FilmScene, Iowa City’s nonprofit cinema, is a proud partner of Science on Screen®. An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Science on Screen® supports recipients efforts to present films that—directly or indirectly—are connected to science.
When his young daughter’s beloved companion, an android named Yang, malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair it.
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
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.
Complete with smoke filled rooms, dark alleys, a dynamite femme fatale, a nefarious murder plot, and enough hardboiled dialogue to fill a pulp novel, this is one of the most iconic noir films of the classic era.
For eighty years since its creation, this seminal cult classic has captured the imaginations of stoners, curiosity seekers and movie maniacs. Come join the party—vive le reefer!
A short art documentary exploring labor, empathy, and humanity in the tech-saturated era of pandemic with a dance perfomance by Lovar Davis Kidd.