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

MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED

2015 / USA / Greg Whiteley

Thu, Sep 276:30pm

Free community screenings of this documentary that examines the history of education in the United States and reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world.

INCONCEIVABLE! MOVIE TRIVIA NIGHT

2017 / /

Mon, Oct 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!

SNEAK PEEK: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

2018 / USA / Drew Goddard

Mon, Oct 19:00pm

One last shot at redemption…before everything goes to hell. Free advance screening courtesy Fox and the Bijou Film Board!

THE CRAFT

1996 / USA / Andrew Fleming

Sun, Oct 76:00pm

FilmScene proudly hosts this Emma Goldman Clinic fundraiser on our Rooftop, with 100% of ticket sales supporting Emma Goldman Clinic and their year-round efforts.

SNEAK PEEK: FIRST MAN

2018 / USA / Damien Chazelle

Mon, Oct 88:00pm

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. Free advance screening courtesy Universal Studios!

FILMSCREAM 2018

2018 / / Various

Fri, Oct 128:00pm

The screams are coming from inside the building at our third annual 12-hour fright fest!

PAYWALL: THE BUSINESS OF SCHOLARSHIP

2018 / US + / Jason Schmitt

Thu, Oct 2512:00pm

Free screening presented by University of Iowa Libraries! This documentary dives into the need for open access to research and science.

ALLOY ORCHESTRA – VARIETE

1925 / Germany / E.A. Dupont

Sat, Oct 277:00pm

FilmScene and The Englert Theatre present another memorable evening with the silent film scoring musical ensemble Alloy Orchestra! The spectacular cinematic symphony returns to the Englert stage with E.A. Dupont’s recently restored 1925 German masterpiece VARIETE.

Previous Screenings

EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE! “THE GREAT SATAN”

2018 / /

Feed Me Weird Things and FilmScene present Everything Is Terrible! at the Mill! EIT! has ingested over 2,000 satanic panic, religious kook, and D-horror VHS tapes. They have recontextualized them and created a narrative feature that reminds us all who we are, why we are here, and what we should be doing with our paltry time on this dumb planet.

ANIMATION SUMMER CAMP SHOWCASE

2018 / USA (Iowa City) / FilmScene Summer Animation Camp campers

FilmScene’s yearly Summer Animation Camp welcomed over 100 campers ages 8 to 14 to make short animated films. Come see their hard work and creativity on the big screen – FREE for all ages!