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

AILEY

2021 / USA / Jamila Wignot

Fri, Aug 1312:00am

A resonant biography of Alvin Ailey, a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance.

CODA

2021 / USA + / Siân Heder

Fri, Aug 2012:00am

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.

CANDYMAN

2021 / USA + / Nia DaCosta

Fri, Aug 2712:00am

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.

WITHOUT GETTING KILLED OR CAUGHT

2021 / USA / Tamara Saviano +

Fri, Sep 312:00am

This new documentary chronicles the lives of Americana legends Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, and Townes Van Zandt as they rise from obscurity to reverence.

SPIRIT ANIMAL

2019 / USA / Madeline Deering

Wed, Sep 810:00pm

His Spirit Animal… is terror! Director Madeline Deering will be here in person to introduce you to her tale of horror and mirth. Presented in Smell-O-Vision!

STORM LAKE

2021 / USA / Beth Levison +

Fri, Sep 1712:00am

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.

Previous Screenings

I CARRY YOU WITH ME

2021 / Mexico + / Heidi Ewing

Ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate in Mexico and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.