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, September 12
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

60-something ex-brothers-in-law set off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, are a throwback to bawdy road comedies and a candid exploration of aging, loneliness and friendship.
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Opens Friday, September 12
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Weird and wonderful musical comedy about a young wannabe musician, who joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious Frank (Michael Fassbender), who wears a giant fake head, and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).
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September 13: PINK FLOYD THE WALL (1982)

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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Opening September 19
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite for a culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. A biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.
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Friday, Sept 19 - Sunday, Sept 21
at FilmScene Tiny Cinema

Presented in a tiny cinema for tiny audiences, FilmScene celebrates the spirit of micro-building with this documentary about one couple’s attempt to build a tiny house with no building experience, a journey which raises questions about the changing ...
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Monday, October 6, 9pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

A one-of-a-kind showcase of videos found at garage sales, thrift stores, warehouses and dumpsters across the country. With live commentary from urators Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report).
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Friday, October 3, 6:30pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

In partnership with the Iowa City Book Festival, bestselling author James Ellroy in person to introduce the modern-day classic starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce. Tickets include hardcover copy of Ellroy's new book Perfidia.
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Saturday, Sept 27, 2:30pm
at FilmScene Scene 1
DIALOGUE with UI Libraries

Riveting doc about the life of computer whiz Aaron Swartz, the programming prodigy and information activist who took his own life at the age of 26.
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Opening Friday, Sept 26
at FilmScene Scene 1
(9/26) Opening night Skype with Director Michael Rossato-Bennett.
(9/28) discussion with music therapy experts from UIHC and West Music

A joyous exploration of the astonishing revitalization of memory loss patients through the simple experience of listenin ...
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Wednesday, October 1, 8pm
at The Englert Theatre

Alloy Orchestra has been called “The best in the world at accompanying silent films” by the late, great Roger Ebert, and this will be their fourth big Iowa City show, "Lonesome," a 1928 Coney Island love story.
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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.

FRANK (Now Playing)
LAND HO! (Now Playing)
LEVEL FIVE (Bijou Film Forum, September 16)
HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND (Late Shift, September 17)

ALLOY ORCHESTRA (October 1 at The Englert)
LA CONFIDENTIAL (with James Ellroy! October 3)

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.

THE TRIP TO ITALY (Opening September 19)
ALIVE INSIDE (Opening September 26)

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Bijou After Hours, September 20)
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (Bijou Horizons, September 23)
WOKE UP BLACK (September 24 at Shambaugh)
FACES OF SCHLOCK (Late Shift, September 24)
EMPIRE RECORDS (Bijou After Hours, September 27)
RICH HILL (Bijou Film Forum, September 30)

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