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  1. ONE CHILD NATION

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Nanfu Wang +
      Jialing Zhang

    After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold story of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

    12:30pm 5:30pm
  2. HONEYLAND

    • 2019
    • Republic of Macedonia
    • Tamara Kotevska +
      Ljubo Stefanov

    A woman utilizes ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey in the mountains of Macedonia. When a neighboring family tries to do the same, it becomes a source of tension as they disregard her wisdom and advice.

    1:00pm
  3. THEM THAT FOLLOW

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Britt Poulton +
      Dan Madison Savage

    Inside a snake-handling church deep in Appalachia, Pastor Childs presides over an isolated community of Pentacostals. His devoted daughter Mara hides a dangerous secret that forces her to confront her father and question her faith.

    2:30pm 7:30pm
  4. AFTER THE WEDDING

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Bart Freundlich

    Seeking funds for her orphanage in India, Isabel (Michelle Williams) travels to New York to meet Theresa (Julianne Moore), a wealthy benefactor. An invitation to attend a wedding ignites a series of events in which the past collides with the present.

    3:00pm 7:45pm
  5. THE MOUNTAIN

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Rick Alverson

    After losing his mother, a young man (Tye Sheridan) goes to work with a doctor (Jeff Goldblum) specializing in lobotomies and therapies.

    5:00pm
  6. PUTNEY SWOPE

    Art House Theater Day Late Shift at the Grindhouse
    • 1969
    • USA
    • Robert Downey Sr. (Up the Academy)

    New 50th Anniversary restoration of the Truth and Soul movie! An unforgettable masterpiece of late-'60s counterculture, Robert Downey Sr.'s Putney Swope remains a vital provocation on race, pop culture and America. Presented as part of Art House Thea...

    10:00pm

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OFFICIAL SECRETS
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Gavin Hood
Opens Fri, Sep 20

The true story of a British whistleblower (Keira Knightley) who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Chauncey Grand Opening Coming Soon
DOWNTON ABBEY
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Michael Engler
Fri, Sep 20

The continuing saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

Special Event
IC ZOMBIE MARCH: CREEPY TV
  • 0
  • USA
  • Various
Sat, Sep 21

Co-presented by the Iowa City Zombie March, shuffle your way to FilmScene at the Ped Mall for this FREE program that will braaaaaain-suck you into a universe of Lovecraftian monsters, fish-people, dimensional-horror and madness!

Special Event
THE PARTS YOU LOSE
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Christopher Cantwell
Thu, Sep 26

A deaf young boy in a small North Dakota town befriends a potentially dangerous fugitive. Presented in celebration of International Deaf Week. This film will be presented with open captions.

Coming Soon
DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME
  • 2019
  • USA
  • A.J. Eaton
Opens Fri, Sep 27

With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, singer-songwriter David Crosby shares his often challenging journey.

Coming Soon
AQUARELA
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Victor Kossakovsky
Opens Fri, Sep 27

From massive waves to melting ice, filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky travels around the world to capture stunning images of the beauty and raw power of water.

Special Event
EL NORTE
  • 1983
  • UK
  • Gregory Nava
Mon, Sep 30

Two siblings escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan governement head to America in hopes for something better. Presented FREE in partnership with the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.

Special Event
MY LIFE WITH ROSIE
  • 2017
  • USA
  • Angela Sadler Williamson
Thu, Oct 3

Journey through the life of America's beloved heroine, Rosa Parks, as her family introduces a side of Parks few people knew, giving us a glimpse behind the stoic icon who was a rebel against descrimination not only in the South, but across the nation...

Coming Soon
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Tom Donahue
Opens Fri, Oct 4

An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from actors, executives and artists in the industry.

Coming Soon
JOKER
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Todd Phillips
Opens Fri, Oct 4

The origin of the iconic arch nemesis, Todd Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Special Event
FILMS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
  • 1929
  • USA
  • Oscar Micheaux
Sat, Oct 5

Presented by Tau Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., established in 1908 as the first black sorority in the United States, this program pays homage to the Harlem Renaissance with three films by black directors, including Oscar Mich...

Special Event
WAR AND PEACE – CHAPTER I
  • 1968
  • Russia
  • Sergei Bondarchuk
Sun, Oct 6

Presented in partnership with the Iowa City Book Festival, Sergei Bondarchuk's dazzling epic is presented with a new restoration. Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, Leo Tolstoy's classic tome was brought to li...

Special Event
WAR AND PEACE – CHAPTER II
  • 1968
  • Sergei Bondarchuk
Sun, Oct 6

Presented in partnership with the Iowa City Book Festival, Sergei Bondarchuk's dazzling epic is presented with a new restoration. Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, Leo Tolstoy's classic tom was brought to lif...

Special Event
WAR AND PEACE – CHAPTER III
  • 1968
  • Russia
  • Sergei Bondarchuk
Sun, Oct 6

Presented in partnership with the Iowa City Book Festival, Sergei Bondarchuk's dazzling epic is presented with a new restoration. Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, Leo Tolstoy's classic tome was brought to li...

Special Event
WAR AND PEACE – CHAPTER IV
  • 1968
  • Sergei Bondarchuk
Sun, Oct 6

Presented in partnership with the Iowa City Book Fsetival, Sergei Bondarchuk's dazzling epic is presented with a new restoration. Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, Leo Tolstoy's classic tome was brought to li...

Special Event
ARTIFISHAL
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Josh Murphy
Wed, Oct 9

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. Join us for a free screening and panel discussion sponsored by the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center, UI Office o...

Special Event
MISTER AMERICA
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Eric Notarnicola
Wed, Oct 9

In this hilarous mockumentary, Tim Heidecker attempts to enter the world of politics. Despite a checkered past and no legal qualifications, he attempts to win over voters by leaning into his personal likability. It does not go well.

Special Event
LA BAMBA
  • 1987
  • USA
  • Luis Valdez
Thu, Oct 10

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.

Coming Soon
MONOS
  • 2019
  • Columbia
  • Alejandro Landes
Opens Fri, Oct 11

On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Coming Soon
ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH
  • 2019
  • Canada
  • Jennifer Baichwal
Opens Fri, Oct 11

Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

Coming Soon
LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Rob Epstein
Opens Fri, Oct 18

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.

Coming Soon
THE LAUNDROMAT
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Steven Soderbergh
Opens Fri, Oct 18

A widow (Meryl Streep) investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

Special Event
SCREENDANCE
  • 0
  • Various
  • Various
Fri, Oct 18

ScreenDance presents a curated program of short films celebrating a genre of dance made exclusively for the camera, spotlighting films that use dance and movement as the central theme of the story.

Coming Soon
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Craig Brewer
Opens Fri, Oct 25

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Coming Soon
LUCY IN THE SKY
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Noah Hawley
Opens Fri, Oct 25

Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space, and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.

Special Event
ALLOY ORCHESTRA – SPEEDY
  • 1928
  • USA
  • Ted Wilde
Sun, Oct 27

FilmScene and The Englert Theatre present another memorable evening with the silent film scoring musical ensemble Alloy Orchestra! The spectacular cinema symphony returns to the Englert Stage with Harold Lloyd's 1928 physical comedy gem SPEEDY.

Coming Soon
WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Matt Tyrnauer
Opens Fri, Nov 1

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demogogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like expose connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master...

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JOJO RABBIT
  • 2019
  • Germany
  • Taika Waititi
Opens Fri, Nov 8

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

Coming Soon
PAIN AND GLORY
  • 2019
  • Spain
  • Pedro Almodovar
Opens Fri, Nov 8

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

Coming Soon
THE REPORT
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Scott Z. Burns
Opens Fri, Nov 22

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.

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

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

Current Series

Art House Theater Day

Wed, Sep 18 PUTNEY SWOPE
  • 1969
  • USA
  • Robert Downey Sr. (Up the Academy)

Bijou After Hours

Sat, Sep 21 THE WAYWARD CLOUD
  • 2005
  • Taiwan
  • Tsai Ming-Liang

Bijou Horizons

Tue, Sep 24 REC
  • 2007
  • Spain
  • Jaume Balageuro

Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, Sep 25 EASY RIDER
  • 1969
  • USA
  • Dennis Hopper (The Last Movie)

Rooftop

Sun, Sep 29 BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III
  • 1990
  • USA
  • Robert Zemeckis

Education

Mon, Oct 7 ONE DAY ANIMATION CAMP
  • 2019
  • USA (Iowa City)
  • Mark Jones

Cinema Savant

Thu, Oct 17 TO SLEEP WITH ANGER
  • 1990
  • USA
  • Charles Burnett

Pride at FilmScene

Mon, Oct 21 LIZZIE
  • 2018
  • USA
  • Craig William Macneill

Book Club

Ongoing Series

Vino Vérité

Ongoing Series

Women's March

Ongoing Series