Author:Ben Godar

The Rogue One Shuttle Transport

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://desmoinesfilm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/AKVkR_xt7JuGTduRGY7B.mp4"][/video] Join the DES MOINES FILM SOCIETY as we take a Transport Shuttle (chartered bus) to the Death Star Themed Alamo Drafthouse in Omaha for a screening of ROGUE ONE on Saturday, Dec. 17.   Last year's Tarantino Express bus trip to Chicago was a big success, selling out in under 48 hours. So get your tickets early. Tickets go on-sale to the general public at 10am on Nov. 11.   BUY TICKETS   The Transport will blast off...

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Birdman Live with Antonio Sanchez

Birdman Live with Antonio Sanchez Presented by Des Moines Film Society & Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation Thursday, March 2 Hoyt Sherman Place Reserved Seating Adults: $35 DMFS and Hoyt Sherman Members: $30 BUY TICKETS NOW Composer and renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez will perform his Grammy-winning score live along with the Oscar-winning film, Birdman, in a live cinema event at Hoyt Sherman Place, presented by Des Moines Film Society and the Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation, with additional support from Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines. The...

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The Birth of a Nation: Special Advance Screening

The Birth of a Nation Special Advance Screening w/ Co-Producer Ben Renzo Friday, Sept. 30 7pm Fleur Cinema   Des Moines Film Society is proud to host a special, advance screening of THE BIRTH OF A NATION, winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. A discussion with Co-Producer Ben Renzo will follow the screening.   Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and...

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A few words about Membership

Yesterday, we officially launched our Membership program. I wanted to take a moment to tell you a little bit about why this is so important and why we need you to become a Member of The Des Moines Film Society.   In the last year, we brought Alloy Orchestra to Des Moines to perform their original, live score to Metropolis, took a bus full of you to Chicago for the Hateful 8 Road Show, hosted an Open...

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Radio Interview with Michael Libbie

Ben here - Yesterday I had the chance to chat about DMFS with Michael Libbie on his show, Insight on Business: The News Hour. If you missed it live, you can stream it here. We talked a bit about Lost Films Poster Art Show and some of our other events here in Des Moines, as well as filmmaking in Iowa in general.   Excuse my attire...

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Lost Films Poster Show coming to Art Week

During Art Week, you will have two more chances to catch the Lost Films Poster Art Show and get your hands on one of these limited-edition poster prints.   Tuesday, June 21, 6-9pm: We will be in our own offices, 304 15th St., Suite 201, as part of the Fitch Building Summer Open Studios.   Friday-Saturday, June 24-25: We will be on display as part of the Art Terrarium skywalk pop-up at Kaleidoscope at the Hub, 555 Walnut St.   What...

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Summer Series coming to Fleur Cinema

The Fleur Cinema is kicking off a three-headed monster of a Summer Series tonight with a special screening of the so-bad-it's-good classic, The Room.   The summer series is divided into three series, with three films in each series: So Bad it's Rad, Summer Lovin' and Noir Nights. Tickets are available to individual films, in a three-film pass or as an overall series pass.   The Opening Night screening of The Room will also feature a grilled cheese stand,...

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End of Fall World Premiere Tonight

Ames/Des Moines native Nicolaas Bertelsen was here a few months ago for a special screening of Yosemite, one of the films he has produced along with James Franco. Tonight, he returns to present the World Premiere of another film he produced, End of Fall.   The film is the first release from Go Man Go!, the production company Bertelsen co-founded with the film's writer/director, Wisconsin native Joselito Seldera. It is a rural thriller which follows a widower's...

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13th Wild Rose Film Festival set to launch

Film festivals are often labors of love which tend to come-and-go, but this year marks the 13th edition of the Wild Rose Film Festival in Des Moines.   Festival Director and Co-Founder Kimberly Busbee says the Wild Rose has grown each year, along the way gaining a reputation as a very filmmaker-friendly event. One way the Wild Rose has done that is by presenting awards in a variety of categories, including such technical areas as makeup and...

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