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  1. MONSTERS AND MEN

    • 2018
    • Reinaldo Marcus Green

    The aftermath of a police killing of a black man, told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer, and a high school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.

    2:30pm 5:00pm 7:30pm
  2. THE BOOKSHOP

    • 2018
    • UK +
      Spain Germany
    • Isabel Coixet

    England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

    3:00pm 5:30pm 8:00pm
  3. SPIDER BABY

    Late Shift at the Grindhouse
    • 1967
    • US
    • Jack Hill (Switchblade Sisters)

    "Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly.

    10:00pm

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Coming Soon // Special Events

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN
  • 2018
  • USA
  • David Lowery
Opens Fri, Oct 19

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded the authorities and enchanted the public.

Special Event
PAYWALL: THE BUSINESS OF SCHOLARSHIP
  • 2018
  • US
  • Jason Schmitt
Thu, Oct 25

Free screening presented by University of Iowa Libraries! This documentary dives into the need for open access to research and science.

Coming Soon
FREE SOLO
  • 2018
  • USA
  • Jimmy Chin
Opens Fri, Oct 26

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Special Event
ALLOY ORCHESTRA – VARIETE
  • 1925
  • Germany
  • E.A. Dupont
Sat, Oct 27

FilmScene and The Englert Theatre present another memorable evening with the silent film scoring musical ensemble Alloy Orchestra! The spectacular cinematic symphony returns to the Englert stage with E.A. Dupont's recently restored 1925 German master...

Coming Soon
SUSPIRIA
  • 2018
  • Italy
  • Luca Guadagnino
Opens Fri, Nov 2

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nighmare. Others will finally wake up.

Special Event
BREWMASTER
  • 2018
  • USA
  • Douglas Tirola
Mon, Nov 5

Essential viewing for beer fanatics! The story of craft beer as told through a young lawyer who dreams of opening his own brewery and a beer educator trying to pass the Master Cicerone exam. Ticket includes tastings from Big Grove Brewery, Iowa Brewi...

Coming Soon
BEAUTIFUL BOY
  • 2018
  • USA
  • Felix Van Groeningen
Opens Fri, Nov 9

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Coming Soon
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
  • 2018
  • USA
  • Marielle Heller
Opens Fri, Nov 16

When celebrity bigrapher Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. Based on the true story and best-selling memoir.

Coming Soon
BOY ERASED
  • 2018
  • US
  • Joel Edgarton
Opens Fri, Nov 23

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a chruch-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Current Series

Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, Oct 17 SPIDER BABY
  • 1967
  • US
  • Jack Hill (Switchblade Sisters)

Bijou After Hours

Sat, Oct 20 CARRIE
  • 1976
  • USA
  • Brian De Palma

Dinner & A Movie

Mon, Oct 22 RUSHMORE
  • 1998
  • USA
  • Wes Anderson

The Picture Show

Sat, Oct 27 CORALINE
  • 2009
  • USA
  • Henry Selick

Rooftop

Sun, Oct 28 THE LOST BOYS
  • 1987
  • USA
  • Joel Schumacher

Bijou Film Forum

Tue, Oct 30 CHAVELA
  • 2017
  • Mexico
  • Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi

Pride at FilmScene

Mon, Nov 12 TRANSAMERICA
  • 2005
  • USA
  • Duncan Tucker

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