Filmscene

FilmScene in the Park

FilmScene in the Park is an outdoor cinema built in partnership with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department located at Chauncey Swan Park. Regular Screenings between May and October highlight a diversity of all ages programming.

Upcoming Screenings

STAR WARS

1977 / USA / George Lucas

Sat, May 288:30pm

With the planet-destroying power of the Death Star, the Empire looks to cement its grip on the galaxy. Meanwhile, farm boy Luke Skywalker rises to face his destiny.

FIRST COW

2019 / USA / Kelly Reichardt

Sat, Jun 118:45pm

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

CROOKLYN

1994 / USA / Spike Lee

Sat, Jun 258:45pm

Spike Lee’s vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

CLUELESS

1995 / USA / Amy Heckerling

Sat, Jul 98:45pm

This hilarious teen comedy is a timeless coming of age story skewering the ultra rich in 1990s Beverly Hills—with contemporary high school social dynamics standing in for the aristocracy of Jane Austen’s Emma.

Previous Screenings

HOCUS POCUS

1993 / USA / Kenny Ortega

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

2000 / France / Agnès Varda

Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.

TO WONG FOO THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR

1995 / / Beeban Kidron

Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo and Wesley Snipes star in this hilarious adventure about three drag queens on the cross-country road trip of a lifetime

THE FALCONER

2020 / USA / Annie Kaempfer

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

2000 / USA / Gina Prince-Bythewood

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.