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.
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!
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!
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.
Celebrate the anniversary of our second screen with Groundhog Day ON Groundhog Day, with $2 tickets, pastries and coffee!
Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.
Rescheduled and relocated—It’s cold outside but the Ducks won’t be beaten by the bitter. Fluff your feathers and migrate indoors to the North Liberty Community Library (520 W Cherry St) for a rescheduled, FREE indoor screening of the 90s classic (with free popcorn)!