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Movie Review: "Always Shine" at the UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

"Always Shine" is a 2016 American psychological thriller written by Lawrence Michael Levine and directed by Sophia Takal. The film follows two burgeoning actresses, Beth (Caitlin Fitzgerald) and Anna (Mackenzie Davis) who leave the hustle...

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Movie Review: "Seasons" at UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 12-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

"Seasons," directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, brings us face-to-face with nature in the most intimate way. We, as an audience, get to experience earth’s abounding beauty through stunning cinematography and a unique story...

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Impact of film: Interview with Nick Hartman, UICA Film Coordinator

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts has partnered with the Children’s Healing Center (CHC) to provide monthly film-focused entertainment to Grand Rapids’ youngest art enthusiasts. Thanks to a new initiative developed by UICA’s...

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'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' is inspiring, with live music from the Grand Rapids Symphony, it's thrilling

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 11-08-2016 under OPINION

"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" was one of film composer John Williams’ greatest triumphs. Typically, the way films are made, composers are brought on board as a film is being edited. After viewing the final cut, they have mere weeks to...

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See and hear 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' like you've never seen it before with Grand Rapids Pops

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 11-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

Composer John Williams is the best-known film composer of modern times. Winner of five Academy Awards for films including "Jaws" and "Schindler’s List," Williams is that master at setting the scene for an epic battle...

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Grand Rapids Pops' DreamWorks Animation in Concert - an epic evening of entertainment

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 10-27-2016 under OPINION

DreamWorks Animation, for more than 20 years, has been bringing cinematic magic to the Silver Screen. Grand Rapids Symphony, for 86 years, has been engaging audiences with the sonic sensation of live music. Put them together and you have sonic...

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DreamWorks Animation in Concert

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-02-2016 under

For one-night only, see scenes from “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda” and many more of your favorite movies, in HD on the big screen, featuring the original soundtrack...

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Movie Review: "The Lobster" at the UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 06-14-2016 under OPINION

As a film coordinator, I spend a lot of time watching and studying the best independent cinema available and I’m usually presented with 
the same old traditional three-act-structured narrative. Whether it’s drama, comedy, horror, etc.,...

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New Community Media Center club unites lovers of film

by (Briana)

Submitted 05-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, I joined a small group of movie and media lovers and a handful of fellow CMC employees in the Koning Micro-Cinema inside of Wealthy Theatre to watch Rouben Mamoulian's pre-Code era film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" for...

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Contemporary Conversation: UICA discusses independent vs indie film

by (UICA)

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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