Friday Night Conversation recap

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 08-06-2012 under OPINION

In a deviation from some of their more in-depth Friday Night Conversations, the Grand Rapids Art Museum opted for a more informal structure for last Friday’s event. Titled simply “Film” the discussion was to take place at one small...

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Filmmaker Caleb Slain wants you to support UICA

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 08-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids filmmaker Caleb Slain is an example of what happens when a person pursues their passion and succeeds. At 22 years old and without a film school degree, Slain has already written and directed a number of short films and advertisements,...

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La Soga screens at Third annual Latin American Film Fest

by (Ryan McCarthy)

Submitted 04-09-2012 under OPINION

Where can you find two hundred people riveted to their seats with wide eyes glued to the screen? Non native Spanish speakers who are fluent? This group had gathered to see the first film from the Dominican Republic shown at the acclaimed Toronto...

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Catalyst Radio: IWW Film Series focuses on labor and social issues

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-10-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEWIn this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a monthly film series put on by the Grand Rapids chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World...

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They aren't always shadows

by (Mark A France)

Submitted 02-03-2012 under OPINION

For the past seven years, the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival has showcased numerous award winning feature length and short films at the Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids, humbly boasting over the talented filmmakers who frequently submit their works...

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Viral video meets cult classic: celebration of the Night of the Living Dead!

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 01-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival salutes the Godfather of all zombie movies with a Birthday Party Launch Event George Romero Birthday Screening of “Night of the Living Dead.” The event will take place Saturday, February 4th at the...

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Where's the film industry now, Governor Snyder?

by (hardmana)

Submitted 10-21-2011 under OPINION

In 2010, several big name actors and directors flocked to Grand Rapids. If someone was in the right place at the right time, they could watch as movie production crews filmed their latest projects. Many big name actors came to Grand Rapids,...

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Celebrate Food Day October 24 premiers "What's on Your Plate?"

by (foodandwaterwatch)

Submitted 10-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

This year marks the first national Food Day on October 24th, and the Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council (GGRFSC) wants to celebrate food, glorious food! The Grand Rapids premier of the film What’s on Your Plate? will be followed by a...

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ArtWorks Program Prepares Students for Creative Careers

by (KCAD)

Submitted 07-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

UICA's ArtWorks program is an innovative job training program for creative youth, ages 14 to 21. The program readies young people for 21st century creative careers by providing inventive studio practices, professional resources, and...

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Chiaroscuro Film Series Nearing Final Screenings

by (isavedlatin89)

Submitted 03-27-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, then the Toronto International Film Festival should feel rather proud as they’ve inspired one of the area's most talked about film series. Now in its sixth year, the...

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