Mission Creek officials revealed the first lineup details of 2014 today, boasting a list that includes famed composer Philip Glass and former Drive-By Truckers guitarist/songwriter Jason Isbell. In addition to its usual slew of literature, film, lecture and music events, the 2014 festival will include a new Mission Creek Tech + Innovation Mini-Conference set for April 4-5, as well as a film series co-curated by FilmScene. […]
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 […]
With the recent conclusion of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the advertising blitz for Oscar night (yes, five months from now) can officially begin. While the top awards and appertaining press were about movies which told us how Europeans felt about American racial oppression–always appreciated, Steve McQueen–we should not overlook the work of a […]
During the run-up to the Iraq war, there was a popular bumper sticker which satirized the idea of Iraqi elections. It showed an imaginary Iraqi ballot with two voting options. Option one said “I vote for Saddam Hussein;” option two said “Please arrest me and torture my family.” […]
A Pig farmer, a hypnotist, a mad scientist and Henry David Thoreau. All of these may or may not be characters in Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color and some of them may or may not be the same person. Nothing in this azure-and-beige meditation on storytelling and modern experience is reliable, maybe least of all its […]
As spring turns the grass green, my fancy lightly turns to thoughts of baseball. The fancies of movie producers must also turn in that direction, because 42, the new biopic about Jackie Robinson, is just opening. […]
With 30 new models introduced since 2010, The electric car has enjoyed quite a resurgence in recent years. Though this infrastructure-intensive vehicle might seem a bit more illusive to those of us in the Midwest, charging station initiatives continue to creep inward from either coast and home-charging solutions are becoming increasingly viable. As of January, Iowa hosts 33 public charging stations, though only four electric vehicles are registered to Johnson County. […]
Welcome to the latest edition of the Iowa City Weekender, wherein we acknowledge that it is indeed the weekend (nearly), and celebrate accordingly. There are lots of things going on over the next few days, so let’s get right to it.
The 11th annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (IC DOCS) kicks off Thursday, offering Iowa City film-lovers the chance to catch dozens of 30-minute-or-less productions shot both locally and around the world. We’ve highlighted a few productions in particular, but don’t be afraid to dive in blind. Soaking in many of these cinema experiences […]
We’re pretty cosmopolitan here: This is one of at least two film fests we fest in the IC. Intrigued? You should be. It’s going to be a hoot; the kind of hoot that can only be found by sitting calmly in the dark and engaging your brain-muscles.
This year marks the 11th edition of the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, a diverse showcase of short documentary and experimental film and media, that runs April 11-13 at the Bijou and Public Space One. […]