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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WMEAC Film Series to play "Trashed" at Celebration North

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 12-04-2013 under NONPROFITS

WMEAC kicks off its annual Film Series tonight, December 4, with a screening of Trashed. The award-winning documentary stars Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, who takes viewers to remote and often beautiful locations...

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Film "Space for Rent" portrays skateboarding as an urban art form

by (empichot)

Submitted 11-22-2013 under NEWS

Several scenes as well as Jeremy Knickerbocker's narration highlight the way skateboarding is an art form in his film "Space for Rent." The film's title comes from the nature of skateboarding and its interactions with architecture...

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Local film sells out for premiere showing at Wealthy Theatre

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 11-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids-based videographer Alyson Caillaud-Jones first got the idea for "Cactus" when she received a 50mm lens for her birthday. “The camera has the ability to render a specific element (or object) in a shot clearly while the...

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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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