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 12pm, 3pm, 6pm. Stop in and catch this film comprised of over 1,000 scenes from movies at the movies.
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!
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 nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story.
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. Celebration of Human Rights Week, and Beloved Community Initiative.
Get a sneak peek of the next season of The Film Lounge, featuring short films from Iowa filmmakers and post-screening dialogue with local talent! Free and open to the public.
Progress Iowa is proud to announce the First In The Nation Film Festival, a selection of short films on social issues affecting Iowans.