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Talking Movies: Abu-Assad’s ‘Omar’ is a heartrending tale of loyalty under occupation

Omar opens Friday, Feb. 21 at FilmScene’s Scene 1 theater. Parkour may not be as popular as it once was, but don’t tell that to anybody fleeing the Israeli undercover police in the occupied territories. Adam Bakri does a lot of this in the title role of Hany Abu-Assad’s 2013 film, Omar, though the topography […]

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Palme d’Or-winning film heads to FilmScene this weekend

FilmScene’s Scene 1 theater will be screening Blue is the Warmest Color this Friday and Saturday as part of a sneak preview event. The film recently won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and has drawn significant critical praise. Blue is the Warmest Color is adapted from the award-winning French graphic novel […]

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Donate some food, gain some knowledge this Sunday

New Pioneer Food Co-op has partnered with the Englert Theatre and FilmScene to offer a screening of A Place at the Table Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The screening takes place at Englert Theatre and will be followed by refreshment and a post-film discussion. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: June 13-16

And it’s the weekend again! It’s humid. I’m really sweaty, all the time. Like, you won’t even want to hug me even though I know you can’t help yourself. Save the kisses though, my mouth/moustache is full of gnats. Some cool stuff happening this weekend, check it out! […]

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(American) Winter is coming this Saturday

Given the scope of the 2008-9 financial collapse and recession, it is safe to say that most of us know people who were adversely affected by this economic disaster in some way, perhaps profoundly so. We may not, however, have witnessed many of the more private moments of suffering, emotional turmoil, physical deprivation, shame, and hopelessness that such victims endured and, sadly, continue to endure. […]

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Gabe’s to screen “Pussy Riot: A Punk Rock Prayer” April 3

Want more proof that Mission Creek Festival is more than just a Music & Literature Festival? On April 3rd, at 7PM, before the White Lung show, FilmScene and Mission Creek Festival will be screening the Iowa Premiere of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. […]

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