Open Projector Showcase 2013

Open Projector Showcase 2013

The Open Projector Showcase is a curated collection of short films made and found in West Michigan. From quirky narratives, thought-provoking documentaries, creative commercial spots, animated shorts, and home videos, this collection has something for everyone. Come see what West Michigan brings to the BIG screen!

And don’t miss the grand opening event: Open Projector Showcase 2013, on Friday July 12! Watch the films, ask questions in a Q&A, and hear special guest Christian Gaines (incoming director for ArtPrize) speak about film and film communities. Then relax and enjoy an after party with cash bar and musical guest Selectronics!

Note to parents: these films are not rated, but some thematic elements may not be appropriate for children under 15.


Films showing include:

Monster, Me_002Monster, Me (Milt Klingensmith)

10 min. A young girl mysteriously transforms into something she will learn to love, if it doesn’t kill her first.

Monster, Me website.




Juggle & Cut_001Juggle & Cut (Caleb Slain)

10 min. In the autumn of 1998, a profound tragedy echoed through a small Michigan farming community and twisted the well laid plans of a young prodigy in strange and inspired ways.




Paranormal Probe_002Paranormal Probe (Anjalika Lobo)

10 min. The destinies of two kids and the star of a failing ghost-hunter show collide in this quirky coming-of-age narrative.




Space for Rent_003Space for Rent (Jeremy Knickerbocker)

12 min. Space For Rent is a short documentary which examines the creative act and process of reacting to spaces in architecture, as it manifests itself in both performance and sculpture. Street Skateboarders are largely reacting to the excesses created by industrialization and corporate capitalism.

Space for Rent Teaser Trailer


Date: July 13 2013—July 18 2013
Cost: Non-Members $8 | Members $4


7/13 Saturday – 9:00 PM
7/14 Sunday – 9:00 PM
7/15 Monday – Closed
7/16 Tuesday – 9:00 PM
7/17 Wednesday – 9:00 PM
7/18 Thursday – 9:00 PM Final Showing!

Run Time: 100 min

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503



Tuesday–Saturday | 12 – 9 PM
Sunday | 12 – 6 PM
Closed Mondays

Gallery Admission
Members: Free
Non-members: $5
Galleries closed until September 13 for ArtPrize installation

Film Admission
Members: $4
Non-members: $8