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.

THE TRUE COST

2015 / Andrew Morgan

Sat, Mar 2510:00am

The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

BARBARELLA

1968 / France & Italy / Roger Vadim

Sat, Mar 2511:00pm

Who can save the universe?

INCONCEIVABLE! MOVIE TRIVIA NIGHT

2017 / Graham Bly +

Mon, Mar 278:00pm

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

CHEVALIER

2016 / Greece / Athina Rachel Tsangari

Tue, Mar 286:00pm

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared, measured and blood will be tested.

SLIME CITY MASSACRE

2010 / USA / Greg Lamberson

Wed, Mar 2910:00pm

Homeless men drink elixir that transforms them into murderous slime creatures. A B-movie blast.

QUEST

2017 / USA / Jonathan Olshefski

Sun, Apr 27:00pmSat, Apr 812:00pm

Fresh from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, QUEST is a intimate portrait of a North Philadelphia family pursuing their dreams amid everyday struggles and life-altering challenges.

JON OLSHEFSKI PHOTO LECTURE

2017 / Jonathan Olshefski

Mon, Apr 312:00pm

Director Jonathan Olshefski presents photos and videos that were the genesis of his near decade-long project that ultimately became his feature film QUEST, the tenth selection in our Vino Verite series.

1984

1984 / UK / Michael Radford

Tue, Apr 46:00pm

On Tuesday, April 4 — the date on which George Orwell’s classic character Winston Smith begins writing his journal in Orwell’s landmark 1949 novel — FilmScene joins 90 cinemas across the country in a National Event Day screening of 1984.

THE CHOPPERS and M IS FOR MONASTERY

1961 / USA / Leigh Jason

Wed, Apr 510:00pm

An organized gang of car strippers in a multi-million dollar a year racket.

WOMEN WHO KILL

2016 / USA / Ingrid Jungermann

Sat, Apr 82:15pm

A true crime podcast host thinks her ex-girlfriend’s new love is a murderer in this wry modern rom-com.

LOVETRUE

2016 / USA / Alma Har'el

Sat, Apr 84:00pm

Three real-life relationships unfold in distinct corners of the country. Soundtrack by Flying Lotus.

DEMON

2016 / Poland / Marcin Wrona

Tue, Apr 116:00pm

A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.

EASTER SUNDAY

2014 / USA / Jeremy Todd Morehead

Wed, Apr 1210:00pm

This Easter… everyone will be EGGsecuted!

WIZARD MODE

2016 / Canada / Nathan Drillot +

Sat, Apr 2212:00pm

Robert Emilio Gagno has dedicated most of his life to mastering the game of pinball, and is now one of the top players in the world. He also happens to have autism.

WILD COMBINATION: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR RUSSELL

2008 / USA / Matt Wolf

Tue, Apr 256:00pm

Multitalented musician Arthur Russell leaves Iowa, follows Allen Ginsberg from San Francisco to New York and launches a career that reaches its heyday in the 1980s.

ANIMATION SUMMER CAMP

2017 / Mark Jones +

Mon, Jun 128:30amMon, Jun 198:30amMon, Jun 268:30am1:00pmMon, Jul 108:30amMon, Jul 178:30am

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