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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

PRIDE

2014 / UK + / Matthew Warchus

Mon, Dec 26:00pm

UK gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Previous Screenings

A BIGGER SPLASH

1973 / UK / Jack Hazan

When David Hockney’s beautiful lover breaks up with him, it leaves David a complete emotional wreck. An artist, he suddenly finds himself unable to create anything, awash in depression and loneliness.

LIZZIE

2018 / USA / Craig William Macneill

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.

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY

2018 / USA / Madeleine Olnek

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.

A KID LIKE JAKE

2018 / USA / Silas Howard

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

THE HAPPY PRINCE

2018 / UK + / Rupert Everett

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