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Sunshine and rainbow dogs: FilmScene hosts a new doc showcasing creative dog grooming

Canine cosmetology isn’t always shallow or abusive. A new documentary combats stereotypes associated with exhibitionist dog owners while focusing on, arguably, their epitome: competitive creative dog groomers. FilmScene will screen ‘Well Groomed’ on Sunday as part of their Vino Vérité series, co-presented by Bread Garden Market and Little Village. […]

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‘Destroyer’ a slow-burning yet entertaining time at the movies

‘Destroyer centers around detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman), who as a young cop went undercover to infiltrate a gang. This leads to something so tragic that it still haunts her many years later. When she finds out that the same gang leader has recently resurfaced, she goes on a personal mission to take him down and finally find peace. […]

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Groundbreaking silent films interpreted anew with music from the Awful Purdies

The Awful Purdies, the all-female Midwest folk scene staple ensemble, will be accompanying silent movies by female film pioneers on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. as part of Film Scene’s Women’s March events. Tickets are $15. […]

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Celebrating Women’s March with ‘Rafiki’ for FilmScene’s Pride Series

The second film in the Vanguard Series, ‘Rafiki,’ directed by Wanuri Kahiu, will play at FilmScene on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. as part of their monthly Pride series. ‘Rafiki’ is a Kenyan coming-of-age story that chronicles the budding romance between Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva). […]

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‘We’re on the road to better days’: Iowa City’s third Women’s March celebrated progress and the power of love

Bitterly cold temperatures didn’t seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the almost 200 people gathered on the Ped Mall Saturday morning for Iowa City’s 2019 Women’s March. “In Des Moines, they decided to move this inside the Capitol,” said state Rep. Mary Mascher, referring to the freezing weather. “We said, ‘hey, we can do it.’ […]

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Paola Mendoza, Women’s March organizer and Flyover Fest speaker, discusses the art of resistance

Since the historic Women’s March in 2017, Paola Mendoza’s art and activism has stretched from the Grammy Awards to New York Fashion Week to the star-studded People’s State of the Union. In April, she will discuss intersectionality and with Iowa City audiences as part of the Together We Rise book tour. […]

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Postcards and Pale Ale: Local group speaks out through postcards to legislators

Ordinary-people-turned-activists packed Iowa City Brewlab Friday night for “Postcards and Pale Ale,” an event organized by Johnson County Supervisor Kurt Friese. Attendees filled out stamped postcards to send to congressmen, state legislators and even President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, the box was filled with over 1,000 postcards. After the Women’s March […]

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Iowa Voices: Iowans had different reasons for attending the D.C. Women’s March

The Women’s March on Washington took place Jan. 21, drawing nearly half a million people to the national capital, including a number of Iowans — some currently living in the Hawkeye State, and some who have moved but still claim their Iowa roots. Little Village asked Iowa marchers to share their thoughts. This is what they […]

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