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.
EIGHT EYES

EIGHT EYES

Wed, May 29 10:00pm

Did you miss it when it was a secret screening at FilmScream back in October? Or are you ready to be scared again?

BLACK GOD, WHITE DEVIL

BLACK GOD, WHITE DEVIL

Thu, May 30 open Caption 6:30pm

After killing his employer when he tries to cheat him out of his payment, a man becomes an outlaw and starts following a self-proclaimed saint.

OPEN AIR MEDIA FESTIVAL 2024

OPEN AIR MEDIA FESTIVAL 2024

Fri, May 31 8:30pm

Open Air Media Festival returns for another year!

ROAD HOUSE

ROAD HOUSE

Sun, Jun 2 8:35pm

A bouncer is hired to clean up the baddest honkytonk in a Missouri town. Armed with a black belt in karate and a degree in philosophy, Dalton sets out to tame the Double Deuce for its owner.

QUADROPHENIA

QUADROPHENIA

Wed, Jun 5 10:00pm

Mods and Rockers clash in 1964 London and they'll be clashing at SpareMe Bowl & Arcade at the pinball tournament before the movie screening.

SET IT OFF

SET IT OFF

Thu, Jun 6 7:00pm

Having reached a point of desperation, a group of four best friends turn to robbing banks after working dead end jobs and living under various systemic oppressions.

MUSLIM FUTURISM: FILMS DEFINING A GENRE

MUSLIM FUTURISM: FILMS DEFINING A GENRE

Fri, Jun 7 open Caption 7:00pm

Five critically acclaimed short films helping explore "Muslim Futurism" as an evolving genre.

LEGALLY BLONDE

LEGALLY BLONDE

Sat, Jun 8 open Caption 8:45pm

To win back her Harvard-bound former beau, valley girl Elle Woods enrolls at the university's law school and ends up excelling in the legal arts.

MINIATURE CONSTRUCTION CAMP 2024

MINIATURE CONSTRUCTION CAMP 2024

Mon, Jun 10 8:30am Mon, Jun 17 8:30am

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! Curriculum includes 3D printing.

BEYOND WALLS

BEYOND WALLS

Tue, Jun 11 open Caption 7:00pm

An anthology of documentary films that define and amplify what prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition means, while inspiring people to imagine and take action toward a world without policing.

FRANKENHOOKER

FRANKENHOOKER

Wed, Jun 12 10:00pm

From Frank Henenlotter, the creator of the Basket Case trilogy and Brain Damage, comes Frankenhooker, a gory horror-comedy twist on the Frankenstein legend.

DIABOLIQUE

DIABOLIQUE

Thu, Jun 13 7:00pm

The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal plan to murder him with what they believe is the perfect alibi.

THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER

THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER

Sat, Jun 15 open Caption 11:00am Sun, Jun 16 open Caption 11:00am Thu, Jun 20 3:30pm

Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

STORIES OF COMMUNITY

STORIES OF COMMUNITY

Sat, Jun 15 3:30pm

Join Resilient Sustainable Future for Iowa City and FilmScene for the official premiere of three short films about community members doing good things!

CHASING CHASING AMY

CHASING CHASING AMY

Mon, Jun 17 open Caption 7:00pm

A young queer director examines the impact of Kevin Smith's 1997 film Chasing Amy.

BLACKOUT

BLACKOUT

Wed, Jun 19 10:00pm

A man whose attempts to protect his town from his own lycanthropy is challenged at nearly every turn, not least from a crooked businessman who’s looking to exploit the situation for his own financial gain.

CHOCOLATE BABIES

CHOCOLATE BABIES

Thu, Jun 20 7:00pm

An underground band of radical Black queer HIV+ activists and drag queens take to the streets of New York City to combat conservative politicians and government apathy towards AIDS.

ANIMATION CAMP 2024

ANIMATION CAMP 2024

Mon, Jun 24 8:30am Mon, Jul 8 8:30am Mon, Jul 15 8:30am Mon, Aug 5 8:30am Mon, Aug 12 8:30am

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...

SHAFT

SHAFT

Wed, Jun 26 10:00pm

We celebrate the life of Richard Roundtree with the hard-hitting original that started it all. Shut yo' mouth!

KAJILLIONAIRE

KAJILLIONAIRE

Thu, Jun 27 7:00pm

A woman's life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they're planning.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Sat, Jun 29 open Caption 8:45pm

A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

JAWS 3-D

JAWS 3-D

Wed, Jul 3 10:00pm

Spend your 4th of July holiday going back into the water but remember... the third dimension is terror!

HIGH FIDELITY

HIGH FIDELITY

Sun, Jul 7 8:45pm

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.

MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA!

Sat, Jul 13 open Caption 8:45pm

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

Sat, Jul 20 open Caption 11:00am Sun, Jul 21 open Caption 11:00am Thu, Jul 25 open Caption 3:30pm

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

Sun, Jul 21 8:35pm

Four armed men hijack a New York City subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. The city's police are faced with a conundrum: Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

ADVANCED ANIMATION CAMP 2024

ADVANCED ANIMATION CAMP 2024

Mon, Jul 22 8:30am Mon, Jul 29 8:30am

Take your stop motion skills to the next level in our advanced class! Confident campers who have attended at least one, preferably two camps, are invited to work on honing acquired skills, learn more challenging techniques, and apply knowledge to lon...

THE GENERAL

THE GENERAL

Sat, Jul 27 open Caption 8:30pm

An engineer must single-handedly recapture his beloved locomotive after it is seized by Union spies and return it through enemy lines.

FRANCES HA

FRANCES HA

Sun, Aug 4 8:20pm

A New York woman apprentices for a dance company and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

Sat, Aug 10 open Caption 8:15pm

A languid, impressionistic story of three generations of Gullah women living on the South Carolina Sea Islands in 1902.

FANTASIA

FANTASIA

Sat, Aug 17 11:00am Sun, Aug 18 11:00am Thu, Aug 22 7:00pm

A series of eight famous pieces of classical music, conducted by Leopold Stokowski and interpreted in animation by Walt Disney's team of artists.

STARSHIP TROOPERS

STARSHIP TROOPERS

Sun, Aug 18 8:00pm

Humans, in a fascist militaristic future, wage war with giant alien bugs.

THE MUMMY

THE MUMMY

Sat, Aug 24 open Caption 8:00pm

At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreak havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.

DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN

DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN

Sun, Sep 1 7:40pm

A bored New Jersey suburban housewife's fascination with a free-spirited woman she has read about in the personal columns leads to her being mistaken for the woman herself.

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

Sat, Sep 7 open Caption 7:00pm

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI

GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI

Sun, Sep 15 7:15pm

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

Sat, Sep 21 open Caption 7:00pm

In Hong Kong of 1962, Mrs. Chan and Mr. Chow, a journalist, move into neighbouring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their respective spouses creates an intimate bond between them.

BRIDESMAIDS

BRIDESMAIDS

Sun, Sep 29 6:50pm

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

JURASSIC PARK

JURASSIC PARK

Sat, Oct 5 open Caption 7:00pm

A pragmatic paleontologist touring an almost complete theme park on an island in Central America is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

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