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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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Open Screen Night – May 22

May 22 Kum & Go Theater at Des Moines Social Club Doors 6pm / Show 7pm FREE   Filmmakers and film lovers: We are proud to announce another installment of Open Screen Night, in partnership with Des Moines Social Club.   Have you ever been to an open mic? This is the same idea, only with video as opposed to live performances. Open Screen is a forum for any filmmaker to share their work with a live audience. Submit your own work...

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Late night documentaries coming to SCI Iowa

The Blank IMAX Dome at the Science Center of Iowa is an under-appreciated gem in the local film scene: One of the last remaining dome style IMAX screens showing documentaries on actual celluloid.   Starting this week, they will be open late on Fridays and Saturdays...

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More Birdman perks: A farm-to-table dinner and Noce after-party

We've got two more exclusive opportunities for you to really enjoy a night out with Birdman Live with Antonio Sanchez - a farm-to-table dinner and an after-party at jazz club Noce.   Hoyt Sherman Place has partnered with The Wallace Centers of Iowa to offer a farm-to-table dinner before the show, prepared by Chef Katie Porter. A limited number of seats are available for the dinner, which will include a pre-fixed seasonal menu and begin at 5pm....

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Secret Life of Pets w/ Storyboard Artist Adam Van Wyk

Join the State Historical Museum of Iowa and Des Moines Film Society for a free screening of The Secret Life of Pets, followed by a conversation with Adam Van Wyk, a storyboard artist who worked on the film. Van Wyk will share some of the work he did on the film and describe how an animated film goes from storyboards to a finished motion picture.   This event is FREE for all.   Saturday, March 11, 10:00am State Historical Museum...

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A showcase of one-minute films, inspired by Wes Anderson

We're honored to be hosting The Life Yelpquatic - a party celebrating the work of Wes Anderson - along with our friends at Yelp! Des Moines. The party will be a fundraiser for Des Moines Film Society.   As part of that party, we are calling all filmmakers and asking you to produce a one-minute film (maximum) in the style of Wes Anderson. We will be showcasing the films during the party, and plan to offer some...

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You built DMFS; We need you again

We came to you last year at this time and asked you to make a donation to help us grow the film scene in Des Moines. You came through and we delivered.   We promised: A membership program with exclusive benefits We delivered: A membership program with discounts to all DMFS events We promised: Special screenings with visiting filmmakers We delivered: Exclusive premiere screenings and filmmaker Q&As with Sundance Winner Birth of a Nation and Brent Roske's Courting Des Moines We...

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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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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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