FilmScene, Iowa City's nonprofit cinema, has a long tradition of programming films made by women. Now in its second year, “Women's March” takes this commitment a step further, devoting the month of March—every day, every screen and every program—to presenting films made exclusively by women.
Birds of Passage chronicles the origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through the eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honor collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.
A tribute and a detective story, narrated by Jodie Foster, that traces the life of pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache, who began directing films in 1884 at the age of 21 and then faded from memory when she, and the 1000 films that bore her name, were largely forgotten.
Based on the New York Times bestselling book by Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in a variety of ways. Co-director Jamila Ephron in attendance!
When 9-year old Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by a corrupt and inept government official. As the only witch child, Shula quickly becomes the local star and is forced to make a difficult decision – resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.
Presented by National Theatre Live, and in partnership with the Englert Theatre, this provocative production stars Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) as wild Julie, who throws herself a birthday party which descends into a savage fight for escape and ultimately survival.
Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family, and ultimately her life. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Horizons series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.
Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun “They” and is exploring gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition.
Scarlet Diva has been rediscovered by audiences and critics alike in the wake of its portrayal of the need for the Time’s Up movement. Late Shift at the Grindhouse is proud to present a selection by guest programmer, filmmaker Jessie Seitz (Devotion).
A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. Programmed and presented FREE by University of Iowa Cinematic Arts Documentary Studies class.
This unique program, curated specifically for Women’s March, presentes animated short films from around the world that relate to the female body. Pleasure, pain, love and relationships are brought to life with paint, clay, computer graphics and more. Contains mature content.
Our Women’s March closing night Dinner and a Movie with a film inspired menu from our favorite vegan restaurateur Katy Meyer of Trumpet Blossom Cafe.
A young maid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and budding friendships that nourish her newfound and determined dream for a better life. Presented as part of Women’s March: Vanguard Voices.