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FILM BUFF


The Film Buff’s intellect on the cinema is as wide and varied as the films they seek. Independent films, genre classics, and cult favorites are further subdivided by categories most of us couldn’t know exist. BY MAT T S IMPSON S I EG E L


DO


For film buffs, Sunday, Feb. 26 is an ob- served holiday that involves the Academy handing out 13.5-inch golden statues of


some guy named Oscar. Help the film buff in your life cel- ebrate in style with tickets to one of only 50 official Oscar Night America parties. The red carpet affair, which is spon- sored by Saugatuck’s Waterfront Film Festival, goes down at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids. Passes range from $65-120 and go on sale in late December. “It’s a night to come out and celebrate in style the biggest night in enter- tainment,” said Dori DePree, cofounder of the Waterfront Film Festival. “It gives people a good chance to network with filmmakers and other guests that we bring in.”


Goei Center 818 Butterworth St. SW, Grand Rapids waterfrontfilm.org, (269) 857-8351


DRINK


Catch classic and cult flicks every Tuesday at Wealthy Theatre in style: while drink- ing. Membership includes access to the


theatre’s bar where you can indulge in fresh popcorn, Michigan beers, mixed drinks and wine. December films include Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Pulp Fiction, Jurassic Park and The Big Lebowski (with White Russians a must). January features Purple Rain and Ghostbusters. If only there was Ecto-Cooler.


CMC Membership 1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids grcmc.org, (616) 459-4788


LISTEN


Early January at the Grand Rapids Symphony presents a rare event with Cinema Shostakovich. The symphony will


compliment silent film The Battleship Potemkin with a sweeping Russian score consisting of excerpts from Shostakovich symphonies. The film itself is one of the most influential propaganda pieces in history, filmed in 1925 by


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Sergei Eisenstein, depicting the 1905 mutiny of the famed battleship’s crew against its’ Tsarist officers. “It’s historical, it’s a great film and it’s widely acclaimed,” said Meagan Fleming, marketing associate for the Grand Rapids Symphony. “It’s very intellectual, and it’s artistically deep.”


Cinema Shostakovich DeVos Performance Hall 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids Jan. 6-7 grsymphony.org, (616)454-9451


EAT


Pick up a pizza and a flick for a nice at- home dinner and a movie—and nothing could be more appropriate than a slice of


Vito’s Pizza as seen in 30 Minutes or Less. Now available on DVD, 30 Minutes or Less has pizza delivery driver Jesse Eisenberg involved in a bank heist film on location in downtown Grand Rapids. Bring a piece of the film home and eat it.


Vito’s Pizza 658 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids (616) 451-8277


WATCH


Old, independent and new releases are showing at the Harbor Theater in Muskegon. For a film buff, it doesn’t get


better than free coffee, organic popcorn, organic soda pop and organic candy to satiate an evening out at the theater. Stay tuned to Harbor’s website for updates to their inde- pendent films and cult favorites. Opening on Dec. 2 is the cult classic Monty Python’s Life of Brian.


Films at Harbor Theater


1937 Lakeshore Dr., Muskegon theharbortheater.com, (231) 457-4273


SCHEDULE | DINING | SIGHTS | SOUNDS SCENE


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