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.

FUKT

2021 / United States / Various

Wed, Dec 810:00pm

Director Jessie Seitz joins us at FilmScene to present this first of its kind, women-created extreme horror anthology.

SHIVA BABY

2020 / USA + / Emma Seligman

Thu, Dec 96:30pm

When Danielle is dragged to a shiva for someone she barely even knows by her neurotic parents, everything that can go wrong does from her sugar daddy showing up with his wife and child to running into her ex-girlfriend who just got into law school.

THE MATRIX

1999 / USA + / Lana & Lilly Wachowski

Fri, Dec 109:45pmSat, Dec 119:45pm

When a beautiful stranger (Carrie Ann Moss) leads computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth—the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.

FOLLIES

2017 / UK / Dominic Cooke

Sun, Dec 121:00pm

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2017.

SPLATTER DISCO

2007 / United States / Richard Griffin (The Disco Exorcist)

Wed, Dec 1510:00pm

Just in time for the holidays… all singing, all dancing, all dead. The first slasher musical.

THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

1992 / USA + / Brian Henson

Fri, Dec 172:00pmSat, Dec 184:30pmSun, Dec 191:30pmTue, Dec 217:00pm

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.

ELF

2003 / USA / Jon Favreau

Fri, Dec 174:30pmSat, Dec 181:30pmMon, Dec 207:00pmTue, Dec 211:30pm

Raised as an over-sized elf, a human travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

1946 / USA / Frank Capra

Fri, Dec 177:00pmTue, Dec 214:00pm

In Frank Capra’s definitive holiday classic, an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Presented in glorious 35mm!

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER

1940 / USA / Ernst Lubitsch

Sat, Dec 187:00pmSun, Dec 194:30pmWed, Dec 221:30pm

Two employees at a general store can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other’s anonymous pen pal.

DIE HARD

1988 / USA / John McTiernan

Sat, Dec 189:30pmMon, Dec 204:30pmWed, Dec 227:00pm

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

1989 / USA / Jeremiah S. Chechik

Sun, Dec 197:00pmMon, Dec 201:30pmWed, Dec 224:30pm

The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

SECRET SANTA

2015 / Canada / Mike McMurran (The Final Ride)

Wed, Dec 2210:00pm

Show up early for photos with a very bad Santa in the lobby!

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II

1987 / USA / Deborah Brock (Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever)

Wed, Dec 2910:00pm

The Driller Killer is back – and he parties for keeps! An all-female hard rock band rents a condo for a much-needed vacation. Their tranquility is cut short by a heavy metal dream-demon and his murden weapon of choice: the drill-tar.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – A PARISIAN NEW YEAR

1951 / USA / Vincente Minnelli

Fri, Dec 315:00pm

Parisian New Year Returns! Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron sing and dance to the music of George and Ira Gershwin in this winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP

1969 / Argentina / Directed by Emilio Vieyra (The Deadly Organ)

Wed, Jan 1210:00pm

From every act of pleasure comes an equal act of perversion. The most curious picture of them all…

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.