 10)
THE PATIENCE STONE (Mar. 24)
THE BOY AND THE WORLD (Apr. 7)
SIDDHARTH (Apr. 21)

Bijou After Hours
SECRET SCREENING (Feb. 28)

Coming Soon

Showtimes will be set for the following films no later than the Monday prior to opening. For an online version of In Focus, our monthly calendar, click here.

New Releases
MR. TURNER (Opens Mar. 6)
MOMMY (Opens Mar. 20)
RED ARMY (Opens Mar. 27)
IT FOLLOWS
WILD TALES

Special Events
HEADROOM: KELLY SEARS (Mar. 12, 6pm)
BACK TO SCHOOL (Mar. 27, 2pm)

Jim Jarmusch in Black and White
STRANGER THAN PARADISE (Mar. 14 & 15)
DOWN BY LAW (Mar. 21 & 22)
DEAD MAN (Mar. 28 & 29)
COFFEE AND CIGARETTES (Apr. 4 & 5)

The Picture Show
CHICKEN RUN (Mar. 14 & 19)
THE PRINCESS BRIDE (Mar. 21 & 26)
SCHOOL OF ROCK (Mar. 28 & Apr. 2)

Late Shift at The Grindhouse
ATOMIC BRAIN INVASION (Mar. 11)
MURDERDROME (Mar. 18)
WONDER WOMEN (Mar. 25)

Bijou After Hours
SPACEBALLS (Mar. 7)
PURPLE RAIN (Mar. 28)

Film at Mission Creek Festival
MUSIC OF THE MOMENT (March 31)
IOWA SCREENDANCE (April 1)
I DREAM OF WIRES (April 2)
UPSIDEDOWN CROSS (April 2)
I’M NOT PATRICK (April 3)
SQÜRL / MAN RAY (April 4)
MEMPHIS (April 5)
DRAGONSLAYER (April 5)
AN EVENING W/ BILL DANIEL (April 5)

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