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  1. CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

    • 2018
    • USA
    • Marielle Heller

    When celebrity biographer Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. Based on the true story and best-selling memoir.

    2:30pm 5:30pm 7:30pm
  2. BEAUTIFUL BOY

    • 2018
    • USA
    • Felix Van Groeningen

    Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

    3:00pm 8:00pm
  3. WHIPLASH

    FilmScene Turns Five
    • 2014
    • US
    • Damien Chazelle

    We celebrate 5 years with an encore series chosen by you! Andrew is a promising drummer at a cutthroat Manhattan music conservatory. Under the ruthless direction of Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons in an Oscar-winning performance), Andrew pursues perf...

    5:00pm

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BOY ERASED
  • 2018
  • US
  • Joel Edgarton
Opens Wed, Nov 21

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Coming Soon Special Event
WINGS OF DESIRE
  • 1988
  • Germany
  • Wem Wenders
Opens Sun, Nov 25

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. New 4K restoration!

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?: OPEN CAPTIONS
  • 2018
  • USA
  • Marielle Heller
Wed, Nov 28

When celebrity biographer Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. Based on the true story and best-selling memoir. This showtime will be presented with open captions.

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WILDLIFE
  • 2018
  • US
  • Paul Dano
Opens Fri, Nov 30

A boy witnesses his parents' marriage falling apart after his mother finds another man.

Special Event
FILMSCENE’S FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY
  • 2003
Fri, Nov 30

FilmScene is turning 5 - let's party!

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CERES
  • 2018
  • Belgium
  • Janet Van Den Brand
Opens Sun, Dec 2

The sixth selection of our third season is cinema poetry, a rich visual and sonorous ode to an agrarian lifestyle that is so close to us here in Iowa City, but is becoming increasingly distant - a vision from Belgium that is a beautiful reminder of o...

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AT ETERNITY’S GATE
  • 2018
  • Switzerland
  • Julian Schnabel
Opens Fri, Dec 7

Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Aries, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surround him.

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ROMA
  • 2018
  • Mexico
  • Alfonso Cuaron
Opens Fri, Dec 14

ONE WEEK RUN!! A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

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THE FAVOURITE
  • 2018
  • Ireland
  • Yorgo Lanthimos
Opens Fri, Dec 21

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Josie Rourke
Opens Fri, Dec 21

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Current Series

FilmScene Turns Five

Tue, Nov 20 WHIPLASH
  • 2014
  • US
  • Damien Chazelle

Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, Nov 21 BLOOD RAGE
  • 1987
  • US
  • John Grissmer (Scalpel)

The Picture Show

Thu, Nov 22 FREE BIRDS
  • 2013
  • USA
  • Jimmy Hayward

Pride at FilmScene

Mon, Dec 3 BPM
  • 2017
  • France
  • Robin Campillo

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Education

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Vino Vérité

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