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


2020 / /

Sat, Jul 117:00pmTue, Jul 147:00pmThu, Jul 167:00pmSat, Jul 187:00pmTue, Jul 217:00pmThu, Jul 237:00pmSat, Jul 257:00pm

For a limited time, you pick the movie, you bring the guests and we’ll provide the big screen! Member pre-sales begin July 6, public sales begin July 13.

Previous Screenings

FilmScene at Home Concessions Bundle

2020 / /

Missing your favorite FilmScene treats? Get a FilmScene at Home Concessions Bundle and your home viewing will be just a little bit more like the cinema. $5 of each bundle will be donated to a local organization.


2020 / USA / Robert Jury

When a factory closes in a small Rust Belt town, one older worker continues going to his former job every day, despite the shutdown. Presented as a live Vimeo stream with director Robert Jury in virtual conversation!

Do Not Resist

2016 / USA / Craig Atkinson

An account of the increasing use of military weapons and tactics by local law enforcement in the United State, counterpointed with civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. Offered for a limited time for free.


1992 / USA / Jonathan Lynn

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins – an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners – comes in to defend them. Presented FREE for students by the UI Student Legal Services.