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6 Must-See Movies at the 2015 Landlocked Film Festival

The Landlocked Film Festival — now in its 9th year of operation in Iowa City — prides itself on bringing independent, short and feature length films from all over the world to the heartland. This year the Iowa City Public Library, The Englert Theatre and FilmScene will each host screenings during the festival, which runs August 14-16. Here are six can’t-miss picks from the lineup…
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Talking Movies: Landlocked Film Festival: Oct 25-28

Since its inception in 2007, Landlocked, Iowa City’s film festival, has taken place in late August.  This year it runs from Oct. 25-28th.  Hopefully, it will lure more students, who ought to appreciate not only the admission fee (it’s free!) but also the crazy variety of films: animation, docs, features, music videos, shorts and spirited […]

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Talking Movies: Film Fests 2011

Is this heaven? No, it’s the Hardacre Film Festival, every bit as magical as a diamond in a cornfield where the ghosts of old baseball players congregate. Every August, in the town of Tipton, Iowa (population 3,155), great movies, filmmakers from all over the country and interesting Iowans magically appear in a gorgeous old movie […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 26-29

Greetings Weekenders! In classic Iowa City style, this weekend the whole town is pulling out all the stops to welcome all you academics out there to a brand new school year, chock-full of nonstop, heady fun. Personally, I intend to be everywhere, all of the time. Here’s how: THURSDAY: Pure Party. Raise a glass to […]

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Iowa City Weekender – August 27-30

Dear Students, I know the rain is a drag, but trust me, sunshine is not a required element in your ardent intellectual pursuit.  What you need is to complement your academic endeavors with a heaping weekendful of fine international cinema!  So I give to you, live (well, mostly prerecorded) from the greatest city in the […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 21-24

If you’re a student, you’ll probably attend at least one event at the University of Iowa Welcome Week. And there’s plenty of fun to be had–from the President’s Block Party to Chuck Klosterman at the Englert courtesy of the UI Lecture Series next Wednesday. But, there are also, plenty of non-University events this weekend to […]

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Landlocked Film Festival

Editor’s Note: A summer full of festivals winds down this week with the second annual Landlocked Film Festival. This year, Iowa City’s umbrella organization Summer of the Arts wove Landlocked into the fold, giving the fledgling festival a bigger profile than last year’s inaugural event. In our August issue, we previewed two Iowa Film Festivals, […]

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Movie Review: What I See When I Close My Eyes

What I See When I Close My Eyes Documentary, 29 min Directed by Leslie Hope Landlocked: Saturday, August 23, 12:30pm as part of the kid-friendly program. The Khmer Rouge just cannot catch a break. Every director since Roland Joffe has wanted to portray them as the Asian equivalent of the Third Reich, despite the fact […]

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This American Gothic Movie Review

This American Gothic Documentary, 63 min Directed by Sasha Waters Freyer Hardacre: Saturday, August 2, 1:25pm; Landlocked: Friday, August 22, 5:30pm In the director’s statement for This American Gothic—a documentary about Grant Wood’s painting and the people of Eldon, Iowa, where the austere house with the lavish window still stands—Sasha Waters Freyer says that she […]

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