FilmScene in Iowa City started the Refocus Film Festival in 2022, with films, conversations, performances, and art inspired by the work of adaptation. The festival focuses on transforming one art form into another, such as a book into a movie. Movie lovers will rejoice at the opportunity to take in multiple films each day, with screenings preceded by performances by local artists to form a kaleidoscopic impression of the many artistic disciplines that inform our big screen experience. In addition, a series of curated dialogues, in collaboration with Iowa City Book Festival will take us deeper into conversation about how an idea journeys from page to screen. And yes, of course, there will be special guests, parties, and celebration!
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