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  1. THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

    • 2016
    • UK +
      USA
    • Ron Howard

    Ron Howard directs this deftly edited compilation of extraordinary footage featuring music, interviews, and stories from 250 concerts performed by The Beatles between1963 to 1966.

    12:30pm
  2. MIA MADRE

    • 2016
    • Italy +
      France Germany
    • Nanni Moretti

    Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. Co-starring Margherita Buy and John Turturro.

    1:00pm 5:30pm 7:45pm
  3. FEMALE TROUBLE

    Deep Waters
    • 1974
    • USA
    • John Waters

    Waters' hysterical, full-throated assault on celebrity culture pivots on an unforgettable performance by Divine as Dawn Davenport, a runaway teen who falls into a life of petty thievery only to becomes a media icon with the help of a pair of sexually...

    3:30pm
  4. THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE

    Special Event
    • 2013
    • USA
    • Greg D. Williams

    A feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

    3:30pm
  5. MY BLIND BROTHER

    • 2016
    • USA
    • Sophie Goodhart

    A sibling rivalry between adored blind athlete Robbie and his brother Bill, who knows the real Robbie, boils over when they both fall for the same girl (Jenny Slate, "Obvious Child") in this funny and original take on the love triangle.

    6:00pm
  6. ¡THREE AMIGOS!

    Rooftop
    • 1986
    • USA
    • John Landis

    Martin. Short. Chase: Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing. Up To Our Necks In Senoritas, Margaritas, Banditos And Bullets on the Rooftop!

    8:00pm

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Coming Soon // Special Events

Special Event
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE
  • 2013
  • USA
  • Greg D. Williams
Sun, Sep 25

A feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Special Event
HEADROOM: CHRISTOPHER HARRIS
  • 2016
  • USA
  • Christopher Harris
Fri, Sep 30

Christopher Harris will be in Iowa City to screen a program of his award-winning experimental films, which span a range of themes from the post-industrial urban landscape, to black outlaws, to the sun's collapse.

Deep Waters Special Event
JOHN WATERS: FILTHIER & DIRTIER
  • 2016
  • John Waters
Sat, Oct 1

Superlatively sleazy, fabulously filthy filmmaker filmmaker, screenwriter, author, and comedian John Waters will return to the Englert stage for his new show, "Filthier & Dirtier."

Special Event
ALLOY ORCHESTRA – MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
  • 1929
  • Soviet Union
  • Dziga Vertov
Wed, Oct 5

FilmScene and The Englert are proud to announce that the silent film scoring musical ensemble Alloy Orchestra returns to the Englert stage to present MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA live on Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm.

Coming Soon
THE BIRTH OF A NATION
  • 2016
  • USA
  • Nate Parker
Opens Fri, Oct 7

Based on the powerful and stunning true story of Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

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.

Current Series

Deep Waters

Sun, Sep 25 FEMALE TROUBLE
  • 1974
  • USA
  • John Waters

Rooftop

Sun, Sep 25 ¡THREE AMIGOS!
  • 1986
  • USA
  • John Landis

Bijou Film Forum

Tue, Sep 27 SONITA
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Education

Ongoing Series

Vino Vérité

Ongoing Series