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  • Monday, February 19, 2018
  • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Off Campus

Don't miss this two-day event with alumni director/writer Paul Schrader.

Paul Schrader, a son of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Calvin College, is a celebrated filmmaker, screenwriter, and film critic. Among his writing credits are Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Raging Bull, all directed by Martin Scorsese. Schrader has directed more than twenty films, including Light Sleeper, Affliction, and Hardcore, which was filmed in Grand Rapids.

Schrader is also the author of a widely-anthologized article on film noir, and the book Transcendental Style in Film, soon to be published in a revised edition. Schrader’s latest film, First Reformed, has been widely acclaimed by critics and will be released to the general public later this spring.

Loeks Visiting Film Artist Series Schedule

February 19, 7 p.m.

Pre-release screening and the Michigan premiere of First Reformed (2017)
Q&A immediately following with director/writer Paul Schrader

Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North (map)

This event is free and open to the public, but you must register in advance »


February 20, 7 p.m.

“Religious Film and the Transcendental Style” 
Lecture and panel discussion featuring director/writer Paul Schrader and panel discussants Roy Anker, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and Calvin film and media student Garrett Strpko.

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These events are sponsored by Celebration! Cinema and Calvin College. 
With further support of the Grand Rapids Film Society, the West Michigan Film and Video Alliance, and the Grand Rapids Film Festival.


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  • Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North & IMAX
  • 2121 Celebration Drive Northeast
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • 49525


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