Filmscene

Special Event

Film provides a unique avenue for audience engagement around topical issues. It's also a whole lot of fun to go to the movies. With that in mind, FilmScene cultivates dozens of unique special events throughout the year to engage with Iowa City audiences.

Upcoming Screenings

BLUE CARPET BASH

2017 / /

Sun, Feb 266:30pm

Join us on Hollywood’s biggest night for a big screen celebration of the year in movies! Walk down the blue carpet, pose for the flash bulbs, predict the winners, compete for prizes, snack on Iowa popcorn and sip on delicious movie-inspired drinks.

ANTONIO SANCHEZ – BiRDMAN LiVE

2014 / USA / Alejandro González Iñárritu

Wed, Mar 18:00pm

Experience the explosive Oscar winning FiLM accompanied LiVE at The Englert Theatre by composer Antonio Sanchez and his Grammy Award winning score that provides the heartbeat of the film.

TRUE/FALSE IOWA DELEGATION

2017 / Columbia + /

Thu, Mar 212:00pm

Join FilmScene and the Des Moines Film Society as we journey south in search of the world’s best nonfiction films at the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, Missouri.

1984

1984 / UK / Michael Radford

Tue, Apr 46:00pm

On Tuesday, April 4 — the date on which George Orwell’s classic character Winston Smith begins writing his journal in Orwell’s landmark 1949 novel — FilmScene joins 90 cinemas across the country in a National Event Day screening of 1984.

Previous Screenings

SCARRED LANDS AND WOUNDED LIVES

2008 / USA / Alice and Lincoln Day

Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: the Environmental Footprint of War Partnering with Veterans for Peace is a compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war.

PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE

1985 / / John Lee

The story of a guy…and his bike! RIde down to a Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Screening Party to benefit the Bike Library!

FILM LOUNGE WATCH PARTY

2017 / / Various

Join FilmScene, The Iowa Arts Council, Iowa Public Television and Produce Iowa to celebrate filmmaking as an artform at a pre-premiere screening party on the big screen! Catch the work of FilmScene’s summer camp animators as well as otehr local filmmakers at this free event.