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City of Iowa City Recycling presents screening of ‘The Age of Consequences’ in honor of Earth Day

On Thursday, April 19, City of Iowa City Recycling is taking over meeting rooms A, B and C at the Iowa City Public Library to offer a free screening of 2016 environmental documentary “The Age of Consequences.” Popcorn and treats will be provided, and attendees will be invited to take home a free kitchen compost container. The recycling department makes a point to show several environmental films each year to engage the public, Recycling Coordinator Jane Wilch said in an email. […]

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FilmScene announces programming for Science on Screen collaboration

FilmScene has been selected as one of 36 non-profit theaters across the U.S. to receive a Science on Screen grant for 2018. Science on Screen, a program of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has been encouraging the exploration of science through film since 2005. […]

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Vino Vérité presents a grittier sort of foodie documentary

Fans of chef-focused, “food porn” documentaries like Chef’s Table or Anthony Bourdain’s The Mind of a Chef will enjoy 42 Grams, a somewhat gritty documentary following a Chicago chef’s journey from underground food to a critically acclaimed restaurant. […]

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Documentary-focused nonprofit New Mile Media Arts to hold official launch party

University of Iowa filmmaker Kevin Kelley just won his second Emmy award this year, for Mural, a documentary about the UI’s iconic Jackson Pollock painting. Now, Kelley is poised to launch a new non-profit dedicated to exactly what he does best: making documentaries. […]

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Iowa City filmmakers announce dates for Barnstorming Brinton Iowa Tour of ‘Saving Brinton’

Saving Brinton FilmScene — Sept. 29-Oct. 5 Hot on the heels of its June premiere at the AFI Docs Film Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, the documentary Saving Brinton, from Barn Owl Pictures (a collaboration between Northland Films and Bocce Ball Films) is coming back home to Iowa for a string of showings throughout the […]

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That gum you like: FilmScene celebrates the 25th anniversary of ‘Fire Walk With Me’ with rooftop showing

“I’ll see you again in 25 years,” promises Laura Palmer in the closing moments of cult classic TV series Twin Peaks. This year, creator David Lynch made good on that promise with a limited series on Showtime. And this weekend, FilmScene does their part with a rooftop showing of the prequel, 1992’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, which premiered at Cannes just over 25 years ago. The fun kicks off at 8 p.m.; screening starts at dusk. Tickets are $15. […]

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Inaugural Bike-in Theatre event to screen ‘The Milpitas Monster’

Bike-in Theatre: The Milpitas Monster PATV parking lot — Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Iowa City’s PATV Channel 18 (206 Lafayette St.) will be clearing out its parking lot tonight for its first Bike-in Theatre — an event that encourages area bicyclists to ride in to their lot for the B-horror and stay for […]

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‘Torrey Pines,’ a new film, comes live-scored to FilmScene

Torrey Pines, live scored by Your Heart Breaks FilmScene — Monday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. Clyde Petersen’s stop motion film Torrey Pines, which was Kickstarted into life in 2013, will be making a stop next week, on Monday, Oct. 24, at FilmScene. Torrey Pines is just coming off its world premiere as an official […]

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After Birth: With Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation,’ a page has decisively turned

The Birth of a Nation FilmScene — opens Friday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. A century after D.W. Griffith released The Birth of a Nation (1915), one of the most groundbreaking of all movies, as well as a classic of American racism, we now get Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, an overwhelming, sympathetic […]

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Alloy Orchestra to score ‘Man with a Movie Camera’ at the Englert Theatre

Alloy Orchestra Presents: Man with a Movie Camera Englert Theatre — Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The Alloy Orchestra will be performing the live score for the silent classic Man with a Movie Camera (1929, Soviet Union) at the Englert Theatre in a production co-sponsored by FilmScene on Oct. 5. The Alloy Orchestra first […]

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Director Brendan Toller talks ‘Danny Says’ ahead of its FilmScene screening

Danny Says, Art House Theater Day FilmScene — Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. Danny Fields is a countercultural Zelig. The new documentary Danny Says provides a glimpse into an unparalleled life that connects the dots between Andy Warhol and the Ramones, teen magazines and Iggy Pop. As part of FilmScene’s celebration of Art House […]

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