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

BIJOU OPEN SCREEN FALL 2022

2022 / / Various

Fri, Dec 27:00pm

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

THE EYE OPENER 2022

1980 / /

Sun, Dec 44:00pm

CHUNKY SHRAPNEL

2020 / Australia / John Angus Stewart

Wed, Dec 77:00pm

CHUNKY SHRAPNEL is a feature length live music documentary from King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, bringing the audience onto the stages of their 2019 tour across Europe & the UK.

SABRINA

1954 / United States / Billy Wilder

Sat, Dec 315:00pm

Parisian New Year at FilmScene returns with Sabrina! A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family’s chauffeur, but it’s his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Previous Screenings

CLERKS III: THE CONVENIENCE TOUR

2022 / USA / Kevin Smith

Enjoy an evening with Kevin Smith in person and a screening of his newest film, Clerks III. Presented in collaboration with the Englert Theatre.

PREDATOR

1987 / USA + / John McTiernan

A 35th anniversary screening of Predator on 35mm, featuring a post-screening reading with author Ander Monson, reading from his newest book Predator: A Memoir, a Movie, an Obsession.

THE SPANISH DANCER

1923 / USA / Herbert Brenon

A love story between Don Cesar de Bazan and a beautiful Gypsy dancer presented in a new restoration from the Eye Filmmuseum and Milestone with a rollicking new score by composer Bill Ware.

UNSHAKEABLE BELIEF: THE DR. CHRISTINE GRANT STORY

2022 / USA / Nathan McNurlen

Documenting the impact of Dr. Christine Grant in her work to build equal opportunities for women in college athletics.