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Little Village’s picks for the summer’s best flicks

A Most Wanted Man!

Blockbuster movie season is in full force, bringing yet another summer full of mutants, robots, aliens, monsters and all manner of CG creatures to our silver screens. Even if monsters and mechs aren’t your thing, July is jam-packed with reasons (both CG-heavy and not) to make it out to theaters. Here are recommended films to […]

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IC DOCS incoming: Annual film fest kicks off this Thursday

Co-hosted by FilmScene, the Bijou film board and the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (IC DOCS) will run for its 12th season, April 17-19 at FilmScene. The festival seeks to provide a nominally competitive forum for short works of experimental documentary film in order to consider alternative views of what it means to document, and indeed what it means to experience reality itself. IC DOCS is entirely student organized and will feature both locally-produced and international films no longer than 30 minutes in length. […]

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

Omar heads to FilmScene

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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