Filmscene

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

MICHAEL MOORE WITH WHERE TO INVADE NEXT

2016 / USA / Michael Moore

Thu, Jan 305:00pm

Filmmaker Michael Moore joins us in person for a screening and dialogue of his acclaimed film visits various examining how Europeans view work, education, health care, sex, equality, and other issues.

CORPUS CHRISTI

2019 / Poland / Jan Komasa

Sun, Feb 24:30pm

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.

BLUE CARPET BASH

1976 / /

Sun, Feb 95:30pm

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!

HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOVIE?

2016 / UK + / Paul Anton Smith

Sat, Feb 2912:00pm3:00pm6:00pm

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.

LUNAFEST OPENING NIGHT

2020 / /

Thu, Mar 55:30pm

Join us for a fun evening of entertaining and thought-provoking independent films while supporting Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa!

LUNAFEST ENCORE

2020 / Various / Various

Fri, Mar 66:00pmSat, Mar 72:00pmSun, Mar 82:00pm

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!

Previous Screenings

COLOR OUT OF SPACE

2020 / Portugal + / Richard Stanley (The Island of Dr. Moreau - uncredited)

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.

SELMA

2014 / UK + / Ava DuVernay

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.

THE FILM LOUNGE WATCH PARTY

2020 / USA / Various

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.

FIRST IN THE NATION FILM FESTIVAL

1954 / /

Progress Iowa is proud to announce the First In The Nation Film Festival, a selection of short films on social issues affecting Iowans.