FilmScene is constructing a tiny cinema in order to screen a documentary about tiny houses

FilmScene will be constructing a tiny tent cinema this weekend on the Ped Mall in conjunction with its debut of Tiny: A Story About Living Small (2013). The documentary explores one couple’s attempts to build a tiny, ecologically friendly house despite a complete lack of construction experience.

Using materials donated by McComas-Lacina Construction and the technical expertise of Rohrbach Associates, FilmScene will construct the temporary cinema in front of its Scene 1 Theater (118 College St.) and offer free screenings of Tiny this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for groups of 9-12 people.

Admission is free, though attendees must first obtain tickets from FilmScene’s box office.

FilmScene’s tiny tent cinema is supported by IC Open City and the University of Iowa School of Regional and Urban Planning, the latter of which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. The tent cinema, and the documentary itself, highlight the “small house movement,” which advocates simple living as a means of reducing one’s ecological impact, as well as re-examining what constitutes a “home” in the first place.

Screening times

Friday — 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Saturday — 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday — 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.


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