Filmscene

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

TOM OF FINLAND

2017 / Finland + / Dome Karukoski

Mon, May 147:00pm

Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of artist Touko Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture. Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

Previous Screenings

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

2017 / UK / Francis Lee

A young farmer numbs his frustrations with drinking and casual sex until a Romanian migrant worker sets him on a new path. Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride!

DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST

2014 / USA / Sydney Freeland

Three young Native Americans – an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual – strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation. Part of Women’s March: Vanguard program.