FilmScene is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural vitality of the Iowa City area through film that challenges, inspires, educates and entertains.

Opening Friday, November 26
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Takahata (“Grave of the Fireflies”) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this hand-drawn masterwork. A breathtaking tale of a woman, the men who want to control her, and the moon.
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Now Playing
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

An award-winning portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, ND, where a local pastor allows down-and-out migrant workers a place to sleep at his church. Controversy leads to hard decisions and profound co ...
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Opening Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Rosewater is based on the best-selling memoir by Maziar Bahari, a Tehran-born Canadian journalist who returns to his native Iran at a time of great upheaval. The film is the directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, and stars Gael Garc ...
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Sunday, December 14, 11am
at Sheraton Hotel's Amos Dean Ballroom

FilmScene's 1st annual Eye Opener is our way of saying "Thank You!" for your support over the past year! We're saying thanks with a delicious brunch, a terrific short film, movie poster silent auction, awards and more.
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Opens Friday, December 5
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language 3D is a sensorially immersive experience employing 3D technology to mind-expanding effect.
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Opens Friday, December 5
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.
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Now on sale online or at the FilmScene box office! Great for any occasion, as a way to say thanks, or as an introduction to great cinema. And every gift helps support your local cinema.
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Saturdays at 10am, Thursdays at 3pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

The Picture Show returns for the holidays! Presented by MidWestOne Bank, our family and children's series returns to the big screen with four well-loved films: The Polar Express, Elf, White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life.
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Wednesdays at 10pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Punch in for weird Wednesday nights at 10pm! The boss, Ross Meyer, digs up low-budget b-movies, gorefests and camp classics. Cheap tickets, beer and good fun!
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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.

FILM SCREENINGS

THE OVERNIGHTERS (Now Playing)
CITIZENFOUR (Now Playing)

Special Screenings
CRYPT OF DARK SECRETS (Nov. 26, Late Shift at the Grindhouse)

The Picture Show presented by MidWestOne Bank
THE POLAR EXPRESS (Nov. 29 & Dec. 4)
ELF (Dec. 6 & Dec. 11)
WHITE CHRISTMAS (Dec. 13 & Dec. 18)
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Dec. 20 & Dec. 24)

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.

New Releases
THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA (Opening November 26)
ROSEWATER (Opening Thanksgiving Day)
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE 3D (Opening December 5)

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