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

DAISIES

1966 / Czechoslovakia / Vera Chytilová

Wed, Oct 137:00pm

Vera Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be “spoiled,” they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing—food, clothes, men, war—is taken seriously.

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV

1958 / USA / Richard Brooks

Sun, Oct 176:30pm

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece of good and evil, free will and guilt set within a single Russian family bound by jealousy rather than love comes alive in Richard Brooks’ adaptation starring Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, and William Shatner.

LA CHINOISE

1967 / France / Jean-Luc Godard

Mon, Oct 187:00pm

Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Veronique (Anne Wiazemsky), form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary.

THE DOUBLE

2013 / UK / Richard Ayoade

Tue, Oct 197:00pm

A clerk in a government agency (Jesse Eisenberg) finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker (Jesse Eisenberg) who is both his exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and seductive with women.

WHITE NIGHTS

1957 / Italy + / Luchino Visconti

Sun, Oct 246:30pm

A lonely city transplant and a sheltered girl haunted by a lover’s promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion.

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

DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA

2020 / USA / Spike Lee

Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman’s brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.

LIFEBOAT/HUNGER WARD

2018 / USA / Skye Fitzgerald

Director, Skye Fitzgerald and Producer, Michael Scheuerman join us to present their two Oscar nominated shorts, Lifeboat and Hunger Ward.

MINIATURE CONSTRUCTION CAMP

2021 / /

From LORD OF THE RINGS to CORALINE, miniature sets have been a staple in filmmaking for over 100 years! In this week-long camp for veterans of our general Animation Camp, campers will learn the history or miniature making, study design, and create their own miniature set pieces, including buildings, terrain, and more!

ANIMATION CAMP

2021 / /

Tell your own animated stories with FilmScene! Camp is offered for one-week sessions, with in-person and virtual options for Summer 2021.
In-person students are encouraged to register for the grade they will be entering:
Grades 3 & 4: June 14 (still available!) / July 5 (FULL)
Grades 5 & 6 (FULL): June 21 / July 12 / July 26
Grades 7 & 8: June 28 (FULL) / July 19 (still available!)

BO BURNHAM: INSIDE

2021 / USA / Bo Burnham

The latest special from the endlessly inventive mind of Bo Burnham.