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.

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

1948 / USA / Charles Barton

Sat, Oct 110:00pm

The Wolf Man tries to warn a dimwitted porter that Dracula wants his brain for the Frankenstein monster’s body.

HIDDEN LETTERS

2022 / China / Violet Du Feng

Sun, Oct 27:00pm

Vino Vérité returns in October with a remarkable portrait of two women in contemporary China drawn together by a secret language handed down through generations.

LES MISÉRABLES

1958 / France + / Jean-Paul Le Chanois

Mon, Oct 36:30pm

Jean Valjean, convicted of a minor crime, spends the rest of his life being pursued by a cruel and unrelenting policeman, Javert.

SNOOP DOGG’S HOOD OF HORROR

2006 / United States / Stacy Title (The Last Supper)

Wed, Oct 1210:00pm

Sooooo, you wanna see what life is like in the hood. Not enough action in your part of town? Well, you’ll get plenty – more than you can stand – in the Hood of Horror!
Presented on 35mm film!

COCO

2017 / USA / Lee Unkrich +

Sat, Oct 1511:00amSun, Oct 1611:00amThu, Oct 203:30pm

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancenstral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

1968 / United Kingdom + / Stanley Kubrick

Sat, Oct 157:00pm

After uncovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, a spacecraft is sent to Jupiter to find its origins – a spacecraft manned by two men and the supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.

STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY

2022 / United Kingdom / David Hare

Sun, Oct 161:00pm

Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

RAGMORK

2019 / United States / Eric Widing (Primordial)

Wed, Oct 1910:00pm

A young man’s life slowly turns towards madness and chaos as terror surrounds him.

REBECCA

1940 / USA / Alfred Hitchcock

Thu, Oct 207:00pm

A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat’s wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife’s spectral presence.

FILMSCREAM 2022

2022 / various

Fri, Oct 218:00pm

The screams are coming from inside FilmScene at the Chauncey at our sixth annual 12-hour fright fest!

EVIL DEAD II

1987 / USA / Sam Raimi

Sat, Oct 2210:00pm

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

THIEF

1981 / USA / Michael Mann

Sun, Oct 237:30pm

An ace safe cracker wants to do one last big heist for the mob before going straight.

HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS

1988 / United States / Dwight H. Little (The Phantom of the Opera)

Wed, Oct 2610:00pm

Ten years ago, he changed the face of Halloween. Tonight he’s back… in 4K!

GHOSTBUSTERS

1984 / USA / Ivan Reitman

Sat, Oct 297:00pm

Three parapsychologists forced out of their university funding set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in New York City, attracting frightened yet skeptical customers.

MULTIPLE MANIACS

1970 / USA / John Waters

Sat, Oct 2910:00pm

The Cavalcade of Perversion, a travelling freak-show, is a front for a band of psychotic kidnappers and murderers.

DEATHGASM

2015 / New Zealand / Jason Lei Howden (Guns Akimbo)

Wed, Nov 210:00pm

A blood-soaked horror comedy with an amazing soundtrack of fist-banging metal and practical effects to satisfy metalheads and splatter fans alike. Evil is coming…

ESTEBAN & THE CHILDREN OF THE SUN

2022 / USA / Jason Smith

Sun, Nov 61:00pm

In celebration of the life of composer John Rapson, experience the once-in-a-lifetime performance of his final composition in this concert film recorded at the Englert Theatre.

FARGO

1996 / USA / Joel & Ethan Coen

Sun, Nov 67:30pm

Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard’s inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen’s bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson

CLERKS III: THE CONVENIENCE TOUR

2022 / USA / Kevin Smith

Wed, Nov 97:00pm

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

SHERLOCK JR

1924 / USA / Buster Keaton

Sat, Nov 1211:00amSun, Nov 1311:00amThu, Nov 173:30pm

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend’s father’s pocketwatch.

JACK ABSOLUTE FLIES AGAIN

2022 / United Kingdom / Emily Burns

Sun, Nov 201:00pm

July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish.

PADDINGTON

2014 / United Kingdom + / Paul King

Sat, Dec 101:00pmSun, Dec 111:00pmThu, Dec 153:30pm

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.