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  1. MIRACLE IN MILAN

    • 1951
    • Italy
    • Vittorio De Sica

    An open-hearted, unrelentingly energetic orphan struggles to make the best of his life on the streets of Milan. Presented in 4K restoration.

    1:30pm
  2. LAST AND FIRST MEN

    • 2020
    • Iceland
    • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    Two billion years ahead of us, a future race of humans finds itself on the verge of extinction. Almost all that is left in the world are lone and surreal monuments, beaming their message into the wilderness.

    2:00pm
  3. ON THE MORNING YOU WAKE (TO THE END OF THE WORLD)

    • 2022
    • UK +
      France
    • Mike Brett +
      Arnaud Colinart Steve Jamison

    An audio-driven VR experience that reveals and dramatizes the fundamental injustice of a world held hostage by nuclear weapons.

    2:30pm 6:30pm
  4. PETER VON KANT

    • 2022
    • France +
      Belgium
    • François Ozon

    Peter Von Kant, a successful, famous director, lives with his assistant Karl, whom he likes to mistreat and humiliate. Through the great actress Sidonie, he meets and falls in love with Amir, a handsome young man of modest means.

    2:30pm
  5. ALEPH

    • 2021
    • United States +
      Croatia Qatar
    • Iva Radivojevic

    Loosely inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ short story The Aleph, Iva Radivojevic’s Aleph is an exploration of Borges’ obsession with the infinite. Hybridizing interviews and scripted content with local actors and performers spanning five continent...

    3:30pm
  6. SUBJECT

    • 2022
    • USA
    • Camilla Hall +
      Jennifer Tiexiera

    Subject explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen profiling the participants of five acclaimed documentaries. The filmmakers allow the film’s collaborators to have the last word, contextualizing their own participation...

    4:00pm
  7. BEAU TRAVAIL

    • 1999
    • France
    • Claire Denis

    An ex-Foreign Legion officer recalls his once glorious life leading troops in Djibouti.

    4:30pm
  8. FRAMING AGNES

    • 2022
    • USA
    • Chase Joynt

    After discovering the 1950s case files of a trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access to care, a trans director and cast interpret archival transcripts as talk show in a meta examination of the power, privilege, and perils of visibility...

    4:30pm
  9. LET IT BE MORNING

    • 2021
    • Israel +
      France
    • Eran Kolirin

    Adapted from the Hebrew language novel of the same name by Palestinian author Sayed Kashua, this gently comedic drama deals with charged issues of class and identity from the director of The Band's Visit as a bussinessman gets stuck in the Arabic vil...

    5:00pm
  10. HAPPY HOUR

    • 1988

    Grab a drink and check in with your fellow festival goers. Take a break between films to enjoy a beverage and chat about what you’ve seen so far and what’s still to come!

    5:30pm
  11. ONODA: 10,000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE

    • 2021
    • France +
      Japan Germany Belgium Italy Cambodia
    • Arthur Harari

    When Japan surrenders at the end of World War II, soldier Hiroo Onoda retreats into the jungles of the Philippines to continue the war himself for another 10,000 days.

    6:00pm
  12. SANSÓN AND ME

    • 2022
    • Mexico
    • Rodrigo Reyes

    Set in rural California and Mexico’s Pacific coast, this documentary is a portrait of the unlikely friendship of two Mexican migrants, told within the frame of the dramatic clash between systemic forces and personal choices that envelop young, inca...

    6:30pm
  13. AS FAR AS I CAN WALK

    • 2021
    • Serbia +
      France Luxembourg Bulgaria Lithuania
    • Stefan Arsenijevic

    This modern immigrant story is a re-imagining of a traditional medieval legend in which a Ghanaian couple goes to Europe to find a better life only to land in a refugee camp in Serbia. When Strahinja's wife, Ababuo, goes missing, he must go on an epi...

    7:00pm
  14. THE AFTERLIGHT

    • 2021
    • UK
    • Charlie Shackleton

    Using footage from hundreds of films over decades of film history, this ghost story, of sorts, brings together an ensemble cast of actors with one thing in common: each is no longer alive. There exists only a single 35mm print of the film that is tou...

    7:00pm
  15. ORLANDO

    • 1992
    • UK +
      Russia Italy France Netherlands
    • Sally Potter

    After Queen Elizabeth I commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world. Presented in 4K restoration.

    7:30pm
  16. HOLD ME TIGHT

    • 2021
    • France
    • Mathieu Amalric

    This cerebral drama follows Clarisse who has left her husband and children without explanation. In almost a dream-like haze, details begin to emerge as we cut back and forth between this portrait of a woman in crisis and the family she has left behin...

    9:00pm
  17. WHISKEY TANGO FILMSCENE

    • 2022

    A storytelling event with filmmakers and author guests of Refocus Film Festival and Iowa City Book Festival. Join us to hear our guests tell their war stories about getting art into the world while sampling some whiskey!

    9:00pm
  18. BAND OF OUTSIDERS

    • 1964
    • France
    • Jean-Luc Godard

    In loving tribute to the late master filmmaker, we present his adaptation of the novel Fool's Gold by Dolores Hitchens. Franz and Arthur don’t have money, jobs, or prospects, but they do have a black convertible and a shared romantic interest in Od...

    9:30pm
  19. FINAL CUT

    • 2022
    • France +
      UK Japan
    • Michel Hazanavicius

    An adaptation of a modern cult classic (One Cut of the Dead) that itself was an adaptation of a play from the Academy Award winning director of The Artist, this bloody zom-com stays true to its predecessor, even casting one of the the actors from the...

    9:30pm
  20. EARTH II

    • 2021
    • USA
    • Anti-Banality Union

    Using footage, form, and structure from big budget action blockbusters of the past four decades to create a climate disaster film that is just as bombastic and ridiculous as the films it's sourced from while also speaking to our current climate crisi...

    10:00pm

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PIGGY
  • 2022
  • Spain
  • Carlota Pereda
Opens Fri, Oct 14

In a rural Spanish town, a teen girl's weight makes her the target of incessant bullying. After fleeing them at the town pool, she stumbles upon her tormentors being kidnapped by a mysterious stranger.

Coming Soon
LOVING HIGHSMITH
  • 2022
  • Switzerland
  • Eva Vitija
Opens Fri, Oct 14

Based on Patricia Highsmith's personal writings and accounts of her family and lovers, the film casts new light on the famous thriller writer's life and oeuvre, permeated by themes of love and its defining influence on identity.

Coming Soon
PETROV’S FLU
  • 2021
  • Russia
  • Kirill Serebrennikov
Opens Fri, Oct 14

While suffering from the flu, Petrov is carried by his friend Igor on a long walk, drifting in and out of fantasy and reality.

Coming Soon
STARS AT NOON
  • 2022
  • France
  • Claire Denis
Opens Fri, Oct 14

A young American journalist stranded in present-day Nicaragua falls for an enigmatic Englishman who seems like her best chance of escape. She soon realizes, though, that he may be in even greater danger than she is.

Coming Soon
MY POLICEMAN
  • 2022
  • United Kingdom
  • Michael Grandage
Opens Fri, Oct 21

Tom, a policeman in 1950s Britain, falls in love with a schoolteacher on the Brighton coast. However, he soon begins a passionate same-sex affair with a museum curator, in spite of homosexuality being illegal.

Coming Soon
MY IMAGINARY COUNTRY
  • 2022
  • Chile
  • Patricio Guzmán
Opens Fri, Oct 21

Urgent and topical, My Imaginary Country features harrowing front-line protest footage and interviews with the dynamic activist leaders who are bringing about a regime change.

Coming Soon
RIOTSVILLE, USA
  • 2022
  • USA
  • Sierra Pettengill
Opens Fri, Oct 21

Welcome to Riotsville, a fictional town built by the US military. Using all archival footage, the film explores the militarization of the police and creates a counter-narrative to the nation's reaction to the uprisings of the late '60s.

Coming Soon
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
  • 2022
  • Sweden
  • Ruben Östlund
Opens Fri, Oct 21

A cruise for the super-rich sinks thus leaving survivors, including a fashion model celebrity couple, trapped on an island.

Coming Soon
CALL JANE
  • 2022
  • USA
  • Phyllis Nagy
Opens Fri, Oct 28

A married woman with an unwanted pregnancy lives in a time in America where she can't get a legal abortion and works with a group of suburban women to find help.

Coming Soon
TÁR
  • 2022
  • USA
  • Todd Field
Opens Fri, Oct 28

The life of renowned musician and composer Lydia Tár as she records the symphony that will take her formidable career to new heights.

Coming Soon
BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
  • 2022
  • Ireland
  • Martin McDonagh
Opens Fri, Nov 4

Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

Coming Soon
DECISION TO LEAVE
  • 2022
  • South Korea
  • Park Chan-wook
Opens Fri, Nov 4

A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.

Coming Soon
ARMAGEDDON TIME
  • 2022
  • USA
  • James Gray
Opens Fri, Nov 4

A deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.

Special Event
CLERKS III: THE CONVENIENCE TOUR
  • 2022
  • USA
  • Kevin Smith
Wed, Nov 9

Enjoy an evening with Kevin Smith in person and a screening of his newest film, Clerks III. Presented in collaboration with the Englert Theatre.

Current Series

35mm Film

Wed, Oct 12 SNOOP DOGG’S HOOD OF HORROR
  • 2006
  • United States
  • Stacy Title (The Last Supper)

The Picture Show

Sat, Oct 15 COCO
  • 2017
  • USA
  • Lee Unkrich

FilmScene in the Park

Sat, Oct 15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
  • 1968
  • United Kingdom
  • Stanley Kubrick

Bijou After Hours

Sat, Oct 15 LADY VENGEANCE
  • 2005
  • South Korea
  • Park Chan-wook

National Theatre Live

Sun, Oct 16 STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY
  • 2022
  • United Kingdom
  • David Hare

Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, Oct 19 RAGMORK
  • 2019
  • United States
  • Eric Widing (Primordial)

Pride at FilmScene

Thu, Oct 20 REBECCA
  • 1940
  • USA
  • Alfred Hitchcock

Rooftop

Sun, Oct 23 THIEF
  • 1981
  • USA
  • Michael Mann

Classics

Ongoing Series

Education

Ongoing Series

Vino Vérité

Ongoing Series