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Interrobang Film Festival Takes the Spotlight with 55 Films from 30 Countries Over 3 Days

June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018 — Movie enthusiasts of all ages are descending on Des Moines this week for the Interrobang Film Festival (IFF) presented by AARP Movies for Grownups. More than 55 films from 30 countries will be screened over the three days of the Des Moines Arts Festival® June 22-24.


Des Moines Arts Festival and AARP


Interrobang Film Festival, presented by AARP Movies for Grownups


June 22 to 24, screenings begin daily at 11 a.m.  


Des Moines Central Library, South Wing, 1000 Grand Ave., Des Moines

Several filmmakers will be on-site at select times to discuss their films with festival patrons. Interactive games, movie trivia, and snacks will be provided by AARP in the Central Library’s lobby area. All film screenings are free.

Editor’s Note: Filmmakers, Interrobang organizers, and AARP representatives will be available during the three-day festival for interviews and photographs. Please call Belle DuChene or Jeremy Barewin to arrange for interviews.   

About Interrobang Film Festival

The Interrobang Film Festival presented by AARP has brought the art of film to the Des Moines Arts Festival’s three-day lineup since 2007. IFF is part juried competition, part public screening, and part workshop. Cinema enthusiasts and curious newcomers alike can experience curated screenings from artists around the globe. To learn more, visit www.desmoinesartsfestival.org/interrobangfilmfestival.

About AARP Movies for Grownups

The AARP Movies for Grownups program offers free screenings of prerelease films in select cities across the country for AARP members and their guests. The movies are selected to appeal to audiences 50-plus. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/moviesforgrownups.

About the Des Moines Arts Festival®

The eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival presented by Nationwide will be held June 22-24, 2018. This free annual three-day arts and culture festival will surround the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. DMAF invites you to “…go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180 invited professional visual artists, emerging Iowa artists, the cutting-edge Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, award-winning community outreach programs, live artist workshops and demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste. The Des Moines Arts Festival is presented by Nationwide and sponsored by Bravo Greater Des Moines, Prairie Meadows, Principal, and MidAmerican Energy.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Belle Du Chene at 646-712-2196 or email Belle at bduchene@desmoinesartsfestival.org.