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  1. JOJO RABBIT

    • 2019
    • Germany +
      USA
    • Taika Waititi

    A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

    2:00pm 4:30pm 8:00pm
  2. PAIN AND GLORY

    • 2019
    • Spain
    • Pedro Almodovar

    An aging filmmaker (Antonio Banderas) reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

    2:30pm 5:30pm 8:30pm
  3. HARRIET

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Kasi Lemmons

    The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage and tenacity changed the course of history.

    3:00pm 6:00pm 9:00pm
  4. THE LIGHTHOUSE

    • 2019
    • USA +
      Canada Brazil
    • Robert Eggers

    Two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson) try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

    3:00pm 5:30pm 10:30pm
  5. FORD V FERRARI

    Special Event
    • 2019
    • USA +
      France
    • James Mangold

    American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. FREE advan...

    7:00pm
  6. TENNESSEE GOTHIC

    Late Shift at the Grindhouse
    • 2019
    • USA
    • Jeff Wedding (A Measure of Sin)

    When a dim-witted widower and his teenage son offer a beautiful young woman refuge on their farm, their living situation escalates from hysterical comedy to maddening horror once they discover she's not who she says she is. Director Jeff Wedding pres...

    10:00pm

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Sundance Indigenous Shorts Program

In partnership with Art House Convergence and in collaboration with the Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program, FilmScene is proud to present Indigenous short films from Sundance Institute Fellows before select new releases all November long in celebration of National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. 

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FORD V FERRARI
  • 2019
  • USA
  • James Mangold
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American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. FREE advan...

THE REPORT
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Scott Z. Burns
Opens Fri, Nov 15

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel Jones (Adam Driver), tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

PARASITE
  • 2019
  • South Korea
  • Bong Joon Ho
Opens Fri, Nov 15

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or.

Special Event
THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
  • 1926
  • France
  • Carl Dreyer
Fri, Nov 15

The critically acclaimed 1928 silent film by Carl Dreyer is brought to life with a haunting new score performed live, reimagining this classic film a modern urgency. Combining electronic music with sacred chant and strings, composer George Sarah craf...

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HEADROOM: EMILY VEY DUKE AND COOPER BATTERSBY
  • 0
  • Emily Vey Duke
Sat, Nov 16

Presented FREE as part of the Headroom Screening Series, with both filmmakers present for a Q&A following the screening.

Special Event
HARRY POTTER TRIVIA NIGHT
  • 2019
Wed, Nov 20

Accio your knowledge of the Wizarding World! Enjoy butter beer and appetizers as you compete for various prizes. $30 ticket for teams of two.

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FRANKIE
  • 2019
  • France
  • Ira Sachs
Opens Fri, Nov 22

Three generations grapple with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal.

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THE IRISHMAN
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Martin Scorsese
Opens Wed, Nov 27

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

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VARDA BY AGNES
  • 2019
  • France
  • Agnes Varda
Opens Fri, Nov 29

The final film from the late, beloved Agnes Varda - a charicteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director's own brilliant career.

Special Event
SUNDANCE INSTITUTE INDIGENOUS PROGRAM
  • 0
  • USA
  • Various
Sat, Nov 30

In partnership with Art house Convergence and in collaboration with the Sundance Institute's Indigenous Program, FilmScene is proud to present the full program of short films from Sundance Institute Fellows, in celebration of National Native American...

Special Event
PALANTE, SIEMPRE PALANTE! THE YOUNG LORDS
  • 1996
  • USA
  • Iris Morales
Wed, Dec 4

Presented FREE by the Sawyer Seminar, Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging, a project of the University of Iowa's Latina/o Studies Program, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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THE AERONAUTS
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Tom Harper
Opens Fri, Dec 6

Pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.

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HONEY BOY
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Alma Har'el
Opens Fri, Dec 6

A young actor tries to reconcile with his father after surviving a turbulent childhood.

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MARRIAGE STORY
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Noah Baumbach
Opens Fri, Dec 6

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Special Event
THE EYE OPENER
  • 2019
Sun, Dec 8

New space, new format, but all the things you love about our annual fundraising celebration!

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MIDNIGHT TRAVELER
  • 2019
  • Qatar
  • Hassan Fazili
Opens Fri, Dec 13

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee with his family. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the refugee experience.

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UNCUT GEMS
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Benny Safdie
Opens Wed, Dec 25

Set in the diamond district of New York City, Howard Ratner, a jewelry store owner and dealer to the rich and famous, must find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers.

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LITTLE WOMEN
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Greta Gerwig
Wed, Dec 25

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and presented in 35mm.

Special Event
MOULIN ROUGE – A PARISIAN NEW YEAR
  • 2001
  • Australia
  • Baz Luhrmann
Tue, Dec 31

Trois, deaux, un - bonne annee! Our annual countdown to the New Year on Paris time includes a champagne toast and French pastries! Join us for the bombastic, unabashadly romantic Moulin Rouge - singing along allowed!

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PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
  • 2019
  • France
  • Celine Sciamma
Opens Fri, Jan 3

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm.

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A HIDDEN LIFE
  • 2019
  • Germany
  • Terrence Malick
Opens Fri, Jan 10

Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Special Event
FIRST IN THE NATION FILM FESTIVAL
  • 2003
Mon, Jan 13

Progress Iowa is proud to announce the First In The Nation Film Festival! Official selections will be presented at FilmScene on Monday, January 13. Submissions deadline: Friday, December 20.

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CLEMENCY
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Chinonye Chukwa
Opens Fri, Jan 17

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a roll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...

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Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, Nov 13 TENNESSEE GOTHIC
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Jeff Wedding (A Measure of Sin)

Education

Tue, Nov 19 ONE DAY ANIMATION CAMP
  • 2019
  • USA (Iowa City)
  • Mark Jones

Pride at FilmScene

Mon, Dec 2 PRIDE
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Matthew Warchus

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