Filmmaker Spotlight: Allison Riley (Open Projector Night Audience Vote Winner)

by (Grand Rapids Fi...)

Submitted 03-03-2023 under NONPROFITS

We'd like to congratulate our last Open Projector Night audience vote winner, Allison Riley and their film 'In the Blood.' Nicholas Hartman from Grand Rapids Film Society sat down to have a conversation with Riley to learn...

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Community Updates: Friday, August 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-26-2022 under NEWS

First Annual Mexican Film Festival to Take Place at Wealthy Theatre in September In September, Wealthy Theatre, the Mexican Heritage Association of West Michigan, and the Consulado de México en Detroit will be partnering to bring Mexican cinema...

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Contemporary Conversation: UICA discusses independent vs indie film

by (KCAD)

Submitted 05-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Did you know that there’s a movie theater downtown? You might not know it, but there is a cinematic gem located in the heart of Grand Rapids that film fans have been frequenting for years. The UICA Movie Theater, located on the corner of...

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Film festival submissions coordinator encourages community, diversity

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 03-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This story is the second installment of a series on the Grand Rapids film scene and Grand Rapids Film Festival. To read the first installment, a profile of Storytelling Pictures production coordinator Frankie Bailey, click here. “Film is such...

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Local film production coordinator relishes role in company "family"

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 03-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

[This story is the first in a series focusing on the Grand Rapids film scene and the upcoming Grand Rapids Film Festival]. When Frankie Bailey attended a friend’s bridal shower in August 2012, she wasn’t expecting to get a job. “...

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Family(ish) time during Christmas

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 12-23-2011 under OPINION

Yes, we all know that the holidays are intended to be spent with family, friends and loved ones. Office parties, egg nog, twinkly lights, 24 hours of "A Christmas Story." These are all integral parts of the holiday experience. However, for...

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The UICA's new Movie Theater is open, here's why you should go...

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 10-23-2011 under OPINION

The Cinema is my favorite place to spend an evening. When that cinema is an independent establishment, my happiness skyrockets, shattering my personal (glass) happiness scale. There is a rare sense of unity in these singular unique locations, a...

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