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

DOLORES

2017 / USA / Peter Bratt

Mon, Apr 16:00pm

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!

INCONCEIVABLE! MOVIE TRIVIA NIGHT

2017 / /

Mon, Apr 18:00pm

FilmScene’s bi-monthly celebration of cinema trivialities. Gather your team for a multi-sensory quiz night to benefit your local art house theater. Presented by Raygun!

STOUT HEARTED: GEORGE STOUT AND THE GUARDIANS OF ART

2019 / USA / Kevin Kelley

Fri, Apr 57:00pmSat, Apr 62:00pmMon, Apr 86:00pm

He rescued over five million pieces of art from the Nazis, and created science to preserve them forever. Iowa City premiere!

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

2012 / USA / David France

Mon, Apr 226:00pm

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.

Previous Screenings

VANGUARD VOICES KICK OFF

2017 / /

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!

BLUE CARPET BASH 2019

2019 / /

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!

GENERATION WEALTH

2018 / USA / Lauren Greenfield

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!

GROUNDHOG DAY

1993 / USA / Harold Ramis

Celebrate the anniversary of our second screen with Groundhog Day ON Groundhog Day, with $2 tickets, pastries and coffee!