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2019 OSCAR WINNING SHORTS

By popular demand - and perfect timing for our Women's March initiative - FilmScene is pleased to present this year's Oscar-winning short films!
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3 FACES

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country, and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory. Presented as part of the Bijou Horizons series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.
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A KID LIKE JAKE

Loving parents of a four-year-old must come to terms with their child being transgender.
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AMAZING GRACE

This long lost documentary presents Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
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AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US

This powerful documentary brings the history of forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans to the present, following activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and the travel ban. All evening proceeds support victim services provided by Monsoon Asian and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity.
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ANIMATION PIONEERS: FORMS & FIGURES

This unique program, curated specifically for Women's March, presentes animated short films from around the world that relate to the female body. Pleasure, pain, love and relationships are brought to life with paint, clay, computer graphics and more. Contains mature content.
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APOLLO 11

Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin embark on a historic trip to the moon.
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BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE

A tribute and a detective story, narrated by Jodie Foster, that traces the life of pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache, who began directing films in 1884 at the age of 21 and then faded from memory when she, and the 1000 films that bore her name, were largely forgotten.
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BIRDS OF PASSAGE

Birds of Passage chronicles the origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through the eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honor collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.
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BLINDSPOTTING

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Forum program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.
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CAMERAPERSON

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.
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CANCER REBELLION

In this documentary, director and cancer survivor Hernan Barangan takes a yearlong journey to all fifty states to collect stories from teens and young adults fighting cancer. Presented FREE by the University of Iowa Heath Care Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program - director Barangan in person!
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CLIMAX

From French provocateur Gaspar Noe - one week engagement, select late night showtimes! Dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
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DOLORES

Raising 11 children while wrestling with gender bias, union defeat and victory, Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions to co-found the country's first farmworkers union. Presented FREE with a post-screening discussion by the 13th annual Latinx In Action Celebration!
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EASTER CASKET

This Easter, it's gonna be a bad hare day!
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EVERYBODY KNOWS

Laura (Penelope Cruz) and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the village where she was born, on a Spanish vineyard, to attend her sister's wedding, but expected events lead this gathering toward a crisis that exposes the family's hidden past.
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FILMSCENE SUMMER CAMP

In our weeklong summer camp for kids, FilmScene campers will work in teams to produce, direct, and edit their own short films —totally from scratch!
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FISH TANK

Fiften year-old Mia's world is turned upside down when her mother brings home a new boyfriend.
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