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  1. BORN FREE

    The Picture Show
    • 1966
    • UK +
      USA
    • James Hill

    A game warden and his wife face a wrenching decision when the lion cub they've raised becomes too big to keep in this family-friendly classic. FREE admission for kids!

    10:00am
  2. THE RED TURTLE

    • 2017
    • Japan +
      France Belgium
    • Michaël Dudok De Wit

    This wordless masterpiece beautifully recounts the milestones in the life of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature!

    12:00pm 5:45pm
  3. THE SALESMAN

    • 2017
    • Iran +
      France
    • Asghar Farhadi

    In the gripping new film from Oscar-winning Asghar Farhadi, Iranian couple Emad and Rana have their life together thrown into turmoil by an act of violence after being forced to move. Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film!

    12:30pm 5:30pm
  4. TONI ERDMANN

    • 2016
    • Germany +
      Austria Romania
    • Maren Ade

    A father tries to reconnect with his adult daughter via a wildly imaginative alter ego in this wildly funny film from German director Maren Ade. Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film!

    2:00pm 7:45pm
  5. PATERSON

    • 2016
    • USA +
      Germany France
    • Jim Jarmusch

    Adam Driver stars as Paterson, a bus driver and poet, in the new film from auteur Jim Jarmusch -- a quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

    3:00pm 8:00pm
  6. 2017 OSCAR SHORTS – ANIMATED

    • 2017
    • Various
    • Various

    Our popular annual tradition of screening the Oscar-nominated short films continues with presentations of all three programs: Animated, Live Action and Documentary!

    10:30pm
  7. TRAIN TO BUSAN

    Bijou After Hours
    • 2016
    • South Korea
    • Sang-ho Yeon

    While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on a train from Seoul to Busan.

    11:00pm

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Coming Soon // Special Events

Special Event
BLUE CARPET BASH
  • 2017
Sun, Feb 26

Join us on Hollywood's biggest night for a big screen celebration of the year in movies! Walk down the blue carpet, pose for the flash bulbs, predict the winners, compete for prizes, snack on Iowa popcorn and sip on delicious movie-inspired drinks.

Special Event
ANTONIO SANCHEZ – BiRDMAN LiVE
  • 2014
  • USA
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu
Wed, Mar 1

Experience the explosive Oscar winning FiLM accompanied LiVE at The Englert Theatre by composer Antonio Sanchez and his Grammy Award winning score that provides the heartbeat of the film.

Special Event
TRUE/FALSE IOWA DELEGATION
  • 2017
  • Columbia
Thu, Mar 2

Join FilmScene and the Des Moines Film Society as we journey south in search of the world's best nonfiction films at the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, Missouri.

Coming Soon
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
  • 2017
  • France
  • Raoul Peck
Opens Fri, Mar 3

Using the unfinished final manuscript of writer James Baldwin, this documentary by Raoul Peck delves into the legacy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers and their impact on what it means to be black in America.

Coming Soon
KEDI
  • 2017
  • Turkey
  • Ceyda Torun
Opens Fri, Mar 10

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of one of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known: cats! Critics and internet cats agree: this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home...

Coming Soon
JULIETA
  • 2016
  • Spain
  • Pedro Almodóvar
Opens Fri, Mar 10

Pedro Almodóvar adapts three female-centric short stories by author Alice Munro in this piercing and rich drama.

Coming Soon
A UNITED KINGDOM
  • 2017
  • USA
  • Amma Assante
Opens Fri, Mar 10

The extraordinary true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s.

Coming Soon
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
  • 2017
  • Switzerland
  • Claude Barras
Opens Fri, Mar 17

An equally delightful and affecting stop-motion miracle that tells the story of a boy who moves to a foster home after the sudden death of his mother and finds a new life. Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature!

Coming Soon
NERUDA
  • 2016
  • Chile
  • Pablo Larraín
Opens Fri, Mar 24

An investigator (Gael García Bernal) launches a search for Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco), who became a fugitive in his own country for his Communist leanings during the 1940s.

Special Event
1984
  • 1984
  • UK
  • Michael Radford
Tue, Apr 4

On Tuesday, April 4 -- the date on which George Orwell’s classic character Winston Smith begins writing his journal in Orwell’s landmark 1949 novel -- FilmScene joins 90 cinemas across the country in a National Event Day screening of 1984.

Current Series

The Picture Show

Sat, Feb 25 BORN FREE
  • 1966
  • UK
  • James Hill

Bijou After Hours

Sat, Feb 25 TRAIN TO BUSAN
  • 2016
  • South Korea
  • Sang-ho Yeon

Bijou Film Forum

Tue, Feb 28 SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU
  • 2016
  • USA
  • Richard Tanne

Bijou Horizons

Tue, Mar 7 THE CLUB
  • 2015
  • Chile
  • Pablo Larraín

Education

Ongoing Series

Rooftop

Ongoing Series

Vino Vérité

Ongoing Series