Filmscene

Special Event

Film provides a unique avenue for audience engagement around topical issues. It's also a whole lot of fun to go to the movies. With that in mind, FilmScene cultivates dozens of unique special events throughout the year to engage with Iowa City audiences.

Upcoming Screenings

THE MATRIX

1999 / USA + / Lana & Lilly Wachowski

Fri, Dec 109:45pmSat, Dec 119:45pm

When a beautiful stranger (Carrie Ann Moss) leads computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth—the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – A PARISIAN NEW YEAR

1951 / USA / Vincente Minnelli

Fri, Dec 315:00pm

Parisian New Year Returns! Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron sing and dance to the music of George and Ira Gershwin in this winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE – KIDZ KLUB!

2022 / USA / Everything is Terrible!

Sat, Mar 128:00pm

Everything Is Terrible! is reborn with their new and fantastical expedition into found footage… but this time the adults can stay home! EIT! has unearthed thousands of forgotten DVD & VHS tapes aimed at yesterday’s youth to bring you their most mind-melting movie to date.

Previous Screenings

THE EYE OPENER 2021

1969 / /

BIJOU OPEN SCREEN 2021

2021 / / Various

Bijou’s bi-annual invitation to student and community filmmakers to share their work on the big screenl. Free for all attendees!

POSSESSION

1981 / France + / Andrzej Zulawski

Banned upon its original release in 1981, Andrzej Zulawski’s highly choreographed nightmare of a marriage unraveling is an experience unlike any other.