Filmscene

Series & Special Events

FilmScene hosts numerous special events, community screenings and ongoing series to bring a diverse slate of film programming to Eastern Iowa audiences.

WONDER

2017 / USA / Stephen Chbosky

Sat, Jul 2110:00amSun, Jul 2210:00am

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH

2001 / USA / John Cameron Mitchell

Sun, Jul 228:00pm

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

ANIMATION SUMMER CAMP

2018 / Mark Jones

Mon, Jul 238:30am

In our weeklong summer camp for kids, FilmScene campers will work in teams to produce, direct, and edit their own animations—totally from scratch!

GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS

1973 / USA / Fredric Hobbs

Wed, Jul 2510:00pm

The most deranged creature feature in the history of forever!

THE ILLUSIONIST

2010 / France + / Sylvian Chomet

Thu, Jul 2610:00amSat, Jul 2810:00amSun, Jul 2910:00am

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both of their lives forever.

FIELD OF DREAMS

1989 / USA / Phil Alden Robinson

Fri, Jul 278:00pm

Join us for sunset alleyway presentation of this made-in-Iowa classic during RAGBRAI XLVI! BYOC (bring your own chair)!

BONEHILL ROAD

2017 / USA / Todd Sheets

Wed, Aug 110:00pm

When the full moon rises…there’s a wolf at the door.

BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

1989 / USA / Stephen Herek

Sun, Aug 58:00pm

“Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.” Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

INCONCEIVABLE! MOVIE TRIVIA NIGHT

2017

Mon, Aug 68:00pmMon, Oct 18:00pm

FilmScene’s bi-monthly celebration of cinema trivialities. Gather your team for a multi-sensory quiz night to benefit your local art house theater.

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

2018 / USA / RaMell Ross

Sun, Aug 127:00pm

The fifth selection of our third season is a moving picture book of keenly framed images electrified by the beating heat of rural Alabama. RaMell Ross’s impressionistic first feature captures life’s beauty and tragedy through intimate and unencumbered moments, with a singular style that earned a special jury award for Creative Vision at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

BEACH RATS

2017 / USA / Eliza Hittman

Mon, Aug 137:00pm

A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with. Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride!

REAR WINDOW

1954 / USA / Alfred Hitchcock

Sun, Aug 198:00pm

“Tell me exactly what you saw and what you think it means.” A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

MOONSTRUCK

1987 / USA / Norman Jewison

Sun, Sep 28:00pm

“Snap out of it!” Loretta Castorini (Cher), a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for Ronny (Nicolas Cage), the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. Part of CAGE MONTH on the Rooftop at FilmScene!

CON AIR

1997 / USA / Simon West

Sun, Sep 168:00pm

“Put the bunny…down.” Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control. Part of CAGE MONTH on the Rooftop at FilmScene!

PARIAH

2011 / USA / Dee Rees

Mon, Sep 177:00pm

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride!

RAISING ARIZONA

1987 / USA / Joel Coen +

Sun, Sep 308:00pm

“Give me that baby, you warthog from hell!” When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family’s quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated. Part of CAGE MONTH on the Rooftop at FilmScene!

GHOST

1990 / USA / Jerry Zucker

Sun, Oct 148:00pm

“Ditto.” After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.

CAROL

2015 / USA / Todd Haynes

Mon, Oct 157:00pm

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York. Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride!

GINGER SNAPS

2000 / USA / John Fawcett

Wed, Oct 2410:00pm

The calendar calls for a Full Moon, and we celebrate with a special Late Shift rooftop show of a feminist werewolf classic!

THE LOST BOYS

1987 / USA / Joel Schumacher

Sun, Oct 288:00pm

“What’s that smell?” “Vampires, my friend, vampires.” After moving to a small town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

FARGO

1996 / USA + / Joel Coen +

Sun, Nov 118:00pm

An annual tradition, we close the Rooftop Series with a special screening of the Coen Bros. comic-crime classic. Bottomless hot chocolate and coffee with your ticket? You betcha!

TRANSAMERICA

2005 / USA / Duncan Tucker

Mon, Nov 127:00pm

A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York. Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride!

BPM

2017 / France / Robin Campillo

Mon, Dec 37:00pm

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s. Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride!