Film Series

Films in February, Movies in March!

The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2017 Foreign and Independent Film Series, Films in February, Movies in March, is being planned right now.  You can help this wonderful program stay free and open to the public by financially supporting it.  Each year we show about six foreign and independent films for free (we even provide free popcorn!).  Even though we do not charge for viewing the films we still have to pay a licensing fee to show them in public.  This is usually about $200-$300 per film.

We have had such generous sponsors in the past and now we would like to make the sponsorship levels available to everyone!  If you enjoy Films in February, Movies in March and want to help us keep the series free in the future please consider donating at one of the following levels:

  • SPONSOR = $200+
  • SUPPORTER = $100-200
  • FRIEND = $1-99

Please note that donors at any level will be recognized in Newsletter and our Annual Report.  They will also be recognized on our annual donor board in the front lobby of the Museum.  Donors at the “Sponsor” level will have the opportunity to have their names listed on our film flyer.

For more information about the film sponsorship levels or to sponsor a film this winter please contact Mara Linskey-Deegan at 641-421-3666 or


Films are shown at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Salsbury Room on
Saturdays in February and March @ 2 p.m.  

Film Reel

Films in February, Movies in March – 2017 Schedule*film_lego

February 4 @ 2 p.m.: A LEGO Brickumentary (G, 2014)– Documentary following the history of this simple, yet amazing toy. (Sponsored by Bob and Carrie Berg)

February 11 @ 2 p.m.: Frozen River (R, 2008) – Feature film following a woman’s struggle as she helps smuggle children across the U.S./Canada boarder. (Sponsored by a Friend of the Film Series)

film_mustangFebruary 18 @ 2 p.m.: Mustang (PG-13, 2015) – Feature film following the struggles of five young girls coming of age in Northern Turkey. (Sponsored by Dean Genth & Dr. Gary Swenson)

February 25 @ 2 p.m.: The Lobster (R, 2015) – Science fiction feature film tracking the lives of single people in a world where everyone must be in a relationship. (Sponsored by Rustin and Mary Davenport)

March 4 @ 2 p.m.: Son of Saul (R, 2015) – Feature film chronicling the difficult decisions that one concentration camp inmate must make. (Sponsored by Ann MacGregor)

film_artandcraftMarch 11 @ 2 p.m.: Art and Craft (Unrated, 2015) – Documentary film following Mark Landis, called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. (Sponsored by Dr. Samuel Congello and Dr. Patricia Endress)

*Note: All films, times, and dates are subject to change. Please visit this page again before attending a film for the most updated list. 

Thank you so much – it is viewer’s support that keeps the Film Series going! 


Do you love foreign and independent films?


Would you like to become involved in the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Foreign and Independent Film Series?

Here are several ways that YOU can help:

  • Volunteer – All the films in the Foreign and Independent Film Series are chosen by a volunteer film committee. The committee meets periodically to select films, choose showing dates, and fundraise.
  • Donate to the Film Fund – It costs over $200 to show each film. This fee covers shipping and copyright costs. A donation, in any amount, will help the Foreign and Independent Film Series stay free and open to the public for years to come.
  • Come and Watch the Films!! – The Film Series would not be possible without all our loyal Foreign and Independent Film Series viewers. THANK YOU!

For more information about the Foreign and Independent Film Series please e-mail Mara Linskey-Deegan or call 641-421-3666.

Special thanks to The MacNider Film Committee
(Dean Genth, and Kathy Kinsey, Mary Davenport)
and to our sponsors who make this film series possible.

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