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A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Presented FREE in partnership with the Iowa City and University of Iowa Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrati...
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a roll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
A cop moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade in a district of the Paris projects. Paired up with two partners whose methods are sometimes unorthodox, he rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighborhood groups. Winner of the Cann...
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living ...
FilmScene's popular annual tradition of screening all the Oscar-nominated short films returns! Nominations and full programs announced January 13, Oscars and FilmScene's Blue Carpet Bash held February 9!
A reformed criminal is prevented from applying to the seminary after his release, so he dresses as a priest and ministers a small town parish.
Hollywood's biggest night is earlier than ever this year - don't miss it! FilmScene invites you to our annual big screen celebration of the year in film, once again entirely free of charge!
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.
A look at the day in the life of the assistant to a powerful corporate executive.
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 12pm, 3pm, 6pm. Stop in and catch this film comprised of over 1,000 scenes from movies at the movies.
Join us for a fun evening of entertaining and thought-provoking independent films while supporting Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa!
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm.
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!
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.
A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world.