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After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times.
1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.
Set against the backdrop of a changing Harlem landscape, when seventeen year old Ayanna meets handsome Isaiah her entire world is turned upside down on her path towards self-discovery as she travails the rigorous terrain of young love the summer befo...
Inspired by real life events in the life of French New Wave icon - and Iowa native - Jean Seberg. In the late 1960s, the FBI targeted Seberg for her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.
Celebrate an extra day in the year with an extra movie that is made up entirely of movies. Presented FREE at 12:30pm and 3:00pm. Stop in and catch this film comprised of over 1,000 scenes from movies at the movies.
Tracie Morris, Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, performs live with Julie Dash's groundbreaking film, Daughters of the Dust, looking at the film as an African-American "historical" film, in hindsight as well as her own "...
Join us for a fun evening of entertaining and thought-provoking independent films while supporting Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa!
A satire about the world of the super-rich from Michael Winterbottom (The Trip).
Joan and Tom have been married for many years. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges ahead.
Merab, a competitive dancer is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak, in this passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgia.
Can't make it to LUNAFEST Opening Night? Catch an encore of these entertaining and thought-provoking independent films, and support Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa!
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins - an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners - comes in to defend them. Presented FREE for studen...
A Cape Verdean woman navigates her way through Lisbon, following the scanty physical traces her deceased husband left behind and discovering his secret, illicit life.
The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called "boss of the two worlds", the first Mafia informant in the 1980's.
Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.
A deeper look at the life of iconic street photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham.
Following the tragic events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.
Change the Subject shares the story of a group of college students who, from their first days at Dartmouth College, were committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented people. Presented FREE by the UI Libraries!
A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a business.
A pious nurse becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.
An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Presented FREE by the University of Iowa's 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage Planning Committee.
James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, and old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
A stormy reunion between scriptwriter Lumir with her famous mother and actress, Fabienne, against the backdrop of Fabienne's autobiographic book and her latest role in a sci-fi picture as a mother who never grows old.
In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end. Presented FREE by the University of Iowa's 100th Anniversa...
A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world.
Two lifelong pals test the boundaries of their friendship when a woman comes between them..
Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. Presented FREE by Johnson County Bar Association's Law Day Committee in celebration of Law Day 2020.
There's no such thing as too much of a good thing. Red Cedar's core ensemble returns with a (nearly) all new program featuring chamber music paired with magic lantern slides and early films inspired by the Brinton Collection of early entertainment ma...
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, Inception) returns with this highly anticipated epic revolving around international espionage, time travel and evolution.