This year’s theme, “Cinematic Madison County,” was chosen to honor the newly rehabilitated and re-opened Iowa Theater on the east side of the Winterset square. And in the spirit of that theme, the theater’s director, Rebecca Fons, has lined up a variety of cinema-inspired activities for participants of all ages.

Saturday, October 14

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm: Stop by the booth in front of The Iowa Theater
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm:¬†Bridge Filmmaking Contest selection, playing continuously. Stop in to watch short films that feature a bridge in some way, shape or form. After you watch, vote on your favorite, which will be played at the Iowa through the end of 2017!
  • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Spot a Star. Be on the lookout for famous Iowa-based movie characters walking the square! Get your Spot a Star card at the gate when you purchase your ticket. When you spot a star, snag a picture with them and get a sticker for your card. Spot them all, fill your card and drop it off at the Iowa Theater’s booth for a chance to win a prize pack from the theater!
  • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Screening of the Bridges of Madison County at the Iowa Theater, followed by a panel discussion with actress Sarah Schmitt Zahn (young Carolyn), Dave Trask (featured in the Northside Cafe scene) and John Reed (assisted with film production).
  • 6:00 pm: Screening of Monuments Men at the Iowa Theater,¬†preceded by a sneak-peek of the upcoming documentary “Stout Hearted” George Stout the Man Who Saved Art, featuring special guests associated with the documentary.

Sunday, October 15

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm: Stop by the booth in front of The Iowa Theater
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm: Bridge Filmmaking Contest selection, playing continuously. Stop in to watch short films that feature a bridge in some way, shape or form. After you watch, vote on your favorite, which will be played at the Iowa through the end of 2017!
  • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: Spot a Star. Be on the lookout for famous Iowa-based movie characters walking the square! Get your Spot a Star card at the gate when you purchase your ticket. When you spot a star, snag a picture with them and get a sticker for your card. Spot them all, fill your card and drop it off at the Iowa Theater’s booth for a chance to win a prize pack from the theater!

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