Filmscene

Filmmaker Spotlight

An ongoing, occasional series that celebrates the worthy work of local filmmakers and artists.

Previous Screenings

LAST CHANCE TANGO

2019 / USA / Sonja Strathearn

Daniel meets the twin of his deceased wife and tries to win her heart by learning tango together. Presented as part of our Filmmaker Spotlight series – with director Sonja Strathearn in person!

THE FILM LOUNGE WATCH PARTY

2020 / USA / Various

Get a sneak peek of the next season of The Film Lounge, featuring short films from Iowa filmmakers and post-screening dialogue with local talent! Free and open to the public.

WORKING MAN

2020 / USA / Robert Jury

When a factory closes in a small Rust Belt town, one older worker continues going to his former job every day, despite the shutdown. Presented as part of our Filmmaker Spotlight series – with director and writer Robert Jury!

BIRTH OF THE CY-HAWK

2019 / USA / Ben Godar

When Iowa and Iowa State renewed their football rivalry in 1977, a group of bowling buddies created a trophy which would become the icon of the series. Presented as part of our Filmmaker Spotlight series – with director Ben Godar in person!