MINARI Wed, Apr 21 7:54pm Sat, Apr 24 7:57pm
In this film festival favorite and award-winning independent gem, a Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.
WOLFWALKERS Wed, Apr 28 8:01pm Sat, May 1 8:05pm
An irresistable animated feast, about a young apprentice hunter who befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.
THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS Wed, May 5 8:09pm Sat, May 8 8:12pm
Deep in the forest of Italy, a handful of seventy and eighty years young men – and their trusty dogs – hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle.
EMMA. Wed, May 12 8:16pm Sat, May 15 8:19pm
In this slick and snappy adaptation of the Jane Austin classic, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.
NOMADLAND Wed, May 19 8:23pm Sat, May 22 8:23pm
After losing everything in the recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West.
THE WIZARD OF OZ Sat, Jun 5 8:37pm
A Strengthen Grow Evolve celebration – recognizing the commitments of the community of Iowa City to the cooperative capital campaign of FilmScene and The Englert Theatre.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Sat, Jun 12 8:41pm
Complications ensue after Dr. Frankenstein (“Fronkensteen!”) and his servants Igor, Inga and Frau Blucher create a fearsome monster.
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Sat, Jun 26 8:45pm
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit’s team, while his captain’s wife and second-in-command are falling in love.
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT Sat, Jul 10 8:41pm
A cartoon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope to prove his innocene when a crime shakes up Toontown.
THE WIZ Sat, Jul 24 8:32pm
When schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) is whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz.
THE MONUMENTS MEN Sat, Aug 14 8:07pm
In this hero’s tale, inspired by Iowa’s own George Stout, an unlikely World War II platoon is tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from Nazi thieves.
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.