Filmscene

Science on Screen

FilmScene, Iowa City’s nonprofit cinema, is the proud recipient of the competitive Science on Screen® grant. An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Science on Screen® supports recipients efforts to present films that—directly or indirectly—are connected to science.

Upcoming Screenings

CHASING CORAL

2017 / USA / Jeff Orlowski

Mon, Feb 267:00pm

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

2017 / USA / Alexandra Dean

Tue, Mar 277:00pm

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventory, Hedy Lamarr.

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

1982 / USA / Steven Spielberg

Sun, Apr 221:00pm

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

THE BABADOOK

2014 / Australia / Jennifer Kent

Tue, May 227:00pm

A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

REAL GENIUS

1985 / USA / Martha Coolidge

Sun, Jun 108:00pm

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.