FilmScene in the Park: First Cow

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FilmScene in the Park: First Cow

June 11, 2022 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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We’ll be enjoying our summer nights with another amazing lineup at FilmScene in the Park! Our FREE outdoor series is presented by McComas Lacina Construction in collaboration with Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department.

We’re blasting off on May 28 with STAR WARS, presented as part of Science on Screen® with a pre-show presentation from Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Kenneth G. Gayley. In June, cows are back on screen with FIRST COW, a minimalist ode to friendship. Spike Lee’s CROOKLYN is a vibrant portrait of family life that feels right at home in a summer lineup. And coming in July, don’t miss 90s classic CLUELESS!

Plus, don’t miss a bonus episode of FilmCastPodScene, a special mini-cast as part of The Parking Spaces. Check it out here.

See you at the movies,


Saturday, June 11, 8:45pm
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A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. This simple premise is the framework for a critique of capitalism and an interrogation of foundational Americana while exploring a sensitive depiction of male friendship.

“If only every film could achieve the sublime tenderness of First Cow.“—Karen Han, Polygon


June 11, 2022
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Chauncey Swan Park
405 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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