HOCUS POCUS Fri, Oct 29 7:00pm
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.
THE GLEANERS AND I
Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.
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.
LOVE & BASKETBALL
Next-door neighbors as kids, Quincy (Omar Epps) and Monica (Sanaa Lathan) fall in love as teens and find that they share an all-consuming interest in basketball.
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
The thrilling, deeply moving story of the special friendship that develops between a lonely young boy and a wise, benevolent visitor from another planet who becomes stranded on Earth.
Admission to FilmScene in the Park’s inaugural season is free and open to the public. Seating will be first-come-first-served for all screenings, with movies beginning at sunset. Health and safety protocols will be in place including social distancing aided by painted markers on the lawn. The city-wide mask mandate will be enforced when moviegoers are not eating or drinking.
Outside the Ordinary — Award nominees and winners, festival and art house favorites from the last year that belong on a big screen to be celebrated by an audience. Free admission, film program begins at sunset. No rain dates.
Free Movie Series — Summer of the Arts long-running series is now a partnership, with six of the twelve films in the park. Presented by Urban Acres Real Estate and GreenState Credit Union. Free admission, film program begins at sunset.
FilmScene in the Park is made possible by the transformative Strengthen Grow Evolve campaign, a collaboration with The Englert Theatre, and The City of Iowa City’s Annual Park Improvement and Economic Development funds. This cooperative project supports the goals of both FilmScene and Iowa City Parks & Recreation.
Inaugural year design and engineering sponsors include RDG Planning & Design, Raker Rhodes Engineering and McComas-Lacina Construction.