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  1. PARASITE

    • 2019
    • South Korea
    • Bong Joon-ho

    All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or.

    2:30pm 8:00pm
  2. THE LODGE

    • 2020
    • UK +
      Canada USA
    • Veronika Franz +
      Severin Fiala

    A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiance's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

    3:00pm 8:30pm
  3. DOWNHILL

    • 2020
    • USA
    • Nat Faxon +
      Jim Rash

    Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.

    3:30pm 5:45pm 8:00pm
  4. THE ASSISTANT

    • 2020
    • USA
    • Kitty Green

    A look at the day in the life of the assistant to a powerful corporate executive.

    4:00pm 6:15pm 8:30pm
  5. CUNNINGHAM

    • 2019
    • Germany +
      France USA
    • Alla Kovgan

    The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company is stunningly profiled in this 3D documentary through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham, John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg.

    5:30pm
  6. ROGER AND ME

    Bijou Film Forum
    • 1989
    • US
    • Michael Moore

    Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. Presented as a part of the Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office)...

    6:00pm

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MOSQUITA Y MARI
  • 2012
  • USA
  • Aurora Guerrero
Thu, Feb 27

After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times.

BEANPOLE
  • 2020
  • Russia
  • Kantemire Balogov
Opens Fri, Feb 28

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.

PREMATURE
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Rashaad Ernesto Green
Opens Fri, Feb 28

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...

SEBERG
  • 2020
  • UK
  • Benedict Andrews
Opens Fri, Feb 28

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.

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HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOVIE?
  • 2016
  • UK
  • Paul Anton Smith
Sat, Feb 29

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.

Reel Representation Special Event
DAUGHTERS, MOTHERS, US
  • 1991
  • UK
  • Julie Dash
Wed, Mar 4

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 "...

Reel Representation Special Event
LUNAFEST OPENING NIGHT
  • 2020
Thu, Mar 5

Join us for a fun evening of entertaining and thought-provoking independent films while supporting Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa!

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GREED
  • 2020
  • UK
  • Michael Winterbottom
Opens Fri, Mar 6

A satire about the world of the super-rich from Michael Winterbottom (The Trip).

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ORDINARY LOVE
  • 2020
  • UK
  • Lisa Barros D'Sa
Opens Fri, Mar 6

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.

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AND THEN WE DANCED
  • 2020
  • Sweden
  • Levan Akin
Opens Fri, Mar 6

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.

Reel Representation Special Event
LUNAFEST ENCORE
  • 2020
  • Various
  • Various
Fri, Mar 6

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!

Special Event
MY COUSIN VINNY
  • 1992
  • USA
  • Jonathan Lynn
Wed, Mar 11

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...

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VITALINA VARELA
  • 2020
  • Portugal
  • Pedro Costa
Opens Fri, Mar 13

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.

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THE TRAITOR
  • 2020
  • Italy
  • Marco Bellocchio
Opens Fri, Mar 13

The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called "boss of the two worlds", the first Mafia informant in the 1980's.

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WENDY
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Benh Zeitlin
Opens Fri, Mar 20

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.

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THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Mark Bozek
Opens Fri, Mar 20

A deeper look at the life of iconic street photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham.

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A QUIET PLACE PART II
  • 2020
  • USA
  • John Krasinski
Opens Fri, Mar 20

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.

Reel Representation Special Event
CHANGE THE SUBJECT
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Sawyer Broadley
Tue, Mar 24

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!

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NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Eliza Hittman
Opens Fri, Apr 3

A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

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FIRST COW
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Kelly Reichardt
Opens Fri, Apr 3

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.

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SAINT MAUD
  • 2020
  • UK
  • Rose Glass
Opens Fri, Apr 3

A pious nurse becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.

Special Event
THE 13TH
  • 2016
  • USA
  • Ava DuVernay
Wed, Apr 8

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.

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NO TIME TO DIE
  • 2020
  • UK
  • Cary Joji Fukunaga
Opens Fri, Apr 10

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.

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THE TRUTH
  • 2020
  • France
  • Hirokazu Koreeda
Opens Fri, Apr 10

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.

Special Event
SUFFRAGETTE
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Sarah Gavron
Wed, Apr 15

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...

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THE BOOKSELLERS
  • 2020
  • USA
  • D.W. Young
Opens Fri, Apr 17

A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world.

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THE CLIMB
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Michael Angelo Covino
Opens Fri, Apr 17

Two lifelong pals test the boundaries of their friendship when a woman comes between them..

Special Event
IRON JAWED ANGELS
  • 2004
  • USA
  • Katja von Garnier
Fri, May 1

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.

Special Event
RED CEDAR CHAMBER MUSIC: BRINTON REPRISE
  • 0
  • Various
Sun, May 10

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...

35mm Film Coming Soon
TENET
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Christopher Nolan
Fri, Jul 17

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, Inception) returns with this highly anticipated epic revolving around international espionage, time travel and evolution.

Current Series

Bijou Film Forum

Tue, Feb 25 ROGER AND ME
  • 1989
  • US
  • Michael Moore

Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, Feb 26 FREEWAY
  • 1996
  • USA
  • Matthew Bright (Bundy)

Bijou After Hours

Sat, Feb 29 TRUE STORIES
  • 1986
  • US
  • David Byrne

Bijou Horizons

Tue, Mar 3 LE BONHEUR
  • 1965
  • France
  • Agnes Varda

Vino Vérité

Sun, Mar 8 BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Bill & Turner Ross

Pride at FilmScene

Thu, Mar 19 HOLY TRINITY
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Molly Hewitt

Science on Screen

Mon, Mar 23 PARTICLE FEVER
  • 2013
  • USA
  • Mark Levinson

National Theatre Live

Sun, Mar 29 HAMLET
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Lyndsey Turner

35mm Film

Fri, Jul 17 TENET
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Christopher Nolan

Book Club

Ongoing Series

Cinema Savant

Ongoing Series

Cinematheque

Ongoing Series

Rooftop

Ongoing Series