Filmscene

Filmmaker Spotlight

An ongoing, occasional series that celebrates the worthy work of local filmmakers and artists.

Previous Screenings

TRISTEN IVES

2019 / / Tristen Ives

Tristen Ives’ The Three-Dimensional Glass Box questions the representation of violence within
established cinema history and the methodologies filmmakers have irresponsibly
used to achieve those images.

GRIDSHOCK

2019 / USA / Vanessa McNeal

This riveting documentary exposes the hidden and disturbing reality behind the sex trafficking demand in Iowa. Post-screening dialogue with director Vanessa McNeal.

WORLD OF FACTS

2018 / USA / Mike Gibisser

True mourning’s in the apartment furniture, not the cemetary. Presented as part of FilmScene’s Filmmaker Spotlight, with director and University of Iowa Cinematic Arts Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Mike Gibisser.

SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO PRISON

2018 / USA / Matthew Cooke

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.

THEY SAID TO GET BETTER

2018 / USA / Henry Parizek

A group of high school friends meet for the first time in four years after the death of a close friend. Told through past and present, they realize that they have outgrown one another, and it may be for the best.