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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.