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


2021 / USA + / Natalie Morales

Thu, Sep 163:30pm6:00pm8:30pmFri, Sep 171:30pmSat, Sep 181:30pmSun, Sep 191:00pmWed, Sep 222:30pmThu, Sep 233:00pm9:00pm

A Spanish teacher (Natalie Morales) and her student (Mark Duplass) develop an unexpected friendship through video lessons after an unexpected tragedy.


2021 / USA + / Nia DaCosta

Thu, Sep 165:00pm10:00pm

Writer/director Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic with Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get Out) co-writing and producing.


2021 / USA / Beth Levison +

Fri, Sep 1712:00am12:00pm2:00pm4:30pm7:00pmSat, Sep 1812:00pm2:00pm4:30pm7:00pmSun, Sep 1912:00pm2:00pm4:30pm7:00pmWed, Sep 222:00pm4:30pm7:00pmThu, Sep 232:00pm4:30pm7:30pm

Art Cullen and his family and colleagues at Iowa’s Storm Lake Times, fight-at the local level-for the survival of their biweekly small-town newspaper.


2021 / USA + / Siân Heder

Sun, Sep 194:00pm

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.


2021 / France + / Julia Ducournau

Fri, Oct 112:00am

A unique and shocking exploration of family, faith and flesh, that will leave audiences devastated — a future classic.


2021 / USA + / Amalia Ulman

Fri, Oct 812:00am

Amidst the devastation of post-crisis Spain, mother and daughter bluff and grift to keep up the lifestyle they think they deserve, bonding over common tragedy and an impending eviction.


2021 / Germany / Maria Schrader

Fri, Oct 812:00am

Alma is a scientist coerced into participating in an extraordinary study in order to obtain research funds for her work. She has to live with a humanoid robot tailored to her character and needs, designed to be her perfect life partner.


2021 / France + / Mia Hansen-Løve

Fri, Oct 1512:00am

A couple retreat to the island that inspired Ingmar Bergman to write screenplays for their upcoming films when the lines between reality and fiction start to blur.


1999 / United States / Tina Krause

Wed, Nov 310:00pm

A place between your soul and Hell.

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