Story Matters: Dustin Wilfert finds community in local film, theatre

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-21-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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LA zip code, Michigan attitude: Sam Logan Khaleghi on filmmaking

by (katiejones)

Submitted 09-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Emmy-nominated Sam Logan Khaleghi may have an LA area code, but his attitude is “still very much Michigan.” Khaleghi spent his teen years in metro Detroit, but grew up previously in Kalamazoo. When asked how he made it from the mitten...

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts to host Andrew Alden Ensemble

by (r.r.collins11)

Submitted 07-26-2013 under NEWS

This Friday and Saturday evening at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) The Andrew Alden Ensemble will offer live original scores composed for both Night of the Living Dead (July 26) and Vampyr (July 27). The ensemble features four...

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Open Projector Showcase displays diverse local films

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-24-2013 under NEWS

This July, the UICA with sponsorship from Kendall College hosted the annual Open Projector Showcase, the recap of films voted for during the Open Projector Night series.  The evening consisted of a variety of films ranging from documentary to...

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UICA screening French film "Something in the Air"

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 06-28-2013 under OPINION

Olivier Assayas’ new film “Something in the Air” opened at the UICA this Friday. The film follows a group of secondary school students in Paris as they marinate in their own discontent and mild revolutionary spirit. The film’...

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"Man of Steel" soars

by (OmarJTodd)

Submitted 06-17-2013 under OPINION

I admit I was nervous walking into Zack Snyder’s "Man of Steel." Having seen the schizophrenic nightmare that was "Sucker Punch" and hearing the rumors buzzing around the internet, it didn’t fill me with high hopes....

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Ride your bike to Grand Rapids Clips: Beer and Film Tour

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

A bike and beer inspired picnic and outdoor film screening will take over Ah Nab Awen Park in front of the Gerald R. Ford Museum this Friday, June 21, from 8:30- 11:30 p.m.  New Belgium beers will be available for purchase at the picnic-style...

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist opens at UICA

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under OPINION

Mira Nair’s film adaptation of The Reluctant Fundamentalist opens at the UICA this weekend. Based on the novel of the same name, it follows the trajectory of Changez Khan, a Pakistani student who comes to America in the late 90s in search of...

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"Room 237" and "The Shining" screening at UICA

by (annogus)

Submitted 04-30-2013 under OPINION

At 3:00 a.m., I bolted upright in a cold sweat. Jack Torrance’s frozen face swam before my eyes. The sight of my body pillow made me jump, and I poked at it cautiously to make sure it was more pillow than body. Oh, the logic of dreams. Two...

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"The We and the I" lacks Gondry's unique visual flair at UICA

by (Renato)

Submitted 04-25-2013 under OPINION

I really wanted to like “The We and the I.” Prior to watching the film, I knew Michel Gondry directed and co-wrote it, so my hopes were sky-high. Gondry is must-see cinema. He has created some of the most visually interesting, creative...

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