Special Events

Saving Brinton: Des Moines Premiere

Des Moines Film Society is proud to co-host the Des Moines premiere of Saving Brinton, a documentary about Iowa film history produced by Iowa filmmakers.   Saving Brinton is the story of Michael Zahs, an eccentric Iowa collector who uncovers five hours of film from the early 1900s that once belonged to Frank Brinton, one of America's most successful barnstorming moving picture exhibitors.   Produced by Iowa City filmmakers Tommy Haines, John Richard and Andrew Sherburne, the film premiered...

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The Shining: Book vs. Movie

Buy Tickets   It’s a novel from the master of horror and a film from the greatest filmmaker of his generation, and now you can read and see The Shining, complete with a reception in a historic (and perhaps haunted) hotel.   Des Moines Film Society and the Des Moines Public Library Foundation Next Chapter are proud to present The Shining, Book vs. Movie.   After reading the novel, attendees invited to a screening Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining on the big screen...

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Lost Films Poster Art Show returns

We are very excited to announce our Lost Films Poster Art Show is back for a 2nd year!   If you missed last year's event, we asked local designers to create movie posters for real films which were never completed, some abandoned during production, some written but never filmed, others little more than ideas...

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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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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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