Virtual Cinema

Watch New Release films and support your local nonprofit, the Des Moines Film Society.


Now Playing:


“House of Hummingbird”

Through July 23


14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Ignored by her parents and abused by her brother, she finds her escape by roaming the neighborhood with her best friend, going on adventures, exploring young love and experiencing everything that comes with growing up in a country on the brink of enormous change.


You can watch on your computer, phone, or most tablets. You can also download the Kino Now app for Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or Apple TV (tvOS 9.0 or later) and watch on your television. Full details and instructions available when you click the Stream Now link.


“The Killing Floor”

Through July 16


In his first feature, director Bill Duke (“The Rage in Harlem,” “Deep Cover”) traces the racial and class conflicts seething in the Chicago’s giant slaughterhouses, and the brutal efforts of management to divide the workforce along ethnic lines, which eventually boiled over in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. Winner of the Special Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival, 1985. Starring Damien Leake (“Serpico,” “Apocalypse Now”), Alfre Woodard (“Crooklyn,” “Down in the Delta”). Screenplay by African American playwright Leslie Lee.


You can stream “The Killing Floor” to all of your devices, including your television. Read how here.


“John Lewis: Good Trouble” + Live Q&A with Dawn Porter

July 10, 7 p.m.


We are proud to partner with Magnolia Pictures for a very special Movie Night event: a one-night online screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble.” The new documentary centers on the life and career of John Lewis, legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia, spanning 60 years of social activism and legislative action. 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.


The screening will also feature an exclusive Q&A with Dawn Porter, the film’s director. It all goes down Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. To purchase a virtual ticket (and to support Des Moines Film), go to and select “Des Moines Film Society” as your theater when you reach the checkout page.



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