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