Filmscene

Women's March

FilmScene, Iowa City's nonprofit cinema, has a long tradition of programming films made by women. In March 2018, we take it a step further by presenting “Women's March”. Every day, every screen and every program, FilmScene will present films made exclusively by women.

Upcoming Screenings

WOMEN’S MARCH

2017 / Worldwide / Various

Thu, Mar 112:00am

In order to celebrate talented local, national and international female artists, FilmScene proudly presents Women’s March. Showcasing films made exclusively by women throughout the entire month of March 2018, featuring new releases alongside classic cinema, films with local roots, and dialogues about the female perspective in the industry.

FACES PLACES

2017 / France / Agnes Varda +

Fri, Mar 212:00pm

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship in this Academy Award nominated documentary.

UNREST

2017 / USA / Jennifer Brea

Mon, Mar 56:00pm

Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself as she looks for answers and fights for a cure. Part of Women’s March: Vanguard program.

SEVEN BEAUTIES

1975 / Italy / Lina Wertmuller

Wed, Mar 76:00pm

The first film directed by a woman to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director, Seven Beauties follows the foolish Pasqualino as he stumbles through the military, per-war Italy and then a Nazi concentration camp. Part of Women’s March: Pioneers program.

SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR

2016 / USA / Deborah S. Esquenazi

Mon, Mar 126:00pm

After being wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the Satanic Panic witchhunt of the 80s and 90s, our Latina lesbians fight against mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor in this Peabody award winning documentary. Part of Women’s March: Vanguard program.

PORTRAIT OF JASON

1967 / USA / Shirley Clarke

Wed, Mar 146:00pm

The highlights of a 12-hour interview with Aaron Payne, aka Jason Holliday, a former houseboy, would-be cabaret performer, and self-proclaimed hustler who, while drinking and smoking cigarettes and pot, giggles his way through stories and observations of what it was (and is) like to be black and gay in 1960s America. Part of Women’s March: Pioneers program.

SPRING BREAK ANIMATION CAMP

2018 / / Kelly Gallagher

Thu, Mar 158:30am

This two day camp for girls and genderqueer youth provides campers with hands-on animation skills and experience!

THE PARTY

2017 / UK / Sally Potter

Fri, Mar 1612:00pm

Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.

BOBBI JENE

2017 / USA / Elvira Lind

Sun, Mar 187:00pm

The fourth selection of our third season is a revealing look at dancer Bobbi Jene Smith, an Iowa native out to experience the world. Vulnerable, erotic and intensely personal, ths film is an appreciation for a woman risking it all.

DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST

2014 / USA / Sydney Freeland

Mon, Mar 196:00pm

Three young Native Americans – an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual – strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation. Part of Women’s March: Vanguard program.

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

1991 / USA / Julie Dash

Wed, Mar 216:00pm

In 1902, an extended family on one of the Sea Islands, off the cost of South Carolina, prepares to migrate even further from their roots. Part of Women’s March: Pioneers program

NOVITIATE

2017 / USA / Margaret Betts

Fri, Mar 2312:00pm

Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.

IN CONVERSATION: ANN HORNADAY

2014 / / NA

Sun, Mar 254:00pm

Join FilmScene for an afternoon with Ann Hornaday, chief film critic at the Washington Post and native Iowan!

OH LUCY

2017 / Japan + / Atsuko Hirayanagi

Mon, Mar 266:00pm

A lonely woman living in Tokyo decides to take an English class where she discovers her alter ego, Lucy. Part of Women’s March: Vanguard program.

JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DE COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES

1975 / France / Chantal Akerman

Wed, Mar 285:00pm

A lonely widdowed housewife does her daily choes, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine. Part of Women’s March: Pioneers program.