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 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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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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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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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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Wed, April 30, 5:45pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

After Tiller intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. Film and post-screening discussion presented by Emma Goldman Clinic.
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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 25 & 26: GUMMO

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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Opening May 2
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

An alien assumes the form of an alluring female (Scarlett Johansson) and prowls the streets of Scotland, leading lonely and unsuspecting men to their doom.
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Opening May 2
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.
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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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