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Pride at FilmScene

A year-round partnership between FilmScene and Iowa City Pride showcases queer cinema's past, present and future with monthly screenings.

Upcoming Screenings

STONEWALL UPRISING

2010 / USA / Kate Davis +

Mon, Jun 106:00pm

In June 1969, a police raid on New York’s Stonewall Inn sparks a three-day riot that leads to the gay-rights movement.

THE HAPPY PRINCE

2018 / UK + / Rupert Everett

Mon, Jul 156:00pm

His body ailing, Oscar Wilde lives in exhile, surviving on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.

A KID LIKE JAKE

2018 / USA / Silas Howard

Mon, Aug 126:00pm

Loving parents of a four-year-old must come to terms with their child being transgender.

Previous Screenings

SATURDAY CHURCH

2017 / USA / Damon Cardasis

A teen struggling with gender identity and religion begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process.

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

2012 / USA / David France

The story of two coalitions – ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) – whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride and as part of HIV/AIDS in Iowa City: Thirty Years and Beyond, a four-day reflection marking the 30th anniversary of care at the University of Iowa AIDS Clinic.

RAFIKI

2018 / Kenya / Wanuri Kahiu

“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Presented as part of Women’s March Vanguard Voices.

CASSANDRO, THE EXOTICO!

2018 / France / Marie Losier

After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts in the ring, Cassandro, the star of gender-bending Mexican wrestlers known as the Exoticos, must reinvent himself.

BPM

2017 / France / Robin Campillo

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!