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.

CANDYMAN

2021 / USA + / Nia DaCosta

Thu, Sep 165:00pm10:00pm

Writer/director Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic with Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get Out) co-writing and producing.

THE HUNT

2012 / Denmark + / Thomas Vinterberg

Thu, Sep 167:00pm

A teacher lives a lonely life, struggling over his son’s custody. It slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

MS. PURPLE

2019 / USA / Justin Chon

Sat, Sep 1810:00pm

A young woman who works as a karaoke hostess in Koreatown reconnects with her estranged brother in the final days of their father’s life.

THE FALCONER

2020 / USA / Annie Kaempfer

Wed, Sep 227:15pm

A documentary portrait that follows master falconer Rodney Stotts on his mission to build a bird sanctuary and provide access to nature for his stressed community.

SCARY MOVIE

1991 / United States / Daniel Erickson (Eve's Necklace)

Wed, Sep 2210:00pm

For just a few dollars, this place offers more than a few thrills…

RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN

1979 / Taiwan + / King Hu

Thu, Sep 237:00pm

An esquire and a General eye a priceless handwritten scroll in a temple library.

STOP MAKING SENSE

1984 / USA / Jonathan Demme

Sat, Sep 2510:00pm

An innovative concert movie for the rock group Talking Heads.

ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13

1976 / USA / John Carpenter (The Thing)

Wed, Sep 2910:00pm

A night of white-hot hate! The gang swore a blood oath to destroy Precinct 13… and every cop in it! We’re also celebrating the releases of Creatures of the Night and Replicas, the new novels by Late Shift at the Grindhouse author-in-residence Scott Jones, who will be signing copies in the lobby before the screening.

TO WONG FOO THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR

1995 / Beeban Kidron

Thu, Sep 307:00pm

Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo and Wesley Snipes star in this hilarious adventure about three drag queens on the cross-country road trip of a lifetime

BLACKFISH

2013 / USA / Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Thu, Sep 307:00pm

A documentary following SeaWorld’s controversial captivity of killer whales.

BUZZARD

2014 / USA / Joel Potrykus

Sat, Oct 210:00pm

Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit.

PIECES

1982 / Spain / Juan Piquer Simón (Slugs)

Wed, Oct 610:00pm

You don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre!

WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX?

2010 / Uganda / Nabwana I.G.G

Thu, Oct 77:00pm

Alex is killed on a mission to defeat the Tiger Mafia, and his brother investigates.

MONUMENTS

2020 / USA / Jack C. Newell

Fri, Oct 87:00pm

Monuments is an Odyssey-like exploration of grief, a film about life and death, and about love and loss. After the sudden death of his semi-estranged wife Laura, Ted steals her ashes from her strange family and takes a cross-country journey to scatter them at the Field Museum in Chicago.

THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA

2001 / USA / Larry Blamire

Sat, Oct 910:00pm

A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet are all searching for the elusive element “atmospherium.”

FRANKENSTEIN

2011 / UK / Danny Boyle

Sun, Oct 101:00pm

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) star in this stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel directed by Danny Boyle (28 Days Later…).

DAISIES

1966 / Czechoslovakia / Vera Chytilová

Wed, Oct 137:00pm

Vera Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be “spoiled,” they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing—food, clothes, men, war—is taken seriously.

SISTER TEMPEST

2020 / United States / Joe Badon (The God Inside My Ear)

Wed, Oct 1310:00pm

I’m going to show you something new tonight, something ethereal, something trippy, something you haven’t ever seen before.

THE GLEANERS AND I

2000 / France / Agnès Varda

Thu, Oct 147:00pm

Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.

TREELESS MOUNTAIN

2008 / USA + / So Yong Kim

Thu, Oct 147:00pm

In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father.

WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES

2019 / Japan / Makoto Nagahisa

Sat, Oct 1610:00pm

Four young orphans deal with their grief by forming a glam rock band.

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV

1958 / USA / Richard Brooks

Sun, Oct 176:30pm

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece of good and evil, free will and guilt set within a single Russian family bound by jealousy rather than love comes alive in Richard Brooks’ adaptation starring Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, and William Shatner.

LA CHINOISE

1967 / France / Jean-Luc Godard

Mon, Oct 187:00pm

Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Veronique (Anne Wiazemsky), form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary.

THE DOUBLE

2013 / UK / Richard Ayoade

Tue, Oct 197:00pm

A clerk in a government agency (Jesse Eisenberg) finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker (Jesse Eisenberg) who is both his exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and seductive with women.

THE LORDS OF SALEM

2012 / United States / Rob Zombie (The Devil's Rejects)

Wed, Oct 2010:00pm

We’ve been waiting… We’ve always been waiting.

QUEEN OF LAPA

2019 / Brazil / Theodore Collatos +

Thu, Oct 2112:00pm

A Brazillian activist founds an Association of Transgender Sex Professionals.

WHITE NIGHTS

1957 / Italy + / Luchino Visconti

Sun, Oct 246:30pm

A lonely city transplant and a sheltered girl haunted by a lover’s promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion.

THE UNNAMABLE

1988 / United States / Jean-Paul Ouellette (Chinatown Connection)

Wed, Oct 2710:00pm

There are things on God’s Earth that we can’t explain and we can’t describe. From the depths of Hell comes H.P. Lovecraft’s The Unnamable.

HOCUS POCUS

1993 / USA / Kenny Ortega

Fri, Oct 297:00pm

A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.

LIMBO

1999 / United States / Tina Krause

Wed, Nov 310:00pm

A place between your soul and Hell.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC

2020 / UK / Jamie Lloyd

Sun, Nov 141:00pm

James McAvoy (Atonement) stars in this new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork.

EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE – KIDZ KLUB!

2022 / USA / Everything is Terrible!

Sat, Mar 128:00pm

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 mind-melting movie to date.