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Join OFF and the Cresco Theatre and Opera House, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2pm. for another OFF2020 preview screening. This event is FREE for everyone and appropriate for all ages. Hope to see you there!


Cresco Theatre and Opera House

115 2nd Ave W, Cresco, IA 52136

Phone: (563) 547-1066

We will be sharing three short documentary films:

Catnap (Animation, 7 mins): 

A cat struggles to deal with the loss of her tail, and finds self acceptance along the way.


The Foursome (30 min., Iowa Film)

Iowa’s Waukon Golf Club is so small that a round of 18 means playing the 9 hole course twice. But the Iowa course created something Augusta and Pebble Beach never could - a friendship that has lasted well beyond 18 holes. This short documentary follows a lively foursome as they play their fiftieth outing at the Waukon Men’s Invitational.

The Cy-Hawk Trophy (40 min., Iowa Film)

In 1977, Iowa and Iowa State renewed their college football rivalry after a 43-year hiatus. A group of ordinary guys - bowling buddies - decided their ought to be a trophy for the game. They pitched in their own money, designed and built a trophy they dubbed "the Cy-Hawk trophy." Then began a long journey to get anyone to take them seriously, which would eventually lead to the Iowa Governor's office. The trophy became an icon of the series, and even after 30+ years, when it was replaced by a corporate-sponsored trophy, the original Cy-Hawk trophy remains a popular reminder of the power of a group of ordinary fans.


The film screening will be followed by Q and A with Cy-Hawk Trophy filmmaker Ben Godar.

OFF Lending Library

The OFF Member Film Lending Library is open and some of the films shown at OFF X are available! Here's what you need to know to access this unique member perk:

  • Films from the first OFF through the present

  • You may check out 3 films at a time, and keep them for up to two weeks

  • The OFF Lending Library is only available to current OFF Members (If you are not a member, join now for 2020)


Films are available at Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center at 119 Winnebago, Decorah, Iowa. The hours are 10am to 4pm M-F.


If you have questions contact Marilyn Rue at marilynrue@gmail.com

Preview the Listing of Films

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