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.
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 “interpretive” reflections on the film in the 31 years since she served on the film crew.
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.
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!
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.
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 Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage Planning Committee.
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 materials.
A tribe of cats must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heviside Layer and come back to new life. Drink specials aplenty!
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!