Special Event

Film provides a unique avenue for audience engagement around topical issues. It's also a whole lot of fun to go to the movies. With that in mind, FilmScene cultivates dozens of unique special events throughout the year to engage with Iowa City audiences.

Upcoming Screenings


2004 / USA / Katja von Garnier

Fri, May 16:00pm

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.

Previous Screenings

FilmScene at Home Concessions Bundle

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Missing your favorite FilmScene treats? Get a FilmScene at Home Concessions Bundle and your home viewing will be just a little bit more like the cinema.


1992 / USA / Jonathan Lynn

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 students by the UI Student Legal Services.


2020 / Various / Various

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!