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

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at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

“Release the hounds” takes on vibrant new meaning in this cautionary tale about man’s supposed superiority over “lesser beasts.” Thrilling update of the “Lassie Come Home” formula in which one lost mutt’s incredible journey back evolves into a full-scale ...
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at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

An intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the highly-guarded world of professional dance, taking us behind the curtains of the New York City Ballet from first rehearsal to world premiere. Limited Engagement.
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Mon, April 27 6:30pm & Sat, May 2, 1pm
at FIlmScene Scene 1 Cinema

WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into the infamous thirty-year-old cold case behind the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. Filmmaker Michael Galinsky will join us via Skype for a Q& ...
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Sunday, April 26 at 1pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Please join us for a screening of thesis films by graduate students completing their MFA in Film and Video Production, in the UI Department of Cinematic Arts. There will be a short Q&A between each film.
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Opens Friday, April 24
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

A wonderfully strange and beguiling adventure story of a lonely Japanese woman who, convinced the lost treasure she saw in a film (The Coen brothers classic Fargo) is real, and travels to the frozen tundra of northern Minnesota to find it.
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Saturday, May 2, 4:00pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Frédéric Tcheng's solo directorial debut brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look. A special free screening and dialogue presented by the Iowa City Downtown District as part of ...
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Opening Friday, May 1
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. In this warm, witty and intimate tribute, Seymour shares stories from his remarkable life as well as insightful reflections on a ...
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Opening Friday, May 8
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Acclaimed French director Assayas delivers a captivating drama in which a veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years e ...
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Saturdays at 10am, Thursdays at 3pm
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

Presented by MidWestOne Bank, our family and children's series is back on the big screen. A dynamite spring lineup continues with School of Rock, Big Hero 6, The Neverending Story, Ernest & Celestine, The Sound of Music and The Iron Giant!
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April 21: BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER
at FilmScene Scene 1 Cinema

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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Tickets are available online and at the FilmScene box office. FilmScene is located at 118 E. College St. in Downtown Iowa City.

NEW RELEASES
BALLET 422 (Now Playing)
KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER (Now PLaying)

Bijou After Hours
PLEASANTVILLE (May 2)
BACK TO THE FUTURE (May 9)

The Picture Show
ERNEST & CELESTINE (April 25 & 30)
A CAT IN PARIS (May 2 & 7)

Late Shift at The Grindhouse
LADY FRANKENSTEIN (April 22)

Bijou Film Forum & Horizons
SIDDHARTH (Apr. 21)

Special Events
WHO TOOK JOHNNY (Apr. 27 & May 2)
TRAINWRECK (Apr. 29, Free)
DIOR AND I (May 2, Free)
BIJOU OPEN SCREEN (May 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.

New Releases
SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION (Opens May 1)
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (Opens May 8)

The Picture Show
THE IRON GIANT (May 9 & 14)

Late Shift at The Grindhouse
LADY FRANKENSTEIN (April 29)

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