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  1. BIRDS OF PASSAGE

    Women's March
    • 2019
    • Colombia +
      Denmark Mexico
    • Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra

    Birds of Passage chronicles the origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through the eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and hon...

    3:15pm 5:45pm 8:15pm
  2. BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE

    Women's March
    • 2019
    • USA
    • Pamela B. Green

    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 1884 at the age of 21 and then faded from memory when she, and the 1000 films that bore her name, w...

    3:30pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

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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
2019 OSCAR WINNING SHORTS
  • 2019
  • Various
  • Various
Opens Fri, Mar 22

By popular demand - and perfect timing for our Women's March initiative - FilmScene is pleased to present this year's Oscar-winning short films!

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.

Coming Soon
APOLLO 11
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Todd Douglass Miller
Opens Fri, Mar 29

Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin embark on a historic trip to the moon.

Special Event
DOLORES
  • 2017
  • USA
  • Peter Bratt
Mon, Apr 1

Raising 11 children while wrestling with gender bias, union defeat and victory, Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions to co-found the country's first farmworkers union. Presented FREE with a post-screening discussion by the 13th annual Latinx...

Coming Soon
CLIMAX
  • 2019
  • France
  • Gaspar Noe
Opens Fri, Apr 5

From French provocateur Gaspar Noe - one week engagement, select late night showtimes! Dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn th...

Coming Soon
EVERYBODY KNOWS
  • 2019
  • Spain
  • Asghar Farhadi
Opens Fri, Apr 5

Laura (Penelope Cruz) and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the village where she was born, on a Spanish vineyard, to attend her sister's wedding, but expected events lead this gathering toward a crisis that exposes the family's hidden past.

Special Event
STOUT HEARTED: GEORGE STOUT AND THE GUARDIANS OF ART
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Kevin Kelley
Fri, Apr 5

He rescued over five million pieces of art from the Nazis, and created science to preserve them forever. Iowa City premiere!

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...

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.

Current Series

Science on Screen

Wed, Mar 20 FAR FROM THE TREE
  • 2018
  • USA
  • Jamila Ephron

Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, Mar 20 THE EROTIC ADVENTURES OF CANDY
  • 1978
  • USA
  • Gail Palmer (Prisoner of Paradise)

National Theatre Live

Sun, Mar 24 NTL: JULIE
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Carrie Cracknell

Bijou Horizons

Tue, Mar 26 WHITE MATERIAL
  • 2010
  • France
  • Claire Denis

Bijou After Hours

Sat, Mar 30 FISH TANK
  • 2009
  • UK
  • Andrea Arnold

Dinner & A Movie

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

Bijou Film Forum

Tue, Apr 2 BLINDSPOTTING
  • 2018
  • US
  • Carlos Lopez Estrada

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Rooftop

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Vino Vérité

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