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Get your game on this Saturday at RADplay

RADplay RADinc. — Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. Iowa City game developers will celebrate their community at RADinc. on Nov. 11 with RADplay, an event showcasing work by local and regional developers. Donations are accepted to help cover costs for the event, but admission is free. In addition to games, some short films and […]

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Antonio Sanchez brings his BiRDMAN LiVE to the Englert

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) is a movie of blown-out proportions, equal parts mesmerizing and befuddling. The movie will make sure you know. But that’s no surprise to those familiar with director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s catalog. Centered around protagonist Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), best known for his role in a superhero trilogy, […]

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Baseball, bacchanalia and beauty in Linklater’s ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’

Everybody Wants Some!! FilmScene — Through Thursday, May 19 Nostalgia is a powerful drug. So powerful in fact that many find themselves enthralled with nostalgic feelings even for the times they never knew. And anybody who has viewed the work of Texas filmmaker Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, 1993; Boyhood, 2014) has felt the effect […]

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Cherishing Terry Zwigoff: A chat with an auteur for our age

Terry Zwigoff

Illustrations by Adam Burke Mission Creek: An Evening with Terry Zwigoff FilmScene — Thurs., Apr. 7 at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) In 2001, a New York Times article about Terry Zwigoff predicted that the filmmaker was “not likely to do a lot of pictures.” In the 15 years since, he has made just […]

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100 years later, new audiences discover legendary outsider

Historian Mike Zahs

In 1981, then-junior high history teacher Michael Zahs lucked into a treasure trove of relics from a Washington, Iowa basement. He took a chance on what might have been so many boxes of junk, because of their source — they had originally been owned by W. Frank Brinton, a man who had been known locally […]

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FilmScene’s second annual ‘Eye Opener’ event features brunch, awards ceremony, short film by Don Hertzfeldt and more

The Eye Opener FilmScene — Sunday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. This Sunday, FilmScene will host its second annual “The Eye Opener” community appreciation event. Executive Director Joe Tiefenthaler says the event is a perfect, informal way to reconnect with the arts community. “What better way to remember the films, partner events, volunteer and board […]

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6 Must-See Movies at the 2015 Landlocked Film Festival

The Landlocked Film Festival — now in its 9th year of operation in Iowa City — prides itself on bringing independent, short and feature length films from all over the world to the heartland. This year the Iowa City Public Library, The Englert Theatre and FilmScene will each host screenings during the festival, which runs August 14-16. Here are six can’t-miss picks from the lineup…
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