The Visiting Film Artist Series, a new program at The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) in partnership with the West Michigan Film Video Alliance (WMFVA), brings cinema masters together with local filmmakers and film aficionados for two days of film-focused education and entertainment.
Join us on September 3rd and 4th as we launch the first event of the series with screenwriter and director Paul Schrader, known for his films Taxi Driver, Hardcore, Raging Bull, American Gigolo, and more.
Paul Schrader was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. He wrote or cowrote screenplays for the Martin Scorsese classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Temptation of Christ and has directed 18 feature films.
There are two ticketed events for this inaugural program:
Thursday, September 3, 7 pm
Film screening of Affliction, and Q & A with Paul Schrader, with a reception featuring appetizers and local craft beer and wine (cash bar) to follow. UICA/WMFVA Members $10; Non-members $15.
* Your UICA/WMFVA membership will be validated upon your arrival
Friday, September 4, 9 am – 1 pm
Limited to 50 participants
Filmmaking Workshop lead by Paul Schrader, followed by a catered casual lunch. $85
This event is supported in part by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts to the West Michigan Film Video Alliance, and the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office. The Visiting Film Artist Series is a recurring event. Visit uica.org often for updates and details about forthcoming events.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) during regular operating hours.
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is located at 2 Fulton St West on the corner of Fulton and Division in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
Tues–Sat: 12–9 PM
Sun: 12–6 PM
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact UICA at anytime with questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 616.454.7000
How can I purchase a membership to UICA or WMFVA?
UICA Memberships can be purchased online or at the Guest Services Desk. Becoming a Member today will support UICA exhibitions, events, and programming year-round. Visit uica.org/membership to learn more.
WMFVA Memberships can be purchased through wmfva.org. Visit the website to learn more about exclusive Member benefits.
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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
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