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.
Raising 11 children while wrestling with gender bias, union defeat and victory, Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions to co-found the country’s first farmworkers union. Presented FREE with a post-screening discussion by the 13th annual Latinx In Action Celebration!
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 HIV/AIDS in Iowa City: Thirty Years and Beyond and Iowa City Pride.
Watch trailers for our four Women’s March: Vanguard Voices films, meet the dialogue leaders for each film and enjoy complimentary wine and dumplings courtesy FilmScene and Dumpling Darling!
Hollywood’s biggest night is going without a host this year, but YOU don’t have to! FilmScene hosts a party for the people, with blue carpet, giveaways, drink specials and prediction prizes in celebration of the year in movies!
Presented in partnership with the University of Iowa’s 2019 Theme Semester “American Dream”, comes director Lauren Greenfield’s examination of materialism, celebrity culture, and social status, a reflection on the desire to be wealthy at any costs. FREE!
Celebrate the anniversary of our second screen with Groundhog Day ON Groundhog Day, with $2 tickets, pastries and coffee!