Filmscene

Filmmaker Spotlight

An ongoing, occasional series that celebrates the worthy work of local filmmakers and artists.

Upcoming Screenings

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.

Previous Screenings

MASQUERADE

2021 / / Shane Dax Taylor

A young girl struggles to survive after a group of home invaders break into her house to steal her family’s priceless artwork.

THE WATER IS MY SKY

2021 / USA / Brian Tremml +

A deep dive into the world of elite competitive swimming through the lives of three swimmers swept up in the hunt for a shot at Olympic glory

LAST CHANCE TANGO

2019 / USA / Sonja Strathearn

Daniel meets the twin of his deceased wife and tries to win her heart by learning tango together. Presented as part of our Filmmaker Spotlight series – with director Sonja Strathearn in person!

THE FILM LOUNGE WATCH PARTY

2020 / USA / Various

Get a sneak peek of the next season of The Film Lounge, featuring short films from Iowa filmmakers and post-screening dialogue with local talent! Free and open to the public.

WORKING MAN

2020 / USA / Robert Jury

When a factory closes in a small Rust Belt town, one older worker continues going to his former job every day, despite the shutdown. Presented as part of our Filmmaker Spotlight series – with director and writer Robert Jury!