Brewery and UICA produce Brunch, Brews and a Movie

Brewery and UICA produce Brunch, Brews and a Movie

The 195-seat movie theater at UICA screens independent, foreign and documentary films. Courtesy UICA

A local brewery and an art institute have teamed up to produce a film series.

Grand Rapids Brewing Co. and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts will offer Brunch, Brews and a Movie on select Sundays throughout the year at both Grand Rapids Brewing and UICA.

“When I attended Grand Valley State University for film school, I loved nothing more than listening to my professors discuss a certain film and educate the class about why it matters and about what to look for in terms of style and content,” UICA Film Coordinator Nick Hartman said. “Cinema is such a powerful medium and so much can be communicated through film, and there are so many different meanings and levels within a film that can be discussed.

“I loved nothing more than walking out of my classroom thinking and feeling differently about a film that I may have seen over 20 times before.”

Brunch series

The mornings will begin at 10 a.m. at the brewery and include an entrée and a beverage, including one of the brewery’s beers or access to its bloody Mary bar.

At noon, a lecture by a community member will be given on the film scheduled to screen that day.

Following the lecture, guests head across the street to UICA with complimentary admission to the gallery and the movie.

Tickets are available at the brewery for $20 a session.

Tickets are also available at UICA’s guest services desk. Tickets for just the film are $4 for UICA members and $8 for non-members.

Films and speakers

June 14: “Blade Runner” with Thriller Chiller Film Festival Co-Founder Anthony Griffin

Aug. 2: “Taxi Driver” with Thriller Chiller Film Festival Co-Founder Shirley Griffin

Sept. 6: “A Clockwork Orange” with MLive Entertainment Reporter John Serba

Oct. 4: “The 400 Blows” with GVSU professor and film scholar Toni Perrine

Nov. 8: “A Face in the Crowd” with ArtPrize Executive Director Chrisitan Gaines

Dec. 6: “2001: A Space Odyssey” with Thriller Chiller Film Festival Co-Founder Chris Randall 

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