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  1. LITTLE WOMEN

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Greta Gerwig

    Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird).

    2:00pm 5:00pm 8:00pm
  2. 1917

    • 2019
    • UK +
      USA
    • Sam Mendes

    Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

    2:30pm 5:30pm 8:30pm
  3. A HIDDEN LIFE

    • 2019
    • Germany +
      USA
    • Terrence Malick

    Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

    5:00pm
  4. 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.

    5:30pm 8:30pm
  5. UNCUT GEMS

    • 2019
    • USA
    • Benny Safdie +
      Josh Safdie

    Set in the diamond district of New York City, Howard Ratner, a jewelry store owner and dealer to the rich and famous, must find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers.

    8:15pm

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SELMA
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Ava DuVernay
Wed, Jan 22

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...

CLEMENCY
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Chinonye Chukwa
Opens Fri, Jan 24

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 ...

LES MISERABLES
  • 2020
  • France
  • Ladj Ly
Opens Fri, Jan 24

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...

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COLOR OUT OF SPACE
  • 2020
  • Portugal
  • Richard Stanley (The Island of Dr. Moreau - uncredited)
Fri, Jan 24

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 ...

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OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS
  • 2019
  • Various
  • Various
Opens Fri, Jan 31

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!

Special Event
CORPUS CHRISTI
  • 2019
  • Poland
  • Jan Komasa
Sun, Feb 2

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.

Special Event
BLUE CARPET BASH
  • 1976
Sun, Feb 9

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!

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CUNNINGHAM
  • 2019
  • Germany
  • Alla Kovgan
Opens Fri, Feb 14

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.

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THE ASSISTANT
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Kitty Green
Opens Fri, Feb 21

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

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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.

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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...

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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.

Special Event
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 12pm, 3pm, 6pm. Stop in and catch this film comprised of over 1,000 scenes from movies at the movies.

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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PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
  • 2019
  • France
  • Celine Sciamma
Opens Fri, Mar 6

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.

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!

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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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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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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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Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, Jan 22 TAMMY AND THE T-REX
  • 1994
  • USA
  • Stuart Raffill (The Ice Pirates)

Pride at FilmScene

Thu, Jan 23 END OF THE CENTURY
  • 2019
  • Argentina
  • Lucio Castro

Bijou Horizons

Tue, Feb 4 GODZILLA
  • 1954
  • Japan
  • Ishiro Honda

Filmmaker Spotlight

Mon, Feb 17 LAST CHANCE TANGO
  • 2019
  • USA
  • Sonja Strathearn

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