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It’s a great day to be a Hawkeye: ‘Ironmen’ local casting call at FilmScene

On Saturday, June 22 from 9-11 a.m., FilmScene will be hosting open casting calls for the roles of Elizabeth Catlett and Grant Wood for the upcoming Hollywood production of Ironmen, an adaptation of the book Nile by Tom Lidd produced by Iowa City native Joseph Grandy Heath. […]

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IC producer brings Sundance-selected documentary ‘Gleason’ to Englert in benefit for UI Hospitals

GLEASON Englert Theater — Friday Aug. 26 8:00 p.m. $20-25 FilmScene, Scheels and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are teaming up to host a benefit screening of the acclaimed documentary Gleason tonight at 8 p.m. at the Englert Theatre. The film follows the journey of former NFL defensive back Steve Gleason, who was […]

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Roger Ebert documentary ‘Life Itself’ heads to FilmScene

Roger Ebert Life Itself

Steve James’ documentary ‘Life Itself,’ opening at FilmScene on July 18, shares its title with the memoir of its subject, the late film critic Roger Ebert. Having only begun production in the final months of Ebert’s life, the documentary quotes Ebert’s memoir at length to supply narration and clarity, but one of the questions James is unable to get Ebert to answer before his death is “Why did you call your memoir Life Itself?” It’s a question the film itself leaves unanswered, at least explicitly, inviting us to ponder it of James’ documentary, just as he did of Ebert’s book. […]

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