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

EAMES: THE ARCHITECT & THE PAINTER

2011 / USA / Jason Cohn +

Mon, Apr 236:00pm

The first film to be made about Charles and Ray Eames since their death – and the only one that peers deeply inside the link between their artistic collaboration and sometimes tortured love for one another. Presented in partnership with South East Iowa Architects Section.

ICDOCS

0 / Various / Various

Thu, Apr 265:00pmFri, Apr 273:00pmSat, Apr 283:00pm

SCREENDANCE

0 / Various / Various

Sat, Apr 2811:30amSun, Apr 2911:30am

Part of the 12th Iowa Dance Festival, ScreenDance presents a curated program of short films, selected from over 100 entries from 25 different countries. Celebrating a genre of dance made exclusively for the camera, ScreenDance spotlights films that use dance and movement as the central theme of the story. Moderated by choreographer and Festival keynote speaker Marta Renzi.

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE

1990 / Japan / Hayao Miyazaki

Sat, May 510:00amSun, May 68:00pmWed, May 95:30pm

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

BIJOU OPEN SCREEN

2017 / / Various

Sat, May 55:00pm

FilmScene and Bijou’s bi-annual invitation to student filmmakers to share their work on the big screen in our Scene 1 cinema!

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE

2004 / Japan / Hayao Miyazaki

Sat, May 1210:00amSun, May 138:00pmWed, May 165:30pm

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

SPIRITED AWAY

2001 / Japan / Hayao Miyazaki +

Sat, May 1910:00amSun, May 208:00pmWed, May 235:30pm

During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

PRINCESS MONONOKE

1997 / Japan / Hayao Miyazaki

Sat, May 2610:00amSun, May 278:00pmWed, May 305:30pm

A prince becomes involved in the struggle between a forest princess and the encroachment of mechanization.

INCONCEIVABLE! MOVIE TRIVIA NIGHT

2017 / /

Mon, Jun 48:00pmMon, Aug 68:00pmMon, Oct 18:00pm

FilmScene’s quarterly celebration of cinema trivialities. Gather your team for a multi-sensory quiz night to benefit your local art house theater.

Previous Screenings

SNOWPIERCER

2014 / South Korea / Bong Joon-ho

Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.

TRUTH OR DARE – Advance Studio Screening

2018 / USA / Jeff Wadlow

Tell the truth or you die, do the dare or you die! Free advance studio screening!

A LONG WAY FROM HOME: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BASEBALL’S DESEGREGATION

2018 / USA / Gaspar Gonzalez

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line in 1947, but it took another generation of black and Latino players to make the sport truly open to all. Playing in remote minor-league towns, these were the men who, before they could live their big-league dreams, first had to beat Jim Crow.

WOMEN’S MARCH CLOSING RECEPTION

2017 / /

Join us at FilmScene’s Women’s March Closing Reception, Sponsored by Velvet Coat!