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.

DAZED & CONFUSED – FILMSCENE AT BIG GROVE

1993 / USA / Richard Linklater

Mon, May 218:00pm

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

THE BABADOOK

2014 / Australia / Jennifer Kent

Tue, May 227:00pm

A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

SPIRITED AWAY

2001 / Japan / Hayao Miyazaki +

Wed, May 235:30pm

During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

FOXY BROWN

92 / USA / Jack Hill (Switchblade Sisters)

Wed, May 2310:00pm

She’s brown sugar and spice…and if you don’t watch it, she’ll put you on ice!

PRINCESS MONONOKE

1997 / Japan / Hayao Miyazaki

Sat, May 2610:00amSun, May 278:00pmWed, May 305:30pm

A prince becomes involved in the struggle between a forest princess and the encroachment of mechanization.

AIRPLANE!

1980 / USA / Jim Abrams +

Sun, May 278:00pm

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

HOUSE SHARK

2018 / USA / Ron Bonk (She Kills)

Wed, May 3010:00pm

Just when you thought it was safe to go home…you’re gonna need a bigger house!

HERO AMONG US

2018 / USA / Brent Watkins

Sun, Jun 31:00pm

History comes alive when two men share their stories of survival during World War II.

ANIMATION SUMMER CAMP

2018 / Mark Jones

Mon, Jun 48:30amMon, Jun 118:30amMon, Jun 188:30amMon, Jun 258:30amMon, Jul 98:30amMon, Jul 168:30amMon, 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!

INCONCEIVABLE! MOVIE TRIVIA NIGHT

2017

Mon, Jun 48:00pmMon, Aug 68:00pmMon, Oct 18:00pm

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

SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO PRISON

2018 / USA / Matthew Cooke

Tue, Jun 55:30pm

Today, you’re more likely to go to prison in the United States than anywhere else in the world, In the unfortunate case it should happen to you, this is the Survivor’s Guide to Prison.

EVIL TOONS

1992 / USA / Fred Olen Ray (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers)

Wed, Jun 610:00pm

Picks up where Who Framed Roger Rabbit could only dream of beginning!

PADDINGTON 2

2018 / UK + / Paul King

Thu, Jun 710:00amSat, Jun 910:00amSun, Jun 1010:00am

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

REAL GENIUS

1985 / USA / Martha Coolidge

Sun, Jun 108:00pm

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

2014 / USA / Desiree Akhavan

Mon, Jun 117:00pm

A secretly bisexual Brooklynite from a traditional Persian family struggles with her identity and the disintegration of her relationship with her girlfriend. Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride!

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

1973 / USA / Charles A. Nichols +

Thu, Jun 1410:00amSat, Jun 1610:00amSun, Jun 1710:00am

A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to change a special young pig’s destiny.

ANNIE

2014 / USA / Will Gluck

Thu, Jun 2110:00amSat, Jun 2310:00amSun, Jun 2410:00am

In the remake of the 80s classic, Annie, a foster kid who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in.

FRIDAY

1995 / USA / F. Gary Grey

Sun, Jun 248:00pm

“Byyyyye Felicia!” Smokey and Craig smoke a dope dealer’s weed and try to figure out a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10PM on Friday night.

LU OVER THE WALL

2018 / Japan / Masaaki Yuasa

Thu, Jun 2810:00amSat, Jun 3010:00amSun, Jul 110:00am

Gloomy middle school student Kai’s life changes after meeting Lu, a mermaid whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance.

THE KARATE KID

1984 / USA / John G. Avildsen

Thu, Jul 510:00amSat, Jul 710:00amSun, Jul 810:00am

A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

POINT BREAK

1991 / USA / Kathryn Bigelow

Sun, Jul 88:00pm

“Vaya con Dios.” An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank-robbing surfers.

JUMANJI

1995 / USA / Joe Johnston

Thu, Jul 1210:00amSat, Jul 1410:00amSun, Jul 1510:00am

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

MA VIE EN ROSE

1997 / Belgium + / Alain Berliner

Mon, Jul 167:00pm

Ludo is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor’s son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride.

WONDER

2017 / USA / Stephen Chbosky

Thu, Jul 1910:00amSat, 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.

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.

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.

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!