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

ARGENTINA 1985

2022 / Argentina / Santiago Mitre

Tue, Feb 276:30pm

Inspired by the true story of a team of unlikely heroes in their battle to prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship.

ROBOT DREAMS

2023 / Spain + / Pablo Berger

Mon, Mar 47:00pm

Dog lives in Manhattan and is tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80’s NYC. One summer night, Dog, with great sadness, is forced to abandon Robot at the beach. Will they ever meet again?

BLUE CARPET BASH

2024 / USA /

Sun, Mar 104:30pm

An annual FilmScene tradition! No matter who you’re cheering for on Hollywood’s biggest night, there’s only one place to watch the ceremony – at FilmScene with a community of cinema lovers. And it’s free!

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME

2018 / USA + / Susanna Fogel

Thu, Mar 289:00pm

Audrey and Morgan, two thirty-year-old best friends, are unexpectedly thrust into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail.

QUEENS OF DESTRUCTION: CINEMA’S FIRST NASTY WOMEN

1903 / USA + / Various

Fri, Mar 296:30pm

Get ready for Queens of Destruction! This selection of highlights features eleven recently restored and newly scored comic shorts from the U.S. and Europe that anarchically celebrate feminist protest, slapstick rebellion, and queer gender play.

FROM THE JOURNALS OF JEAN SEBERG

1995 / USA / Mark Rappaport

Thu, Apr 187:00pm

This film blends documentary and fiction to create a portrait of American actress Jean Seberg’s rise to fame.

Previous Screenings

STORIES OF COMMUNITY

2024 / USA / Joshua Booth

Join Resilient Sustainable Future for Iowa City and FilmScene for the official premiere of three short films about community members doing good things!

RABBITSON CRUSOE + RABBIT OF SEVILLE

1950 / USA / Friz Freleng +

ONE BOOK TWO BOOK

2017 / /

FUNNY FACE

1957 / United States / Stanley Donen

Parisian New Year at FilmScene returns with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Funny Face! An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

10TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

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Do you remember your 10th birthday? Was there cake? And games? Were all your friends there? Was it so much fun? Yeah, we’re throwing one of those… but with cocktails. Let’s Party!