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Local zinesters organize first feminist film fest at Wealthy Theatre

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

On Sunday, September 21 from 4-10 p.m. Wealthy Theatre will host Grand Rapids' first ever feminist film festival, organized by The Bandit Zine. A reception will take place from 4-6 p.m. in the Wealthy Theatre lobby. Live music perfermed by Jes...

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Grand Rapids Film Festival judge looks for films with unique stories

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 04-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This story is part of a series focusing on the Grand Rapids film scene and the Grand Rapids Film Festival. To read the rest of the series, click here. Daniel Dobson has a rich and diverse portfolio: he has done two combat tours in Iraq with the U.S...

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Fashion forward: Grand Rapids Film Festival to showcase student work

by (Meg Jewell)

Submitted 03-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Film Festival (GRFF) is excited to host the first ever Fashion for Film Showcase on Thursday April 10, 7–9 pm at downtown Grand Rapids venue, the Pyramid Scheme. Bernadine Vida, world renowned costume and fashion designer, has...

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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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Pitbulls: "Beyond the Myth" Film Fundraiser

by (Keiffer and Friends)

Submitted 03-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Keiffer and Friends Pit Bull Rescue founded in 2013 is hosting a viewing of the film Beyond the Myth on Saturday March 29th at 7:00PM at Wealthy Street Theatre in Grand Rapids. Beyond the Myth focuses on the negative stigma that American Bull...

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Struggling young talent discovers herself in Adult World

by (Ryan J Gimarc)

Submitted 03-19-2014 under OPINION

Adult World is an interesting, sometimes digressing, film depicting the struggles of a young woman looking for her artistic voice. Amy Anderson, a college student from Syracuse, is full of hope, curiosity, and very average poetry. Despite her...

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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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Wealthy Theatre LaughFest: diverse, edgy, experimental, local

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Wealthy Theatre has partnered with LaughFest since the comedy festival’s first year, hosting national headliners - and presenting original, local events. This week Wealthy Theatre presents two homegrown events, with a focus on experimentation...

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Reshaping perspectives: The Rocket takes on culture in a new way

by (Ryan J Gimarc)

Submitted 03-05-2014 under OPINION

The Rocket is an unexpected and fresh take on usually-tired themes of poverty, tradition, and conventionality set in government-run Laos. It is foreign and yet emotional, building our trust and gaining our sympathy throughout. This Australian film...

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Catalyst Radio: Open Projector provides chance for local filmmakers to showcase works

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-06-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Open Projector is a project at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts focused on showcasing the work of local filmmakers. Organizers want to help create...

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