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  1. HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS

    • 2023
    • North Macedonia +
      Sweden Kosovo
    • Goran Stolevski

    Dita never wanted to be a mother, but circumstances have forced her to raise her girlfriend’s two daughters, becoming an unlikely family that has to fight to stay together.

    3:30pm 6:30pm
  2. WICKED LITTLE LETTERS

    Reel Representation
    • 2024
    • UK
    • Thea Sharrock

    A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy based on a true story.

    3:30pm
  3. CIVIL WAR

    • 2024
    • US +
      UK
    • Alex Garland

    A journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

    3:45pm 6:45pm
  4. LA CHIMERA

    Reel Representation
    • 2023
    • Italy +
      France Switzerland
    • Alice Rohrwacher

    Desperately seeking the woman he lost, Arthur (Josh O'Connor) returns to Italy and stumbles back in with a group of black market archaeologists searching for precious Estruscan artifacts.

    4:00pm 6:30pm
  5. MONKEY MAN

    • 2024
    • USA +
      Canada Singapore India
    • Dev Patel

    An anonymous young man unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless.

    4:00pm 7:00pm
  6. FROM THE JOURNALS OF JEAN SEBERG

    Community Collaborations
    • 1995
    • USA
    • Mark Rappaport

    This film blends documentary and fiction to create a portrait of American actress Jean Seberg's rise to fame.

    7:00pm

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Coming Soon // Special Events

Coming Soon
DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD
  • 2023
  • Romania
  • Radu Jude
Opens Fri, Apr 19

An overworked and underpaid production assistant must drive around the city of Bucharest to film the casting for a workplace safety video commissioned by a multinational company. When one of her interviewees makes a statement that ignites a scandal s...

Coming Soon
SASQUATCH SUNSET
  • 2024
  • USA
  • David Zellner
Opens Fri, Apr 19

A year in the life of a unique family. It captures the daily life of the Sasquatch with a level of detail and rigor that is simply unforgettable.

Coming Soon
HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS
  • 2022
  • USA
  • Mike Cheslik
Opens Fri, Apr 19

In this 19th century, supernatural winter epic, a drunken applejack salesman must go from zero to hero and become North America's greatest fur trapper by defeating hundreds of beavers.

Coming Soon Late Shift at the Grindhouse Reel Representation
THE PEOPLE’S JOKER
  • 2024
  • USA
  • Vera Drew
Opens Wed, Apr 24

An aspiring clown grapples with her gender identity and combats a fascistic caped crusader when she moves to Gotham City to make it big as a comedian.

Coming Soon
CHALLENGERS
  • 2024
  • USA
  • Luca Guadagnino
Opens Fri, Apr 26

Tashi (Zendaya), a former tennis prodigy turned coach is married to a champion on a losing streak. Her strategy for her husband's redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against his former best friend and her former boyfriend.

Coming Soon
THE BEAST
  • 2023
  • France
  • Bertrand Bonello
Opens Fri, Apr 26

Set partly in a near future in which artificial intelligence is in control of everyone's lives and human emotions are perceived as a threat, a woman travels into her past lives in 1910 and 2014, where she finds a strong connection with a man -- for b...

Special Event
BIJOU OPEN SCREEN SPRING 2024
  • 2023
  • Various
Fri, Apr 26

Join Bijou for a showcase of short films made by students and community members in the Iowa City area!

Special Event
PRIDE
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Matthew Warchus
Wed, May 1

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Special Event
THE LONG GAME
  • 2023
  • USA
  • Julio Quintana
Thu, May 2

Based on Mustang Miracle by Humberto G. Garcia, this real life story of triumph over adversity sees district superintendent JB Peña put together a team of Mexican-American highschool, amateur golfers to make it to the state tournament and play on th...

Coming Soon
CHICKEN FOR LINDA!
  • 2023
  • France
  • Sébastien Laudenbach
Opens Fri, May 3

Paulette feels guilty after unfairly punishing her daughter Linda and would do anything to make it up to her. She sets off to make a chicken with peppers, even though she doesn't know how to cook.

Coming Soon
THE OLD OAK
  • 2023
  • UK
  • Ken Loach
Opens Fri, May 10

The Old Oak is the last pub standing in a once thriving mining village in northern England, a gathering space for a community that has fallen on hard times. When a group of Syrian refugees moves into the floundering village, an unexpected friendship ...

Coming Soon
WILDCAT
  • 2023
  • US
  • Ethan Hawke
Opens Fri, May 10

This inventive biopic invites the audience to weave in and out of celebrated Southern Gothic writer Flannery O’Connor’s (Maya Hawke) mind as she ponders the great questions of her writing—including the time she spent at the Iowa Writers' Worksh...

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TERRESTRIAL VERSES
  • 2023
  • Iran
  • Alireza Khatami
Opens Fri, May 17

Everyday people from all walks of life navigate the cultural, religious, and institutional constraints imposed on them by various social authorities, capturing the spirit and determination of people amidst adversity.

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EVIL DOES NOT EXIST
  • 2023
  • Japan
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Opens Fri, May 24

Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a camping site near Takumi's house offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to nature.

Coming Soon
OMEN
  • 2023
  • Belgium
  • Baloji
Opens Fri, May 31

After spending years in Belgium, a young Congolese man returns to his birthplace of Kinshasa to confront the intricacies of his family and culture.

Current Series

National Theatre Live

Sat, Apr 20 VANYA
  • 2024
  • UK
  • Sam Yates

Science on Screen

Mon, Apr 22 WARGAMES
  • 1983
  • USA
  • John Badham

Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, May 1 SHE IS CONANN
  • 2023
  • Luxembourg
  • Bertrand Mandico (The Wild Boys)

Filmmaker Spotlight

Sat, May 4 LOST BOYS, STOLEN TRUCKS
  • 2024
  • USA
  • Philip Rabalais and Auden Lincoln-Vogel

35mm Film

Tue, May 7 AWAY FROM HER ON 35MM
  • 2006
  • Canada
  • Sarah Polley

Vino Vérité

Sun, May 19 FLYING LESSONS
  • 2024
  • USA
  • Elizabeth Nichols

FilmScene in the Park

Sat, May 25 TWISTER
  • 1996
  • USA
  • Jan de Bont

Rooftop

Ongoing Series

ScreenDance

Ongoing Series