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.

FIRST BLOOD

1982 / USA / Ted Kotcheff (North Dallas Forty)

Wed, Aug 2110:00pm

Rambo never fought a battle he couldn’t win.

SO LONG SUMMER

2019

Fri, Aug 236:00pm

Join FilmScene and The Englert Theatre to say “so long” to summer and enjoy live music and a community get together at Big Grove Brewery.

MULHOLLAND DRIVE

2001 / US / David Lynch

Fri, Aug 2310:00pm

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. Presented as part of On Iowa! and the Bijou After Hours series. FREE for UI Students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the public.

HEREDITARY

2018 / US / Ari Aster

Sat, Aug 2410:00pm

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurences, and begin to unravel dark secrets. Presented as a part of On Iowa! and the Bijou After Hours series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the public.

BACK TO THE FUTURE

1985 / USA / Robert Zemeckis

Sun, Sep 18:00pm

“Great Scott!” Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

THE TOUGH ONES

1976 / Italy / Umberto Lenzi (Nightmare City)

Wed, Sep 410:00pm

The long-awaited 4K restoration of the definitive action-packed ’70s Italian crime classic.

BIRTH OF THE CY-HAWK

2019 / USA / Ben Godar

Sat, Sep 74:00pm

When Iowa and Iowa State renewed their football rivalry in 1977, a group of bowling buddies created a trophy which would become the icon of the series. Presented as part of our Filmmaker Spotlight series – with director Ben Godar in person!

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY

2018 / USA / Madeleine Olnek

Mon, Sep 96:00pm

The poet Emily Dickinson’s persona, popularized since her death, has been that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. In this humorous drama, Molly Shannon captures the vivacious, irreverent side of Emily Dickinson that was covered up for years – most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman.

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II

1989 / USA / Robert Zemeckis

Sun, Sep 158:00pm

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985…without interfering with his first trip.

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III

1990 / USA / Robert Zemeckis

Sun, Sep 298:00pm

“I’m back…I’m back *from* the future!” Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen, unless Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

THE WOLF MAN

1941 / USA / George Waggner

Sun, Oct 138:00pm

“It isn’t a wolf…it’s a werewolf!” A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

LIZZIE

2018 / USA / Craig William Macneill

Mon, Oct 216:00pm

In 1892 Lizzie Bordon lives a quiet life under the strict rules established by her father. Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in the live-in maid, Bridget, and friendship soon blossoms into a secret romance. But tensions mount in the Bordon household, leading to a violent breaking point.

ALLOY ORCHESTRA – SPEEDY

1928 / USA / Ted Wilde

Sun, Oct 277:00pm

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.

BEETLEJUICE

1988 / USA / Tim Burton

Sun, Oct 278:00pm

“I myself am strange and unusual.” The spirits of a deceased couple hire a malicious spirit to drive out the unbearable family that has moved into their home.

FARGO

1996 / USA / Joel Coen +

Sun, Nov 108:00pm

An annual tradition, we close our Rooftop series with the Coen Brothers comic-crime classic. Bottomless hot chocolate and coffee with your ticket? You betcha!