Welcoming Event
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Welcoming Event

  • Five Flags Center, Lower promenade (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hors d'oeurves, cash bar, & great company - no ticket required!

Gather on Film Festival Eve, see the film descriptions and screening schedule, meet filmmakers, reviewers, and producers of the film festival in a casual atmosphere. Make your plans of which films you don't want to miss.

Open to participants and general public.

FREE EVENT

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Celebrate Canada  - FREE EVENT
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Celebrate Canada - FREE EVENT

EDGE OF THE KNIFE/SGAAWAAY K’UUNA

Set in the 19th century on the island of Haida Gwaii on British Columbia’s north Pacific coast, Edge of the Knife is the legendary indigenous tale of Adiits’ii, who retreats alone into the forest after a tragic accident at sea takes the life of his beloved nephew. Wracked with grief and hounded by spirits, he slowly transforms himself into the Wildman, or Gaagiixiit. Will he ever be forgiven? Can he forgive himself? Can he ever re-enter his community? A daring, groundbreaking film made entirely in two dialects of a nearly extinct Haida language (note: 2019 is UNESCO’s the Year of Indigenous Languages), Edge of the Knife is a startling, absorbing drama; from the producers of The Fast Runner and Searchers.

Canada’s Top Ten 2018; Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival; Official Selection, Vancouver International Film Festival; Official Selection, Festival du nouveau cinema de Montréal.

DIRECTOR: CHRIS JORDAN

RATING: N/A | YEAR: 2018 | RUNTIME: 100 MINS | COUNTRY: CANADA | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis

Film starts at 7:30pm, end time not defined.

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Flick, Block & Bowl
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Flick, Block & Bowl

FLICK | 5:00 - 7:00 pm (Doors Open at 4:30)

Red Carpet special screening: 'When Jeff Tried to Save the World' starring Jon Heder. Followed by a Q&A with the director & producer; cast: TBA.

Five Flags Theater

  • Advance Tickets - $10 / Tickets at the door - $15

  • Film Begins: 5:00 pm

Synopsis: When the manager of an old-school bowling alley discovers the owner's plans to sell, saving Winky's World means pulling himself out of the gutter, too.

BLOCK | 6:00PM - 10:00pm

  • JDIFF Block Party on Main Street between Second and Third

  • Bands: Almost Classy (starts at 6:00 pm) & Arzalez (starts at 8:00 pm)

  • Beer Gardens!

FREE EVENT

Sponsored by American Trust

"Should inclement weather occur, the Block Party will be moved to the Hotel Julien Dubuque Ballroom"  

BOWL | 10:00PM - 1:00AM

  • Advanced Tickets - $20/ Tickets at the door - $30

    • Advanced package deal, with film - $25 / Packages bought at door - $35

  • Limited Access

  • COSMIC bowling

BUY TICKETS

Sponsored by Diamond Jo Casino



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Final Farewell with Food & Film
Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

Final Farewell with Food & Film

F.I.S.T - celebrating the 40th Anniversary of F.I.S.T. starring Slyvester Stallone. 

F.I.S.T was filmed in Dubuque.  

5:00-7:00 | pre-closing party before the film in the Five Flags Promenade. Memorabilia from the filming in Dubuque to be on display.

7:30 pm | screening of F.I.S.T in Five Flags theater (doors open at 7:00pm).

Q&A following the film with locals that were part of the filming of F.I.S.T in Dubuque.

Cost: $15

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