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Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 1:00 to 3:00pm
Varsity Cinema
1207 25th St., Des Moines, IA

Celebrate the work of Iowa filmmakers and explore the art of filmmaking with brand-new episodes of The Film Lounge. See the seventh season of its popular series that showcases short films created by Iowans. This season includes two new episodes featuring 10 short films of varying styles and subject matters as well as some special segments.

The series is produced by Iowa PBS in partnership with the  Iowa Arts Council and  Produce Iowa, both divisions of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Program objectives include highlighting art and experimental films by underserved Iowa artists; elevating the process of filmmaking as an art form; recognizing the contributions of filmmaking to the economic and cultural vitality of Iowa; and sharing stories important to Iowans.

Iowa PBS has several dates scheduled to broadcast Season 7, and watch parties will also be held throughout the state during 2023.



Film buffs can get a sneak peek of this year’s films during premiere screenings at The Varsity Cinema in Des Moines on Sunday, January 29 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, February 5 at 1 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Following each screening there will be a Q&A with filmmakers.


For a full list of showtimes, watch parties, and filmmakers, see our webpage at

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