Filmscene

Reel Representation

FilmScene, Iowa City's nonprofit cinema, has a long tradition of programming featuring women, and non-binary artists. This series champions those underrepresented perspectives in the industry.

Upcoming Screenings

THE PEASANTS

2023 / Poland + / Dorota Kobiela +

Fri, Mar 112:00am

Comprised of 56,000 hand painted frames by 100 artists, this uniquely beautiful adaptation from the directors of Loving Vincent, tells the story of Jagna, a young woman determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late 19th century Polish village

JOYFUL DESIRE: THE SHORT FILMS OF AARIN BURCH

2023 / USA / Aarin Burch

Tue, Mar 57:00pm

A selection of short films by Aarin Burch, a key figure in the independent arts scene of the San Francisco Bay Area, that artfully explore the Black queer experience.

WE WERE GIVEN THESE INSTRUCTIONS: KELLY SEARS’ EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION

2023 / USA / Kelly Sears

Thu, Mar 77:00pm

A collection of shorts from experimental animator Kelly Sears.

TÓTEM

2023 / Mexico + / Lila Avilés

Fri, Mar 812:00am

Seven-year-old Sol is spending the day at her grandfather’s home, for a surprise party for Sol’s father, Tona. As daylight fades, Sol comes to understand that her world is about to change dramatically.

TÓTEM

2023 / Mexico + / Lila Avilés

Fri, Mar 812:00am

Seven-year-old Sol is spending the day at her grandfather’s home, for a surprise party for Sol’s father, Tona. As daylight fades, Sol comes to understand that her world is about to change dramatically.

LOVE LIES BLEEDING

2024 / UK + / Rose Glass

Fri, Mar 1512:00am

Reclusive gym manager Lou (Kristen Stewart) falls hard for Jackie (Katy O’Brian), an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Vegas in pursuit of her dream.

QUEENS OF DESTRUCTION: CINEMA’S FIRST NASTY WOMEN

1903 / USA + / Various

Fri, Mar 296:30pm

Get ready for Queens of Destruction! This selection of highlights features eleven recently restored and newly scored comic shorts from the U.S. and Europe that anarchically celebrate feminist protest, slapstick rebellion, and queer gender play.

TOMBOY

2011 / France / Céline Sciamma

Sun, Mar 314:00pm

This moving exploration of childhood gender nonconformity follows 10-year-old Laure, who moves to the suburbs and decides to pass as a boy named Mikael.

LORRAINE HANSBERRY: SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART

2017 / USA / Tracy Heather Strain

Wed, Apr 37:00pm

Explore the inner life and work of the activist, playwright and author of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry, in this documentary that dives into the archive for an in-depth look at this influential writer.

RATCATCHER

1999 / UK + / Lynne Ramsay

Tue, Apr 97:00pmThu, Apr 117:00pm

In her breathtaking debut feature, Lynne Ramsay creates a haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood as we follow an adolescent boy in a work that is both raw and deeply poetic.

THE RAGE: CARRIE 2

1999 / USA / Katt Shea (Poison Ivy) and Robert Mandel (The Substitute)

Wed, Apr 1010:00pm

Welcome to Bates High School. The lesson for today: stay on Rachel Lang’s good side because this outcast teen has a fiery temper that can’t be controlled!

LA CHIMERA

2023 / Italy + / Alice Rohrwacher

Fri, Apr 1212:00am

Desperately seeking the woman he lost, Arthur (Josh O’Connor) returns to Italy and stumbles back in with a group of black market archaeologists searching for precious Estruscan artifacts.

Previous Screenings

ANATOMY OF A FALL

2023 / France / Justine Triet

A woman is suspected of her husband’s murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the sole witness.