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.
Open Screen Night is meant to gather both UI students and community members in sharing the strange and fun things they produce, love, and obsess over. Share your own work or just come to enjoy the show.
The Eye Opener—a delicious fundraising brunch for FilmScene, Iowa City’s nonprofit cinema—is back with more mouth-watering food and film. There’s no easier way to support us than our annual food and film fundraiser—open wide!
A real time journey witnessing the rise, fall, and ultimate redemption of the fierce feminist pioneers of American grunge punk: L7.
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer.
Type A math teacher, Fiona Franzen, is thrust into teaching 6th Grade Sex Ed and forced to re-examine what she truly wants. An Iowa produced short comedy.
A documentary about the spectacular 8.5-hour-long concert that inaugurated the new organ in the Voxman School of Music at the University of Iowa.