Filmscene

Series & Special Events

FilmScene hosts numerous special events, community screenings and ongoing series to bring a diverse slate of film programming to Eastern Iowa audiences.

STAR WARS

1977 / USA / George Lucas

Sat, May 288:30pm

With the planet-destroying power of the Death Star, the Empire looks to cement its grip on the galaxy. Meanwhile, farm boy Luke Skywalker rises to face his destiny.

ISHTAR

1987 / USA / Elaine May

Tue, May 317:00pmThu, Jun 27:00pm

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the C.I.A., the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.

RRR

2022 / India / S. S. Rajamouli

Wed, Jun 17:00pm

Back on the big screen where it belongs for a one night only #encoRRRe, RRR is an exhilarating, action-packed spectacular mythologizing two real-life freedom fighters who helped lead India’s fight for independence from the British Raj.

IN FABRIC

2018 / UK / Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy)

Wed, Jun 110:00pm

A lonely divorcee visits a bewitching London department store to find a dress to transform her life. She finds a perfect, artery-red gown that unleashes a malevolent, unstoppable curse in this frightening, seductive, and darkly funny tale.

THE GODFATHER

1972 / USA / Francis Ford Coppola

Fri, Jun 37:00pmSat, Jun 43:30pmMon, Jun 67:00pm

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty in postwar New York City transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant youngest son.

BLAZING SADDLES

1974 / USA / Mel Brooks

Sun, Jun 58:00pm

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

ANIMATION CAMP 2022

Mon, Jun 68:30amMon, Jun 138:30amMon, Jun 208:30amMon, Jun 278:30amMon, Jul 118:30amMon, Jul 188:30amMon, Jul 258:30am

Tell your own animated stories with FilmScene! At Animation Camp, campers imagine and create their own animations, totally from scratch. Each day, campers learn the key principles of animation and explore the styles of 2D paper, 3D object, Pixilation, Claymation, and replacement animation and then apply these lessons by making their own videos!

SIGN O’ THE TIMES

1987 / USA + / Prince

Tue, Jun 77:00pm

Highlights from Prince’s 1987 European concert tour, including selections from the rock star’s album of the same title.

RAD

1986 / United States / Hal Needham (Smokey and the Bandit)

Wed, Jun 810:00pm

BMX is his world, Rad is his way of life… pop culture and cult film staple for over 35 years returns to the big screen in 4K.

ENCANTO

2021 / USA / Jared Bush +

Sat, Jun 1111:00amSun, Jun 1211:00amThu, Jun 163:30pm

A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

FIRST COW

2019 / USA / Kelly Reichardt

Sat, Jun 118:45pm

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

PARIS IS BURNING

1990 / USA + / Jennie Livingston

Thu, Jun 167:00pm

A chronicle of New York’s drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

JUSTUS

2021 / USA / Cedric B. Theus +

Fri, Jun 177:00pm

Featuring interviews with ex-prisoners and activists, the film interrogates the structures that have targeted Black citizens with overwhelming disparity.

MISSISSIPPI MASALA

1991 / USA + / Mira Nair

Sat, Jun 186:30pmMon, Jun 207:00pmThu, Jun 233:30pm

The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South are blended and simmered into a rich and fragrant fusion feast in Mira Nair’s luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot.

HENRY V

2022 / UK / Max Webster

Sun, Jun 191:00pm

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power.

Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN

2001 / Mexico / Alfonso Cuarón

Sun, Jun 198:00pm

Two aimless teens and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip through Mexico and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

2002 / USA / Patricia Cardoso

Wed, Jun 227:00pm

In East LA, 18-year-old Ana struggles between her ambitions of going to college and the desires of her domineering mother for her to get married, have children, and run the family textile factory.

CROOKLYN

1994 / USA / Spike Lee

Sat, Jun 258:45pm

Spike Lee’s vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

THE FIRST STEP

2021 / USA + / Brandon Kramer

Wed, Jun 297:00pm

In a divided America, Van Jones attempts to pass a landmark criminal justice bill – and finds himself under fire from all sides.

TAXI DRIVER

1976 / USA / Martin Scorsese

Sun, Jul 38:00pm

An alienated, battle-scarred loner (Robert De Niro) embarks on a mission of misguided revenge in the seedy underbelly of nighttime Manhattan.

PONYO

2008 / Japan / Hayao Miyazaki

Sat, Jul 911:00amSun, Jul 1011:00amThu, Jul 143:30pm

A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

CLUELESS

1995 / USA / Amy Heckerling

Sat, Jul 98:45pm

This hilarious teen comedy is a timeless coming of age story skewering the ultra rich in 1990s Beverly Hills—with contemporary high school social dynamics standing in for the aristocracy of Jane Austen’s Emma.

WOLFCOP

2014 / Canada / Lowell Dean (13 Eerie)

Wed, Jul 1310:00pm

The moon is full and Officer Garou is half man, half wolf, and all cop.

ADVANCED ANIMATION CAMP 2022

Mon, Aug 18:30am

Take your stop motion skills to the next level in our advanced class! Campers who have taken our general Animation Camp twice previously are invited to work on honing acquired skills, learn more challenging techniques, and apply knowledge to longer and more story-driven projects. Both content and grading criteria will be more challenging than the standard course and students will be working alongside and collaborating with fellow veteran animators.

MINIATURE CONSTRUCTION CAMP 2022

2022

Mon, Aug 88:30am

In this week-long camp, campers will learn the history of miniature making, study design, and create their own miniature set pieces, including buildings, terrain, and more! And, added to this year’s curriculum will be 3D printing.

BOY AND THE WORLD

2013 / Brazil / Alê Abreu

Sat, Aug 1311:00amSun, Aug 1411:00amThu, Aug 183:30pm

Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s Academy Award-nominated masterpiece is a riotous explosion of music and color, a breathtakingly original and vibrant cinematic experience that depicts the wonders and struggles of the modern world as seen through the eyes of a young boy.

SCREENDANCE 2022

2022 / Various / Various

Fri, Aug 267:00pm

An evening where film meets dance with a series of short works.