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Science on Screen

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.

Upcoming Screenings

STAR WARS

1977 / USA / George Lucas

Sat, May 288:30pm

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.

Previous Screenings

DOUBLE INDEMNITY

1944 / USA / Billy Wilder

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.

REEFER MADNESS

1936 / USA / Louis J. Gasnier (Murder on the Yukon)

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!

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2021 / USA / Amenda Tate

A short art documentary exploring labor, empathy, and humanity in the tech-saturated era of pandemic with a dance perfomance by Lovar Davis Kidd.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST

2020 / USA / Ian Cheney +

This inspiring documentary chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

2015 / Austrailia + / George Miller

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.