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  1. DRIVE MY CAR

    • 2021
    • Japan
    • Ryusuke Hamaguchi

    Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi'a Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace.

    12:00pm 3:00pm 7:00pm
  2. BROKEN EMBRACES

    Pedro & Penélope
    • 2009
    • Spain
    • Pedro Almodóvar

    A luminous Penélope Cruz stars as an actress who sacrifices everything for true love in this acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema.

    12:30pm
  3. VOLVER

    Pedro & Penélope
    • 2006
    • Spain
    • Pedro Almodóvar

    Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) and her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lost their parents in a tragic fire years ago. But superstitious villagers claim that the girls' departed mother, Irene (Carmen Maura), has been seen wandering around their Aunt Paula's hom...

    3:30pm
  4. LICORICE PIZZA

    • 2021
    • USA
    • Paul Thomas Anderson

    The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.

    3:30pm 7:00pm
  5. BELLE

    • 2021
    • Japan
    • Mamoru Hosoda

    From the celebrated Oscar nominated director Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai, Wolf Children) comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

    4:00pm 7:30pm
  6. THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

    • 2021
    • USA
    • Joel Coen

    Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation; a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning.

    4:00pm 6:30pm
  7. ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER

    Pedro & Penélope
    • 1999
    • Spain +
      France
    • Pedro Almodóvar

    After a tragic loss sees Manuela return to Barcelona, she overcomes her grief by becoming a caregiver to a colorful family: a pregnant nun (Penélope Cruz), a trans sexworker (Antonia San Juan), and two troubled actresses (Marisa Paredes and Candela ...

    6:30pm
  8. LIVE FLESH

    Pedro & Penélope
    • 1997
    • Spain +
      France
    • Pedro Almodóvar

    After a failed seduction of the beautiful but strung out Elena, Victor lands in prison for six years where he has plenty of time to strengthen his mind, body, and desire for revenge on the man that put him there. Now that he's out, he will stop at no...

    9:15pm

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PARALLEL MOTHERS
  • 2021
  • Spain
  • Pedro Almodóvar
Opens Fri, Jan 28

The latest from legendary Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar is another elegant exploration of motherhood and what it means to be a woman.

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THE VELVET QUEEN
  • 2021
  • France
  • Marie Amiguet
Opens Fri, Jan 28

In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the infamously elusive snow leopard.

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FLEE
  • 2021
  • Denmark
  • Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Opens Fri, Jan 28

Flee tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband.

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INTRODUCTION
  • 2021
  • South Korea
  • Hong Sangsoo
Opens Fri, Jan 28

A simple tale of young people on the edge of adulthood that cuts to the essence of who we are as people, like an unexpected hug on a winter's day.

Filmmaker Spotlight Special Event
THE FILM LOUNGE 2022
  • 2021
  • USA
  • Various
Sat, Jan 29

The Film Lounge is a series that showcases short, independent films by Iowa artists representing a range of artistic forms from documentary to experimental, narrative to animation produced by Iowa PBS in partnership with the Iowa Arts Council and Pro...

Coming Soon
SUNDOWN
  • 2021
  • Mexico
  • Michel Franco
Opens Fri, Feb 4

Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg stun in director Michel Franco's chilling and surreal Sundown.

Reel Representation Special Event
THE BOYS WHO SAID NO!
  • 2020
  • USA
  • Judith Ehrlich
Sat, Feb 5

Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Judith Ehrlich, The Boys Who Said NO! tells for the first time the inspiring story and impact of the draft resistance movement during the war in Vietnam.

Coming Soon
CATCH THE FAIR ONE
  • 2021
  • USA
  • Josef Kubota Wladyka
Opens Fri, Feb 11

A young Native American boxer embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing sister.

Coming Soon
JOCKEY
  • 2021
  • USA
  • Clint Bentley
Opens Fri, Feb 11

An aging jockey is determined to win one last championship, but his dream is complicated when a young rookie shows up claiming to be his son.

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LINGUI, THE SACRED BONDS
  • 2021
  • Chad
  • Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Opens Fri, Feb 18

Amina, a practicing Muslim, lives with her daughter, 15-year-old Maria. When Amina learns Maria is pregnant and wants to abort the child, they face an impossible situation in a country where abortion is legally and morally condemned.

Coming Soon
THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD
  • 2021
  • Norway
  • Joachim Trier
Opens Fri, Feb 18

Director Joachim Trier (Reprise) returns with another modern twist on a classically constructed character portrait of contemporary life in Oslo.

Coming Soon Reel Representation
A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING
  • 2021
  • India
  • Payal Kapadia
Opens Fri, Feb 18

In her debut film, Payal Kapadia deftly merges reality with fiction, weaving together archival footage with student protest videos to tell the story of L, a student at the Film and Television Institute of India, writing to her estranged lover while h...

Community Collaborations Special Event
SANKOFA
  • 1993
  • USA
  • Haile Gerima
Fri, Feb 18

Sankofa follows Mona, a Black American model on a photo shoot in Cape Coast, Ghana. Through director Haile Gerima's imaginative storytelling, she undergoes a journey back in time to a plantation in North America.

Special Event
EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE – KIDZ KLUB!
  • 2022
  • USA
  • Everything is Terrible!
Sat, Mar 12

Everything Is Terrible! is reborn with their new and fantastical expedition into found footage... but this time the adults can stay home! EIT! has unearthed thousands of forgotten DVD & VHS tapes aimed at yesterday’s youth to bring you their most m...

Current Series

Pedro & Penélope

Fri, Jan 21 BROKEN EMBRACES
  • 2009
  • Spain
  • Pedro Almodóvar

National Theatre Live

Sun, Jan 23 WAR HORSE
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Marianne Elliott

Bijou Horizons

Tue, Jan 25 PAPRIKA
  • 2006
  • Japan
  • Satoshi Kon

Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wed, Jan 26 THE THING
  • 1982
  • USA
  • John Carpenter (Halloween)

Bijou After Hours

Sat, Jan 29 IN BRUGES
  • 2008
  • UK
  • Martin McDonagh

Bijou Film Forum

Tue, Feb 1 LENNY COOKE
  • 2013
  • USA
  • Josh Safdie

The Picture Show

Sat, Feb 12 WALL-E
  • 2008
  • USA
  • Andrew Stanton

Pride at FilmScene

Thu, Feb 17 SHORTBUS
  • 2006
  • USA
  • John Cameron Mitchell

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